A-to-Z of Services: F

Fairer Notice Compliance – Data Matching


We participate in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud

Families First


A programme which offers support to families facing difficulties

Family Information Service


Confidential information, and guidance on services available in Blaenau Gwent



Electric Vehicle Charging Points - Frequently Asked Questions



Information on the charges for Pest Control services offered to residents

Fees & Charges


List of fees and charges for ceremonies and venues in Blaenau Gwent

Fees & Payments


Fees and payments required to obtain Building Regulations. We accept Cash, Cheque, Telephone Payments, BACS transfer and Internet Payments.

Festival Park


Festival Park comprises of over 70 acres of parkland remaining from Garden Festival Wales

Festival Park Owl Sanctuary


The Owl Sanctuary has over 50 birds of prey, including owls, hawks, falcons and buzzards

Find a Food bank or Food Support provider


Within Blaenau Gwent we currently have a number of food banks/organisations providing help with food provisions for residents during this Cost of Living Crisis.

Find a Warm Hub


Warm Hubs are places where people can gather in a warm, safe, welcoming place and enjoy a little company.



Information and advice about bonfires in gardens, and complaining about nuisance which may be caused

Fireworks Safety


Guidance on holding a public firework display

Fixed Penalty Notice - Dog Control


Information on enforcement of dog fouling, and applicable fines

Flooding & Drainage


What to do and who to contact in the event of flooding

Fly Grazing Horses


What powers are available to deal with fly grazing horses and how to report them

Flying Start


Intensive support programme for child under 3 living in disadvantaged areas

Food Hygiene Ratings


Find the latest food hygiene ratings for businesses in the local area

Food Hygiene Training


Information on training and certification requirements for food hygiene

Food Safety Advice


Role of the Council in administering food safety laws, and the annual Food & Feed Law Service Delivery Plan

Food Waste Bags


Collection Points



On Friday 24th January 2014 the Blue Plaque to honour Mervyn was unveiled by by fellow Welsh Referee, Clive Thomas. Like Mervyn, Clive was a world class referee, appearing in the 1974 and 1978 World cup finals and countless international and top European matches.  Clive said, ’I am highly honored to be asked to unveil this plaque. I held Mervyn in immense respect because he was a very strict referee and knowing that he, a fellow Welshman had got to the very top, fuelled my ambition. ’

Foster Wales Blaenau Gwent


Foster Wales Blaenau Gwent is the new name for your Local Authority fostering service.

Free School Meals


Find out if your child can get free school meals, how to apply and make a general enquiry.

Freedom of Information Requests


Make a request for information about you or operation of the council