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 and maintain more than a dozen publicly-available life-saving defibrillators throughout the area. 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, 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 - with even more community events planned for 2023 - 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


Town in Bloom

Visit the 'News and Events' section to read how we could help you to bring a touch of floral splendour to your neighbourhood.

Free Trees

The Welsh Govt is giving away free trees. For full details go to.

Every household in Wales can collect and plant a tree as over 50 hubs open across the country | GOV.WALES 

 

BG COUNCIL BUDGET 2023/24

 

The Council is looking to engage with residents about the Council’s Budget for 2023/24. There will be drop-in sessions held at our Community Hubs in town centre libraries on the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, 1st February:

  • Tredegar Library Community Hub 10am – 12noon
  • Abertillery Library 10am – 12noon

Thursday 2nd February

  • Ebbw Vale Library Community Hub 2pm – 4pm
  • Blaina Institute 5pm – 7pm

Friday, 3rd February

  • Brynmawr Library Community Hub 10am – 12noon

We have also planned a live online session at 6pm on Wednesday, 1st February. This will be held via Microsoft Teams. There will be more details on how to register your attendance and questions for this event soon. There will also be an online survey available soon.

At all sessions there will be members of the Council’s Cabinet and Corporate Leadership Team present to chat through the proposals and answer any questions. The Council’s final budget will be decided by councillors later in February.

BG FOOD PARNTERSHIP

The new Blaenau Gwent Food Partnership website has launched! www.bgfoodpartnership.co.uk. You can make a difference in 2023 by signing the Blaenau Gwent Food Charter! Your pledge no matter how big or small will help us see what is happening in the area.

Network Meeting:

Our next informal Food Partnership network meeting will be an in person event and there will be food available! Tuesday 7th February 3-4:30pm @ Caffi Tyleri, Jim Owens Field by Cwmtillery Lakes, NP13 1LW. To book your place please email Chris.Nottingham@taicalon.org

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Neighbourhood Watch will celebrate its 40th Birthday this year. Gwent Police are keen to speak to people who would want to act in a Neighbourhood Watch Co-Ordinator role at the local level on a street by street basis. Neighbourhood Watch offers free training and support for all residents to prevent crime in the local area and also has a community messaging network to share intelligence and crime data.

Home | Neighbourhood Watch | National network | Local Watch areas | Community crime prevention groups (ourwatch.org.uk)

We are considering setting up Neighbourhood Watch groups in and around town centres and other residential areas which sit alongside shops and high streets to reduce crime and the fear of crime, reduce shoplifting and bolster local retailers. If you or anyone you know are able to assist or would like Gwent Police to come to a residents meeting or community forum, they can be contacted via Natalie.Lang@gwent.police.uk

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Invite attached to an event to commemorate International Holocaust Memorial Day which is being held at 2.30pm on Friday 27th January 2023 at The Little Theatre, Upper Coronation Street, Town Centre, Tredegar, NP22 3YA.