Some information about us
Tredegar Town Council - your town council - was founded in 1974
when the Tredegar Urban District Council was disbanded. Over those
thirty plus years many clubs, societies and other organisations
have benefited from the grants that Tredegar Town Council has
Every year, in partnership with Blaenau Gwent Borough Council
and Tredegar Development Trust, we host a special Christmas event
to switch on Tredegar's Christmas Lights.
Our display is the envy of all around, and many visitors come in
to Tredegar to see the lights and patronise our shops and
We take special pride in our Town Clock and in addition to the
opening of it to the public on European Heritage Day, you get a
signed certificate if you climb to the top inside the clock.
We ensure that the surrounds of the Clock are planted every
season with colourful flowers to make it an even more attractive
Did you know that there are three War Memorials in
Tredegar? We are responsible for the three War memorials.
These are the Remembrance Gates to Bedwellty Park, the Cenotaph
surrounded by the names of Tredegar's heroes who fell in the two
World Wars and the unique Burma Memorial with a casket containing
earth from Tredegar Hill in the Arrakan in Burma. The story of the
storming of Tredegar Hill by the 6th Battalion of the South Wales
Borderers with the involvement of many Tredegar men is particularly
Tredegar's pride and joy must be Bedwellty Park and House.
Working in conjunction with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council we
are helping to develop the Park and House for a new and enhanced
future, providing that external funding can be tapped. Both
councils are determined to regenerate the House and Park as a major
heritage feature, and consultants and both councils are planning
for funding for its long-term future.
A special FORUM of councillors, specialist officers and
representatives of "Friends of Bedwellty Park and House" meet
regularly to evaluate progress.
We successfully refurbished our Bandstand and returned it to its
former elegant Edwardian splendour. The bands and other
entertainers who provide music in the Park on Sunday in June, July
and August have all commented very favourably about the restored
venue. Why don't you come along and enjoy the free entertainment
and take Sunday Tea in Bedwellty House?
The Park is not just about music and entertainment; the trees
are a splendid collection created over two centuries and more, to
form a unique woodland here in the heart of our Tredegar. Every
year Tredegar Town Council plants a new tree in the Autumn Glade -
where the leaves change colours and give a riot of colour before
Winter is upon us.
Our international relations have progressed with our long-term
Twinning partnership with Orvault in France (started in 1979). We
have hosted visitors from Italy and we are looking to expand our
network to include Africa and the USA.
Our partnership with the Arts Council of Wales brings live
entertainment to our schools and halls, through the 'Night Out'
scheme. Your Town Council was the first Community in Wales to join