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Free Christmas Gnomes

Free Christmas Gnomes

Published: 30 Nov 21

FREE Christmas Gnome's will be available from Pontypool Community Council offices on the 13th, 15th, 17th, 21st and 22nd December from 10am - 12pm. Call in to the office to collect yours then take them home to paint. Read More...

Dental Flow Chart

Published: 24 Nov 21

Please click on link to view Dental information Read More...

Itinerary for Cavalcade day

Published: 15 Nov 21

Saturday 27th November Read More...

Itnerary for Cavalcade day

Published: 15 Nov 21

Saturday 27th November Read More...

Foodwise for Life

Published: 10 Nov 21

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Does your community need a defibrillator?

Published: 3 Nov 21

Does your community need a defibrillator? Tag someone who might want to apply 👇 We're funding defibrillators to help save lives across Wales. Every minute without access to a defibrillator or CPR reduces a patient’s chance of survival by 10%. It could save your life. Apply here 👇 https://gov.wales/save-a-life-cymru Read More...

Third Sector Voter registration support grant

Published: 3 Nov 21

Grant Cymorth Cofrestru Etholwyr y Trydydd Sector Mae ein Rhaglen Lywodraethu yn cynnwys ymrwymiad i leihau'r diffyg democrataidd. Ein blaenoriaeth yw bod nifer y pleidleiswyr sydd newydd ddod yn gymwys sy’n cofrestru yn cynyddu. Mae hyn yn cynnwys rhai sy’n pleidleisio am y tro cyntaf a phleidleiswyr o grwpiau sydd wedi'u tan-gofrestru. Mae £100,000 ar gael i'r trydydd sector i gefnogi eu gwaith i gynyddu'r nifer sy'n cofrestru i bleidleisio. Bwriedir i gymaint o bobl yn ein grwpiau targed â phosibl elwa ar y cyllid. Mae'r cynllun bellach ar agor ar gyfer ceisiadau. Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau yw 10 Rhagfyr. I gael gwybod mwy, ewch i: https://llyw.cymru/grant-cymorth-cofrestru-etholwyr-y-trydydd-sector Third sector voter registration support grant Our Programme for Government includes a commitment to reduce the democratic deficit. It is our priority that registration numbers of newly enfranchised voters increases. This includes first time voters and voters from under-registered groups. £100,000 is being made available to third sector organisations to support their work to improve voter registration. The funding is to benefit as many people in our target groups as possible. The scheme is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 10th December. To find out more please visit: https://gov.wales/third-sector-voter-registration-support-grant Read More...

Vacancies - Care Inspectorate Wales

Published: 3 Nov 21

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Cop Cymru stakeholder toolkit

Published: 26 Oct 21

You may be aware that COP Cymru is a series of virtual events, happening between 28th October and 26th November, that will provide an opportunity for stakeholders and everyone in Wales to engage in important conversations about climate change. It includes; • the launch of the new Net Zero Wales Plan on 28 October where Ministers will set out the next stage in our pathway (2021 to 2025) to net zero by 2050 • four Regional Roadshow events across Wales (between 4 and 10 November) highlighting examples of best practice and allowing participants to engage in important conversations around the key COP26 Presidency Programme themes. All Regional Roadshows are open to the public as virtual events. • Wales Climate Week (from 22 to 26 November) a five-day nationwide conversation on the Net Zero Wales plan and the collective action needed, to ensure Wales meets its climate change targets and adapts to the changing weather patterns we are already experiencing. Read More...

Reduction in Torfaen Wards and Councillors

Published: 25 Oct 21

Please see the following information and link from Torfaen regarding the reduction in the number of borough Councillors and reduction in number of wards in Torfaen. The changes do not apply to the Community Councils: Following the completion of the Local Government Boundary Review 2016, The County Borough of Torfaen (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2021, has been signed by the Minister and is now in force. The changes include a reduction in the number of councillors from 44 to 40 and the number of wards from 24 to 18. For further information please visit: https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/AboutTheCouncil/Elections/Local-Government-Boundary-Review/Local-Government-Boundary-Review.aspx Read More...

