News and Events
Saturday 10th December 2011
Come join Tredegar Christians Together and Cwm Salvation
Army Band for
Christmas Carols & Mince Pies, 10.30am to 12 noon at
Tredegar Shopping Centre.
Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th November 2011
Kidz R Us are staging a performance called "Home for
Christmas" at Venue 1, Park Place, Tredegar commencing at 7pm.
Tickets are £4 and available from the Venue Tel:01495 724532. All
guests will be served a welcome soup upon entry from their soup
kitchen to celebrate the event. Also in support of the Charity
Shelter Cymru members of Kidz R Us will be making a collection
outside Home Bargains in Brynmawr on Saturday 26th November
Friday 25th November 2011
Newport Dragons Ben Castle & Club Captain Tom Willis, with
the Dragons Mascot, joins in Tredegar's Christmas Lights Switch on
This year's Christmas Lights Switch On will take place
at The Circle with musical entertainment starting at 5.30pm and
Santa appearing for the Switch On at 6pm. Please note that
this year there will not be a parade from the Gwent Shopping Centre
to The Circle. Stalls run by local businesses and associations
will be around the Circle and a bucket collection in aid of
Tredegar's Mayor's Appeal, Alzheimer's Society, will be made during
Anyone interested in setting up at a stall at the event
must contact Tredegar Town Council, Tel: 01495 722352, prior to the
event and the sale of alcohol will not be
The event is FREE and everyone is welcome so please come
along and join in with the Christmas fun.
Christmas Lights 2011
Sunday 13th November 2011
The Remembrance Sunday Service will be held at St.
James' s Church at 10.15am with a parade to the War Memorial in
Bedwellty Park. During the Service being held in Bedwellty Park
wreaths will be laid on the War Memorial and the Burma Shrine (in
side Bedwellty House).
Friday 11th November 2011
The Armistice this year will be a very special occasion,
falling as it does on the 11th hour of the 11th month of the year
2011. There will be a short Service of Remembrance held by the
Royal British Legion Tredegar Branch in the Gwent Shopping Centre
starting at 10.45am.
Following this Service, Members of Tredegar Town Council
invites people to join them in the taking of the wreath which
is to be laid at the Cairn marking the crash site of the Wellington
Bomber Flight T2520 above Trefil. The meeting point will be at The
Top House, Trefil at 11.45am and a mini bus will be available to
take people up into the quarry for the start of the walk up to the
Cairn site. Please note that appropriate clothing and foot wear is
strongly recommended plus a fair level of fitness as the walk will
be over rugged ground.
Wednesday 26th October 2011 - The National Clown Theatre
The National Clown Theatre are back, by popular
demand, at The Little Theatre Tredegar on Wednesday 26th
October 2011. The show features traditional slapstick, star circus
acts, magic, audience participation and prizes. Discounts available
for bookings of groups of 10 or more. To book tickets please
telephone 01384 423496.
Saturday 15th October 2011 - Tredegar Mayor's Charity Golf
Tredegar & Rhymney Golf Club will be hosting the
Annual Mayor's Charity Golf Day with all proceeds in aid of the
Tredegar Mayor's Appeal. First Tee off is at 10am and multiple
prizes to be won. Entry fee is £40 per Visitors Team and £20 per
Members Team with Teams of four STABLEFORD Competition, best 3
Scores on each hole. Further details are available from Tredegar
& Rhymney Golf Club Tel: 01685 840743
Mayor's Charity Golf Day poster.
Saturday 10th October 2011
Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum Day School at Bedwellty
House, Tredegar. Starts at 10am, tickets £7.50 including a
Sunday 2nd October 2011 to Tuesday 4th October 2011
Horeb Chapel in Trefil will be holding their Annual
Harvest Services and Flower Festival from 2nd to 4th October. Items
of dried foods, tins of food, toiletries and medical supplies such
as painkillers (provided they are they are in unopened boxes or
bottles) are being accepted by Horeb Chapel and all items collected
will be sent to Romania or if you wish to sponsor a floral display
at £25 please contact Alyson Tippings as soon as possible on Tel:
01495 717783. For further information please click on
Friday 30th September 2011
"Gary Grace's Tribute to the Kings of Swing" is at
Tredegar Little Theatre from 7.30pm. Tickets £10 or £12 Balcony.
Contact Tel: 01495 711527/07534 975298 for further details.
"Gary Grace" poster.
Monday 26th September 2011
This year's Annual Question Time Evening will be held at
Siloh Uniting Church, Tredegar. The Chairman for the evening will
be Father John Davis with guest panelist. Everyone is welcome and
admission is free. Questions to be submitted in writing prior to
the evening to Father John Davis at St George's Church, Tredegar or
Sunday 18th September 2011
On Saturday 18th September 2011 the Alzheimer's Society
will be holding a Memory Walk in Cardiff. Over 350 have registered
so far and there is still plenty of time for you to take part too.
