News and Events
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
2.30pm Kick Off, Recreation Ground, Tredegar.
Entry is £3 with all proceeds for local charities.
Sunday 12th September 2010
Beer Garden, The Bush, Tredegar 3pm to 7pm
Free Entry but donations welcome and all proceeds for local
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 -
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
Contact Judith Charmer 07887 907377, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.