Bridgend Bridge

Wards and Councillors

Bridgend Town Council

Bridgend Town Council is one of four Town Councils and 16 Community Councils in the County Borough of Bridgend on the southern coastal belt of the Principality.

Located in the south of the Borough it adjoins seven community councils (Brackla, Coychurch-Lower, Ewenny, Merthyr Mawr, Laleston, Newcastle Higher and Coity Higher) and the Vale of Glamorgan County Borough. The immediate town’s population is about 15,000, distributed over three Wards (Morfa, Newcastle and Oldcastle) and represented by 19 town councillors. However, this population can be trebled when including surrounding areas within a couple of miles of the Town Centre; namely

  • Pendre (2,500)
  • Litchard (2,500)
  • Brackla (10,000)
  • Coychurch (1,500)
  • Ewenny (1,000)
  • Broadlands (4,500),
  • Bryntirion (1,500)
  • Cefn Glas (4,500) and
  • Pen-y-Fai (2,500)

but outside the political/administrative boundaries of Bridgend Town Council.


Committee Membership:

Oldcastle Ward:

Cllr. A. Morelli Welsh Labour  

Cllr. R. Porter

Independent-Change for Bridgend  
Cllr. G. Sassoon-Hales Welsh Labour  
Cllr. L. Walters Welsh Conservative Party  
Cllr. F. Bletsoe Plaid Cymru  
Cllr. M. Voisey Welsh Conservative Party  

Newcastle Ward:

Cllr. K. Boucher Welsh Labour  
Cllr. C. Webster Welsh Conservative Party  
Cllr. D. Unwin Independent- Bridgend County Independants  
Cllr.A.Wathan Independent- Change for Bridgend  
Cllr. T. Wood Independent- Change for Bridgend  
Cllr. R. Thomas Welsh Labour  

Morfa Ward:

Cllr. N. Burnett Welsh Labour  
Cllr. S. Charles Independent- Change for Bridgend  
Cllr. C. Evans Independent- Change for Bridgend  
Cllr. S. Baldwin Welsh Labour  
Cllr S. Bletsoe Independent- Change for Bridgend  
VACANCY See Notices  
Key to Committees:  
Finance Committee FC
Personnel Committee PC
Planning Committee PLC
Community Engagement & Well-being Committee CEWC
Conservation Advisory Committee CA
Town & Community Council Forum TCCF
BCBC Town Members Meetings