April News

April News

April News

  • Town Council Mayor
  • 4/11/2018 10:16:20 AM


It is with great sadness that Tredegar Town Council has to report vandalism to the War Memorial Gates at Bedwellty Park.

The gates are the World War II memorial and are the main entrance to Bedwellty Park in Morgan Street. They were placed there in 1951 to commemorate the brave men and women of Tredegar who gave their lives for our freedom.

The memorial comprises of a pair of matching gates with downward facing swords, one the sword of Peace, the other the sword of Justice. Each sword is topped with a laurel wreath, the symbol of victory and honour. The top has been broken off the sword of peace.

Leader of Tredegar Town Council, Cllr Tommy Smith said, ‘It has recently been brought to our attention that the memorial gates were vandalised over the weekend, we believe that this may have occurred on Friday night. It is not just this act of vandalism that saddens us so much but the complete disrespect the vandals have for those who gave their lives in World War II.’

Cllr Jacquee Thomas Turner, Mayor of Tredegar added, ‘This weekend we welcome visitors from Orvault, our twin town in France. The act of twinning was created after the second World War in 1947 and was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures as an act of peace and reconciliation. How sad it is when we are extending our friendships to others, that this mindless act of vandalism crushes all of our principles and values.’

The hilt of the sword is still missing. If you were responsible but now see the error of your ways, could you please return the sword hilt or tell us where you have put it. Our office number is 01495 722532 - if we are not here, please leave a message on our answer phone.

Alternatively, if anyone knows of its whereabouts, please hand it back to the Council who are based in Bedwellty House. If anyone has any information about the incident please get in touch with Gwent Police.



Tender Opportunity for Building Contractors

Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative Scheme (THI)

Property; First Floor 7 The Circle, Tredegar

As part of the Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), a tendering opportunity has become available for the internal and external refurbishment of the first floor of no. 7 The Circle, Tredegar through their appointed representative Mr. Terry Morgan.

Information is available via the Sell2Wales website with a tender return deadline of 12 o-clock mid-day Friday 27th April 2018. (Sell2Wales Ref MAR246590) https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/

Interested contractors are required to register interest using the contact details of the appointed representative Mr. Terry Morgan which can be found on the Sell2Wales website under reference MAR246590. Tendering contractors will be required to have experience in undertaking refurbishment projects on heritage buildings and/or buildings located in conservation areas.

The THI Scheme is contributing positively to the regeneration of Tredegar by ensuring high quality, traditional repair and reinstatement to eligible properties in The Circle area of the town centre. The THI renovation scheme is proposed to act as a catalyst for increased private sector investment and aims to transform the town’s attractiveness to businesses, residents and visitors, whilst enhancing long term sustainability.

For information on the Tredegar THI Scheme please contact Ceri Howell on 01495 353313 or email tredegarprojects@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

The THI Scheme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Welsh Government-Vibrant & Viable Places Programme, Cadw & Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.