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

Cllr Roger Clark


It is with deep sadness that we have heard of the sudden passing of Cllr Roger Clark of Cwmtillery.

Although he had served on the community council for more than eight years, Roger had been a familiar figure in the Ebbw Fach valley throughout his life.

He came to prominence as an athletic back row forward with Abertillery RFC in the early eighties, the start of a long association that culminated in his becoming the club's Chair.

Trained by the National Coal Board, Roger was a highly-skilled industrial electrician who worked in environments as varied as paper mills, steelworks and chemical plants and, in recent years, the food industry.

His presence will be sorely missed.

Our profound condolences go to Gill – his wife of more than forty years – and their family.

Christmas lights contract - new tender

The Community Council pays for and manages the provision of Christmas lights in a number of areas. In some areas, this is done by the awarding of grants to local community groups so they can make their own arrangements, but the community's main Christmas lights display in Abertillery is provided under a multi-year contract.

The previous central Christmas lights contract has now expired, so the Council is now looking to agree a new central Christmas lights contract for the years 2023-28. We invite organisations to tender for that contract.

Full details are in the document Christmas lights tender 

The closing date is for responses is 15 April 2023.


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.