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Community Recognition Awards 2018

You are invited to nominate individuals for the Aber Valley Community Council Community Recognition Awards 2018.

The categories are:

• Abertridwr: Young Person
• Senghenydd: Young Person
• Abertridwr: Adult
• Senghenydd: Adult

In the Aber Valley there are those that help their neighbours, support local groups and regularly go out of their way for others in the community.

The Community Recognition Awards give us a chance to celebrate community spirit, recognise achievement and acknowledge commitment and contribution to the Aber valley - so if you know a person that fits the bill we would encourage you to submit a nomination.

Please download the Community Award Nomination Form (PDF) which should be returned by no later than Monday 9th July 2018 to:

Sharon Hughes, Aber Valley Community Council, Abertridwr Library, Aberfawr Road, Abertridwr, CF83 4EJ

We will then notify the winners and invite them to the Community Council Presentation Evening to be held in September 2018, where they will be presented with their award.  The names of the winners will then be engraved onto the plaques, which are displayed in Abertridwr Community Centre and Senghenydd Community Centre.

If you require any further information please contact:

Sharon Hughes
Aber Valley Community Council
Mobile: 07971465159

Waste disposal reminder

The council is reminding residents it is their responsibility to ensure their wsate is disposed of correctly.

Recently, a number of individuals have faced prsoecution, after paying unlicensed disposal companies to dispose of waste - which subsequently hadn't been disposed of corrrectly, with it often being fly-tipped. Offenders of fly-tipping can face fines of uo to £50,000 and/or imprisonment.

Residents are also being warned against dumping waste outside recycling centres on the days they are closed as such incidents will be treated as instances of fly-tipping and investigated in the same way.

Each recycling centre is closed one day a week: 

  • Trehir (Closed Thursday)
  • Penmaen (Closed Tuesday)
  • Full Moon (Closed Sunday(
  • Rhymney (Closed Tuesday)
  • Penallta (Closed Wednesday)
  • Aberbargoed (Closed Thursday)

Recycling centres are open 9am to 5.30pm between 1st April and 30th September and 9am to 4.30pm between 1st October and 31st March. Centres are open as normal on bank holidays but closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

The coucnil also offers a bulky item collection for large household goods such as furniture, radiators and building waste. Residents can also contact The Furniture Revival on 01685 846830 to arrange for the safe and legal disposal of a fridge freezer.

Best decorated property competition

Every year in December Aber Valley Community Council holds a Christmas Competition. A guest judge will choose the best decorated property in Senghenydd and the best decorated property in Abertridwr. The winners will then be invited to the Community Council meeting in January to receive their prize – good luck and Merry Christmas!

Community Recognition Awards 2015

The Community Council held its annual presentation evening on Thursday 17th September 2015.

Recipients of the community recognition awards were John Turton and Emma Ives for Abertridwr and Brian Marshall and Nikki Pitten for Senghenydd.

The community recognition awards give us an opportunity to celebrate community spirit, recognise achievement and acknowledge commitment and contribution to the Aber valley. So if you know a person that fits the bill, we would encourage you to submit a nomination form next year.

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A selection of photos from the Aber Valley.

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