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Achievement & Recognition in the Community Awards 2020: 

The Town Council are once again inviting the community to nominate a person/group or organisation who they feel has made a difference in our community. 

Please click here for the poster.

Please click here for nomination forms.

Please click here for the list of categories. 


Christmas Fun Evenings with Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council 

Monday 2nd December - 4.00pm - 7.30pm See poster here

Tuesday 3rd December  - 4.00pm - 7.30pm See poster here 

Food Co-Op - Every Friday at Llys Nant y Mynydd 

Please click the heading above for details.

Local Police Surgeries for Nantyglo & Blaina - October to December 2019 

Please click the heading above for details of local Police surgeries to be held in Nantyglo and Blaina throughout October, November and December 2019. 

One Day Exhibition - Old Nantyglo, Blaina & Brynmawr in Photos - Saturday 9th November 2019

Local photographer, Steve Jones from Nantyglo will be holding an exhibition of his photos of Nantyglo, Blaina and Brynmawr through the years. This will take place at Blaina Community Centre on Saturday 9th November from 12 noon until 5pm. 

'A Life in the Family Business' - Wednesday 25th September 2019

 The Stute Speakers present John Webb 'A Life in the Family Business' - a hugely entertaining insight into behind the doors of Webbs, a family run business since 1936.  This will take place at Blaina Institute on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 7-8pm and be £3 including refreshments.

Merchant Navy Day - Tuesday 3rd September

Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council will be holding an event to remember all those who have served in the Merchant Navy.  This will take place at Blaina Institute, High Street, Blaina, NP13 3BN at 10am on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

Abertillery Party in the Park

Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council are holding a Party in the Park event on Saturday 17th August, as part of that event, AYMDS (Abertillery Youth Music and Drama Society) are running a talent competition.   

Summer Play in the Park

The summer Play in the Park session for the Nantyglo and Blaina area will take place on Tuesdays: 30th July, 6th August, 13th August, 20th August at Central Park, Surgery Road, NP13 3AY.  See the poster here for more details.  

 Sugar Craft Club, Blaina

 The Sugarcraft Club at Blaina Institute are inviting you to join them on Thursday 13th June 2019 between 11am and 1pm to enjoy a cuppa and homemade cakes.  Any donations go to the Alzheimer's Society.

 Annual Meeting 2019

Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council's Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday 21st May 2019.  Councillor Ken Jones, JP was inaugurated as Town Mayor for civic year 2019-20, his consort being his wife, Mrs Joyce Jones.  Deputy Mayor for civic year 2019-20 is Councillor Des Hillman.  Councillor Jones, JP announced that his Mayoral Appeal for 2019-20 will be in aid of the Citizens Advice Bureau.  We would like to congratulate both Councillor K Jones, JP and Councillor D Hillman and wish them well for their terms of office. 

Nantyglo and Blaina In Bloom competition now open

If you would like to take part in this year's In Bloom competition, click here for details and an application form. 


Citizens Advice Bureau Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Opening Hours

Citizen's Advice Bureau can be found in Blaenau Gwent at:

107-110 Worcester Street, Brynmawr, NP23 4JP 

01495 781177 

Call in Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm

Advice by appointment is Monday and Tuesdays.  

For advice online 24/7: www.citizensadvice.org.uk 


Achievement and Recognition in the Community Awards (ARC)

The ARC awards ceremony took place on Thursday 4th April 2019, where members of the Nantyglo & Blaina community were recognised and awarded for their services to the community. The awards given were:

Freedom of the Town: Reverend Roy Watson 

Good Neighbour: Michael Knapp

Professional Services: Nicola Horner

Services to Youth: Janet Pratten and Tanya Watson

Community Award: Nantyglo Foodbank; Lilian Harris

Collective Achievement: Nantyglo Community Shop; Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan League of Friends

Environment Award: Kevin "Billy" Griffiths

Carers Award: Mandy Reed

Sports Award: Jack Shore 


Blaina Riots Exhibition

Come and see the story of the Blaina Riots 1935.  The exhibition is open to the public between 18th and 28th March 2019 (Monday - Thursday 10am-2pm; Friday 10am-12 noon).

Town Mayor's Concert 2019

The Town Mayor is holding a concert on 5th March 2019 at St Peter's Church, Blaina.  This concert is in aid of the Mayoral Appeal, Phoenix Domestic Abuse Service. Tickets cost £3 available from the Town Council Offices, Blaina Post Office and St Peter's Church.

Achievement and Recognition in the Community (ARC) Awards 2019

Do you know someone in Nantyglo or Blaina who deserves recognition?  If you'd like to consider someone for a nomination, click here for further details.  Nominations close Friday 1st March 2019. 

