About Us - Council Activities
Tredegar Town Council - your town council - was founded in 1974 when the Tredegar Urban District Council was disbanded. Over those forty plus years many clubs, societies and other organisations have benefited from the grants that Tredegar Town Council has provided.
Every year 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 cafes.
We take special pride in our Town Clock which, as part of the Open Doors event, we open up to the public giving a signed certificate to all that climb the three levels 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 feature.
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 moving.
Tredegar's pride and joy must be Bedwellty Park and House. This wonderful Park and House was fully renovated by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, via external funding, to restore it back to its' former glory, a major heritage feature and making it a venue suitable for many an occasion.
In past years, we successfully refurbished the 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.
Our international relations have progressed with our long-term Twinning partnership with Orvault in France (started in 1979). We have also hosted visitors from Italy.
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 the scheme