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Notice Of Community Councillor Vacany - New Inn Upper Ward

Published: 3 Oct 22

We have a vacancy for a Community Councillor for the New Inn Upper Ward. Please click here for details of how to apply. Read More...

Christmas Cavalcade

Published: 21 Sep 22

Festive post alert- Save the date. Pontypool Community Council's Christmas Cavalcade will be taking place on Saturday 26th November. We will give more details in a few weeks time Read More...

Finance Manager Vacancy

Published: 20 Sep 22

We currently have a vacancy for a Finance Manager. Click here for details. Read More...

Monday 19th September

Published: 14 Sep 22

Pontypool Community Council will be closed on Monday 19 September for the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen. The office will reopen at 9am - 3pm on Tuesday 20 September. Read More...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Published: 8 Sep 22

Pontypool Community Council is saddened to hear that Her Majesty the Queen passed away on the 8th September 2022. Read More...

Grounds Maintenance

Published: 10 Aug 22

If you are a Pontypool Sports Club who maintain a pitch you can apply for our Grounds Maintenance grant. For more info and an applicaiton form please contact pontypool@pontypoolcc.gov.uk or telephone 01495 365951. Applications close on Monday 22nd August. Read More...

Garden Competition Results

Published: 3 Aug 22

Pontypool Community Council recently held a Garden Competition. Thank you to everyone who entered Read More...

MEETING OF ANEURIN BEVAN COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL

Published: 1 Aug 22

A Planning Meeting of Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council will take place at 10.30 am, via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 9 August 2022. Read More...

Job Vacancy - Clerk to the Council

Published: 28 Jul 22

For an application form and further information please email HR@pontypoolcc.gov.uk Read More...

Summer Activities in Torfaen

Summer Activities in Torfaen

Published: 18 Jul 22

Info on Summer activites in Torfaen Read More...

Summer Activities in Torfaen

Summer Activities in Torfaen

Published: 18 Jul 22

Summer activities in Torfaen Read More...

Summer activities in Torfaen

Summer activities in Torfaen

Published: 18 Jul 22

Summer activities in Torfaen Read More...

Summer activities in Torfaen

Summer activities in Torfaen

Published: 18 Jul 22

Summer activities in Torfaen Read More...

Summer activities in Torfaen

Summer activities in Torfaen

Published: 18 Jul 22

Summer activities in Torfaen Read More...

Summer activities in Torfaen

Summer activities in Torfaen

Published: 18 Jul 22

Summer activities in Torfaen Read More...

Party in the Park 2022

Party in the Park 2022

Published: 15 Jun 22

SAVE THE DATE!! FREE ENTRY SATURDAY 9TH JULY 11am - 5PM Party in the Park in Pontypool Park TITAN THE ROBOT will be appearing Loads of FREE children's activities on site Music with - The Trends headlining Stalls Food Fun Fair (not free) and loads, loads more. it will be a fantastic day!!! Read More...

Pontypool Town Regeneration

Published: 14 Jun 22

Pontypool Town has exciting plans to improve the facilities for the community. A drop in consultation is being held on Thursday 16th June between 2pm-7pm at Pontypool Community Council office for people to come and give their views on changes they want to see in Pontypool. We encourage you to have your say and join us at the event. If you are unable to attend, you have give your ideas on this link https://getinvolved.torfaen.gov.uk/pontypool More information about the town centres regeneration plan please see: https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/.../30-Town-centre... Read More...

TITAN THE ROBOT COMES TO PONTYPOOL PARTY IN THE PARK

TITAN THE ROBOT COMES TO PONTYPOOL PARTY IN THE PARK

Published: 30 May 22

JOIN US SATURDAY 9TH JULY 2022 TITAN THE ROBOT - NOT TO BE MISSED Read More...

Mrs Ruth Tucker retirement announcement

Mrs Ruth Tucker retirement announcement

Published: 10 May 22

Please click here for announcement. Read More...

Garden Competition 2022

Garden Competition 2022

Published: 3 May 22

Pontypool Community Council are running our Garden Competition for all Pontypool residents. We also have a Junior category if any young gardeners wish to enter. To enter please complete this online form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx... or telephone 01495 365951 Entries close on Monday 11th July Read More...

Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition

Published: 19 Apr 22

Deadline extended to 24th June 22 POETRY COMPETITION Do you write poetry or know someone who does? We are holding a Junior and Senior poetry competition and you could win: 1st prize - £50 2nd prize - £30 3rd prize - £20 A parker pen set and framed copy of poem will also be awarded to the 1st prize winners. The theme is - Queen's Jubilee The closing date is Friday 17th June Open to TORFAEN residents Only Poems must NOT exceed 30 lines A presentation evening will be held at Torfaen Museum for finalists to recite their entry and the winners will be announced. Send your entries via email or post: pontypool@pontypoolcc.gov.uk Pontypool Community Council, 35a Commercial Street, Pontypool NP4 6JQ Good Luck!! Read More...

Nature and Us

Published: 31 Mar 22

Nature and Us - Have your say on the future of nature in Wales! http://natureandus.wales Nature and Us - What future do we want for our natural environment? - Natural Resources Wales Citizen Space - Citizen Space (http://cyfoethnaturiol.cymru) Read More...

