About Us.

 

Some information about us

About Us

Tredegar Town Council - your town council - was founded in 1974 when the Tredegar Urban District Council was disbanded. Over those thirty plus years many clubs, societies and other organisations have benefited from the grants that Tredegar Town Council has provided.

Every year, in partnership with Blaenau Gwent Borough Council and Tredegar Development Trust, we host a special Christmas event to switch on Tredegar's Christmas Lights.

Our display is the envy of all around, and many visitors come in to Tredegar to see the lights and patronise our shops and cafes.

We take special pride in our Town Clock and in addition to the opening of it to the public on European Heritage Day, you get a signed certificate if you climb to the top inside the clock.

We ensure that the surrounds of the Clock are planted every season with colourful flowers to make it an even more attractive feature.

Did you know that there are three War Memorials in Tredegar?  We are responsible for the three War memorials. These are the Remembrance Gates to Bedwellty Park, the Cenotaph surrounded by the names of Tredegar's heroes who fell in the two World Wars and the unique Burma Memorial with a casket containing earth from Tredegar Hill in the Arrakan in Burma. The story of the storming of Tredegar Hill by the 6th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers with the involvement of many Tredegar men is particularly moving.

Tredegar's pride and joy must be Bedwellty Park and House. Working in conjunction with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council we are helping to develop the Park and House for a new and enhanced future, providing that external funding can be tapped. Both councils are determined to regenerate the House and Park as a major heritage feature, and consultants and both councils are planning for funding for its long-term future.

A special FORUM of councillors, specialist officers and representatives of "Friends of Bedwellty Park and House" meet regularly to evaluate progress.

We successfully refurbished our Bandstand and returned it to its former elegant Edwardian splendour. The bands and other entertainers who provide music in the Park on Sunday in June, July and August have all commented very favourably about the restored venue. Why don't you come along and enjoy the free entertainment and take Sunday Tea in Bedwellty House?

The Park is not just about music and entertainment; the trees are a splendid collection created over two centuries and more, to form a unique woodland here in the heart of our Tredegar. Every year Tredegar Town Council plants a new tree in the Autumn Glade - where the leaves change colours and give a riot of colour before Winter is upon us.

Our international relations have progressed with our long-term Twinning partnership with Orvault in France (started in 1979). We have hosted visitors from Italy and we are looking to expand our network to include Africa and the USA.

Our partnership with the Arts Council of Wales brings live entertainment to our schools and halls, through the 'Night Out' scheme. Your Town Council was the first Community in Wales to join the scheme