Deed of Gift - Blaina Band

The Town Council has recently gifted the instruments back to Blaina Band.  The instruments have been with the Town Council for safe-keeping, ensuring the security of the future of the band.  Councillor D Hillman presented Mr Colin Jones, Bandleader with the official Deed of Gift  at the annual Blaina Band Christmas Concert which was held at Blaina Heritage Centre on 17th December 2018.

Christmas Selection Packs 

The Town Council donated two boxes of selection packs to Nantyglo Food Bank in December 2018. 

Christmas Fun Nights 2018

Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council are holding two Christmas Fun Nights:

Nantyglo: 5th December 2018

                   4.00-7.30pm (Santa will be visiting Nantyglo at 5.30pm) 

                   Nantyglo RFC, Porters Road, Nantyglo, NP23 4NH 


Blaina:       11th December 2018 

                    4.00-7.30pm (Santa will be visiting Blaina at 5.30pm)

                    Blaina Community Centre, High Street, Blaina, NP13 3AN

Red Ensign Day 2018

Seafarers UK acknowledge Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council's contribution to this year's Red Ensign Day. 

Change of e-mail address

Please note that Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council has changed their e-mail address.  If you wish to get in contact via email, please use the new address: clerk@nantygloandblainatc.co.uk  

WW1 and WW2 in pictures

Come and see the story of WW1 and WW2 in pictures at the Council Chambers between 5th November - 16th November 2018.  The free exhibit will be open to the public Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm and Friday 10am-12noon.   

Nantyglo and Blaina In Bloom

On Tuesday 23rd October 2018, Nantyglo and Blaina held an awards presentation for those who took part in Nantyglo and Blaina In Bloom.   This was the first year for the Town Council to hold such an event which was subsequently very successful.  The results were: 

Group Alloment

Victoria Street Allotments

Community Group

Llys y Capel Residents Association 

Open Spaces

Michael Knapp 


Gwaun Delyn Close Residents

Hanging Basket/Window Basket/Container

Janet Healey

Individual House

Janet Healey 

Individual Allotment

Des Hillman

Place of Worship

Holy Trinity St Anne's Church

Highly Commended

Daniel Pitts

Keith Jenkins

Mayor's Shield

Janet Healey 

Public Consultation Survey

Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council would be very grateful if you would fill in a survey and return it back to us.  Surveys can be found here and they can be returned via email:                                     n-btowncouncil@hotmail.co.uk  

Food bags and dog waste bags

Nantyglo and Blaina Town Council are now a supplier of food waste bags and dog fouling bags.  Please collect your bags during office hours (Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm; Friday 9am-1pm). 

Review of Electoral Arrangements for the County Borough of Blaenau Gwent 

This is a County Borough Review by The Boundary Commission, and this is the second consultation stage.  The Commission's recommendation of Option A is reducing the number of County Borough Councillors from 42 to 33 and the electoral wards from 16 to 14. 

Men's Den

Initially established by Communities First several years ago, the group meet at William Powell Memorial Hall in Bourneville every Wednesday from 10am until 12 noon..  Please see the poster for details. 

Flower, Fruit and Veg Show 2018

Due to a lack of entrants, unfortunately the Flower, Fruit and Veg Show has been cancelled for 2018. 

VC Commemorative Stone

Join us for the unveling of a VC Commemorative Stone for CSM John Henry Williams, VC DCM MM on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 13.00 on Chapel Road, Nantyglo (Outside Nantyglo Senior Citizen Hall) 


The nearest defibrillator is located at the Community Centre, Blaina. Click here for further  details.

Merchant Navy Day 2018

To celebrate Merchant Navy Day, the Red Ensign was flown in Blaina High Street. 

Member Vacancies 

 There are several vacancies.  Please click here for further details.

Achievement and Recognition in the Community Awards (ARC)  

The ARC awards ceremony took place on Thursday 12th April 2018, where members of the Nantyglo & Blaina community were recognised and awarded for their services to the community. The awards given were:                                                           

Community Award:

Hazel Stokes

Russell Gunter 

Carol Jeffreys

Margaret Hale

Youth Achievement Award: 

Kyle Perkins

Collective Achievement Award: 

Trustees of Hermon Chapel and Volunteers 

Blaina Knitting Group 

Aberystruth History and Archaeology Society

Environmental Achievement Award: 

Denzil Wright 

Services to Community and Education:

Malcom Dally 

Professional Services Award:

Leigh Davies

Sports Award:

Nantyglo FC 

Services to Youth Award:

Donna Wallbank

Michelle Hurter

Services to Entertainment Award:

Des Ward

Beryl Ward 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Co-operative Stores, Blaina