Welcome to Abertillery & Llanhilleth Community Council

ABERTILLERY AND LLANHILLETH COMMUNITY COUNCIL is your local elected Council, representing people of the local area at the grass roots level, from Swffryd in the south, through Llanhilleth, Brynithel, Aberbeeg, Six Bells, Abertillery and Cwmtillery, to Bournville in the north. Among our most important work is the funding of detached youth workers whose engagement with young people has brought about a steep fall in anti-social behaviour in the area. We have also purchased more than a dozen publicly-available life-saving defibrillators throughout the area, and we currently maintain 13. In addition, the Council distributes tens of thousands of pounds of grant funding each year to local community organisations. We fund local events such as Abertillery's annual Party in the Park, free cinema showings for kids during the Summer holidays, a Christmas concert and a St David's Day concert. We are involved in community events such as Remembrance Sunday parades, Aberfest, Springfest and Winterfest and we fund traditional Christmas light displays in all our communities. Our Members serve on local school governing bodies and other organisations, look after the War Memorial and lease allotments, represent local people's views to organisations such as Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and work in partnership with many local groups and organisations, to significantly and continuously improve community well-being now and for future generations. 

The council is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, Registration Ref: ZA228345

2023 - 2024 Audit Notice

Notice of Appointment of the date for the exercise of electors’ rights


Financial year ending 31 March 2024

1. Date of announcement: 14th June 2024

2. Each year the annual accounts are audited by the Auditor General for Wales. Prior to this date, any interested person has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc relating to the them for 20 working days on reasonable notice. For the year ended 31 March 2024 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:

The Clerk to the Council, Council Offices, Mitre Street, NP13 1AE or by email to clerk@abertilleryandllanhilleth-wcc.gov.uk

Between the hours of 9:00am and 1:30pm on Monday to Friday

Commencing on 1 July 2024 and ending on 26 July 2024

3. From 12 September 2024, until the audit has been completed, Local Government Electors and their representatives also have;

· The right to question the Auditor General about the accounts.

· The right to attend before the Auditor General and make objections must first be given to the Auditor General. A copy of the written notice must also be given to the council

The Auditor General can be contacted via: Community Council Audits, Audit Wales, 1 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ or by email at communitycouncilaudits@audit.wales

4. The audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2024, the accounts and Audit (Wales) regulations 2014 and the Auditor General for Wales’ Code of Audit Practice

Date of notice: 14th June 2024

Notice posted on Council website by the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Solar Farm Grant 2024

The Solar Farm Grant process for 2024 is now closed for applications. 

The Process document is  Here

The deadline for completed applications was 31st May 2024.


Budget 2024-2025

The Council met on Wednesday 10th January 2024 to set its budget for 2024/2025.

The agreed budget is shown HERE 

Please click on the above link.

If anyone has any questions then please contact the Clerk at clerk@abertilleryandllanhilleth-wcc.gov.uk


Ethics and Standards Committee



Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Ethics and Standards Committee 

The Council is required to publish the following:

A hearing was held on 26 October 2023 into the conduct of a current serving Councillor. The results of that hearing can be found HERE

A hearing was held on 21 December 2023 into the conduct of a current serving Councillor.  The results of that hearing can be found HERE


High Street banking to return to Abertillery

High Street banking is set to return to Abertillery for the first time since Barclays Bank announced the closure of the town's last branch in February 2019. The announcement follows painstaking work by Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council.
LINK – which operates the UK’s inter-bank payment system – has announced that Abertillery has been recommended as a location for a new Bank Hub.
Barrie Page, Community Councillor for Llanhilleth, noted that LINK had undertaken to carry out an independent assessment of a community’s banking needs when formally requested to do so.
"The local Brynithel Activity Group asked me to propose that the community council should apply to LINK to review whether the area should have a ‘Bank Hub' to provide counter services for the major banks and dedicated rooms where customers can access the support of community bankers from their own bank," said Barrie. "My fellow-community council members noted that there were no bank branches left in the area and the closure of Post Offices in Brynithel and Six Bells had left Abertillery Post Office as the only permanent location where even basic paying-in services were available. I was keen that such a review should consider all communities in the community council area."
Working with Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council Deputy Clerk Steve Edwards, Barrie submitted a detailed formal request for a review by LINK of local community banking needs throughout the community council area. LINK visited the community in order to gain a more detailed understanding of the local circumstances and has now announced that Abertillery has been recommended as a location for a new Bank Hub.
Banks supporting local community Bank Hubs include Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest Group, Santander, Virgin Money, Danske Bank and TSB. Services will include cash access, deposit and basic banking services.


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