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  • Improving Broadband during Lockdown

    The Welsh Government has issued advice on how people can improve their digital connectivity during this difficult time. Many people may have been asked to work from home or will be relying on digital connectivity while they self-isolate. Below are some practical steps that can be taken at a property to help boost speeds. Quick […]

  • Enrichment ideas for your dog while in lockdown!

    From Tracey Prall at Canine Connections Dog Training. So we are all adjusting to a new routine now we are in lockdown and our dogs are having to adjust too… exercise for our beloved canines means that they might be going just a little bit stir crazy (like us!) so I have put together some […]

  • Stop & Sketch 2020

    Following an amazing response and stunning exhibition last year, we were hoping to launch Stop & Sketch 2020 at the Abergavenny Wrting Festival. Sadly, due to CV19 we were not able to do this.We would still like to go ahead with the project as we intend to continue to build up the sketchbook library. It […]

  • Managing Coronavirus Anxiety

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and worried about coronavirus as developments are continually being reported in the global media. Abergavenny-based Clinical Psychologist, Dr Chris James, shares his list of seven things you can do right now to get on top of your worries: 1.Limit excessive media exposure. Are you suffering from information overload? While it’s […]

  • Abergavenny Focus APRIL 2020

  • Our Next Focus Feature: Gardens & Interiors

    Gardens are an extension of our home and whether they take the form of a modest balcony or expansive meadows and fields, they offer a sanctuary and a chance for us to connect to nature. For many of us, they are the pride and joy of our homes and, as we move into the warmer […]

  • The Focus: March and Easter 2020 editions

    Dear Readers, We’re really excited that, for some of you, this is the first issue of the Focus that you will have seen! The South Powys Focus has been established since 2014 and up until now has reached 6,000 homes in the area. From this issue onwards, the magazine will be coming out every other […]

  • South Powys Focus EASTER 2020

  • Crossword Solution: March 2020 issue

  • Abergavenny Focus March 2020

  • Connection Starts With You

    This month we’re “re-connecting.” I love the idea of re-connecting because to me it implies the relationship we seek to rekindle never went away. Whatever it is we’re looking to re-connect to—another person, a sense of purpose, our self, nature, health, even another time—I’m willing to bet that what underpins it is a desire for […]

  • Forum Gears Up for Fairtrade Fortnight

      Did you know that there are more than 1.66 million farmers and workers in Fairtrade certified producer organisations? Or that there are 1,411 Fairtrade certified producer organisations in 73 countries! Last year marked 25 years since Fairtrade certified products first became available to buy in the UK. In 2008 Wales made history and became […]

  • The Focus: February 2020 editions

    Dear Readers, After the hectic rush of December followed by the dark dullness of January, it’s quite understandable that by February many of us feel a bit, well, lost. Maybe that’s why they invented Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday – to pep us all up a bit. For those without a partner, they could at […]

  • Abergavenny Focus February 2020

  • South Powys Focus February 2020

  • Next Month’s Focus is Education

      From adults taking on new learning challenges to music tuition and exam help, we’ve got it covered in next Month’s Focus. We’ll also be looking ahead to Mother’s Day and the promise of Spring! The deadline for March’s Abergavenny Focus is 19th February. For the South Powys Focus, the copy deadline is 14th February; […]

  • New Year Show at Oriel CRiC Gallery

    On Primrose Hill by Ellie Ling

    Traditionally a time for resolutions, the New Year also brings with it an air of anticipation in Crickhowell. The popular Crickhowell Walking Festival (7 – 15 March) is just one of the CRiC initiatives that encourage visitors to explore the area. With a dynamic programme planned for 2020, the Centre continues to add to the […]

  • January at Theatr Brycheiniog

    Do you want to make some noise this January? Come and have some fun playing Japanese Taiko drums at two taster workshop days, Taiko Tester Session are suitable for adults and children. You will feel energised and uplifted by the rhythms and body movements of Taiko. These amazing drums will give you an experience like […]

  • ‘My Generation’ Over 50s Wellbeing Course

    Next Course starts: Tuesday 14th January, 2 to 4pm at the Crickhowell Rescource and Information Centre. Call to book a place My Generation is a free programme to help those of us over 50 to improve our wellbeing, together. We know that life has its challenges – for example leaving work, loneliness, money worries and […]

  • Christmas Competition Results

    Mathonwy with his prize tree from Abergavenny Garden Centre

    Some of you may remember that back in November we ran a colouring in competition to win a Christmas Tree, courtesy of Abergavenny Garden Centre. We were so impressed with the submission by Mathonwy Urien Jones, who was our lucky winner. Mathonwy Urien’s Mum, Adele, recently got in touch with us to share photos of […]


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