News and Events

Town Events to Dec 2010

Tredegar Town Council wishes to be able to offer the chance for local associations to advertise their local events and fundraising activities.  If you have a forth coming event please contact our office with details.

 

Saturday 11th September 2010

Neil Spooner Memorial Rugby Match - Tredegar Ironsides v Rhymney
2.30pm Kick Off, Recreation Ground, Tredegar.
Entry is £3 with all proceeds for local charities.

 

Sunday 12th September 2010

LIVE MUSIC
Beer Garden, The Bush, Tredegar 3pm to 7pm
Free Entry but donations welcome and all proceeds for local charities.

 

Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th September 2010

Tredegar Operatic Society presents "Jekyll & Hyde"
7pm at Beaufort Theatre.

 

Saturday 25th September 2010, Town Clock Open Day 10am - 1pm

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.

 

Saturday 25th September 2010

Ladies Driving Challenge at Parc Bryn Bach
Drive fire engines, 4x4s, lorries, JCBs and more.  To apply you must raise £100 sponsor money in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity.
Contact Judith Charmer 07887 907377, jcharmer@firefighterscharity.org.uk

 

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 registration.

 

Saturday 9th October 2010, Oxjam Music Festival

"Rocks the Rhyd", entry £3 with all profits going directly to Oxjam. Tickets available from the Rhyd Hall Tel: 01495 722615 or www.wegottickets.co.uk.  Bands performing are Mimesis, Broken City Skyline, Forkicks and Fusion.

 

Sunday 31st October 2010, Halloween Kids Party

Tredegar Ironsides RFC presents a Halloween Kids Party at the Bush, 2 - 5pm. Tickets are £2.00 each and entry will be by ticket only.  Further information available at www.tredegar-ironsides.btck.co.uk

 

Saturday 20th November 2010, Rhydfest 2 - The Generation Gap

This event is in aid of Tredegar Mayor's Appeal, Hospice of the Valleys, and is being held at The Rhyd, Tredegar. Bands playing are Mimesis and Fusion.  £5.00 per ticket, available from Tredegar Town Council Offices. Please contact Tel: 01495 722352 for further details or tickets.

 

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 follow). 

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 Tredegar onboard. 

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 Church.

 

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 price.

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.

Each year, we at Tredegar Town Council place a wreath on the cairn that marks the site of the crash. To mark the 70th Anniversary we are holding a Memorial Service at St. George's Church in Tredegar on Thursday 9th December - 70 years to that fateful day. The Squadron which the plane belonged to - No. 115 Squadron - still exists, and will be sending a representative to the Service and also to attend a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday 11th December at the cairn site. We will be honoured by the presence of military representatives both past and present.

With the co-operation of local groups and organisations including the local ATC and RBL divisions and with Fr. John Davis, their Chaplain, taking the Service we hope that this acts as a fitting tribute to those who died in this crash, and others around the mountains of Tredegar. In remembering the sacrifice of 70 years ago, it can only serve to highlight the courage and resilience of our present members of the Armed Forces.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to join us at the Service at St. George's Church.

 

Sunday 12th December 2010

Tirzae Service with Father Mark Owen, 4.30pm at Saron Church.

 

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.