We thank you for visiting the Blackwood Town Council website, and trust you find it interesting and informative.
Blackwood Town Council is situated in the Sirhowy Valley, within the Caerphilly County Borough, and represents and serves 4 wards – Blackwood North, Blackwood Central, Blackwood South & Cefn Fforest East, with 16 members serving on the Council.
We consider ourselves fortunate to be living in a community minded Valleys town with such a varied history, especially its key role in the Chartist movement in South East Wales, when after about 80 years many of their demands were eventually adopted, thus forming the basis of the current UK electoral system.
We levy a precept each year, and provide the Christmas Lighting/ Decorations on the High Street, organise and sponsor the very popular Town Carnival ( first Saturday of August each year ), Christmas Lantern Parade & Carol Concert and fund grants to charitable organisations and local groups.
The Council also sponsors a Blackwood in Bloom competition, which encourages people to make the most of their front gardens and also recognises those local individuals who have made a contribution to the well being of the Town, by presenting them with a Civic Award.
Blackwood is twinned with Protivin, a small town in the district of Pisek in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic, and this is recognised by the Torc Gateway sign opposite the library – a Blackwood Entrance sign depicting oak trees/wood from which our town derived its name, and plane trees native to the Protivin area.
Should you have suggestions for improving this website please contact the Clerk to the Council.