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Put yourself in the shoes of those who are suffering from domestic abuse

Bridgend County Borough Council is supporting the global White Ribbon campaign by inviting local residents to put themselves in the shoes of anyone who may be suffering from domestic abuse.

Minister launches new ‘trailblazer’ domestic abuse support centre in memory of Assia Newton

Relatives of Assia Newton, a Pencoed resident who was tragically murdered in 2013 following decades of domestic abuse, have joined Minister for Public Services Leighton Andrews and representatives from the local authority and other organisations in Bridgend County Borough for the launch of a new domestic abuse centre.

New Domestic Abuse support service launches as White ribbon campaign gets underway

As the annual White Ribbon Campaign gets underway – aiming to end domestic violence against women – a new service has been launched in Bridgend which offers victims access to a wide range of support.

BCBC staff and councillors speaking out against domestic abuse

Raising the flag for the White Ribbon Campaign

The county borough took a big step forward in the fight against domestic abuse this morning, as councillors were joined by representatives from the police, fire service, health sector and local domestic abuse charities to raise the White Ribbon flag above the Civic Offices in Bridgend.

Council prepares for 16 days of action to support White Ribbon Campaign

We will not stay silent about domestic abuse.
That’s the message from Bridgend County Borough Council as it prepares for 16 days of action to support the White Ribbon Campaign.

First Domestic Violence Protection Orders granted in Bridgend

Police in Bridgend have successfully taken out their first new banning orders to protect the victims of domestic abuse.

Council signs up to White Ribbon Campaign

Bridgend County Borough Council has pledged its support to a campaign which aims to end domestic abuse against women.

Chief Executive of Bridgend County Borough Council, Darren Mepham pledges his support to the White Ribbon Campaign.

Council offers domestic abuse support for staff

Bridgend County Borough Council has reaffirmed its support for council workers who are also victims of domestic abuse.

Bethan Lindsey-Gaylard, Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator showed the council’s support for Bridgend Women’s Aid at the domestic abuse charity’s recent open day.

Campaign tackles domestic violence ahead of Six Nations matches

On Thursday 31st January with the support of South Wales Police Minister for Communities and Local Government, Carl Sargeant, launched a campaign to tackle the increased levels of domestic abuse that occur around the time of major sporting events such as the Six Nations rugby tournament.

Don’t ignore domestic abuse

Safer Bridgend has reported that more people are coming forward to seek help for domestic abuse at an earlier stage.

This means that organisations have been able to work together at a faster rate to intervene and help people from a variety of different communities and backgrounds.

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BCBC shows its support for the White Ribbon campaign

Bridgend County Borough Council has pledged its ongoing support to fighting domestic abuse with the launch of this year’s White Ribbon Campaign.

Council leader Mel Nott with Sergeant Mcgill and John Davies (CSP co-ordinator) supporting the white ribbon campaign

Bridgend men make a stand to end domestic abuse

Popular Bridge FM DJ Lee Jukes and members of Bridgend Town RFC are among a number of men who backed Safer Bridgend in supporting the International White Ribbon Campaign held on 25th November each year for the eradication of violence against women.

“…Bullying and Abuse of Any Kind is Wrong and There are People Who Can Help ” Said Aaron Shakeshaft a Pupil in Year 13

Pupils at Bryntirion Comprehensive School in Bridgend are making a proactive stand against violence on 25th November, which is International Day against Violence against Women, also, know as White Ribbon Day. Over 120 Year 7 pupils (First Year) and 36 Sixth Formers will be involved in this unique event which will highlight to the younger pupils the many faces of abusive behaviour.

Bryntirion Comprehensive pupils engaging in the project

Bridgend Community Safety Partnership Wow Women’s Aid with Donation

Bridgend Women’s Aid received a cheque of £470.32 on March 18th thanks to fundraising conducted by The Safer Bridgend Community Partnership and members of the Bridgend Domestic Abuse Forum through the international White Ribbon campaign.

Councillor Alana Davies, Natalie Tanner and Bridgend Women's Aid Director Karen Miller with the cheque.

Campaign launched today to help end domestic abuse

The white ribbon campaign was launched today (Thursday, 27 November) to help tackle domestic violence in Bridgend County Borough.

Superintendent Tim Jones, Jan Laurence (Bridgend Womens Aid), Cllr Alana Davies,  Natalie Tanner (Domestic Abuse co-ordinator), Cleone Westward (Mayor), Linda Smith (BCBC Policy and Performance unit,  Karen Miller ( Bridgend Womens Aid), Pcso Jo Cawley, Hannah Richards (Communty Safety Partnership), Matthew Pritchard (Celtic Crusaders), John Davies (Community Safety Partnership).

Domestic Abuse foundation courses

Safer Bridgend deliver domestic abuse foundation courses, as part of its domestic abuse multi agency training programme.

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Your car may be at risk if you don't hide your keys

There has been a recent spate of dwelling burglaries in the borough where burglars are breaking into houses, taking the car keys and stealing the car and other posessions.

Home Fire Safety Checks

South Wales Fire and Rescue Services carries out approximately 6000 Home Fire Safety Checks and fit approximately 12000 smoke alarms in homes throughout the area each year.