Bridgend (county borough)
Bridgend (Welsh: "Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr") is a
county boroughin Glamorgan, southern Wales. The county borough has a total population of 130,000 people, and contains the settlements of Bridgend, after which it is named, Maesteg, and the seaside town of Porthcawl. Its member of the National Assembly for Walesis Carwyn Jones, and its Member of Parliamentis Madeleine Moon.
The county borough lies at the geographical heart of south Wales. Its land area of 285 square kilometres stretches 20 km from east to west and occupies the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore valleys. The largest town is Bridgend (pop: 39,773), followed by Maesteg (pop: 20,700) and seaside resort of Porthcawl (pop: 19,238). * census 2001
It is based around the
Ogmore Riverand its tributaries, although the Ewennyand Ogwr Fachrivers are considered the border with the Vale of Glamorganfor much of their length.
It was formed on
April 1, 1996under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. It includes all of the former Ogwrborough apart from the communities of Wick, St Bride's Majorand Ewenny, which went to Vale of Glamorgan.
The region is governed by
Bridgend County Borough Council. It is currently in the control of the Liberal Democratswith an alliance of independents and Conservatives.
secondary schools in Bridgend County Borough, 5 GCSEs, (grades A-C), according to the latest inspection report from Estyn:
Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Porthcawl
Archbishop McGrath Catholic School, Tondu
Bryntirion Comprehensive School, Cefn Glas, Bridgend
Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend
Pencoed Comprehensive School, Pencoed
Maesteg Comprehensive School, Maesteg
Ogmore Comprehensive School, Bryncethin
Cynffig Comprehensive School, Kenfig Hill
Ynysawdre Comprehensive School, Tondu
Young people suicides
The Bridgend area gained prominence in 2007-8 after an unusually high number of
suicides among young people were reported as taking place in the area. From Late February 2007 to August 2008, 23 young people from Bridgend committed suicide [http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5il3Eg-iM6Eg4GdjNdw_MKzc5Zx8g] . Police and coroners have denied any link between the deaths [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/wales/7234115.stm] .
List of places in Bridgend county borough
* [http://www.bridgend.gov.uk Bridgend County Borough Council]
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