Gelligaer Community Council represents and serves 9 small communities in South East Wales: Gelligaer, Pen-y-bryn, Glyn-Gaer, Penpedairheol (Cascade), Tir-y-berth, Glan-y-nant, Cefn Hengoed, Hengoed and Ystrad Mynach (incorporating Tredomen and Penallta areas).

Often these communities have different interests. The Council balances the needs of different elements of the community to get the best result.

Gelligaer Community Council is responsible for the services it provides. It establishes policies for action and decides how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community. It is responsible for spending public money lawfully and without risk, and for achieving the best value for money.

The 'Parish' or 'Community Council' originated in the 8th Century and is one of the most ancient types of local government. The Council is made up of thirteen individual Councillors who contribute to the work of the whole council by:

  • Suggesting ideas
  • Engaging in constructive debate
  • Responding to the needs and views of the community
  • Representing their constituents
  • Behaving in an ethical way and being open about interests
  • Commenting on proposals to ensure the best outcome
  • Voting - to enable the council to make decisions
  • Granting funds to individual organisations within the community, on the basis that the grant is of direct benefit to the inhabitants, either socially, economically or environmentally. 

We have provided grants to the following clubs/organisations: Cascade & District Allotment Association, Gelligaer Allotment Association, Gelligaer Allotment Association, Gelligaer ABC Boxing Club, Gelligaer Historical Society, Gelligaer Local History Appreciation Society, Ystrad Mynach Male Voice Choir, Melody Makers, Cefn Hengoed Ladies Choir, Rhymney Valley Music Club, Cefn Hengoed OAP's, Hengoed Pensioners, Croeso Club, Ystrad Mynach OAP's, Arthritis Care Ystrad Mynach, Gelligaer Ladies Bowling, Gelligaer Men's Bowling, Cascade Crafters, Cascade Carvers, Cascade Luncheon Club, Cascade Scrabble, Cylch Meithrin Penpedairheol, Cefn Hengoed Majestic Jazz Band, 1st Ystrad Mynach Scout Group (Brownies, Cubs, Scouts Rainbows & Guides), Gelligaer Community Centre, Cascaid Community Action Group, Glyngaer PTA, Derwendeg PTA, Ystrad Mynach Boys & Girls Club, Bryn Seion Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Siloh Christian Centre, Lewis Street Methodist, Cardiac Fitness Solutions, Pengam Pigeon FC, Disability Can Do, Wales Council for Deaf People, Bopath Children, Therapy Centre Wales, CHAD Caerphilly, Kidney Research Wales, Shelter Cymru,  Bargoed & District Art Society & Eisteddfod y Cymoedd.

To apply for a grant please download the application form and return it to the Clerk to the Council.

For further information about Gelligaer Community Council please email the Clerk.

Focus on

Gelligaer Roman Fort Excavation

Gelligaer Roman Fort

Almost 2000 years after the Romans and Silure battled across these hills, Gelligaer is again telling the story of the Romans in the Valleys of South Wales. ..


Llancaich Fawr Manor

Llancaiach Fawr Manor goes under wraps

Work is beginning on exciting new improvements to the visitor experience of life in the 17th century at Llancaiach Fawr Manor.




Gelligaer Community Council Council Office
Llwyn Onn
Hengoed. CF82 8BB

Wednesday: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 2.00pm


Clerk to the Council

Ms C Mortimer



01443 822863
07933 725094


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