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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 […]

Strawberry Cottage Wood

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

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 […]

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