WELCOME TO ABERTILLERY AND LLANHILLETH COMMUNITY COUNCIL

THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL:  

  • 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
  • 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 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.       

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 ABERTILLERY GROUP PRACTICE

Important Changes to the way you should access our services effective Tuesday 27th March 2018

From Tuesday 27th March we are changing the way patients access our services. Reception staff will no longer be able to book any Doctor or Nurse Practitioner appointments. All requests for help from a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will be passed directly to them. The Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will contact you back (we aim to do this within an hour or at a time suitable to yourself if you are restricted in when you can be contacted) and either help you over the telephone or give you a time to come in and see them that day.

 For further details please go to  http://www.abernantsurgery.co.uk/

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   CELEBRATING LOCAL 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.  

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.

ABERTILLERY YOUTH DRAMA AND MUSICAL SOCIETY for their recent sell-out shows 

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. 

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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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 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 Feb 2018 newsletter for the museum. 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 

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

Roadworks Report - 6th April 2018

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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 - clerk.alcc@gmail.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 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.
(see
'Twinned').

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