Pit head wheelsRhymney Community Council represents and serves several small communities in South East Wales: Abertysswg, Pontlottyn and Rhymney.

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

Rhymney Town 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 15 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.

To ask a question or find out more about how to apply for a grant please email Geraint, the Clerk to the Council.

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Mobile customer services centre

Mobile customer service centre hits the road

The vehicle will visit a number of the county borough's more rural towns and villages on a weekly basis, and will offer a wide range of council services.


HRH The Earl of Wessex opens Rhymney Integrated Health and Social Care Centre

HRH Earl of Wessex opens Rhymney Centre

The Rhymney Integrated Health and Social Care Centre was officially opened by The Earl of Wessex.




Geraint Williams
Clerk: Geraint Williams
29 Bishops Grove
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 9LJ