Wales Covid-19 Well-being Third Survey

Published: 25 Oct 21

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Free Nature Training for Welsh Community Groups

Published: 18 Oct 21

Free nature training for Welsh community groups Up to 150 free online training places are available for community groups in Wales who'd like to protect and restore nature. Nabod Natur - Nature Wise is a programme which teaches how the natural environment works, the threats it faces, and how we can all help nature thrive. The organisers, Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales, are especially keen to target people who aren’t currently doing environmental work, such as faith groups or those working in the arts or social projects. Participants will develop action plans for themselves or their groups, using their knowledge for the benefit of wildlife and habitats. Those successfully completing the course will be awarded a certificate, and follow-up contact will help them maintain progress and share ideas to inspire others. The courses will run online monthly from October 2021, with participants joining two online sessions with a total time commitment of 5-6 hours. Paol Stuart-Thomson from the mental health charity Springfield Mind took part in the pilot Nature Wise scheme earlier this year. He said: “Since doing the course, I’ve started buying used products instead of new, begun topping up my garden bird bath and added an electric motor to my bike so I can use the car less. The course empowers people to change and in today’s world, that is a marvellous result.” The free places are available thanks to £50,000 funding from the Co-op Foundation. If you're involved in a community group in Wales, you can sign up for Nature Wise at: cynnalcymru.com/naturewise-free Read More...

Use of Council Window

Published: 6 Oct 21

Would you like to use the Council Window Space to advertise your local group/event/celebration? Read More...

Christmas Cavalcade

Christmas Cavalcade

Published: 6 Oct 21

Our Christmas Cavalcade will be held on Saturday 27th November. Street Entertainment, Santa's Grotto, Children's Charachters, Fun Fair, Live Music, Dancing Shows, parade and light switch on. Please note we will no longer be having live reindeer at this event. Read More...

Pontypool Park Bandstand Benches

Pontypool Park Bandstand Benches

Published: 25 Aug 21

Pontypool Community Council Leader Councillor Gaynor James and Councillor Rose Matthews have organised and funded the painting of the outer railings and benches of Pontypool Park Bandstand . Thank you to all involved. Read More...

GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS

GARDEN COMPETITION RESULTS

Published: 12 Aug 21

Some photos of the 2021 garden competition winners Read More...

Pontypool Youth Activities

Pontypool Youth Activities

Published: 8 Jul 21

Please see attached poster for current activities going on with Pontypool Youth Read More...

The All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme is back - apply now!

Published: 5 Jul 21

Academi Wales are pleased to announce that applications for the groundbreaking All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme are now open. The All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme is a unique opportunity for you to boost your skills and grow your career. Graduates of any age with a 2.1 or above (in any subject) or higher qualification can apply. Rhaglen Graddedigion Gwasanaeth Cyhoeddus Cymru Gyfan - gwnewch gais nawr! Read More...

Art Competition Results

Published: 26 May 21

Please click to see the results of our Art Competition. Read More...

Torfaen Citizen's Advice Bureau

Published: 25 May 21

Citizens Advice Torfaen Where are you based: We are based in Pontypool town. Directly opposite the VETS. Our address is Portland Buildings, Commercial St, Pontypool. NP4 6JS. Our opening hours are Monday – Friday 09:00am – 4:00pm. You can contact our office reception number on 01633 876121. Read More...

Grounds Maintenance Grant Applications

Published: 17 May 21

Applications are now open for Pontypool Sport Clubs that maintain pitches to apply for a Grounds Maintenance Grant. Read More...

Chair and Vice  for 2021/22

Chair and Vice for 2021/22

Published: 13 May 21

Pontypool Community Council held it's Annual Meeting last night and we are pleased to announce that Councillor Giles Davies is our Chair for 2021/22 Councilllor Davies's chosen charity will be South East Wales MDNA. Councillor Matthew Ford will be our Vice Chair. Congratulations to both. Read More...

Weekend Respite

Published: 4 May 21

Torfaen Play and weekend service are offering weekend and respite sessions. See flyer for details. Read More...

Youth Worker Part Time Vacancy

Published: 28 Apr 21

We have 2 part time Youth Support Worker vacancies. Please click on the link below for more information. Read More...

Poetry Competition Winners

Published: 22 Apr 21

The winners of our Poetry competiton are as follows : Adults 1st Mary Calway 2nd Bryon Jones 3rd Gemma Cusack Commended – Katie Cueto Junior Melody Arthur Read More...

HRH Prince Philip

HRH Prince Philip

Published: 10 Apr 21

The Chair of Pontypool Community Council Councillor Mrs Rose Matthews and the members of the Council would like to pass their deepest condolences to her Majesty the Queen on behalf of the people of Pontypool following the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Read More...

