SPECIAL GRANT APPLICATIONS OPPORTUNITY

The Council has recently been informed of the opportunity to apply to Luxcara, the company which runs the Hafod-y-Dafal Solar Farm, for up to £35,000 of funding to be used by the Council or distributed to organisations in the Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council (A&LCC) area, for the benefit of the communities of the A&LCC area.

The Council invites local organisations to apply for funding under this scheme on the attached form.

Whilst there is no guarantee of funding being granted, the Council intends to consider any applications for funding at its meeting on 27 September 2017. The deadline for applications (which must be made on the form attached) is Friday 15 September 2017. Application forms must be returned to the Clerk to the Council at Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council, Council Offices, Mitre Street, Abertillery, NP13 1AE or emailed to the Council at: council.aberlan.lesley024@googlemail.com

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VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR - ABERTILLERY WARD 

Due to a recent resignation, the Council currently has a vacancy for a councillor in the Abertillery ward.

Please click on "Vacancies" on the left to see more details of what happens next. 

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  CELEBRATE SUCCESS 

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

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 will representing both Wales and Abertillery at the Feastival Interceltique de Lorient in France during the 3 -13 August.

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. 

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Town Centre Strategy 

Nash Partnerships are working with Blaenau Gwent Borough Council in looking at plans for the town centes in the area. There message is below.

In developing a strategy for the five town centres in Blaenau Gwent, we are keen to get a sense of perceptions and thoughts about the area from local people - what people love about where they live, what they would like to see change and how they use social media. As well as the one to one discussions we are holding with a wide range of people and workshops in each town, our partner, Oggadoon, has set up a simple questionnaire to obtain broad views on the area and on social media use. It only takes a few minutes - we’d love to hear your views. The survey can be found via this link: https://carolinemacdonald.typeform.com/to/gJOvwf

Please also feel free to send us any comments or suggestions for the town centres at towncenres@nashpartnership.com

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Local Councils Electoral Reform 

 Today the Welsh Assembly Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government has launched a consultation on electoral reform. You can find the consultation here. All responses to the consultation should be received by 10 October 2017. 

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 Citizens Advice 

The new Citizens Advice Caerphilly Blaenau Gwent website can be found at www.citizensadvicecbg.org.uk.

The website has all our office and outreach addresses and opening hours, descriptions of all the services that we offer and links to volunteering opportunities and a wide range of invaluable on-line information.

It also offers email advice to residents of Blaenau Gwent.

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Abertillery & District Museum Socity

Here is a link to the July 2017 newsletter for the museum.  Newsletter

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Area Road Works - Please click on the link below to see planned road works for Blaenau Gwent Area

Road Works Report - 11/8/17 to 18/8/17

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Agendas and Minutes of Meetings

These documents are now all located in the same place. 

Please click "Council Information" at the top of this page and follow the link for Meetings - Agendas & Minutes.

If you are unable to find an agenda or minutes, please contact us for assistance.  



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 The Clerk is contactable by email - council.aberlan.lesley024@googlemail.com - or telephone (01495 217323) Monday to Friday from 9am until 1pm

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 ABERTILLERY AND LLANHILLETH COMMUNITY COUNCIL is the grass roots representation at Local Government level for the people from Swffryd in the south to Bournville in the north. We facilitate events reflecting achievements within our community - such as Voluntary Sector Achievement Awards and Sports Personality Awards for Schools, we are also involved in Aberfest.  We have representation on all School Governing Bodies, we are a direct link between our residents and the Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council as well as the Welsh Assembly Government.ur address is :-

The Community Council of Abertillery and Llanhilleth,
Council Offices,
Mitre Street,
Abertillery. NP13 1AE.

The council is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, Registration Ref: ZA228345 

 

Office Hours are from 9.00am until 1.00pm - Telephone : 01495 217323

Email : council.aberlan.lesley024@googlemail.com

           

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Abertillery was officially twinned with Royat, a Town in the Auvergne region of France, on the 1st March, 2010.The Twinning Partnership Document was signed at a ceremony held in The Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre by Councillor Allan Thomas, Chairman of Abertillery & Llanhilleth Community Council 2009-10, and Marcel Aledol, Mayor of Royat.
(see
'Twinned').

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