Gavin Hodges Football Festival, Bettws
The Bettws Ward of the Garw Valley Community Council are pleased once again this year to have been able to support this festival which took place on 30th June 2018. Hundreds of people attended the event to take part in the football competition as well as visit the stalls and amusements and watch the displays.
Over £5,000 was raised for local charities contributing to a total of £26,000 that has been raised to date. We are grateful to the Hodges family for continuing to organise this event.
The Community Council are delighted to have funded the installation of a 24 hour accessible defibrillator and AED outside Pontycymer Police Station.
The Community Warden is continuing to carry out a schedule of maintenance throughout the valley. One recently completed job was the paining of a bench and laying chippings at Pont Lake.
Cleaning Out Pont Lake
The Community Warden has been busy cleaning out rubbish from Pont Lake. Several trailers full of items were removed including a table. See the photo below of some of the items removed including tyres and a microwave.
New Dog Waste Bin and Dog Waste Bag Dispenser at Pontycymmer Rugby Field
The Community Council has purchased and installed a new dog waste bin and dog waste bag dispenser at Pontycymmer Rugby Field.
Once again this year the Community Council has added to the displays of daffodils in each ward. Bulbs were added this year to areas in Lluest, Pontycymer, Pantygog and Bettws with new displays added in Shwt, Outside Dan y Mynydd in Blaengarw, opposite the Co-op in Pontycymer, Waunbant and on Bridgend Road.
New Litter Bin outside the shops on Bettws Road
The Community Council has just purchased and installed a new litter bin outside the shops on Bettws Road.
Mini Olympage - Pontycymer Leisure Centre
A fun day of trying out different games and activities is being held on 24th April from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm at the Leisure Centre. The organisers are looking for teams of 6 people aged over 60. To register a team or to ask about the free door to door transport tel: 01656 815254
Draught Busting Workshop
A Draught Busting Workshop is taking place at Halo Leisure Centre, Pontycymer on 27th March 2018, for further information and to book your place see here
Logs for Sale
The Community Council are trialling the sale of logs, for further details please see here
New Dog Litter Bin near Pontycymer Lake
The Community Council has just purchased and installed a new dog litter bin on the path behind the Co-op in Pontycymer.
Tree and Landscape Maintenance
Pulling out fallen trees with the quad bike
Leylandii tree removal along the river bank
Bramble cut down Llangeinor
Tree maintenance Shwt
New Dog Waste Bin Bettws
The Community Council has purchased and installed a new dog litter bin near the shops in Bettws.
Dog Waste Bins and Dog Waste Bag Dispensers
The Community Council has purchased and installed many new dog waste bag dispensers and dog waste bins throughout the Garw Valley
Braich y Cymmer Park
Signage and Life Rings
The Community Council has purchased and installed new water safety signage and life rings for both Pontycymer and Parc Calon Lan lakes
Rights of Way Work Throughout the Garw Valley
Bettws to Bryngarw
Llangeinor to Bettws
Braich y Cymmer
Autumn Daffodil Planting Throughout the Garw Valley