• Place Names in Bridgend County Borough

    Place names are part of our everyday lives and we are so familiar with seeing them on signs while traveling from one place to another, to hear them in everyday conversations or on the news, they almost go unseen and have turned into words with little context.

    But, the sources of these names include linguistic, historical, geographical and cultural elements and the heritage of the area. This may be of great interest to people who visit the area, for example from abroad as they explore family history, or place names can be of interest for school pupils and can bring a more personal and different element to history and geography lessons.


    With the Urdd Eisteddfod coming to the area in May this year, it’s a great opportunity to conduct such a project in collaboration with Cwmni2 and Reach to promote so many things ...

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  • Easter Treasure Hunt for the Family

    Don’t forget about our Easter Treasure Hunt for the Family this Sunday! We had an egg-cellent time last year. Come and join in the fun this year. Book now to avoid disappointment.

    Come along for some fun and games on an Easter egg hunt in Bryngarw Park. Look for the clues to find the word and collect your prize! arts and crafts in the visitor   centre. Meet Kath in the centre at 10:00 Contact Menter Bro Ogwr office to book a space! £1 per Child

    Sunday the 23 of April 2017                                                                                                                                                        Parc Bryngarw / Bryngarw Park , Brynmenyn, CF32 8UU                


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  • 2017 Urdd Eisteddfod Proclamation Day


    On the 8th of October, a proclamation day will be held in Bridgend to welcome the Urdd Eisteddfod to the area. Come and join us!

    The proclamation day to celebrate the 2017 Urdd Eisteddfod coming to Bridgend, Taff-Ely will be held in Bridgend on Saturday 8th October 2016, with entertainment to follow at Newbridge fields. The proclamation day is arranged in co-operation with Bridgend County Borough Council, South Wales Police, Bridgend Town Council, Menter Bro Ogwr, Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf and Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

    Want to Help?

    Eisteddfod yr Urdd is looking for people to steward during the Urdd Eisteddfod Proclamation ...

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  • Celebrating Roald Dahl Day at Siop yr Hen Bont


    Menter Bro Ogwr and Siop yr Hen Bont will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s life and work with a Children’s Fun Session! An opportunity to read Roald Dahl’s stories in Welsh and take part in arts and crafts activities by creating Mr. Twit’s beard, large sweets in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and pictures for the Roald Dahl competition.

    Booking is essential. £5 per child.

     Saturday 17th September 2016

    Siop yr Hen bont, 11:00-12:00

    For more information contact us!

    Menter Bro Ogwr | 01656 669 397| menter@broogwr.org


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  • Bridgend County Borough Ambassadors

    During Whitsun week 29 May – 3 June, the County Borough of Bridgend welcomes the whole of Wales, as the Urdd Eisteddfod opens its doors on an area of ​​Pencoed College to some 90,000 visitors over six days, and we want to give ‘ the warmest welcome possible for them! We are calling for Welsh speaking volunteers, who are passionate about our area to join our Bridgend Ambassadors, and receive training ready to offer hospitality and local information service to visitors of the festival.

    A group of approximately twenty volunteers will be ambassadors for Bridgend. They will share a love for the area and will be interested in continuing to learn and share information about the culture, wildlife, history, art, and food in the county. They will engage with visitors to our area in many different ways, such as meeting and greeting ...

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  • Communities First Welsh Taster Sessions


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    Swydd: Gweithiwr Siop
    Graddfa Cyflog: Cyflog Cenedlaethol gyda’r cyfle i ennill bonws
    Oriau: Hyd at 15 awr yr wythnos

    Mae Menter Iaith Bro Ogwr yn chwilio am Weithiwr Siop, i weithio yn Siop Yr Hen Bont ar Ogwr. Dyma yw’r unig siop Cymraeg ym Mhen-y-bont, sy’n cynnig llyfrau, cardiau ac anrhegion Cymraeg.

    Rydym yn chwilio am rywun sy’n frwdfrydig, hyderus, sy’n brydlon a threfnus, yn gallu rheoli arian ac yn medru siarad Cymraeg. Bydd profiad o weithio mewn siop yn ddymunol ond nid yn hanfodol gan y bydd hyfforddiant llawn yn cael ei rhoi.

    Bydd disgwyl i’r gweithiwr siop gynnal safonau manwerthu uchel gan helpu cynyddu’r gwerthiant a’r elw, deall gofynion y cwsmeriaid a chyfrannu tuag at ymwybyddiaeth iaith o fewn ein Sir gyda dealltwriaeth o waith Menter Bro Ogwr.

    Mae’r gallu i siarad Cymraeg yn hanfodol. Mae’r gallu i gyfathrebu’n effeithiol â phobl, cydweithwyr ...

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    We are a market research company in Cardiff called Strategic Research & Insight. We have recently been commissioned by BBC Wales to recruit Welsh speakers in South East Wales to undertake research on a new temporary station Radio Cymru are piloting.
    We are contacting a variety of companies and organisations in the area to see whether they would help us by forwarding a very short online survey to Welsh speakers within their company or organisation.
    For more information, and to complete the short online survey, click on the following link: www.panelradio.co.uk
    We would really appreciate your help and should you require any further information about the research, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Davies at Strategic Research and Insight via email mike@strategic-research.co.uk
    Further information about the new station can be found here:
    Arbrawf gorsaf dros dro Radio Cymru Mwy i ...

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