About Bridgend Town Council

In Wales, there are 22 unitary authorities (county and county borough councils) and over 735 Community and Town councils. Community and Town Councils are the lower tier of government closest to the people.

Bridgend Town Council is one of four Town Councils and 16 Community Councils in the County Borough of Bridgend. Located in the south of the Borough, Bridgend Town Council adjoins seven community councils including Brackla, Coychurch-Lower, Ewenny, Merthyr Mawr, Laleston, Newcastle Higher and Coity Higher.

The immediate population of Bridgend Town is around 15,000 people, distributed over the three wards of Morfa, Newcastle and Oldcastle and represented by 19 Elected Members (Town Councillors).

Carnegie House Bridgend

Carnegie House

Bridgend Town Council

Population (Estimated)
Elected Members

Bridgend Town Council exercises statutory powers and duties to deliver a wide range of projects and services such as the provision of five allotment sites, an arts centre at Carnegie House, a weekly dog waste collection service, outdoor maintenance within the wards, provision of street furniture, floral displays, Christmas lights and more.

The Town Council work deliver a diverse range of events and activities throughout the year to meet local needs and improve the life of local residents.

Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) is a separate organisation and is the local authority that provides services such as education, environmental health, social services etc. for the whole county. For more information about Bridgend County Borough Council please visit:

History of Bridgend Town Council

Bridgend Town Council Today

Functions of the Council