Henllys Community Council was formed following the reorganisation of local government in 1974 and is one of six Community/Town Councils in Torfaen. They are:
- Blaenavon Town Council
- Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council
- Cwmbran Community Council
- Henllys Community Council
- Ponthir Community Council
- Pontypool Community Council
Henllys Community Council serves the residents of Henllys, a community of over 2,000 on the electoral roll.
As a democratically-elected statutory body the Council raises its funds through setting an annual precept which is collected by Torfaen County Borough Council and is passed on to the Community Council. The Council then uses this money to make a difference in the community.
The following outlines some of the activities of the Community Council –
What We Do
Henllys Community Council aims to do all it can to make Henllys a pleasant and safe place to live.
To this end the Community Council is involved in activities both within Henllys and in the wider communities of Torfaen and Wales.
Within Henllys the Community Council –
- Equips and maintains the main playpark next to Henllys Village Road Publishes a free newsletter
- Sponsors the Annual Village Fete to provide free children’s’ entertainment for example – rides, bouncy castle and mega slide, face painting, Punch & Judy Shows.
- Sponsors roadside planting along Henllys Way.
- Maintains two notice boards, one on Henllys Village Road and one on the corner of Birch Grove.
- Provides grants for local voluntary groups
- Monitors and reports environmental problems
- Reviews and comments on local planning applications
- Sponsors minor works
- Has representatives on the village hall committee
- Provides regular and timely communications via social media
The Community Council is always interested to hear the views of its residents on any matter affecting the community.
In a wider context Henllys Community Council –
- Represents the residents of Henllys by participating with other communities within Wales in many events, particularly in events which support charity and voluntary groups. The main representative in this role is the current Chairman who, by the wearing of the Henllys Community Council regalia, provides identifiable evidence of the friendliness and concern of Henllys for the wider community.
- Maintains close contact with our local Police to keep abreast of any problems and provide support and feedback.
- Represents the views of our community to a wide range of bodies such as Torfaen County Borough Council, the Welsh Assembly Government, One Voice Wales and many others