Public Health Wales

Published: 29 Mar 21

Info from Keep Wales Safe Read More...

Party in the Park 2021

Published: 29 Mar 21

Party in the Park 2021 update Unfortunately Pontypool Community Council will not be holding the Party in the Park this year due to the current circumstances with Covid 19. We have set a provisional date for Party in the Park 2022 of Saturday 9th July 2022 providing we can host the event safely at that time. (Fingers Crossed) Read More...

Touch someone's life

Published: 8 Mar 21

Every year over 6,000 people in Wales will have a cardiac arrest in the community and many will die without some simple and easy to learn interventions. Save a Life Cymru; established to increase the number of people who survive a cardiac arrest in the community. Read More...

Volunteer Service Emergency Fund

Published: 3 Feb 21

VSEF Grant Now Available from Torfaen Voluntary Alliance. Read More...

WAG secondment opportunities

Published: 21 Dec 20

Vacancy: Welsh Government Fixed Term and Secondment Opportunities – Team Support to Grade 7 Read More...

Traffic order proposal

Published: 16 Dec 20

The authority propose to make a Traffic Order - Off Street Parking Places, Order 2020 This Order hereby revokes the Torfaen County Borough Council (Off Street Parking Places) Order 2014. Read More...

Adult Christmas Card Competition Results

Adult Christmas Card Competition Results

Published: 15 Dec 20

Here are the results of our Christmas Card Competition Read More...

Children

Children's Christmas Card Competition

Published: 15 Dec 20

Here are the winners of our Children's Christmas Card Competition Read More...

Child's Christmas Card Verse Competition

Published: 15 Dec 20

Here are the winners of our Child's Christmas Verse competition Read More...

Touch someone's life

Published: 15 Dec 20

Every year over 6,000 people in Wales will have a cardiac arrest in the community and many will die without some simple and easy to learn interventions. Save a Life Cymru; established to increase the number of people who survive a cardiac arrest in the community; is seeking your support to help us share this important lifesaving message. Read More...

Christmas Carol Results

Published: 7 Dec 20

The results of the Christmas Carol competition are as follows: 1st - Mr Alan Preston 2nd - Caitlin Reed 3rd - Tara Giles Well done to all who entered. Read More...

Register to Vote

Published: 31 Jul 20

ARE YOU AGED 14-16? THEN YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE Read More...

Christmas Cavalcade

Published: 31 Jul 20

CHRISTMAS CAVALCADE 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED Read More...

Annual Accounts

Published: 31 Jul 20

Certification and approval of annual accounts for 2019-20 Read More...

Electors Rights 2020

Published: 31 Jul 20

Notice of date appointed for the exercise of electors’ rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 Read More...

Covid-19 Restrictions

Published: 10 Jul 20

Covid-19 restrictions relaxed further to support tourism and leisure sectors in Wales. Read More...

New Council Number

Published: 7 Jul 20

The Council's telephone number has changed with immediate effect to 01495 365951 Read More...

Citizens Advice Torfaen

Published: 2 Jul 20

Call on 0300 330 2117 to talk to an adviser or click the headline to visit their website Read More...

Approval of Accounts

Published: 30 Jun 20

Certificate and approval of annual accounts for 2019 to 2020 Read More...

Eligibility for Extra Support

Published: 6 May 20

If you are vulnerable but have not received a letter, contact your GP Read More...

Party in the Park 2020

Published: 6 May 20

Due to the COVID-19 virus this year’s Party in the Park has had to be cancelled. Read More...

Closure of Offices

Published: 6 May 20

Pontypool Community Council offices will be closed as from 23rd March 2020 for the foreseeable future Read More...

COVID-19 Pharmacies

Published: 6 May 20

Opening hours and contact information for pharamacies during COVID-19 Read More...

COVID-19 Contacts

Published: 6 May 20

Useful tel numbers that you may wish to contact if you require assistance Read More...

Race Juniors AFC

Published: 26 Apr 20

Race AFC Juniors got some new kit with their Junior Teams Sponsorship money Read More...

Tree of the Year Competition

Published: 12 Feb 20

Our Sweet Chestnut tree has won the tree of the year competition Read More...

Youth Council

Published: 7 Feb 20

Are you interested in becoming a youth councillor? Read More...

Annual Report 2018-19

Published: 26 Jun 19

This report will show the progress that the Council has made this year Read More...