A-to-Z of Services: A

Abandoned Vehicles


What is an abandoned vehicle and how to report one



The ninth Purple Plaque to be unveiled in Wales celebrates a courageous nurse and a champion of her profession who grew up in Abertillery and went on to become one of the first British nurses to volunteer to help the wounded in the Spanish Civil War. The plaque for Thora Silverthorne was unveiled on the outside of Abertillery Museum, Blaenau Gwent, on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Abertillery & District Museum


The museum has a wide ranging collection from prehistoric era to present day





Information on the Blaenau Gwent area

About Community Connectors


What we can do to help and how to access the service

About Social Services


Understand the role of Social Services, accessing your file, complaints and partnerships

About the Scheme


Find about the scheme and how to apply

About Trading Standards


The role of trading standards, and links for consumers and businesses

Absorbent Hygiene Products Collections


Sign up • Check Collection Day • Order Hygiene/Nappy Sacks • Cancel Collection

Access Road Clydach Dingle Brynmawr


The effects of the Order will be to introduce parking restrictions on the length of road as specified on map schedule U11 and V11.



Find out about RIDDOR and reporting an accident in the workplace

Active Travel – Blaenau Gwent


The council has worked alongside Sustrans and other partners to develop its Active Travel Network Map.



Blaenau Gwent Youth Service provides information, support and guidance to young people ages 11-25.

Admissions appeals


What you can do if your child is refused a place at your first choice school

Admissions forum


This forum meets to consider admissions issues and how to best meet needs of parents and schools

Adopted LDP


View the adopted LDP

Adoption Support Services


What support you get during and after the adoption process

Adult Learning


Coleg Gwent delivers courses in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh.

Adventure Activities


Try your hand at canoeing, gorge walking, archery or super-tubing



Dewis Cymru is a website that aims to help people with their well-being. It's the place to go for people who want information or advice about well-being



Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is responsible for the enforcement of housing standards within Blaenau Gwent.

Advocacy Support in Gwent


Advocacy is one way of supporting people to express what they want from support and services, and to have this taken into account when decisions are being made that affect them.

Air Quality


The Council's duty in respect of air quality and annual progress reports

ALN Information


Processes and Information

Am I Eligible


Find out if you are eligible for a disabled persons parking badge

Aneurin Bevan


To further explore the story of the National Health Service and Aneurin Bevan there are a number of sites to visit.

Aneurin Bevan Memorial Stones


The stones mark the spot where Aneurin Bevan, Labour MP and architect of the National Health Service, addressed his constituents and the world.

Animal Boarding Establishment Licence


Apply for a licence for a cattery or boarding establishment

Animal Welfare


Overview of the functions delivered by the Council

Annual canvas


How the Council updates the electoral roll for all elections

Annual Reports


Councillor annual reports

Annual Studies


View the LDP Annual Monitoring Reports and results of the Joint Housing Land Availability Study, town centre surveys and outdoor sport and play facilities

Anti-Social Behaviour


Application Types


Including full plans, building notice and regularisation applications



How to apply for a Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Vehicle Driver’s Licence



Submit an application online - Due to exceptional circumstances the Building Control Service will only be contactable by email for the foreseeable future. To contact us email: building.control@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Apply for Planning


Apply for planning permission online via the Planning Portal

Applying for a Badge


Understand the application process and apply online via gov.uk

Approved suppliers lists


Are you Keeping up with the Joneses?


Keeping up with the Joneses is a campaign to ensure that every household in Blaenau Gwent recycles

Armistice Centenary Year


Blaenau Gwent War Hero John Henry Williams Celebrated.

Ask Sara


An online assessment tool for living aids and equipment



An online assessment tool for living aids and equipment



An online assessment tool for living aids and equipment



An online assessment tool for living aids and equipment



An online assessment tool for living aids and equipment



An online assessment tool for living aids and equipment

ASPIRE - support for employees


How can you grow your business via enhanced skills development

Assessment for Community Care Services


Who can receive community care help and how to obtain it

Assessment of Performance


Up to date, accurate performance data is essential for the Council to manage its services and to monitor how well those services are improving.

Assisted Collections


Residents who are temporarily or permanently unable to access kerbside collection services can apply for an assisted collection.

Augusta House


Services available at Augusta house for individuals with learning disabilities