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. We help run local events, including the Christmas concert, St David's Day concert and Remembrance events, we are involved in Aberfest and Winterfest (where we fund the children's activity zone), we celebrate local people's achievements at Council meetings, provide Christmas lights and defibrillators throughout the area, pay for additional detached youth workers and a local youth food project, to help engage young people better and reduce anti-social behaviour, run Council meetings, serve on local school governing bodies and other organisations, provide grants to local organisations and groups, organise the annual Party in the Park, organise other events such as a Fun Run to be held in 2020, look after War Memorials and lease allotments, represent local people's views to organisations such as Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Heddlu Gwent Police 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

Blaenau Gwent Community Hubs

Blaenau Gwent Community Hubs

The hubs are located centrally in local libraries managed by Aneurin Leisure Trust and provide advice and information on a range of Council services.

Days and hours of operation

Abertillery Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm.

Brynmawr Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday & Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday and Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm.

Ebbw Vale Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday and Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday and Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Does not close for lunch.

Tredegar Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday - Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm.

In Cwm the service will operate from Cwm library every Thursday from 10.00am until 5.30pm starting from 29 July. Closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm.

At Llanhilleth Institute the service will be available every other week from 9.00am until 5.30pm on Wednesdays starting from 28 July. Closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm.

In Blaina Library the service will be available every other week from 10.00am until 5.30pm on Mondays starting from 26 July. Closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm.

Services Available:

  • Council Tax and Non-Domestic rates information and advice.
  • Benefits information and advice including Universal Credit, Council Tax reduction, free school meals, school clothing grants and benefit overpayments.
  • Apply for a Blue Badge.
  • Make bulky waste bookings, get waste/recycling timetables, make a booking at a HWRC site and order new recycling receptacles.
  • Pick up waste bags - including dog waste, food waste and hygiene waste.

For further information, visit your local Community Hub or call 01495 311556. Website: www.blaenau-gwent

Local Places for Nature

Great news - Applications for Local Places for Nature have re-opened.  Over the last few years more than 800 community green spaces across Wales have been created, restored and enhanced. Community groups and organisations of all shapes and sizes got involved – from disability charities and youth groups to social enterprises and carer groups.

Now, thanks to support from Welsh Government, we’ve got hundreds more packages available. This is your chance to reverse nature’s decline and provide an important boost to the well-being of your local community at the same time.

This year there is an easy online application process and Keep Wales Tidy will handle the orders and deliveries and we’ll even provide support on the ground.

Our packages this year fall into three categories:

  • Starter Packages - These starter packages are open to all community and volunteer groups – you don’t even need a bank account or constitution to apply - There are three set garden packages to choose from. Each one includes all the native plants, tools and materials you’ll need; guidance on how to install the garden, and a small amount of Keep Wales Tidy officer time to provide extra advice and support.

  • Development Packages – Available as either a food growing or wildlife garden each development package is designed for community-based organisations looking to create larger-scale projects. Great news is that all sorts of community organisations can apply from social enterprises, youth groups and faith groups, to charities and registered social landlords. Our two development packages have been designed to not only give nature a helping hand but also benefit people’s health and well-being. The aim is to bring communities together, encourage people to volunteer outdoors and create green spaces for everyone to enjoy, what’s not to like!!

  • Community Orchard - Create an outdoor hub for your community, a space filled with fruit and nut trees, native plants and wildflowers where people of all ages can come together.

All packages include training, advice, practical help and support to install the new areas, as well as tools, materials and equipment to care for them long-term – For further details and to apply please follow this link https://keepwalestidy.cymru/our-work/conservation/nature/

In 2022-23, priority will be given to projects in urban, deprived areas with little or no access to nature. We’re also really keen to welcome applications from underrepresented groups across Wales.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me

All the best

Shane Hughes Keep Wales Tidy Project Officer, Wrexham

Shane Hughes

Uwch Swyddog Prosiect Gogledd Cymru

North Wales Senior Project Officer

Cadwch Gymru'n Daclus | Keep Wales Tidy


07766 007635




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