January News

January News

January News

  • Town Council Mayor
  • 1/2/2018 12:53:50 PM

Tredegar Quiz Wizards

It will soon be time to dust off those trivia cobwebs and get your teams together as the first week of Tredegar Quiz Wizards soon approaches. If your team can answer trivia questions on popular and topical subjects you could earn the title of “Tredegar Quiz Wizards 2017/18” with a trophy and a cash prize.

The quiz is sponsored by Tredegar Town Council and is open to teams from all areas, pubs, clubs, organisations or a group of friends. A team will consist of a maximum of six members with the two winning teams from each week progressing to the final; the winners receive a trophy and cash prize with the runners up also receiving a cash prize. No individual questions are asked, all questions are answered as a team. If you do not qualify for the final in the first week, no problem, come back on any of the remaining dates and try again.

Each team member will pay an entry fee of £1 which is donated to Tredegar Mayor’s Appeal.

There is no need to enter in advance simply turn up with your team in time for an 8.15pm start on any or all of the dates.

All proceeds from the quiz will be donated to Tredegar Mayor’s Appeal. So if Tredegar Town Council have supported you or your organisation this is an ideal way to support the Mayor’s Appeal so come along and join in the quiz night fun and at the same time support a worthy cause.

Wednesday 31st January 2018 – The Conny Club, Tredegar.

Wednesday 7th February 2018 – The Rhyd Hall, Tredegar.

Thursday 15th February 2018 – The Moose Lodge, Tredegar.

Thursday 22nd February 2018 – Venue TBC.

Wednesday 28th February 2018 – The Willows, Tredegar – FINAL.

Further information available from Malcolm Higgs, Email: malcolmjhiggs@aol.com or Tel: 07930 424335.


Happiness Pulse Survey

The Happiness Pulse survey tells a story about a place. It is designed by Bristol based charity and social enterprise Happy City, who are world-leaders in helping support better measurement and policy to support long term well-being in communities.

Their Chief Executive, Liz Zeidler, has high hopes for the Gwent-wide pilot "The Happiness Pulse is a unique tool that helps individuals explore their own long term happiness, whilst helping communities map the wellbeing strengths and needs of all their citizens. By supporting 1000s of local people to take their pulse this month, Gwent local authorities, businesses and community organisations are demonstrating their pioneering commitment to understanding and improving the lives of people across the region".

The Well- being of Future Generations Act 2015 has led public services in Wales to think long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach. Public Service Boards are implementing this with the publication of Well-being Plans in May 2018.

The Happiness Pulse survey is being run across Gwent (although people from outside Gwent can participate) from 15th January to 28th February 2018. To take part (or promote) in the Blaenau Gwent pulse us the following link:


If you are representing an organisation which is not locally focused please use the following generic link:



Blaenau Gwent Business Awards 2018

The Business Awards for Blaenau Gwent, in association with the Welsh Assembly Government, are being held on 22md March 2018 and are for recognising the achievements and clelebrating the success of local businesses.

There are seven award categories. Eligibility criteria, applications forms and further information is available from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Tel: 01495 355700, email: business@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk or visit www.blaenaugwentbusinesshub.co.uk

Closing Date for applications is 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2018.


Admiral Nurse Service - South Wales

There is a brand new service that The Royal British Legion in conjunction with Dementia Uk are introducing into South Wales.

The Admiral Nurse service is new to South Wales and there will be four practitioners covering this area. The primary function is to support carers who are caring for a loved one with dementia, with the aim to help family carers gain the necessary skills to assist with dementia care, promote positive approaches in living well with dementia and improving quality of life. The ethos is always to work collaboratively with other professional in order to promote well being and learning.

The service is free but to qualify for support, the carer or the person living with dementia needs to be a Royal British Legion beneficiary, which includes anyone who has served in the British armed forces, their family and their carers.

For further information contact Admiral Nurse Service South Wales, The Royal British Legion, 18/19 High Street, Cardiff CF101 1PT or Tel: 0333 011 4497.