The Council would like to congratulate these local businesses/organisations/people that have recently achieved National awards and/or recognition. Our congratulations go out to all of them.

ABERTILLERY BLUEBIRDS AFC who won the Gwent Seniors Cup Final on 12 May 2018 by 5 goals to 1, followed by the Gwent Cup on 19 May 2018 by 3 goals to 1.

NIA ROLES in being placed 2nd in a round of Young Musician of the Year, held at Builth Wells recently

LINZI EDWARDS in winning a MuayThai/Thai Boxing World Title in 2017 at the 55 kg weight and a Thai Rules 59 kg European title.

JAMIE HUGHES for his continuing success in Jiu Jitsu and for becoming the second youngest Welsh person ever to receive a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.

JACK SHORE for remaining undefeated in both the professional and amateur Mixed Martial Arts area. His next fight is on March 24th and will be televised.

FFRINDIAU TYLERI for their hard work and efforts with Winterfest.

ABERTILLERY AMATEUR DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL SOCIETY for their recent production of Cinderella.


NEIL MILKINS for his recent BBC documentary and Performance at the Met which helps to promote Abertillery

CHRIS HILL for his recent success at the over 50's World Tennis Championship in Miami

IEUAN AND ROBERT TAYLOR of Devil’s Martial Arts, who had recently travelled to the World Martial Arts Championships in Switzerland along with 8 other members of their club, which was based at Pen-y-Fan Industrial Estate in Oakdale, entered 3 sections and won 5 World Titles and 1 Bronze medal between them

ABERTILLERY YOUTH DRAMA AND MUSICAL SOCIETY: for their outstanding recent production of Rock of Ages.

ROSS EDWARDS for his work in maintaining the the Town Centre Toilets which have recently been recognised by another Town Council as being "First Class".

BETHANY PAUL for her achievement in the Special Olympics in August 2017.

JOSH WILSHER in winning the Monmouthshire Under 25s Bowls Championship and being Runner Up in the Welsh Bowls Championship.

ABERTILLERY TOWN BAND in coming third in the UK National Brass Band Championships, which was the best result for any Welsh Band

FRIENDS OF SIX BELLS PARK are doing outstanding work to redevelop the park, install new equipment and strive for further improvement of the park facilities, for the benefit of local people.

CHARLES SARGENT: Mr Sargent served with the Bomber Command during WWII. He received the Distinguished Flying Medal in 1945. In May 2017 he was appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre national de la Legion d'honneur for his "steadfast involvement in the Liberation of France during the Second World War"

JACK MARSHMAN: Jack has recently been successful in his 3rd UFC (Mixed Martial Arts) fight on 16 July in Glasgow Scotland. Jack is a member of the Tillery Combat MMA Academy. His current record stands at 3 fights and 2 wins in the UFC, and he was previously the middleweight Cage Warriors Fighting Championship champion.

ABERTILLERY ORPHEUS MALE VOICE CHOIR: The choir represented both Wales and Abertillery at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France during the 3 -13 August; the only Welsh choir to appear at this prestigious international musical festival.

ZION MINERS CHAPEL: They have won a National Award from Congregational Federation for their work within the community, specifically for their work with Dementia Friendly, Living Alone Group and their Intergenerational Craft Group.

CHURCH STREET FISH BAR: This is one of only 7 takeway shops within Wales to be included in the top 50 list of takeaways within the UK as awarded by Fryer the industry standard magazine. They have also achieved the Fish and Chips quality standard, and is the only Fish and Chip shop in Blaeanu Gwent to be given that accolade.

STUDIO K HAIR SALON: They have won the 2017 Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards, Hair Salon of the Year.