Registration is in the main the foyer of the Royal Welsh College of
Music and Drama on North Road, Cardiff between 9.30am until 11.45am
with the actual walk starting at 11.30am. Further information is
available on this
Memory Walk leaflet. Post walk
entertainment will begin at 12.30pm until 2.45pm
Sunday 11th September 2011
Every Sunday from 4pm to 4.45pm St George's Church,
Tredegar will be holding fee family fun event called "Funky
Dragonz". Modern music, lively activities, great games and free
refreshments. Phone Fr John Tel: 01495 722672 for more
Saturday 10th September 2011
Tredegar Town Clock will be open between 10am and 1pm as
part of the Civic Trust for Wales Opens Door Event. Please come
along and climb up the inside of the Clock to see what makes
it tick! A certificate will be presented to everyone who climbs.
Sensible foot wear must be worn and a good level of fitness as the
climb is over three ladders. Council reserves the right to deny
Sunday 3rd July 2011
Lewis Merthyr Band will be performing in the Bandstand
at Bedwellty Park between 3pm and 5pm. Please come along and enjoy
this free concert in the glorious park surroundings.
Sunday 26th June 2011
On Sunday 26th June the Casket containing earth from the
site of the Battle of Tredegar Hill in Burma will be returned to
Bedwellty House from St. James's Church.
All members of the public are invited to join the Royal
British Legion, Councillors, members of the Armed Forces and local
organisations to bring home the Casket.
Please join us at St. James's Church at 2.15pm for a
short service followed by a procession to Bedwellty House where the
Casket will be returned at 3pm.
At 3.15pm Tredegar Town Band will be performing in the
Bandstand at Bedwellty Park as part of the free Summer Band
Concerts. This first concert is The Alan Fox Memorial Concert and a
collection for the Alzheimer's Society will be made at this
It is with regret that Tredegar Town Council announces
the cancellation of a number of events centred on Bedwellty House
The Return of the Casket - scheduled for 4th June 2011 -
with a Service at St. James's Church followed by the return to
Bedwellty House - has had to be cancelled.
So too have the Band Concerts in the Park scheduled for
Sunday 5th and 12th June 2011.
May we extend our apologies to all those who will have
been inconvenienced by this cancellation, which was at the request
of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council this very morning, and
beyond our control.
We hope that the Concert on Sunday 26th June 2011, will
also feature the Return of the Casket. Further details to be
Apologies to Tredegar Town Band and Abergavenny Borough
Band and to Rev. Mike Sheppard of Saron Chapel who was to have
taken the Service at St. James's Church.
The Concerts in the Park are set to resume when the
restoration work is finally completed and the House and Park is
fully re-opened to the people of Tredegar.
Saturday 18th June 2011, Armed Forces Day
This year's event will once again take place at
Parc Bryn Bach between 12pm - 4.30pm. There will be stalls and
demonstrations; a Rescue Display by the Newfoundland Dogs; Tredegar
& District Canine Society Companion Dog Show (entries can
be made on the day); a live radio broadcast by Matt Lane, Mountain
FM; Performances by Tredegar Thespians; inside the Visitor Centre
will be showings of the Wellington Bomber Flight T2520 film;
and WEATHER permitting there will be a Griffin Helicopter on
display. A Flag Raising Ceremony will take place at 12pm by
the Visitor Centre with a Parade (forming at the bottom of the
Golf Range car park) at 1.30pm. This will be followed with a
Service, led by Father John Davis, at 2pm outside the Visitor
Centre. (Times and activities are subject to
change and weather)
Sunday 5th June 2011 Band Concerts in Bedwellty Park
June 2011 sees the return of the Band Concerts,
sponsored by Tredegar Town Council, in Bedwellty Park. The
first concert is being palyed by Tredegar Town Band and starts at
3pm till approximately 5pm. On Sunday 12th June 2011 it will be the
turn of Abergavenny Borough Band; Sunday 26th June - band to be
confirmed; and the final in the series of the Band Concerts will be
by Lewis Merthyr Band on Sunday 3rd July 2011. These concerts are
open air and take place in the Bandstand (weather permitting) in
Bedwellty Park. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in
this FREE music event and afterwards why not go for a stroll
around the newly renovated Park and House.
Saturday 4th June 2011, Return of the Battle of Tredegar
The Casket containing earth from the site of the Battle
of Tredegar Hill in Burma will be returned to Bedwellty House from
St. James' Church. All members of the public are invited to join
the Royal British Legion, Councillors, members of the Armed Forces
and local organisations to bring home the Casket. Please join
us at the Church at 1.30pm and be part of the procession to
Bedwellty House where the Casket will be returned at 2.15pm. The
Casket will once again be on display in the glass cabinet located
in the hallway of Bedwellty House. For further details please
contact Christine Keane (Town Clerk) Tel: 01495 722352 or
Saturday 21st May 2011, British Gas Open Day
British Gas are holding a number of Open Day Events to
promote apprenticeships, traineeships and qualified roles. Two
dates have been set for Tredegar, 21st May (Female Event) & 6th
August (Open Event). Places are limited therefore it is necesaary
to complete the Notification of Interest form to book your place.
Further details are avialble on these links:-
British Gas Open Day Events
Notification of Interest Form
Saturday 14th May 2011, Family History Open Day
An introduction on how to tarce your Family Tree is
being held at Tredegar Library between 10am - 3pm. For further
details Tel: 01495 357869 or click on
"Keep it in the Family" to view the event poster.
Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th May 2011, "Spanish Lies"
The laugh-out-loud comedy written and directed by Frank
Vickery is being performed at Tredegar Little Theatre from 7.30pm.
Tickets are £7.00 stall & £8.00 circle, contact Patricia
Meyrick 07534 975298 for tickets or further
Sunday 24th April 2011, Family Fun Day
Come and join in the Family Fun Day at The
Bush on Easter Sunday. Stalls, bouncy castle, face painting,
BBQ and disco. Starting at 2pm, free entry and all are
Saturday 23rd April 2011, Charity Night
Ironsides RFC are holding a Charity Night in aid of the
Tredegar Mayor's Appeal, starting at 7pm. Tickets are £5 per
Wednesday 20th April 2011, Easter Family Fun day
Free Easter fun for all the family from 10am - 4pm at
the Gwent Shopping Centre, Tredegar. Face painting, egg hunt, play
with clay & much more. For further details contact Bethan
Cartwright Tel: 01495 355539 or Click on
"Easter Family Fun Day 2011" to view the event
Wednesday 13th April to Saturday 16th April 2011
Tredegar Thespian Players present "Trivial Pursuits" by
Frank Vickery at the Little Theatre, Tredegar. Doors open at 6.30pm
with curtain up at 7pm. Tickets are Stalls £6 and Balcony £7.
Ticketline No. 07534 975298 or 01495 711527.
Saturday 9th April 2011, Mayor's Charity Show
The Mimics will present their show in aid of the Mayor's
Appeal at the Woodlands Sports & Social Club, Ashvale,
Tredegar. Doors will open at 7pm with the show commencing at 8pm.
Tickets are £5 each and available from Tredegar Town
Council Offices at the Library, Tel: 01495 722352 and Tredegar Town
Sunday 3rd April 2011, Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir
Tredegar Oprheus Male Voice Choir presents a
"Musical Extravaganza" with West End Star John
Owen Jones and guest Accompanist Caradog Williams. Ebbw Vale
Leisure Centre, Doors Open at 6.45pm and Commencing at
7.30pm. Tickets £10.00 each and will be available from 17th
January 2011. Ticket agents: Alan james 01495 722342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 27th March 2011, Kidney Wales Foundation's Walk For Life
Tredegar Town Council are showing their support
for this annual fundraising walk which takes place at
Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar at 2pm on Sunday 27th March 2011. Contact
Christine on Tel: 01495 722352 for further details and a sponsor
form. All proceeds raised for the Walk For Life goes directly to
Kidney Wales Foundation which supports families affected by kidney
disease, so please show your support and come and walk - no
matter the weather!
Heritage Summit, Wednesday 9th March 2011 at 7pm, Tredegar
Tredegar is a town with a
proud history and unique heritage. It is the home of Nye Bevan and
the birthplace of the National Health Service. It boasts the beauty
and majesty of Bedwellty Park and its built heritage includes the
iconic Tredegar Town Clock, but all is not well in the town. The
town centre shop keepers are doing a good job of keeping the local
economy ticking but the real concern are the key buildings that are
the basis for the character and heritage of this former iron making
Over the last few years,
Tredegar Town Council has been fighting for the future of the
town's built heritage. The town centre was the first planned town
in the UK but now several of it's key buildings are at risk. The
town clock, owned by the Town Council at the centre of the town is
in excellent condition but the same cannot be said of others around
the circle and surrounding streets.
The façade of the former
town hall, now the NCB Club, is crumbling and its current owners
have gone into liquidation. The two other pubs in the circle have
been closed for some time and need repair prior to reopening and
now the building that housed Tredegar Medical Aid Society, the fore
runner of the National Health Service, is no longer in use. The
General Hospital has closed and is boarded up with no long term
future. These are just a few of the buildings at risk in our
"Far from sitting back and
waiting for our town to crumble we have set up this Heritage
Summit, with the full support of stakeholders and the towns'
people, to save our history and our heritage. We aim to bring
together the experts, the people who hold our future, to the town
to hear our story and our concerns, and to find a way forward where
we can work together to protect our heritage for future
generations," said Cllr Malcolm Cross, Leader of Tredegar Town
"There are however good news
stories, The former chapel at Park Place has been transformed into
a performing arts centre by the community group Kids R Us and the
local authority is undertaking the multi million pound
refurbishment of Bedwellty House and Park," Cllr Cross added. "We
now need to work together to find solutions for all our buildings
at risk. We need experts to survey and record them in case they get
lost. We need to protect those that are of value and we need to
secure funding to conserve those in use. The only way to do this is
to get the full support of everyone, to have a clear vision of the
way forward and to share the aspiration of our town's folk, who are
not prepared to watch our town crumble. We are a proud town with a
proud heritage and a proud people. We've done it before and will
continue to fight for our town."
The Summit will be held on
Wednesday 9th March 2011 in Tredegar Rugby Club at 7pm please come
along to show your support, air your views, come up with solutions
and listen to what the experts have to say. For more information
call Tredegar Town Council on 01495 722352 or email.