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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas with all the Trimmings

There’s no denying that Christmas is a busy time, especially when it comes to catering. There’s so much to think of! Of course, it’s a great idea to buy your Christmas meat from one of our local butchers and, if you can manage it, why not buy your veg at our wonderful Abergavenny Market? But […]

Christmas at the Castle

Come along to Abergavenny Castle on December 14th from 11-4 for ‘Christmas at the Castle’.   The Castle and Museum will be alive with festive activities, entry to the site is free and there’s something for everyone. Local school choirs will be singing throughout the day to create a very special Christmas atmosphere, so please […]

Operation SANTA (Safe And Nice To All)

A few top safety tips from Police this Christmas Sergeant Craig Morgan said, “The Crickhowell and Usk Valley area is a safe place with low crime, but during the festive celebrations it can be easy to forget to take the sensible precautions we usually take. So we’ve drawn up some advice on a range of […]

And the ‘purse bells’ are ringing out for Christmas day

Police in Gwent are offering shoppers a special gift this Christmas to help keep their purses and wallets safe during the busy, festive period. Neighbourhood Policing Teams are handing out small, tinkling bells that attach to purses and wallets to help cut the number of thefts and bag snatches in Gwent – advice is also […]

The Gift of Giving

Christmas is a hectic time of the year – there’s wrapping to do, nativities and carol concerts to attend, and the whole business of catering for the family. It’s so easy to forget those less fortunate than ourselves during the festive period. Nevertheless, many people in our community are in need. Foodbanks rely on food […]

Get Top seasonal tips at Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair

The Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair takes place on Sunday 14 December (10.00 – 5.00pm), but there’s a run-up event on the Saturday (13 Dec) at Homes of Elegance (Abergavenny) to get you in the party mood. Lindy Wildsmith, award-winning cook and food writer, will make festive drinks based on recipes from her new […]

Christmas Arrives In Crickhowell

The late night shopping event arranged by Totally Locally Crickhowell proved to be a great success last night with big crowds enjoying the festive offerings of gifts, food and drink. Totally Locally Town in 20 seconds Here’s how to build a fantastic community event – recorded on timelapse cameras from the Bear Hotel and the […]

Christmas Arrives In Crickhowell

The late night shopping event arranged by Totally Locally Crickhowell proved to be a great success last night with big crowds enjoying the festive offerings of gifts, food and drink. Totally Locally Town in 20 seconds Here’s how to build a fantastic community event – recorded on timelapse cameras from the Bear Hotel and the […]

Abergavenny Opens for Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening

If you want that unique gift this Christmas then you’ll find it in Abergavenny from over 50 quality independents that are guaranteed to have little luxury for everyone. As that time of year again is fast approaching the wonderful independents of Abergavenny will be opening their doors on Wednesday 10th December until 8pm. You’re in […]

Rural Wales Award for Bee Friendly Monmouthshire

We at Bee Friendly Monmouthshire (BfM) are delighted and honoured to have been presented with a Rural Wales Award by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) for “care of the local environment and for the promotion of bee-friendly wild flower displays throughout Monmouthshire”. Alan Michie, the Chair of Bee Friendly Monmouthshire, received […]