Regular exercise improves your physical health and can also boost your mental wellbeing💚

Regular exercise improves your physical health and can also boost your mental wellbeing💚

Published: 21 Mar 22

Regular exercise improves your physical health and can also boost your mental wellbeing💚 That’s why we’re supporting the #HelpUsHelpYou campaign to encourage everyone to do something you love and get active to help protect your mental wellbeing 🚶🚴🧘 👇 1111.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell Read More...

Pontypool Youth Sessions

Published: 9 Mar 22

Every Thursday at Pontypool Community Council office’s youth rooms Pontypool Youth are holding a creative session for young people to take part in a range of activities exploring identity, music, art, food, wellbeing, community each week. The sessions will be young person led and will be adapted to suit the group. The aim of the session is to give young people to connect with others and explore different activities that may support a positive lifestyle. The session’s will run 4:15-6:15pm every Thursday and are welcome to young people who are aged 14+. If you have a child who would be interested in attending please message owilliams@pontypoolcc.gov.uk or telephone 01495 365951. Read More...

Local Elections

Local Elections

Published: 9 Mar 22

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Local Elections

Local Elections

Published: 9 Mar 22

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Local Elections

Local Elections

Published: 9 Mar 22

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Art Competition

Art Competition

Published: 2 Mar 22

We are running an Art Competition and the theme is "The Queen's Jubilee". Open to all Torfaen Residents. The closing date is 25th April Prizes are vouchers of winners choice 1st - £60, 2nd - £40, 3rd - £30 email entries to pontypool@pontypoolcc.gov.uk or post to 35a Commercial Street, Pontypool NP4 6JQ Read More...

National Resources Wales

Published: 24 Feb 22

What future do we want for our natural environment? Today we are launching a national initiative, ‘Nature and Us’. We want you to have your say on the future of Wales’ natural environment and how we tackle the climate and nature emergencies. It’s easy to take part: • have your say by completing a survey • take part in an online event • share your photos, poems or videos. Visit https://orlo.uk/1Owau for more information. Think about the environment you would like to see in the future and the changes we need to make as individuals and as a country to protect nature - and get involved! Your responses will help develop a shared vision for our natural environment. #NatureandUs Read More...

Standing for Community/Town Councillor

Published: 28 Jan 22

One Voice Wales - with assistance from Welsh Government - has published a video to promote and encourage individuals to stand for the local community and town council elections in May 2022. The video, is available here in Welsh and English: Read More...

Covid Recovery Fund Applications now open

Published: 25 Jan 22

Applications for the Covid Recovery Fund Torfaen for new start ups and small businessess. Click on link for more details. Read More...

For Dads By Dads

For Dads By Dads

Published: 19 Jan 22

For Dads By Dads is an 11 week support programme for new and expectant dads. For more information please call Jacob Guy : 07980682256 or email Jacob.Guy@torfaen.gov.uk Read More...

Torfaen Play Volunteering opportunities

Published: 19 Jan 22

Torfaen Play are looking to recruit approximately 120 volunteers to help deliver their summer programme. Please find attached the volunteer application form. The volunteering project is for people aged 16 and above. Candidates must be 16 before July 31st 2022. The role of the volunteer will include working as part of a team to deliver play provisions. There is also the opportunity to be a Play Buddy supporting children with additional needs. Read More...

We have run out of Christmas Gnomes

Published: 22 Dec 21

Due to the popularity of the Christmas gnomes we have now run out of stock. Read More...

Christmas Office Closure

Published: 21 Dec 21

Pontypool Community Council office will close for Christmas on Thursday 23rd December and re- open on Tuesday 4th January. The Community Council wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Read More...

Festive Lights Competition

Festive Lights Competition

Published: 21 Dec 21

The winners of our Festive Lights Competition were as follows: !st - Penygarn Ward 2nd - Varteg Ward Joint 3rd - Pontypool Ward Joint 3rd - Penygarn Ward Well done to all who entered. Read More...

National Heritage Memorial Fund’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Published: 20 Dec 21

National Heritage Memorial Fund’s COVID-19 Response Fund The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was founded in 1980 as the fund of last resort for outstanding nationally important heritage that is at risk. Over the past four decades over 1,300 heritage treasures have been saved for the nation. In response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, earlier this year NHMF’s £40million fund to support nationally important heritage at risk opened. This UK-wide fund includes the Cultural Assets Fund, a specific allocation of £20m from DCMS for England, alongside NHMF’s own £20m allocation available to organisations across the UK. Organisations based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which own or manage nationally important heritage assets at risk due to the impacts of the pandemic are particularly encouraged to contact NHMF-Enquiries@heritagefund.org.uk for advice. Read More...

Festive Lights Competition

Festive Lights Competition

Published: 1 Dec 21

COMPETITION TIME - 1st prize winners choice of gift voucher for £100!!!!! Pontypool Community Council are once again running a best festive lights competition. Open to all residents in Pontypool. Easy to enter just send a photo of your outdoor light display to pontypool@pontypoolcc.gov.uk. Good Luck Read More...

Torfaen Play Service Christmas Respite

Torfaen Play Service Christmas Respite

Published: 30 Nov 21

Torfaen Play Service are offering Christmas Respite sessions. Please see poster for details. 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...