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12 GBHS Applications top £51,900

Applications worth £52,000 have been made for the £15,000 won by Crickhowell when it was named the Best High Street in Britain. Twelve groups or individuals applied for funding for community schemes. The organisers say they hope to be able to reach a decision by the end of this week. Tim Jones, who ran the […]

March on for Recycling! Council Rolls out Glass Box Collection

In coming week’s residents across Monmouthshire will receive a new glass recycling box. Following the successful glass recycling trial of over 6,500 properties in 2016, households across Monmouthshire will soon receive a new recycling box for their glass bottles and jars. The glass recycling boxes will be collected fortnightly. From March 4th glass will no […]

Not Long Left to apply for a share of Crickhowell’s £15,000 GBHS prize fund

There is just 11 days left to apply for a share of the £15,000 prize money won by Crickhowell in the Great British High Street competition. Local people have until midnight on Friday, January 25th to submit an application for the money. Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd (CECLtd), who ran the town’s successful bid, have published […]

Christmas in Crickhowell – Tonight!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but Crickhowell is so delightful…especially tonight as it’s the annual Late Night Shopping in Crickhowell. By now, you’ll be aware that Crickhowell High Street has been named the best High Street in the entire UK, which means that if you have Christmas shopping to do (and let’s face it, […]

Winter Wonderland Mind Body & Spirit Festival

Ethnic Elegance is proud to be hosting this Winter Wonderland event on the 8th December out at Llanarth Community Hall. There will be a dedicated space for the Children which will house a professional Face Painter, Father Christmas in his  Grotto with a guest helper, dressing up is mandatory as there will be prizes, the […]

Magic Santa Appeals

It’s that time of year when we start to prepare for Christmas. This year, C.J Copner Ice Cream Vans are supporting two local charities as part of their Magical Santa Appeal in the lead up to Christmas. Here’s how you can support them. Food Bank Appeal Trussell Trust foodbanks provide three days of emergency food […]

Crickhowell at Christmas

Forget Black Friday, the date you want for your diary is Saturday 24th November! This Saturday, Crickhowell offers the perfect start to the holiday season and a wonderful way to get into the festive mood! Start by enjoying mulled drinks and mince pies in the welcoming warmth of the Oriel CRiC Gallery at the CRiC […]

No Christmas Tree Recycling this year, as Council ceases service

Monmouthshire County Council’s major review of its recycling services means that its garden waste collection service will cease through the winter months and this year it will come to an end on Friday 30th November before recommencing on 4th March 2019. As a result, the authority will no longer collect and recycle Christmas trees when […]

Monmouthshire Remembers

Members of the Scouting Association across Monmouthshire embarked on a massive project at the beginning of the summer, with the aim of making 1200 ceramic poppies to commemorate the lives of fallen servicemen within the county. A chance encounter with HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Dutchess of Cornwall in July, gave members […]

Battle’s Over : A Nation’s Tribute : Brecon

6:15pm, November 11th 2018 The Bandstand, The Promenade, Brecon Brecon Town Council is playing its part in Battle’s Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. Battle’s Over events are taking place on November 11th 2018, throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle […]