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Are one of your relatives about to have a big birthday?

If they are a resident in either Aberbargoed, Bargoed or Gilfach, and are about to celebrate a 100th birthday, why not contact one of the town councillors and arrange a surprise visit from the Mayor.

The Mayor likes nothing more than visiting local residents with a small gift and reminiscing over a cuppa.

You can also arrange a visit by emailing the town clerk or via the contact form on the website.  Please include contact details for arrangements to be made.

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Did you know that the Mayor at Bargoed Town Council will go along and help residents celebrate their golden wedding anniversary?

Would you like to arrange a visit from the Mayor, with a small gift for the happy couple?

If your relatives are about to celebrate their golden or platinum wedding anniversary and are resident in either Aberbargoed, Bargoed or Gilfach, why not speak to your local ward councillor about arranging for a visit from the Mayor?

Alternatively, you can email the town council clerk or use the contact form on the website.




British Red Cross – Hospital Discharge in Wales

The Community Health Council; Carers Wales and Care & Repair are working with the British Red Cross to undertake research into residents’ experiences of hospital discharge in Wales.

Have you visited and left hospital at any point since May 2020 and live in Wales?

If so, the British Red Cross would be interested in hearing from you.

Their survey can be found by clicking on the following 

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Platfform are pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with Moxie People, United Welsh and other partners to help individuals access clothing for not only interviews, but work based and volunteering roles.

The project Working Wardrobe has hubs across the South East Wales and the Caerphilly Hub is already up and running. There is no cost and is completely FREE.

We have a range of clothing which includes suits, shirts, dresses, tops and skirts. All items are steamed and pressed ready for collection. If you have anyone who would like to book an appointment and view our range of clothing and  would benefit from this great project, please send them our way.





CF81 8QD

Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm (appointments only) Later times can be arranged.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

07717 291713 | 01495 245802

UPDATE – Working Wardrobe Launch Event

Caerphilly Borough Hub LAUNCH on Thursday, 23rd September 2021 between 10am – 2pm.

Please come along and support this event where you will have the opportunity to meet other services and organisations that we work in partnership with and also the inspiring individuals that we support.

If you have any suitable clothing that you would like to donate, please bring it with you.

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Well what a year 2020 was! With so many uncertainties & guidelines to adhere to, we at Taraggan thought our organic produce would go to waste.

That wasn’t so………….we adapted and carried on.

With a reduced number of volunteers working on a rota basis we survived and harvested our produce, it was purchased by more local residents than ever before, we also supplied local café`s and Platfform added our produce to the free weekly fruit & veg packs they were distributing.

Our 10 year anniversary celebration event was put on hold, due to government guidelines & restrictions. This will be re-arranged when guidelines are relaxed/lifted.

We successfully received funding from The Soil Association & Western Power Distribution to supply garden based packs to the local & wider communities. These packs were distributed with the help of Platfform Pathways staff & volunteers.

These packs provided a little “pick me up” during uncertain times and gave people something to get involved with & something to nurture for the spring.

We are now looking forward to a new growing season.

(Ron Cooper – Chair of Taraggan)


The year 2020 has been a bad year for most people, very few can say they were untouched by the government restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic. Taraggan also had a difficult year with limited attendance by service users & volunteers. On a positive note – Ron, John, Phillip & a few other dedicated volunteers attended throughout 2020 under strict guidelines to keep things ticking over. Taraggan re-opens on February 15th 2021 and hopefully by Easter restrictions will be removed or much less restrictive.

We will be seed sowing in the greenhouses in mid to late February and will start looking forward to friends returning to our safe & happy environment whilst getting their plots prepared for planting, for what I am sure will be a great harvest for 2021.

Taraggan are always happy to welcome new volunteers, so if anyone reading this feels they would like to be a part of a project that promotes health & wellbeing in an outdoor environment with a view to building great friendships, either come along to Taraggan Educational Gardens on the Gilfach Estate, Bargoed, or contact Ron Cooper on – 07599985755.   We assure you that you will be made very welcome and much appreciated.

Taraggan wishes everyone a safe & happy 2021. Keep well. (John Pritchard).


In this strange uncertain time of the Pandemic, Taraggan Community Gardens has provided such a safe welcoming space throughout lockdown.

It’s been great to feel connected to Taraggan, nature, capturing the changing seasons, watch the produce grow and see what amazing work the project has been able to achieve throughout the pandemic. I am overwhelmed by the dedication of the volunteers who keep this project going in really challenging circumstances.

Volunteers and Staff of the Pathways Platfform team have met there weekly and with support from WCVA Covid Emergency grant we have been able to distribute Wellbeing, Fresh Fruit & Veg packs across the community.

We have received amazing feedback and been able to connect with individuals who are struggling in lockdown and found the packs such a pick me up, not feel so alone or isolated.

If you would like to find out more about Platfform please visit (Julie Rees – Service Manager – Platfform)


  • Table top/car boot sale: – £5.00 per car/table (in Community Centre car park).
  • Weekly sessions: – planting, pot painting, creative crafts etc.
  • Chat & connect: – refreshments & get together.
  • Alternative Therapies.

Dates for all of the above to be confirmed, social distancing measures/guidelines will be in place at all times unless government guidelines change.

We will re-open our gates on February 15th 2021 and the allotment shop will be open daily as the growing season progresses and produce is harvested.

We will be selling seasonal fruit, vegetables & salad items, along with fresh cut flowers, hanging baskets, trays of plants, compost, handmade items (made by volunteers) and garden décor.

Please shop local & support our amazing community project.

One of our biggest achievements last year was being awarded the Green Flag for another consecutive year. All down to the hard work & determination of all our volunteers & committee members.

So, if you are interested in volunteering, or would like to find out more about our amazing community project then please contact:-

Ron Cooper – 07599985755.

Hello from Valley Daffodils!

Valley Daffodils was founded by Ceri Hooper, mum to our Young Ambassador Tomos.

Valley Daffodils is a fully inclusive group for individuals with all disabilities and additional learning needs.

Purely volunteer lead, Valley Daffodils offers a range of sessions and activities to meet the needs and promote the independence of both children and adults.

Our Aim is to:

  • Support individuals and their families/carers
  • Provide fully inclusive fun in safe places
  • Encourage full participation of individuals and their families in the running of the group
  • Empower children, young people and adults to make choices and get their voices heard
  • Develop play, friendships and social skills to broaden experiences.

RV Foodbank

Here are the opening times and locations of your local Foodbank Centre.

We are now fully open and able to welcome you at your local foodbank centre without an appointment.


Taff Bargoed Foodbank
High Street
CF46 6HA

Wales Air Ambulance

We always welcome feedback and want to help if you need any advice.

There are plenty of ways to get in touch:

   Write to us:

  • Ty Elusen, Ffordd Angel, Llanelli Gate, Dafen, Llanelli. SA14 8LQ
  • Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon. LL54 5TP

   Call us on 0300 0152 999.

Do you belong to a Community Group who are active in the Greater Bargoed Area?

Would your Organisation like the Town Council to put a link on their website?

For more information please contact the Town Council Clerk.