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.
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
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
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).
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
Victoria Street Allotments
Llys y Capel Residents Association
Gwaun Delyn Close Residents
Hanging Basket/Window Basket/Container
Place of Worship
Holy Trinity St Anne's Church
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: email@example.com
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).
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.
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.
Due to a lack of entrants, unfortunately the Flower, Fruit and Veg Show has been cancelled for 2018.
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.
To celebrate Merchant Navy Day, the Red Ensign was flown in Blaina High Street.
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:
Youth Achievement Award:
Collective Achievement Award:
Trustees of Hermon Chapel and Volunteers
Blaina Knitting Group
Aberystruth History and Archaeology Society
Environmental Achievement Award:
Services to Community and Education:
Professional Services Award:
Services to Youth Award:
Services to Entertainment Award:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Co-operative Stores, Blaina