Abandoned Chapel to be Turned into Wales First Social Supermarket

31 January, 2016

An Abandoned chapel in Blaenau Gwent will be transformed into Wales’ first 'social supermarket'.  After being restored to its former glory with a £600,000 EU grant, Trinity Chapel on Church Street in Abertillery will house the first Welsh social supermarket, offering cut prices to those on welfare support.

Blaenau Gwent Speeding Ahead with Super-Fast Broadband Coverage

30 January, 2016

Superfast Cymru has enabled more than 95 per cent of businesses and households in Blaenau Gwent to access superfast fibre broadband making it one of the best digitally connected areas in the UK, Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology, Julie James has said.

Cheaper Line Rental

30 September, 2014

BT offer a basic package for a telephone line for those people claiming benefits of £5.10 per month (billed at £15.30 a quarter and includes £4.50 call allowance).

New Work Club at A4e

30 September, 2014

There will be a new work club starting on the 1st October 2014 at the A4e Premises in Ebbw Vale every Wednesday from 1 pm - 3pm. We will be there to help with jobsearching, writing and updating CV's, cover letters and any other help needed, so why not pop along.

Super-Fast Broadband Roll-Out in 100 Phone Areas

31 August, 2014

Superfast fibre-optic broadband is now available in 100 telephone exchange areas currently not covered by commercial providers, the Welsh government said. It means 190,000 premises can access faster internet speeds.

Electoral Registration System is Changing

31 July, 2014

To vote in an election your name has to be on an electoral register. The electoral register is a list of all names and addresses of everyone over 18 years of age living in Blaenau Gwent.

Taking the Tablets Boosts Grey Inclusion

30 June, 2014

The number of internet users over 65 has jumped by more than a quarter in the past year - apparently thanks to the popularity of tablet computers, official figures show.