Brackla Community Council was formed by dividing the Brackla area from Bridgend Town Council in the early 1980’s at a time when the estate was rapidly growing.
Currently, there are approximately 5000 houses in Brackla including about 4000 plus owner occupiers and the balance being rented properties. We have 7800 electors and estimate a total of 12,000 residents, including children.
The area has five schools, including English and Welsh language primary school plus the recent addition of a faith secondary school in 2011. We also have a GP surgery, dentist, chiropractor, three veterinary practices, a fitness centre, a well serviced shopping area, three public houses and the Bridgend Deaf Club on Coychurch Road. Churches are also well represented: Tabernacle, Baptist, Church in Wales and Jehovah Kingdom Hall. The new Sports Facility at the rear of Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, managed by Bridgend County Borough Council.
We have plenty of outdoor facilities: rugby and football pitch, basketball court, skate park, play parks and woodland walks. In January 2016 we had six outdoor fitness stations installed, of which four are located adjacent to Brackla Primary School and two near the football pitch off the black path. During July 2016 we replaced the one set of mini football posts on the green open space off Church Acre.
In addition to all the above facilities we have a large community centre with a wide range of groups – something for everyone. The centre is available for parties, concerts and community events at weekends. The community centre is managed by this council.
We also provide grounds maintenance (grass cutting in certain locations, litter picking and clean up problem areas), floral displays and festive lighting throughout Brackla. We have bought additional festive lights annually for five years up to 2016 and organise various events throughout year.