Your Council

Members are either democratically elected or co-opted onto 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. 


What We Do

The Community Council:  


Represents the views of local people and makes decisions on their behalf
Awards 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 town centre activities
Provides support and funding towards local events such as Aberfest, Winterfest, Summer Cinema and Party in the Park



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

Celebrates local successes and community champions and promotes further local success
Is committed to improving community well-being and engaging better with local communities