Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council is delighted to announce that the first 7 defibrillators being supplied by the Community Council to improve health and well-being in our communities have now been installed at the Foundry Bridge Health Centre, off Division Street, Abertillery, NP13 1BQ (near the Post Office and Anvil Court), on the Council offices, Mitre Street, Abertillery, NP13 1AE (near The Met Theatre, Berry's Bar and Collier's Garage), at Pen-y-Bont Grosvenor Nursing Home, Victoria Street, NP13 1PG, at Bourneville Community Centre, Bourneville Road, NP13 3EL, outside Squire Cars, Aberbeeg Road, NP13 2EQ, on the Llanhilleth Top Hotel, High Street, Llanhilleth, NP13 2RB and on the NISA shop, Walters Avenue, Swffryd, NP11 5HT.

The Community Council has invested in ten defibrillators to cover the whole Abertillery and Llanhilleth area and will be rolling the rest out soon. Defibrillators 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, especially when people need it the most.

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. More defibrillators will be installed in various locations across the Community Council's area, including in Six Bells, Abertillery and Cwmtillery. This is a massive investment by the Community Council in saving lives and improving community health and well-being. More details to follow of other locations over the next few weeks.



A blue plaque is to be unveiled in Abertillery to commemorate the life and work of John Selway.

A contemporary of David Hockney and Peter Blake at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s, he was a senior lecturer at the Newport School of Art for many years.

The plaque has been organised and funded thanks to the hard work of the Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council.

All are welcome to the unveiling, which will take place at 12pm on Church Square on 15 June 2019.



The Community Council was delighted to support and be involved in the very successful Aberfest this year, organised by Ffrindiau Tyleri, on Saturday 15 June 2019. Aberfest included a classic car show, fairground rides, stalls, music, a walking carnival, children's games and activities and a whole host of other features.

We are now looking forward to Winterfest on Saturday 30 November 2019.  


Barclays Bank Closure on 10 May 2019

The Community Council was dismayed to hear about the closure of the Barclays branch planned for 10 May 2019. It has written to Barclays. To see our letter, click here. To see Barclays response, click here.



The Community Council has vacancies for councillors in the Aberbeeg and Abertillery wards.  

Please click "Vacancies" on the left to find out more information.  




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.     


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:

Please also feel free to send us any comments or suggestions for the town centres at


 Citizens Advice 

The new Citizens Advice Caerphilly Blaenau Gwent website can be found at

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 - - 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 :


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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