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Council ‘Overwhelmed’ by Kindness and Help of Monmouthshire Communities

Over the last few weeks, Monmouthshire County Council has been overwhelmed by the wonderful support offered by communities looking to help neighbours and friends during the COVID-19 outbreak. Community action groups have grown in their numbers and amazing acts of kindness have been witnessed. Over 30 community-led action groups have been set up across the […]

Abergavenny Street Monitors

Grassroots volunteer network offers support to those facing isolation during crisis. Have you received a leaflet through your door recently about your ‘Street Monitor’? If you live alone and have no friends or family close by, now you have someone to call. If you need some essential shopping done or a prescription collected, or would […]

Emergency Changes to Services at Monmouthshire Citizens Advice

Monmouthshire County Citizens Advice has announced that face-to-face advice services in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth will be suspended for the foreseeable future from Monday 23 March 2020. People who have already booked appointments should not attend and should ring their local office number of their appointment slip when telephone advice will be offered. There […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Abergavenny Fights Back

On 30th November, 53 adults and 24 children, clutching their own spades, spent two hours planting an entire 100m long hedgerow, consisting of 475 trees! The gathering was organised by Karen Schneider who lives locally and is a member of the Woodland Trust whose initiative to get 1 million people to plant 1 million trees […]

Story Telling Competition at Abergavenny Library

The Friends Of Abergavenny Library Service, FOALS, launched a short story telling competition for youngsters with the judging taking place on14th of December. There were two age groups, 7 to 11 and 12 to 15 and the story was to be around 500 words long. A panel of three judges eventually agreed on the winners […]

Keep Abergavenny Tidy

Keep Abergavenny Tidy (KAT) has introduced monthly litter picks for volunteers to tackle rubbish hot spots and help to keep the town looking its very best throughout 2020 – and beyond. Two group litter picks will be held in January: The first on Saturday, January 4th between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Meet at the Youth and […]

Abergavenny Isca Probus Club

A NEW Year! Are you NEWly retired or semi-retired? – Are you NEW to the Abergavenny area? Want to make NEW friends? A Probus Club may be just what you are looking for. Abergavenny Isca Probus Club was established in 1979, and is a locally-based association of retired or semi-retired PROfessional and BUSiness people, and […]

Learning to Spin with The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

NEW YEAR – NEW SKILL? The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers is a vibrant Guild, promoting textile crafts and offering beginners spinning and weaving courses. The Guild is running a 4 day spinning course starting over the weekend of 15 and 16 February, followed by Thursdays 20 and 27 February. This course would […]

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