CLCC Grant Applications 2018/19     

 Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council Grant Applications are now open for 2018/19 allowing local organisations to apply for a small grant to help support them with their services and activities. Please click here for an application form and if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us!


Join us at the Croesyceiliog Community Activity Day on Saturday 7th July!  


10.30am - Meet at Edlogan Square Shops
Choose a group: Litter picking, School gardening, Recycling advice, Torfaen Green Dog Walkers

12.30pm - Meet at Woodland Road Sports & Social Centre for a group picnic
Residents may collect recycling boxes, bags, nets etc
Donations to TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE can be collected where your spare tools will be used locally or for projects in Africa

1.00pm - 3.00pm - Torfaen Rocks decorating session
If it is sunny, join us for a game of rounders
Bring your dog for a check over with the Dog's Trust

Please contact Cllr Jo Gauden for more information:
07540250200 or   


Come and meet your Community Councillors and find out more about the work we are doing, we will be at Cwmbran Library on  Friday 6th July 10.00am - 12.00pm 


The new trees are all in, the weather was awful but good for tree planting so hopefully they have had a good start and will be here for many years to come 

Tree Planting 


Your Community Council is fully involved in trying to improve the local environment.

So we are very pleased to be planting some new trees on Tuesday 24th April and Wednesday 25th April.

There will be 2 oaks planted at WRSSC which include a Remembrance Qak tree  to commemorate the centenary of 1st World War together with an additional oak kindly donated by a local resident. 2 oaks will also be planted along The Highway, Croesyceiliog and 3 Red Horse Chestnuts on Llanfrechfa Way.


Spring into action to clean up your Community


Community groups, sports and social clubs, churches, schools and businesses are being urged to join in with the annual Torfaen Spring Clean in March. 

The council is partnering with Keep Wales Tidy and inviting groups to get involved and take part in litter picks and clear ups in their area.

Cllr Jo Gauden has organised a community litter pick on Sunday 18th March at 10.30am. The litter pick take place along the riverbank –  to meet at the bottom of Edlogan Way, opposite Building Blocks Nursery

Equipment will be supplied including litter pickers, high viz vests, gloves and TCBC waste bags. Also excited to have biodegradable pink chalk spray for spraying dog poo and hopefully some ‘There is no such thing as the dog poo fairy’ posters!

Please dress appropriately for the event & weather - shoes with a good grip and gloves are sensible. I would love to see families attend but children will need close supervision given our location to the river.

Cllr Jo Gauden

Gwent Police launched the first Torfaen Community Speed Watch' scheme on   18 February 2018  

The watch is run by members of the community with the support of Gwent Police Pontypool neighbourhood policing team. Recruited volunteers receive full training in using a speed monitoring device and is given a training pack with details of roads that have been risk assessed and a high viz jacket.

There is no time limit, volunteers can stay on site as long as they like and leave when they see fit. When speeds have been recorded, all the results are sent back to the officers in charge and warning letters are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle if there is a second occurrence of speeding.

For more information on how to become a 'Community Speed Watch' volunteer, you can contact either Hannah Brown CO127 or Euan Powell CO45 by emailing; or

Grants Presentation Evening 

Thank you to everyone who attended our Grants Presentation evening on Thursday 14th December. It was lovely to see so many groups represented and hear about the wonderful work you are doing in our community. 


Remembrance Sunday-Cwmbran Memorial Gardens

I was extremely honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Croesyceiliog and Llanyrafon at Cwmbran Memorial Gardens on Remembrance Sunday. Once again, the ceremony was well attended with crowds following the parade and participating in the moving Remembrance service.
Thank you to everyone involved. Cllr Sean O'Dobhain Chair

Notice Boards

Take a look at our recently refurbished Community Council notice boards, for information on all council meetings and agendas. The boards are located at Woodland Road Community Centre, Edlogan Way Shops, Llanyrafon Shops and North Road Croesyceiliog.

Local Democracy & Boundary Commission for Wales

Consultation on review of electoral arrangements for the County Borough of Torfaen. For more information click on this link 

Baby Changing Facility

Good news we now have a baby changing unit in the disabled toilet at Woodland Road Centre. Access is with a key available from staff when the Centre is open. 

The Coffee Bar 

The Coffee Bar re-opened on 1st September 2015 and is run by Evolve, a Social Enterprise Company.  Situated at the rear of the building with a great view of the playing fields it is very handy for members of public coming to the site for sport, the children's play area, dog walking,  and Centre users.  As well as the Opening Times below the Coffee Bar will be open for sporting events.

Opening Times: 

Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm  

Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm / Sunday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Japanese Knotweed

The Council has set a target to make the Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon area a Japanese Knotweed free area within 5 years. We are asking residents to advise us of any local areas where the knotweed is growing. Action to control the spread of this invasive weed takes place annually in the autumn.


You may have noticed new benches as the Council is gradually replacing old benches in the area.