Wednesday 4th July 2018 - Town Council Presentation evening

Wednesday 4th July 2018 - Town Council Presentation evening

Wednesday 4th July 2018 - Town Council Presentation evening

  • Town Council Mayor
  • 7/9/2018 11:38:18 AM

Along with Councillor Tommy Smith, Leader of Tredegar Council, I had the great pleasure of giving grants to organisations and special community awards to individuals at our presentation night who have made Tredegar the great town it is please see the following.


Ladies Circle Moose International

Parchment Class

Quilting Club

Oak FC

Welsh Pony Rescue & Rehoming Charitable Trust.


Civic Nominations:

Lindsay Bryan (Blaenau Gwent Otters) - The first award is for someone with great enthusiasm and dedication to achieve goals – After passing her club in structure certificate she’s taught no end of people with disabilities in the community to swim –That still wasn’t enough for Lyndsey and she went on to become a life guard at Tredegar Leisure Centre.  She has also been Welsh and UK national championship winner numerous times. The list goes on………….

Christine Taylor –  a compulsive, tenacious, avid litter picker; she not only litter picks her area but joins in anywhere and everywhere – Sirhowy woodland, Trefil.  Christine has also set up a FB page ‘Litter Warriors for Wales’.  She never gives up and has pestered everyone to get the Sirhowy River cleaned up – NRW, KWT, BGCBC – TTC - she is nothing short of a litter hero.

Paul Jenkins – has been Hon. Secretary of the Bedwellty Park Bowling Club for the last twenty-three years, as well as the post as President of the Rhymney Sirhowy Valley Bowling Association.  He is also qualified as a bowling coach, which young people and new members will benefit from.  Paul has also been at the forefront of their negotiation team, who recently successfully acquired the take over of their bowling green from the Local Authority.

Alistair Waldron (and Paul Mosely?) – during the inclement weather, a resident of Ashville, Tredegar, was suffering a suspected heart attack – Alistair, and Paul of 11 Ashville, dug out the hill leading to the street to transport the resident to Prince Charles Hospital to seek medical attention.

Gymfinity Sports –a gymnastics and cheerleading academy, which was set up in Tredegar in September 2016.  The impact that the Club has had on the community is outstanding.  The Club has already won numerous championships, including the USA Cheerleading Championships in Las Vegas and now have a team; chosen to represent the UK in next year’s World Championships.  The Club are outstanding ambassadors, not only for Tredegar but also for Blaenau Gwent, not only with their sporting achievements but also with behaviour.

Renee Seaward – won Miss Team Inspiration UK on 14 April 2018 at the Congress Theatre, Cwmbran.  After previously winning Miss Teen Inspiration Wales.

Elaine Llewellyn – has been a stalwart member of Sirhowy Tenants & Residents Association for many years.  Her devotion to the residents of Sirhowy makes her a worthwhile candidate for a Civic nomination.

Andrew Spooner – during the heavy snow at the beginning of the year, Andrew spent his time taking the nurses and hospital staff back and forth to Neville Hall Hospital to make sure they could get to work.  The Town Council are recognising the work Andrew has done on behalf of the people of Tredegar, because they contacted the Council and put Andrew forward for this award.

Ian Morris (Lee Brooker, apols) – has played many times for the Welsh veterans football team.  This year Ian (and Lee Brooker) received first caps when they played against Northern Ireland.  Both players have been lifelong Tredegar Town FC players; Ian is the midfield enforcer.

Ann Thomas – worked as a dinner lady at Sirhowy Infants School for many years and, when that closed, transferred to Glanhowy.  Ann is known to all the children as Aunty Ann – as working as a dinner lady for over 45 years, she is retiring in July.

Howard Williamson – retiring from Glanhowy Primary School, as Deputy Headteacher, after working there for over thirty years.