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  • Crossword Solution: South Powys Focus November 2020

  • Crossword Solution: Abergavenny Focus November 2020

  • Abergavenny Focus November 2020

  • South Powys Focus November 2020

  • Find your Flow with Flexi Soul

    Nicky Webb, founder of Flexi Soul Yoga first began running her classes in Crickhowell in 2017. In September 2019 she opened Crickhowell’s very first designated yoga studio, located right in the heart of Crickhowell itself. The range of classes on offer means that there is something to suit everyone’s needs. There are energetic Vinyasa yoga […]

  • Hair by Katie Byrne

    I began my hairdressing career at the age of 14 with Phillip Mungeam at the Celtic Manor. Back then I was responsible for washing hair and sweeping up, but after two weeks of work experience, I knew without a doubt that hairdressing was definitely the career for me! My passion to become a hairdresser didn’t […]

  • Abergavenny – Yirgacheffe Link

    Did you know that since 2007 Abergavenny has had an informal link with a town in southern Ethiopia? Yirgacheffe is an urban hub, surrounded by lush rainforest: its plentiful rains, warm climate and fertile soil makes it ideally suited to the coffee bush which grows at altitude, under the dense tree canopy. When the link […]

  • Change the Story: Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary

    Local people from Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary organised a ‘Change the Story’ event to counter the recent negative media coverage about migrants crossing the Channel. Their aim was to bust some myths about why people make this dangerous journey and tell a more positive story about people seeking sanctuary. On 28th August, about 30 people […]

  • Turkish Delight!

    A new and exciting dining experience has arrived in Abergavenny. The Anatolian restaurant in Cross Street has been five years in the planning, and recently opened its doors for the very first time. Vistors are sure to agree that it has been well worth the wait! Owner, Resul Saritag and his wife, Sukran made their […]

  • South Powys Focus October 2020

    Dear Readers, Everything is Golden in the theme for this month’s magazine, but with our neighbouring counties going into lockdown (at time of press) and the infection rate rising, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit grey as opposed to golden at the moment. What we hope to do here at the Focus, however, […]

  • Abergavenny Focus October 2020

    Dear Readers, Everything is Golden is the theme for this month’s magazine, but with our neighbouring counties going into lockdown (at time of press) and the infection rate rising, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit grey as opposed to golden at the moment. What we hope to do here at the Focus, however, […]

  • Abergavenny Focus October 2020

  • South Powys Focus October 2020

  • Abergavenny’s New Community Hub Opens

    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

    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

  • Green Minds Project

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]

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