News & Events

Annual Seniors Summer Trip. Deri & Groesfaen OAP 

Carmarthen. Wednesday 7th November 2018

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Caerphilly CBC Winter Maintenance Plan


Annual Seniors Summer Trip. Fochriw & Pentwyn OAP 

Tenby. Saturday 6th October 2018

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Summer Scheme August 2018

The Community Council is pleased to announce that working in partnership with Sport Caerphilly / Caerphilly Adventures, it is able to once again organise a tailored scheme for 8-12 Years Olds this Summer.

Come and join us for some adrenaline fueled adventure at Parc Cwm Darran. Two week of fun activities and it’s absolutely free, although booking is essential. All you need is a packed lunch and change of clothes.


6th & 13th August

Tuesday 7th & 14th August

Wednesday 8th & 15th August

Thursday 9th & 16th August


10th & 17th August

Gorge Walk

Spend the day scrambling up a gorge climbing waterfalls and jumping into the river

Paddle Sport

Canoeing, Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Mountain Biking

Learn new skills and explore new trails.

Hill Day

Reach the summit of Pen y Fan, The Sugarloaf or the Skirrid.

Beach Day

Surf, Swim and Rock Pooling are the order of the day


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Grant Aid 2018-19

Darran Valley Community Council Section 137 Grant Aid for 2018-19.

Please note this is Council's traditional Grant Aid Scheme, not the Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund. More detail on this will follow shortly. 

Local Organisations from Deri, Fochriw and Pentwyn wishing to apply for consideration for Grant Aid Support during 2018-19, please return a completed Application Form with latest Balance Sheet*, to the Clerk Mr Geraint Williams, by Friday 31st August 2018

Applications will be considered at the meeting of Council scheduled for Thursday 6th September 2018.

Should you require any further information please speak to your local Community Councillor or contact the Clerk on the telephone number / email address shown within.

Application forms can be downloaded from the attached link. Application Form

Please note. Applications without a latest accounts balance sheet will not be considered.

General Data Protection Regulations

You may be aware, the new General Data Protection (GPDR) comes into force on May 25th 2018. To ensure Council is compliant with the new regulations we have updated our Email Policy Privacy Policy which can be viewed here Privacy Policy

Speed Awareness Competition. Delivered in Partnership with Deri and Fochriw Primary Schools

Congratulations to Sarah Banks (Deri Primary School Dosbarth 3) and also congratulations to all other entries from Deri Primary School.

Congratulations to David Aulejtner (Fochriw Primary School Dosbarth Swansea City) and also congratulations to all other entries from Fochriw Primary School.

Election 19th April 2018. Result

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Community Councillor Vacancy. Deri Ward. Election 19th April 2018. Notice of Poll Final

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Community Councillor Vacancy. Deri Ward. Election 19th April 2018. Statement of Persons Nominated

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Community Councillor Vacancy. Deri Ward. Notice of Election

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Community Councillor Vacancy. Deri Ward

A casual vacancy exists in the office of Community Councillor for the Deri Ward of Darran Valley Community Council. For further details please see the notice of vacancy VACANCY or contact the Clerk to the Community Council for more information. 


Sheep Trespass. Community of Fochriw


Christmas Street Lighting 2017-18

The Community Council is pleased to once again confirm Festive Street Lighting for 2017-18. This will include the dressing of the Tree in Deri and installation of x10 figurines in Fochriw, Pentwyn Groesfaen. Lights will be illuminated daily from 1st December 2017 and until 3rd January 2018, between the hours of 4pm and midnight. Please note Council has followingg feedback invested in additional lighting for the tree in Deri


Review of the Community and Town Council Sector in Wales

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Community Council Elections May 2017 Notice of Poll


Community Council Elections May 2017 Notice of Election