Remembrance Benches

The Community Council has purchased 4 Lest We Forget remembrance benches, 1 for each ward.   The ones for the Bettws and Blaengarw wards have been installed this week and the ones for Llangeinor and Pontycymer will follow shortly.

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Welsh Lessons – Clwb Cwtsh

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Co-option for a Councillor for the Pontycymer Ward

There has been no call for an election to fill the councillor vacancy for the Pontycymer Ward, therefore the vacancy will now be filled through the co-option process. Please find a notice giving information on how to apply here The closing date for applications is 7th May and the applications will be considered at the […]

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UPPER GARW VALLEY ACTION PLAN CONSULATION – HAVE YOUR SAY

Upper Garw Valley Action Plan Consultation.  If you live, work or are a visitor to Blaengarw or Pontycymer, have your say on a what should be included in a 5 year Environmental Action Plan to make the most of the area’s natural, cultural and recreational assets.  Complete the online survey on Survey Monkey <https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/L76G265>  or […]

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Community Councillor Vacancy – Pontycymer Ward

A vacancy has been declared for a Community Councillor in the Pontycymer Ward, for further information please see the Notice of Vacancy published here

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Garw Valley Rocks Installed in Parc Calon Lan

Some time ago Sienna Edwards wrote to the Community Council to let us know about the fundraising she’d been doing during the first COVID lockdown.  She asked if the council would make a donation towards the funds she had raised and if there was a place in Parc Calon Lan that would be suitable to […]

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Additional Facilities in Bettws

Last week the Community Council arranged the installation of a new litter bin on the green in front of Rose Terrace so that dog walkers can use this bin instead of the one outside the Oddfellows for their dog waste and  next to it is a dog waste bag dispenser both installed to help keep […]

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Progress on the Exterior Refurbishment of Bettws Life Centre

The refurbishments are progressing well, with the car park resurfacing finished along with new painted parking spaces.  However there’s still some work to go with some soft landscaping at the front.

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Exterior Improvements to Bettws Life Centre

It’s great to see the transformation of the exterior of Bettws Life Centre, which is now almost complete.  The project is a funding partnership between the Garw Valley Community Council, Awen Cultural Trust and BCBC. At the start of this week works to resurface the car park began and are now complete.  Here are some […]

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Footpath Maintenance Parc Calon Lan

It’s great to see work progressing to insert drainage and repair one of the footpaths in Parc Calon Lan.

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