Businesses of Bridgend County Borough – have your say!

14/09/2016 00:00:00


Bridgend County Borough Council is committed to listening and responding to the views of local residents and businesses to contribute to decision making. Please see below details of open consultations:

Should traffic return to some of Bridgend’s pedestrianised streets?

Public consultation is underway over proposals that could see traffic return to some of Bridgend town centre’s pedestrianised streets.

Following requests from local businesses and other organisations, Bridgend County Borough Council is asking the public for their views on a proposal to re-introduce traffic to Queen Street, Dunraven Place and Market Street.

As part of the proposal, a 20mph speed zone and two pedestrian crossings would be introduced alongside approximately 18 parking / loading bays, while street bollards and other street furniture would be installed to safely separate pedestrians and vehicles. Adare Street and Caroline Street would remain pedestrianised.

If the proposal is introduced then it will also be possible to include ‘pedestrian only’ times so that the roads are not accessible during certain hours. This approach has been followed in other towns such as Neath, Caldicot and Tenby.

Local residents are being invited to share their views on the proposal by visiting our consultation pages and completing an online survey before the deadline of 24 October 2016.

Possible extra black bag allowances for larger families as council plans new waste collection service

From 1 April 2017 most homes in Bridgend County Borough will be restricted to throwing out two refuse bags per fortnight, but the local authority is considering what dispensation should be given to households with more than six occupants so that the new collection service can help to increase recycling rates while also being as fair as possible.

To help gather the views of local residents, the council is conducting a public consultation which asks for opinions on the following options:

1. Introducing an additional one bag waste collection for households with six or seven residents.
2. Introducing an additional two bag waste collection for households with eight or more residents.
3. Introducing an additional one bag waste collection for households using coal fires as a main source of heating (please note that this does not include log burners).

Residents can give their views by completing the Household waste: additional allowance scheme survey before Monday October 10.