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).