News and Events
Sunday 28th March 2010, Walk for Life
This sponsor walk is in aid of the Kidney Wales
Foundation and will take place at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar.
Registration starts at 2.30pm outside the Visitor Centre with soft
drinks being available after the walk. Sponsor forms are available
from Tredegar Town Council Offices at the Library,
Tredegar Tel: 01495 722352.
Click on this link, Fundraising Events, to see how much
Sunday 18th April 2010, Orvault Visit
Tredegar Town Council and Tredegar Twinning Association
will be welcoming visitors from Orvault from 16th April 2010. A
Civic Reception is being held at Venue 1 in Tredegar to commemorate
the long standing twinning history between our towns. At a later
time during their visit there will be a tree planting ceremony at
Tredegar Comprehensive - the tree will be a gift from
Saturday 19th June 2010, The 50th Anniversary of
the last passenger train through Tredegar
This event is being sponsored by Tredegar Town Council
and will be held upstairs in Tredegar Library. The event will
commence at 10.30am and will include a talk on the old tram way and
history of the last passenger train to pass through Tredegar; a
slide show; and exhibition. Tickets will be available shortly,
contact Tredegar Town Council Tel: 01495 722352 for further
Sunday 27th June 2010, Armed Forces Day
Support the Help For Heroes Appeal and celebrate the
Armed Forces with us at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar. The event
will start at 10.30am with many and varied activities going on
throughout the day. There will be a short Service of Thanks by
Father John Davies during the event. All proceeds raised by
Tredegar Town Council will be going to the Help For Heroes Appeal.
Any group/association/people interested in taking part or offering
their help or support for the day please contact Tredegar Town
Council Offices at the Library, Tredegar Tel: 01495
Click on this link, Tredegar Armed Forces Day,
for news of the day.
Saturday 25th September 2010, Town Clock Open Day 10am -
Come Climb the Clock - Once again, as part of the
Civic Trust Open Doors scheme, Tredegar Town Council will be
opening the Clock for a one day only event. The Clock will be open
between 10am and 1pm. Anyone of any age, providing you are
fit and healthy, can climb up the inside to the top of the Clock.
Suitable footwear must be worn and we reserve the right to refuse
admission. Please be aware that there are no stairs to climb but
fixed steel ladders between the three levels. For further
information please contact Tredegar Town Council Offices at
the Library, Tredegar Tel: 01495 722352.
Click on this link, Climb the Clock 2010, to see how
the day went.
Saturday 9th October 2010, Mayor's Charity Golf Day
This event is in aid of Tredegar Mayor's Appeal, Hospice
of the Valleys, and is being held at Tredegar and Rhymney Golf
Club. The competition is teams of four STABLEFORD competition, best
3 scores on each hole. Entry fee is £40 per Visitors Team and
£20 per Members Team with multiple prizes to be won. The First Tee
off will be at 10am. Please contact Tredegar & Rhymney Golf
Club Tel: 01685 840743 for further details or
For an update on how the day went click on Mayor's Golf Day.
Friday 26th November 2010, Christmas Light Switch On
A Parade, including Santa and his Sleigh will go from
Gwent Shopping Centre at 5.30pm down to the Clock for the Switch-On
at 6pm. Following the Switch-On there will be a programme of
carols, songs and entertainment around the Clock (full details to
The lights themselves will be a little different this
year. The old "string lights" along the main street (Commercial
Street and Castle Street) are going to be replaced with motifs on
lamp posts throughout the town. The old "string lights" were always
a bit hit and miss - one bulb could knock a succession of others
out - we learned last year that the wind and wild weather played
havoc with them!
The Town Clock will be a far more central feature this
year, with LED lights from the clock to buildings around The Circle
and a blanket of lights around the Clock column, everything will
continue to comply with the regulations governing the Grade II
Listed Building status that The Clock enjoys, safeguarding the
Clock against damage.
Throughout the Town Christmas trees with sparkling
lights will be put on buildings with brackets, as in the past, but
this year the trees will be artificial. This ensures the long term
visibility of the lights and will help to reduce not only cost but
any impact on the wider environment.
The LED lighting throughout the Town will help to reduce
the cost of electricity and environmental impact. We understand
that this is going to look different, and not everyone will like
the changes, but it gives us a chance to build on what we will have
and we will take the comments and suggestions of the people of
This year the changes have been made in order to provide
a fresh look for the Town and Clock, one that will also help to
reduce costs, so vital in the times we live in at the moment, and
help to reduce the impact on our environment.
Please come and join us on Friday 26th
November 2010 from 5.30pm and together we can all ring the changes
to the Christmas Lights of Tredegar.
Friday 26th November 2010.
Tredegar Orpheus Charity Concert, 7.30pm Saron Church,
Tredegar - concert in aid of Saron Church. Tickets £3.00, contact
Saron Church for further details.
Wednesday 1st December 2010 to Saturday 4th December 2010
Tredegar Thespian Players present "A Christmas Cracker",
a fun and entertaining production for the whole family. The
Little Theatre, Tredegar. Doors open 6.30pm with curtain up
7pm. Ticket prices are Stalls £6 and Balcony £7. Call Pat on 07534
975298 or 01495 711527 for tickets.
Thursday 2nd December 2010
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Carol Concert, 7pm at Sraon
Sunday 12th December 2010
Tirzae Service with Father Mark Owen, 4.30pm at Saron
Thursday 9th December 2010, Wellington Bomber Flight T2520
Memorial Service 6.30pm at St. Georges Church
70 Years on and the Nation remembers…
1940 - Britain was rocked by wave after wave of German aircraft
trying desperately to smash the spirit of the people of Britain.
But they didn't. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the
Blitz, air strikes that tore across Britain flattening many of its
towns and cities. But Britain was fighting back - paying a terible
One night in December 1940 a Wellington Bomber - Flight T2520 -
successfully carried out a raid over Europe and without the benefit
of the modern equipment we have these days - crashed in the early
hours of the morning into the mountains above Trefil. All six brave
young men on board perished.
To mark the 70th Anniversary we are holding a Memorial Service
at St. George's Church in Tredegar on Thursday 9th December 2010
and a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday 11th December 2010 at the
cairn site. We will be honoured by the presence of military
representatives both past and present.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to join us at
the Service at St. George's Church.
Click on this link, Flight T2520 Wellington
Bomber, for details of the events.
Sunday 19th and 24th December 2010
Christmas Candlelights Services at Saron Church,
Tredegar. On Sunday 19th Services will be at 11am & 4.30pm;
Sunday 24th the Service will be at 4.30pm.
Friday 31st December 2010
The Bush presents "Duo" Avalon & Drew Brown.
Admission is £18 which includes buffet. The Bush, Park Row Tredegar
6.30pm till late!