The Community Council is conducting a survey about the car parking within Abertillery. The survey is here

Car Park Survey

 Please complete and return to the Council either by post to Council Offices, Mitre Street, Abertillery NP13 1AE or by email to clerk.alcc@gmail.com



The Community Council is delighted to be supporting Ffrindiau Tyleri again this year, as they organise and run Winterfest on Saturday 30 November 2019 from 12.00 noon to 8.00pm in and around Abertillery Town Centre. There will be stalls, street food, a walking carnival and lantern parade, Santa's Grotto, funfair rides, live music, local talent and lots more for everyone to enjoy. 

The Community Council will be providing activities for children as usual from 4pm to 8pm, such as story telling in the Museum, Animal Zone and Owl Sanctuary displays outside the Museum, a Rodeo Reindeer at Jubilee Square and Disney Princesses walking around the event (from 2pm).

The Christmas Lights will be switched on at Winterfest (at 6pm in Church Street) and the Council is confident that the lights this year will be bigger and better than ever before. A new contractor has been appointed this year.  

Further details will follow. In the meantime, Please click this link for the Ffrindiau Tyleri Facebook Event page:





Please click on the link below to see the video produced by Picture Wales and Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council: 

This is Abertillery video




Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council has now provided and installed ten life-saving defibrillators on outside walls at:

· the NISA shop, 2-4 Walters Avenue, Swffryd, NP11 5HT

· the Top Hotel, High Street, Llanhilleth, NP13 2RB

· Bethany Chapel, Chapel Road, Six Bells, NP13 2ND

· Squire Cars, Aberbeeg Road (Warm Turn), NP13 2EQ

· Territorial Reserves Centre, Cwm Cottage Road, Abertillery, NP13 1AT

· the Foundry Bridge Health Centre, off Division Street, Abertillery, NP13 1BQ

· the Community Council offices, Mitre Street, Abertillery NP13 1AE

· Pen-y-Bont Grosvenor Nursing Home, Victoria Street, NP13 1PG

· St Paul’s Church Hall, Bryn Terrace, Cwmtillery, NP13 1LG

· Bourneville Community Centre, Bourneville Road, NP13 3EL.

The ten defibrillators are in well-known, visible and easily accessible locations designed to be as close as possible to communities who may need them and spread out across the whole of our area. They are vital pieces of equipment, which save lives, and are very easy to use. They can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, should a heart re-start emergency occur. This is a great investment for all our communities.

To use a defibrillator and save a life, dial 999 and ask for the code to open the cabinet. Switch on the defibrillator and it will talk you through what to do next.

This is a massive investment by the Community Council in saving lives and improving community health and well-being, especially when people and their families need it the most.

The next phase of the project is community publicity and training.

See our Facebook page for photographs of the various sites.  



The Community Council has no current vacancies.  




SURVEY 2018-19

The Community Council is eager to find out what local people want from the Community Council in future.

Please complete and return our survey which you can find here in pdf (if you wish to print it)

Please find the survey here in Word (if you wish to fill it in and return it by email)

Please read our poster to find out what the Community Council does, here  

 We want to know as much as possible about what people want in the Abertillery and Llanhilleth area, so please complete and return a survey as soon as possible 




  • Office is open Monday to Friday 9am till 1pm
  • Has a website of useful local news and information - please see the pages to the left and the Council Information page for more details 
  • Has a Facebook page: Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council 
  • Can be contacted on 01495 217323 during the above hours
  • Holds meetings which are open to the public, usually on the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm
  • Is made up of 19 elected or co-opted Community Councillors (also known as members), who are all local residents
  • Represents the views of local people and makes decisions on their behalf
  • Makes grants to a wide range of local organisations, supporting them for the benefit of the wider community
  • Arranges local events such as the Christmas Carol Concert and St David's Day Concert
  • Gets involved in other important local events, such as Remembrance Sunday
  • Pays for or towards local facilities such as the Abertillery Town Centre Toilets and Winterfest Activities
  • Provides support and funding towards local events such as Aberfest, Winterfest and the Christmas Pantomime
  • Provides Christmas Lights and hanging baskets throughout the local area
  • Looks after the Abertillery War Memorial and other War Memorials in the area
  • Makes its views on local issues (e.g. planning applications, parking, crime, health services etc) known to other agencies such as Blaenau Gwent Council, the Police, NHS etc
  • Is represented on local school governing bodies and various other organisations
  • Celebrates local successes and community champions and promotes further local success
  • Is committed to improving community well-being and engaging better with local communities.        



The Community Council grant funds and works in partnership with many different organisations.

 Links to some of these can be seen in the "links to organisations" menu on the left.     


 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.


Abertillery & District Museum Socity

Here is a link to the April 2018 newsletter for the museum. April Newsletter

Here is a link to the May 2018 newsletter for the museum May Newsletter 

As from the 1st May 2018  the Museum will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 So the opening Times are: 

Thursday 10 am to 1 pm

Friday 10 am to 1 pm

Saturday 10 am to 1 pm 


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.  


 The Clerk is contactable by email - clerk.alcc@gmail.com - or telephone (01495 217323) Monday to Friday from 9am until 1pm


ABERTILLERY AND LLANHILLETH COMMUNITY COUNCIL is the grass roots representation at Local Government level for the people of the area, from Swffryd in the south to Bournville in the north. We facilitate events reflecting achievements within our community, such as Community Champions Awards and celebrate local people's successes at Council meetings and via our website. We are involved in Aberfest, Winterfest and many other local activities. We have local representatives on School Governing Bodies and other organisations and we are a direct link between our residents and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council as well as the Welsh Assembly Government. Our 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 : clerk.alcc@gmail.com


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.

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