Welcome to Abertillery & Llanhilleth Community Council

ABERTILLERY AND LLANHILLETH COMMUNITY COUNCIL is your local elected Council, representing people of the local area at the grass roots level, from Swffryd in the south, through Llanhilleth, Brynithel, Aberbeeg, Six Bells, Abertillery and Cwmtillery, to Bournville in the north. Among our most important work is the funding of detached youth workers whose engagement with young people has brought about a steep fall in anti-social behaviour in the area. We have also purchased more than a dozen publicly-available life-saving defibrillators throughout the area, ten of which we maintain. In addition, the Council distributes tens of thousands of pounds of grant funding each year to local community organisations. We fund local events such as Abertillery's annual Party in the Park, free cinema showings for kids during the summer holidays, a Christmas concert and a St David's Day concert. We are involved in community events such as Remembrance Sunday parades, Aberfest, Springfest and Winterfest and we fund traditional Christmas light displays in all our communities. Our Members serve on local school governing bodies and other organisations, look after War Memorials and lease allotments, represent local people's views to organisations such as Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and work in partnership with many local groups and organisations, to significantly and continuously improve community well-being now and for future generations. 

The council is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, Registration Ref: ZA228345


War Memorial Tender


Applications are now open for a new War Memorial tender to dismantle, strip back, repair and re-paint the railings and gate around the Abertillery War Memorial.

The application deadline is the 19th of April 2024 at 12 noon. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

The application form can be found HERE. If you require the form in a different format, or if you have any questions, please contact us at clerk@abertilleryandllanhilleth-wcc.gov.uk

Solar Farm Grant 2024

The Solar Farm Grant process for 2024 is now open for applications. This year we have £70,000 to distribute. 

The Process document is  Here

The Application Form is Here 

 If you require the application form in MS Word format  or have any questions then please contact the Council Clerk at clerk@abertilleryandllanhilleth-wcc.gov.uk.

 The deadline for completed applications is 31st May 2024.

 



Budget 2024-2025

The Council met on Wednesday 10th January 2024 to set its budget for 2024/2025.

The agreed budget is shown HERE 

Please click on the above link.

If anyone has any questions then please contact the Clerk at clerk@abertilleryandllanhilleth-wcc.gov.uk

 

Ethics and Standards Committee

 

 

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Ethics and Standards Committee 

The Council is required to publish the following:

A hearing was held on 26 October 2023 into the conduct of a current serving Councillor. The results of that hearing can be found HERE

A hearing was held on 21 December 2023 into the conduct of a current serving Councillor.  The results of that hearing can be found HERE

 

Councillor Vacancies

The role of Community Councillor is an important one, and it can make a real impact in your area. Our website aims to inform you about the breadth of work that Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council has been involved in that makes a great difference to the communities that we serve.  Your ideas, your local knowledge and your determination could genuinely improve prospects, the environment and the quality of life in the local area. We currently have three vacancies for Community Councillors; One in Abertillery, one in Llanhilleth and one in Six Bells. There is no requirement for you to live in these areas in order to apply for one of these vacancies - and you won't need to stand for election either. You can apply as long as you live or work in, or within three miles of, the Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council area. Click here for more information.

High Street banking to return to Abertillery

High Street banking is set to return to Abertillery for the first time since Barclays Bank announced the closure of the town's last branch in February 2019. The announcement follows painstaking work by Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council.
LINK – which operates the UK’s inter-bank payment system – has announced that Abertillery has been recommended as a location for a new Bank Hub.
Barrie Page, Community Councillor for Llanhilleth, noted that LINK had undertaken to carry out an independent assessment of a community’s banking needs when formally requested to do so.
"The local Brynithel Activity Group asked me to propose that the community council should apply to LINK to review whether the area should have a ‘Bank Hub' to provide counter services for the major banks and dedicated rooms where customers can access the support of community bankers from their own bank," said Barrie. "My fellow-community council members noted that there were no bank branches left in the area and the closure of Post Offices in Brynithel and Six Bells had left Abertillery Post Office as the only permanent location where even basic paying-in services were available. I was keen that such a review should consider all communities in the community council area."
Working with Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council Deputy Clerk Steve Edwards, Barrie submitted a detailed formal request for a review by LINK of local community banking needs throughout the community council area. LINK visited the community in order to gain a more detailed understanding of the local circumstances and has now announced that Abertillery has been recommended as a location for a new Bank Hub.
Banks supporting local community Bank Hubs include Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest Group, Santander, Virgin Money, Danske Bank and TSB. Services will include cash access, deposit and basic banking services.

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