About the Council

The Town Council 

 The political makeup of the Town Council is:

Labour Party 0   |    Others 8    |    Vacancies 8

Powers and Duties

The powers and duties of the Town Council are governed by: Legislation, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. Regular activities of the council include.

Representation on:

Primary School Governors; Blaenau Gwent Council for the Disabled; Blaina Institute Trust Fund; Brecon Beacons National Park; Crime Prevention Panel; One Voice Wales; Unitary Authority
Liaison Committee and Nantyglo and Blaina Charter Group.

Respond to Consultation Documents:

Planning Applications; Local Regeneration Plans; Local Development Plan; Highways; Education; Health; Local Government (Wales) Measures and changes to local and national policy as proposed by the Wales Government.

Declaration of Interest: 

 /_UserFiles/Files/Declaration of Interest Register.pdf


Provision of:

Litter Bins; Public Seating; Christmas Lighting and Community Centre (Salem Chapel) in the High Street of Blaina. During 2006 the Town Council purchased Salem Chapel and jointly with Nantyglo and Blaina Charter Group successfully applied for grant aid to enable a complete refurbishment of the building.

Annual Events

The Town Council arranges an annual community award evening, where worthy members of the community are given a Mayoral Presentation, other events on the annual calendar include the Joint Primary Schools Talent Show; four individual Children’s Christmas Carol Services

Community Grants

Are made to: Pensioners Associations; Air Training Corps; Local Dance Clubs; Ebbw Fach Creative Arts; Disability Wales; Blaina Band; Blaenau Gwent Otters; Nantyglo Community Shop; Sports and Youth Organisations and many other deserving causes.

 Declaration of Vacancy - Nantyglo ward

Notice is hereby given, 8th September 2021, that in accord with the Local Government Act 1972 s.85, there currently exists three vacancies for Town Councillor to represent the Electoral Ward of Nantyglo.


 Recent Council vacancy notice in respect of a demand for a Co-option:

Nantyglo and Blaina have 8 vacancies for councillor's, 4 in Blaina Ward and 4 positions in Nantyglo Ward which may be filled through the co-option. Please click on the link for more details: 

/_UserFiles/Files/Co-option October 2021.pdf

Application Form