Budget Consultation: Shaping Bridgend’s Future 2024/2025

As in previous years, BCBC needs to identify significant cuts, currently almost £20m.  They need to achieve this by reducing their spending and/or increasing their income, to ensure they’re able to set a balanced budget in February 2024. This means that difficult decisions will have to be made for next year’s budget and it is […]

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Free Christmas Concert for Garw Valley Residents – Friday 1st December 2023

The Garw Valley Community Council has organised a free Christmas concert for the residents of the four wards of Bettws, Blaengarw, Llangeinor and Pontycymer.   It will be held at the Richard Price Centre on Friday 1st December at 7.00 pm. The concert will feature Bois Goetre-Hen Choir and the Ogmore Valley Silver Band plus there’s […]

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Notice of Electors Rights Audit for the year ended 31st March 2023

GVCC Notice of Electors Rights Audit 2022.23

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Invitation to Submit Someone for a Community Award

Once again this year the Community Council are inviting residents to submit someone for the Community Awards.   Please see the notice here Please see the nomination form here

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New Defibrillator Parc Calon Lan Visitor Centre

The recently bereaved Griffiths/Keeble family of Blaengarw have presented the Garw Valley Community Council with a donation of £850 following their bereavement.  The Community Council has put the donation towards the installation of a defibrillator and cabinet which has been installed on the front of the Visitor Centre at Parc Calon Lan, Blaengarw for use […]

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Co-option Opportunity Bettws Ward – closes 3rd March 2023

There is now an opportunity for co-option onto the Community Council representing the Bettws Ward.  The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd March 2023, please see the notice here

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Notice of Vacancy Bettws Ward

A casual vacancy has arisen for a community councillor in: Garw Valley Community Council – Bettws Ward, please see the details here .     Deadline for a request for an election is 4.00 pm 3rd February 2023

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Planned Firework Display Pontycymer

The Garw Valley Community Council has been made aware that there is a firework display planned for Pontycymer this week.   Whilst the Community Council supports community led events they do need to be planned correctly.  The Community Council has not been approached for permission to use their land and as such cannot and will not […]

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Blaengarw and Pontycymer Lakes

The Garw Valley Community Council has noticed many comments about the condition of our lakes on social media and we’d like to clarify the situation.    Some time ago, the Community Council put aside the amount of money specified in the lease for their contribution towards desilting the lakes.   That money is still in the […]

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Notice of Vacancy Bettws Ward

A casual vacancy has arisen for a community councillor in: Garw Valley CommunityCouncil – Bettws Ward, please see the details here   The closing date is 12th November.  

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