Your Council

Members are democratically elected on to Abertillery & Llanhilleth Community Council, a Statutory Body under Local Government Act 1972, and represent the community on a Ward by Ward basis. From 1974/85 Abertillery was a Town Council. Under Local Government Reorganisation Abertillery was divided into two areas - Abertillery and Llanhilleth - with the option to become two Town Councils. They opted to become a Community Council, embracing both areas. Members have an allowance to spend on projects within their Ward and have helped many local organisations with their running costs, they also have the option to amalgamate donations towards items such as Christmas Lighting.

The council is responsible for Six Allotment Sites and for perimeter fencing and works by Abertillery Allotment Association. The council is responsible for maintaining four war memorials - Abertillery, Swffryd, Llanhilleth and Bournville. Abertillery War Memorial renovations were funded by Heads of the Valley and Welsh Assembly Government.

The council is represented on all local School Governing Bodies and is consulted on local Planning matters.

 

What We Do

The Community Council:  

 

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
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