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Weather is Warming Up – Get Ahead and Keep it Fun not Fatal

Posted on: May 25th, 2022

With the weather warming up and more people planning to head to the water, especially with the impending bank holiday, now is the time to ensure families can stay safe and keep it fun not fatal. The warmer weather usually comes with more reports of rescues taking place from the water as people attempt to […]

Half term fun as the Jubilee weekend approaches

Posted on: May 24th, 2022

There are plenty of fun events and inspiration for days out in Monmouthshire this coming half term, many of which are free. Monmouthshire County Council’s MonLife, which runs many of the county’s museums, attractions and leisure centres is offering a chance to make Brilliant Banners and Super Scrapbooks. Families can create their own family banner […]

Have your say on Monmouthshire’s green spaces as part of the Nature isn’t Neat project

Posted on: May 17th, 2022

Monmouthshire County Council is looking for residents’ feedback on how natural areas within the county are managed, as green spaces across Monmouthshire are being left to grow during spring and summer months to benefit ecosystems as part of the Nature isn’t Neat project. The grassland management approach has been piloted in several locations across the […]

Safer at 20

Posted on: May 11th, 2022

Much has been made in recent weeks over the newly introduced 20mph speed limit restrictions throughout Abergavenny. These extend across Monmouthshire and include Llanfoist and Monmouth among other towns and villages. The introduction of the pilot 20mph zones is part of an all-Wales scheme that will come into full effect in 2023. Plans for the […]

“Let’s talk about Mental Health” – Helen Garrett

Posted on: May 10th, 2022

I have always been passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness. Although one can argue that it is much more widely spoken about now it saddens me that so many people continue to find it difficult to reach out and get help, to frightened to talk to friends or family, or believe that “nobody […]

Free Ice Cream? YES PLEASE!

Posted on: April 1st, 2022

If you love the idea of free ice cream, head to the newly opened Ice Cream Shop in Market Street on 2nd April, where they make their ice cream on site. The shop is the latest venture for Shepherds Ice Cream, a family business based in Herefordshire and founded by Martin Orbach and Juliet Noble […]

Cosy Throws

Posted on: March 18th, 2022

Does a gift get much more personal than being able to pin point the exact sheep it came from? We think not! Cosy Throws was born out of necessity during the first lockdown when I really wanted a chunky throw I had seen online but hated the extortionate price tag it came with! I taught […]

Safer streets as 20mph zones come to Monmouthshire

Posted on: March 7th, 2022

Monmouthshire’s streets should become even safer as 20mph zones are being introduced by Monmouthshire County Council this month. The first of these projects will see Abergavenny, Llanfoist, Magor, Undy, Caldicot, Portskewett and Caerwent all lowered from 30mph this month as part of two Welsh Government funded pilot projects. Plans for the introduction of pilot 20mph zones […]

Correction: March Editions: Mum & Me Feature

Posted on: March 7th, 2022

Keen readers of March’s Focus may have spotted a mistake in the Mum & Me Gifting Guide on Pages 32 in Abergavenny Focus and 12 in South Powys Focus. We published an incorrect website address for @CosyThrows. The correct website address is: where you can buy the beautiful hot water bottles featured in the […]

Scouts from Monmouthshire Drive Supplies to Ukraine

Posted on: March 4th, 2022

The 18-25 yr old Scouts that now find themselves on the front line of a war zone Monmouthshire Scouts have been calling on the wider community in a bid to send much needed resources to fellow Scouts and Scouters, that find themselves on the front line in the Ukraine. County Commissioner David Carylon of Gilwen, […]

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