News & Events

Community Councillor Vacancy. Fochriw Ward

A vacancy via co-option exists in the office of Community Councillor for the Fochriw Ward of Darran Valley Community Council. For further details please see the attached notice or contact the Clerk to the Community Council for more information.

Closing date for applications 5pm 21st February 2020.

Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund 2019-20

Local Organisations from Deri, Fochriw, Groesfaen and Pentwyn wishing to apply for consideration for funding support from the Darran Valley Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund 2019-20 should complete and return their application form to Mrs Gina Jones, Community Development Manager - Caerphilly, Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations, Caerphilly Office, Tir-y-berth Village Hall, Horner Street, Tir-y-berth, Hengoed, CF82 9AJ by the closing date Tuesday 31st December 2019.

Should you require any further information please contact Mrs Gina Jones, GAVO Community Development Manager (Caerphilly) on tel. 01633 247668 or mob. 07483 128085 or email.

Christmas Street Lighting 2019-20

The Community Council is pleased to once again confirm Festive Street Lighting for 2019-20. 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 2nd December 2019 and until 3rd January 2020, between the hours of 4pm and midnight. 

Grant Aid 2019-20

Darran Valley Community Council Section 19 and 137 Grant Aid for 2019-20

Owing to the potential for unforeseen bi-election expenditure, a consequence of a Community Councillor resignation at the July 2019 meeting of Council, Council has deferred a decision on operating a granting programme until the outcome of the 'casual vacancy process' in better understood. In the interim to a decision, Council wish to draw attention to Round-2 of the Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund to be operated on Council's behalf by colleagues at GAVO this Autumn. More information to follow in March 2020. 

Land for Sale, Chapel Street, Deri

Please click here for more information. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in writing to the Clerk of Council at 

Submissions should include a financial proposal and outline detail of the area required. For further information, please contact the Clerk of Council.  

Closing date for interest_ revised from 27th September 2019 to open ended, pending interest.

Summer Scheme August 2019

The Community Council is pleased to announce that working in partnership with 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. 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. 

Gelligaer & Merthyr Common - Volunteer Group

New dates to 2020 to follow shortly. If you have a particular area of the common that you feel needs looking at during a volunteer session whether that is litter picking, drystone walling, footpath maintenance or other countryside skills then please get in touch. We want input from those who are prepared to volunteer. 

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.

Sheep Trespass. Community of Fochriw