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Monthly Archives: October 2018

VOLUNTEERS TIDY TOWN AHEAD OF HIGH STREET JUDGING DAY

150 turn out to weed, sweep and hang bunting for Crickhowell’s finals bid Around 150 local people, visitors and shopkeepers turned out on Sunday to weed, sweep and hang bunting around Crickhowell in support of the town’s bid for a Great British High Street prize.  The competition’s judges will be given a two-hour tour of […]

Black Mountains Trail Race Report

Element’s scenic but tough 9-mile Black Mountains Trail Race from Crickhowell took place on October 21st The beautifully scenic route winds up the Grwyne Fawr river valley which looked stunning in this year’s autumn sunshine. The runners enjoyed the most classic features of trail races: mixed terrain, mud and hills. Race Director Ruth Pickvance, herself […]

Carrots not Sticks

I am celebrating…want to know why? At the end of August the Government announced that Electric Shock Collars for use on dogs and cats will be banned in England. This is great news as various charities, the Kennel Club and other Welfare organisations have been lobbying for this for a long time. This Ban will […]

Business of the Week: Lee Jowitt Auto Repairs

Clare Johnson, Podiatrist

2018 Focus Advent Calendar

Would you like to advertise your business for FREE during December? This year we will be launching the very first Focus Magazines Online Advent Calendar. Visitors to our site will be able to open a new advent door every day of December until Christmas Day where they can win daily prizes offered by local businesses. […]

Local shop, Natural Weigh, needs your votes

An organisation from Crickhowell has made it through to the finals of the Sustainable Wales Awards.  Natural Weigh, Wales’ first zero waste shop, is a finalist in the Sustainable Business category in the new Sustainable Wales Awards, which celebrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the sustainability and green energy sectors in Wales. Natural Weigh Ltd […]

CRICKHOWELL VOTING IN PURSUIT OF GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET AWARD

Crickhowell has been consumed by “civic pride and community spirt” as people take to social media to vote in large numbers in support the town’s bid to win a Great British High Street award.  At one point, the town (population 2,000) had more votes than major cities like Altrincham in Greater Manchester (population 50,000) and […]

A New Abergavenny Artwork by Jeremy Thomas

Local artist, Jermey Thomas has shared with us his latest artwork; a beautifully detailed ink drawing of Abergavenny landmarks, woven together into an Escher-esque landscape. Jeremy tells us a little more about it: “It has been a busy time since I last had work printed in the Abergavenny Focus. Since Christmas I have been working […]

Crickhowell based charity encourages volunteering to combat loneliness

Tools for Self Reliance Cymru (TFSR Cymru) were recently awarded grant funding from Age Cymru as part of ongoing work to tackle loneliness in rural communities. Loneliness and isolation are a daily reality for many older people – 75,000 older people in Wales have reported ‘always or often’ feeling lonely. The main work of TFSR […]