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Abergavenny’s New Community Hub Opens

Posted on: September 14th, 2020

Residents of Abergavenny will now be able to visit the new Community Hub located at the Town Hall. The new hub opened its doors on Monday 14th September for essential face-to-face council services.  Initially the facility will be opening with a reduced service and where possible residents are asked to self-serve still. Opening hours will […]

MCC Future of garden waste collections

Posted on: September 14th, 2020

Monmouthshire County Council has launched a consultation to hear views from residents on how garden waste should be collected going forward. It comes as the council looks to explore the best options for delivering the service for the council and residents. Kerbside garden waste has been collected by the council for the past seven years, […]

Crossword Solution: September 2020

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

Green Minds Project

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

The Green Minds Project is a new community ecotherapy service based at Brecon & District Mind. Heading up the project are green fingered gardeners Jess Tanner and Em Charles together with Brecon & District Mind Volunteer Rich Shone, whose combined experience includes backgrounds in community arts, social and therapeutic horticulture, mindfulness, nature-based facilitation and mental […]

Llangattock Honours Wartime Heroes with Memorial Garden

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

Llangattock’s VJ Day Commemorations were marked by the unveiling of two decorative benches, which will form the centrepiece of a new Memorial Garden in the village’s recreation ground. The seats, which carry the motif ‘Lest We Forget’, were paid for by donations from the public and council funds, including Councillors’ personal allowances. Forty people attended […]

Springtime Castell Roc

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

In this world of doom & gloom, when everything seems unlikely, with no one knowing what the future holds and live events having ceased to exist for 2020, we must have some light at the end of the tunnel, surely ?! – Which is why we are planning a very special ‘SPRINGTIME CASTELL ROC’. We […]

Abergavenny Community Centre: September 2020

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

The Community Centre recently received a welcome boost with the news that the charity has been awarded a Keep Wales Tidy, Local Places for Nurture, Development Package. This award was very welcome in view of the Centre’s long-held vision of the site as a space for cultivation and food growing. The award comprises a package […]

Strawberry Cottage Wood

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

Gwent Wildlife Trust member and volunteer Andrew Cormack on some highlights of a lesser-known natural haven in Abergavenny – Strawberry Cottage Wood Nature Reserve. From home in Abergavenny to Strawberry Cottage Wood was just beyond the lockdown driving limit. So we walked! Usually we’d visit once a month on a Gwent Wildlife Trust work party, […]

Permaculture Gardening

Posted on: August 28th, 2020

Imagine a Garden…This garden is full of wildlife; bees, bugs and butterflies, frogs, hedgehogs and birds. Imagine a garden full of flowers looking glorious and smelling sweet. Imagine a garden with vegetable patch full of delicious, fresh, organic food. Now imagine sitting in that garden and resting your mind and body as you watch your […]

Competition Time! Win sets of Konnie Huq’s ‘Cookie’ books, and a Wildthings T-Shirt of your choice

Posted on: August 6th, 2020

Local Company, Wild Things, Teams Up with Children’s Author Konnie Huq Konnie Huq is Blue Peter’s longest serving female presenter (1997-2008) and the author of the Cookie series of books which were inspired by her own London Bangladeshi upbringing, her love of science and her unashamed nerdiness. Recently, newly established and locally based organic clothing […]

COVID19 Cancellations

As a result of the COVID19 crisis, many events have been cancelled. Event owners may not have updated their listing in our calendar to reflect this, so please do check with the organiser to confirm

Upcoming Events

Sep
30
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
A friendly group run for parents of children of all ages, who may feel isolated, lonely or simply be struggling a bit with parenthood and who would like to meet other like-minded parents in a[...]
Oct
1
Thu
7:00 pm Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Abergavenny Writers’ Drop-in @ King's Head
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm at the King’s Head – so 7th April, 5th May etc FFI Contact Cath Barton on 01873 737671 or cath.barton@talktalk.net Venue: King’s Head, Abergavenny[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: CANCELLED @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Oct
3
Sat
3:00 pm Tea at Three @ Tower Cafe
Tea at Three @ Tower Cafe
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tea at Three @ Tower Cafe
An opportunity to make new friends in the comfortable surroundings of the Tower Café whilst enjoying a hot drink and cake. Open to all and free, so come along and join us. 3pm-4pm, Tower Café,[...]
Oct
6
Tue
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
  Tithe Barn, Monk St, Abergavenny For more information, contact Karen Smith: 07796 333737
Oct
7
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
A friendly group run for parents of children of all ages, who may feel isolated, lonely or simply be struggling a bit with parenthood and who would like to meet other like-minded parents in a[...]
Oct
8
Thu
8:00 pm Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: C... @ Hen & Chickens
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ The Hen & Chickens: CANCELLED @ Hen & Chickens
Every Thursday at the Hen and Chickens from 8pm
Oct
13
Tue
10:30 am Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Crafting 4 Cancer Support Group
  Tithe Barn, Monk St, Abergavenny For more information, contact Karen Smith: 07796 333737
Oct
14
Wed
10:30 am The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am
The Lonely Parents Club @ Abergavenny Community Centre
A friendly group run for parents of children of all ages, who may feel isolated, lonely or simply be struggling a bit with parenthood and who would like to meet other like-minded parents in a[...]

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