News and Events

Dates for your 2017 Diary

Friday 24th November 2017, Christmas Lights Switch On

This year's event is being held at The Circle with the Switch On by Santa and guest. Further details to be confirmed.

Sunday 12th November 2017 - Tredegar's Remembrance Service

This year the Service will be held at St George's Church, Tredegar at 10.15am. After the Service a parade will form outside the Church and march to the War Memorial for a wreath laying Service at 11am.
All members of the public are welcome to join members of the Royal British Legion, former armed forces members and families to commemorate those that have lost their lives for their country.

Saturday 11th November 2017 - Wreath Laying Service at the Cairn Memorial Trefil

As Remembrance Sunday draws near, Tredegar Town Council make their annual visit to the Bomber Crash site at Cefn Yr Ystrad, Trefil where six brave young men lost their lives. They had set out from RAF Marham at 17.20 on 8th December 1940 in their Wellington Bomber heading towards Bordeaux, France. The raid was noted as a success with several targets being hit. On their return, the Bomber T2520 experienced bad weather and thick cloud which resulted in them being separated from the rest of the squadron. The basic and primitive instrumentation lead them off course and running low on fuel they began their descent; but instead of being over the lowlands of East Anglia they were heading towards the Brecon Beacons. The flight ended on 9th December 1940 at 3.12am on the rocky outcrop of Cefn Yr Ystrad to the north of Trefil village. There were no survivors.
If you would like to visit this site and share in remembering the brave crew of young men please meet at Top House Trefil on Saturday 12th November 2016. We will depart, by mini bus, at 10.00am for the quarry followed by a short but strenuous walk to the Cairn where a short wreath laying ceremony and act of remembrance will take place.
A warm welcome is extended to everyone but you should have a reasonable level of mobility and fitness and dress appropriately for the terrain and weather conditions. For further information call Tredegar Town Council on 01495 722352.

Saturday 11th November 2017 - Armistice Service

Once again this year a short Service will be held in the Gwent Shopping Centre at 10.45am with a minute silence at 11am. The Service will be taken by Father Davies and the Royal British Legion. All are welcome to attend.

Saturday 2nd September 2017 - Climb the Clock

Once again, as part of the Cadw 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 12.30pm.  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 Tel: 01495 722352.

Sunday 13th August 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Ebbw Valley Brass

Aneurin Leisure Trust will be holding a Concert in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 6th August 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Markham Band

Aneurin Leisure Trust will be holding a Concert in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 30th July 2017 - Concerts in the Park - The Skyliner Big Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 23rd July 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Crosskeys Silver Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 16th July 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Tredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 9th July 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Monmouth Big Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - Aneurin Bevan Day - Tredegar Town Band

Details to be confirmed. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 25th June 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Mid Rhondda Brass Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 18th June 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Abergavenny Borough Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Wednesday 14th June 2017, Tredegar Library at 2.30pm

Tredegar History and Archive Group present an illustrated lecture entitled "The Newport Ship" at Tredegar Library (upstairs room)

Sunday 11th June 2017 - Tredegar Armed Forces Day with The Royal Welsh Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding Tredegar's Armed Forces Day in Bedwellty Park.There will be a variety of stalls and activites with musical entertainment. The event is FREE and will be between 12 noon and 5pm. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment. All monies raised during the day will be donated to Services Charity SAMA 82 Wales.


Sunday 4th June 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Tongwynlais Temperance Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 28th May 2017 - Concerts in the Park - Newport Borough Band

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be holding a variety of Concerts in the Park. The performances are FREE and will be between 3pm and 5pm in the Bandstand, Bedwellty Park - if the weather forecast is poor then the event will take place inside Bedwellty House. So come along, bring a picnic or have a coffee and cake in the Orchid House Café whilst enjoying the beautiful musical entertainment.

Sunday 28th May 2017, Tredegar Horseshow

The Annual show will once again be held at Tredegar Recreation Ground on Sunday 28th May commencing at 10am prompt. It is a great day oit for all the family with balloons, face painting, stalls and a bouncy castle. Admission fee is £3 per adult with Children and OAPs free.

There are various classes for entry at the Horse Show, each class entry is £6, and all applications must be received by 22nd May 2017, contact Karl Walters Tel: 01495 726055 for further information.

Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd May 2017, Blaenau Gwent Play Conference

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, in partnership with Play Wales, will be holding a FREE Blaenau Gwent Play Conference at Bedwellty House & Park.  Booking is essential, by 28.4.17, via http://www.playwales.org.uk/eng/events/378

Monday 22nd May 2017, Heritage Lottery Fund 1-2-1 Funding meetings

At the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) we know that some community and voluntary groups are nervous of filling in grant application forms. This is why we offer a one-to-one advice service where you can meet officer's and talk through your project and the process of applying for a grant.

We fund heritage projects but that doesn't just mean old buildings.  It can also include history and heritage reflected through communities, people's memories and stories and working with young people to explore ideas of identity and place. We are pleased to announce that Julie Hughes will be available at Newtown Community Centre, Ebbw Vale. If you would like to book a meeting, please contact us on 029 2034 3413 or Wales@hlf.org.uk by Monday 15th May 2017. You will need to provide us with submit a Project Enquiry Form before the meeting itself and ask that is done via our website www.hlf.org.uk/english/howtoapply by Wednesday 17th May 2017. We will then confirm your meeting slot.

Thursday 4th May 2017, Local Government Elections

Election for both Blaenau Gwent County Borough Councillors and Tredegar Town Councils.

Would you like a role in supporting your local community? Have you thought of becoming a community or town councillor? Community and town councillors are elected by the people in the local community and are responsible to them. As a councillor you will represent the views of local people and make decisions on a variety of issues concerning the community. You will also have the opportunity to contribute occupational or personal skills and expertise. This is grass roots democracy at its best!

Interested? Local Government elections take place on 4 May 2017. Want to know more? Speak directly to your community or town council and the  Electoral Commission for electoral regulations and procedures guidance www.electoralcommission.org.uk . Please refer to One Voice Wales' website for candidate guidance  www.onevoicewales.org.uk

Sunday 30th April 2017 - Kidney Wales, Walk for Life 2017

Tredegar Town Council will once again be taking part in this Charity walk and this year it will be at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar. Registration will start at 2pm in the gazebo by the Visitor Centre with the walk scheduled to start at 2.30pm.If you wish to register your interest in participating in this year's event or request a sponsor form please contact our office, Tel: 01495 722352 or email: tredegartc@btconnect.com. Registration for this event is also available online at Kidney Cymru.

Thursday 27th April 2017, The Mighty Quiz

Come along to the The Mighty Quiz, being held in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK, at The Belle Vue Inn, Tredegar. Entry is £2 per person and commences at 8pm.  Contact Tel: 07944 881333/07538 752247 for further information.

Visit to Orvault, Wednesday 12th April 2017 to Monday 17th April 2017

The bus will be leaving Tredegar at 5pm on Wednesday 12.4.17 and arriving back in Portsmouth at 6.30pm Monday 17.4.17. All visitors will be hosted by families living in the Orvault area and there will be activities arranged for during the stay. Please contact Lynne Price Tel: 01495 725507 for futher information.

Saturday 8th April 2017, Mike Doyle Concert

Tredegar Orpheus presents Mike Doyle, supported by James Sillman, at Tredegar Leisure Centre. Tickets are £15 and available from choir members or Trevor White. Further information available via Tel: 07989 220952 or email: TREDEGARMALECHOIRTICKETS@GMAIL.COM

Wednesday 5th April 2017, Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council

Meeting of Full Council/AGMAneurin Bevan Community Health Council will take place at 9.30am at the Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran on Wednesday 5th April 2017. Meeting is open to the public and copies of the agenda are available at the meeting of prior by contacting Tel: 01633 838516, email: Enquiries.AneurinBevanCHC@waleschc.org.uk

Wednesday 29th March 2017, Community Chest and Club Development Evening

Come along to a funding workshop being held at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre between 6.30pm and 8pm where your association can receive help on completing the Community Chest document plus receive advice regarding your association's development. Places are limited so booking is recommended. For further information and to book a place please contact Aneurin Leisure Sports Development Tel: 01495 355829.

Wednesday 22nd February 2017, Find Your Future Employment and Careers Event

Communities First Ebbw Fawr Cluster are holding an employment and careers event from 10am to 2pm at Ebbw Vale Sports Centre. Call in and talk to employers and training providers; find out about current vacancies and how to apply; check out what employers are looking for when they are recruiting; get information on becoming self employed; and be prepared! Bring CVs with you when you come.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017, BGCBC Recycling Roadshow

The BGCBC waste trailer will be located in Vale Terrace, Tredegar between 10am and 1pm offering information/advice on recycling.

Friday 10th March 2017, Advice Surgery

Nick Smith MP will be holidng an Advice surgery between 4pm and 5pm at Morrsions Supermarket, Ebbw Vale. Contact Tel: 01495 313167 or email: nick.smith.mp@parliament.uk for further information.

Friday 17th February 2017, NHS Engagement Event

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are holding an NHS Engagement Event at 9.30am Christchurch Centre, Malpas, Newport. Asking for Blaenau Gwent residents to come share their views and ideas with the people who plan and provide health services in Gwent.

Wednesday 15th February 2017, BGCBC Recycling Roadshow

The BGCBC waste trailer will be located by the public toilets, Gwent Shopping Centre between 10am and 1pm offering information/advice on recycling.

Friday 27th January 2017, Advice Surgery

Nick Smith MP will be holidng an Advice surgery between 4pm and 5pm at Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar. Contact Tel: 01495 313167 or email: nick.smith.mp@parliament.uk for further information.

Wednesday 4th January 2017, Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council

Meeting of Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council will take place at 5.30pm at the Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran on Wednesday 4th January 2017. Meeting is open to the public and copies of the agenda are available at the meeting of prior by contacting Tel: 01633 838516, email: Enquiries.AneurinBevanCHC@waleschc.org.uk