Town News

2014 Archive News

2014 Archive Town News

NOVEMBER 2014 News

Tredegar's October Half Term Fun

Youngsters in Tredegar enjoyed free half term activities arranged by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.  The activities included sports, book reading and arts and crafts all put on at Tredegar Leisure Centre by the Trust's Game On Wales team with help from Tredegar Town Council, Communities First, GAVO, Hedfan, Tai Calon Community Housing and Gwent Police.
For the full story on these successful activities click on Game On.

Tredegar Central and West Community Council nominations

This is the "Statement as to persons Nominated" for the forthcoming Tredegar Central and West Community Councillor election which is being held on 4th December 2014.

OCTOBER 2014 News

Notice of Election

An Election is to be held of a Community Councillor for Tredegar Central & West Community Ward. All nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer at the Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale on any working day by no later than 4pm on Friday 7th November 2014.
For further information please click on NOTICE OF ELECTION.

The Circuit of Wales

As part of the recent community consultation being held this month, Mr Paul Shackson came along to our Council meeting to give Members a brief update on the progress of the Track. Further information is always available on their website at and details of other forthcoming community consultations and possible job opportunities will be displayed there as soon as the information is available.


Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Grants and Funding Sessions are being held between 10am and 2pm on Monday 29th September 2014 at Aneurin Bevan House, Castle Street, Tredegar then Monday 13th October 2014 at The Met, Mitre Street, Abertillery. If you are interested in attending either session call tel: 01443 404455.

JUNE 2014 News

Tredegar Crime Prevention Panel News


Recently there have been a number of shed and garage breaks in our community.  Residents are reminded to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity or incidents to the police by calling 01633 838111 or 101. Here are some handy hints and tips to deter thieves;

•Always lock windows and doors.

•Consider fitting an outside light.

•Fit an alarm to deter thieves.

•Fit a good lock, bolted through the door and reinforced at the back with a steel plate. The hasp and hinges should have concealed or tamper proof screws.

•Use a 'closed shackle' padlock, made of hardened steel and at least 2.5 inches in width, with no less than five pins. (BS EN 12320:2001)

•Windows in sheds/garages should be covered with curtains, a sheet or boarding to avoid thieves seeing your valuables.

•If going away on holiday, consider moving items of high value inside your house.

For more tips on keeping your shed and garden secure, please visit the website:


As the Summer nears many of us will soon be thinking about having a Summer holiday. While you're away it is good to have peace of mind about your home safety. To provide this, Tredegar Crime Prevention Panel have come up with the great idea of a Home Safe kit.

For just a £5 donation, they will install a temporary alarm for the duration of your holiday. Should any intruder enter your home, the auto dialer will call three numbers of your choice. The kit is professionally installed by local Police officers or the Crime Prevention Unit. The system is available at any time, it is great for things like holidays but may also be useful for hospital stays or other occasions when your are away from home for a time. For more information or to book the Home Safe Kit for your home, call Milton on 01495 718139.

MAY 2014 News

Summer Concerts in Tredegar Bandstand

Band Concert season is here again and once more Tredegar Town Council will be holding these musical extravaganza in the Bandstand at Bedwellty House and Park, Tredegar but if rains tries to stop play the music will be performed in the Carriage House, Bedwellty House so there is no damping of our musical spirits!
Concerts will be held between 3pm and 5pm on these dates:-
Sunday 1st June 2014 - Rogerstone Band
Sunday 8th June 2014 - Lewis Merthyr Band
Sunday 15th June 2014 - Thomas Coaches Mid-Rhondda
Sunday 22nd June 2014 - Newport Borough Brass Band
Sunday 29th June 2014 will be Tredegar's Armed Forces Day, Bedwellty Park - music and various activities
Sunday 6th July 2014 - Ebbw Valley Brass Band
Sunday 13th July 2014 - Gwent and Powys Army Cadet Force Band.
So come along and spend a lovely Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful music in the glorious setting of Bedwellty Park.
Events are FREE and refreshments can be purchased from the Orchid House cafe located in Bedwellty House.


Blaenau Gwent Funding opportunites are available to local groups/aasociations. Further informattion is available in the Newsletter.

Change Step

Change Step is a peer mentoring and advice service for military veterans and others with post-traumatic stress disorder. Further information on the service and on those that can access it can be found at or Change Step Leaflet.

APRIL 2014 News

St John's Ambulance Tredegar Branch - Open for new recruitments
Tredegar St John's has been a long standing institution in Tredegar and it is a valuable asset to our local community. They have for many, many years supported local events and trained their students to a high calibre which they continue to do today. The Tredegar Branch is located on The Promenade, Tredegar and is open to anyone - adults/childrens - who wishes to learn these essential life skills. If you are interested in joining please pop along for further information.

JANUARY 2014 News

The Cinnamon Trust - Volunteer Appeal
The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their pets. They seek to keep owner and pet together for as long as possible with the help of a national network of volunteers who assist when day to day care poses a problem. Their aim is to relieve the owners of any worry concerning the welfare of their pets both during and after their own lifetime making them unique amongst charities. They are currently urgently looking for dog walking volunteers to help residents of Abertysswg. All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams take it in turns to visit housebound owners, take dogs for daily walks, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital. Please contact Sally Tel: 01736 758707 or email: for further information and to volunteer.

Caerphilly County Citizens Advice Bureau - Children with Disabilities Project in Blaenau Gwent
Caerphilly County CAB are funded to provide advice to families who have a child under 18 with additional needs, in order to maximise their household income. If you feel you or someone you know may benefit from the information and assistance provided by the project please contact us on Tel: 01443 835363 extension 207.