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


In accordance with Welsh Government Covid-19 regulations, the Community Council offices are currently closed and officers are working from home. You can still contact us up until 23 December 2021 and from 4 January 2022 onwards. See our 'Contact' page for more details.

The best source of general information regarding Covid-19 is the Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council website. It is updated on a regular  basis to take account of the latest local guidance. 

Just to remind you all that the Citizens Advice Bureau are continuing to operate a free telephone service for the people of Gwent. So if you or anyone you know are worrying about paying bills, budgeting or accessing financial support during the COVID-19 crisis, an adviser can provide advice, information and support



If you’re finding staying at home difficult and would like confidential advice and support, here’s a list of NHS approved helplines that we hope you’ll find useful



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

Solar Farm Grant

The Community  Council is reopening the application process for Solar Farm Grants. 
The new closing date for applications  is 14th November 2021 

The criteria and process is shown on the link below, please read carefully and note that the previous 5 year limitation reapplying for grants has now been reduced to 2 years.
The link to the application form is below


The Councils officers are available to discuss the grants , how to complete an application from and what information Council would be looking for. Please contact them either by email clerk.alcc@gmail.com or by phone 
Office: 01495 217323
Mobile 07743631066