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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Crossword Solution : February 2016 Issue


Dog fouling views wanted

Residents and businesses in the county are being urged to give their views about dog fouling as part of a survey being carried by Powys County Council. The council has launched the survey to find out how big an issue dog fouling is in communities and if there are particular hotspots where people allow their […]

Dyfed Powys Police encourages residents to secure their homes against burglars

Even though Dyfed Powys is a very safe area to live, it doesn’t stop thieves trying their luck so Dyfed Powys Police are advising residents to take some simple steps so they don’t become victims of domestic burglary. Most domestic burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves, who pick a house that looks unoccupied, has little […]

When Dai became Tommy

Listening for the enemy - IWM FLM 198

Welsh miners were in the front line of underground warfare. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History reports. Tunnelling has been a tool of warfare since the Bronze Age when warriors undermined their enemies’ walls, causing them to collapse. It went out of favour in medieval times. But in 1914 the Germans revived it as a […]

Abergavenny Community Centre: ‘Together under one roof’

Abergavenny Community Centre is a new Community Centre in the heart of Abergavenny. Marion Pearse, Centre Manager, answers a few questions about the Centre. What is Abergavenny Community Centre? It’s a place for local people to meet and get to know each other, a place to share and a place where giving is valued. We […]

Book Review: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gayle

This novel by Patrick Gayle has been recommended by a multitude of sources. Not only has it been shortlisted for the 2015 Costa book of the year awards, but it was also picked for the BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club. Harry Crane is born into a life of […]

Abergavenny & District Soroptimists

An Indian girl is the most recent benefiary of the Soroptimists’ individual education scheme

Abergavenny & District Soroptimists have local, national and  international projects helping to improve the lives of women and girls with the three objectives of education, empowerment and enablement. Locally we currently support the food bank and Women’s Aid. Last year we asked businesses in Abergavenny & Crickhowell to arrange specially coloured window displays over three […]

Achieving 10 with the Best

Volunteers Ali Thomas, Glynis Phillips and staff member Suzette Pratten in the oriel CRiC gallery which has an annual program of 6 exhibitions and hosts the annual open studio weekend and open art competition

Celebrating a Decade of CRiC in Crickhowell with the support of Valued Volunteers The vision of a number of active community members, partnerships with public, private and community sectors plus a lot of hard work and not a little luck, brought about the establishment of Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre (CRiC) in the heart of […]

‘Why I Volunteer’

People choose to give their time to volunteering for so many reasons. Here, local resident, Liz Maglaras, tells us why she works with Llanbedr Church of Wales Primary School and what volunteering means to her. I recently started volunteering at my children’s local school, Llanbedr Church of Wales Primary School.  It is one of a […]

Alzheimer’s Society

Service for people with dementia in the Crickhowell, Brecon and Usk Valley area We need your help. George is a 62 year old man who enjoys walking and has a keen interest in rugby. He can no longer pursue these interests on his own having lost his confidence since developing dementia, and is becoming increasingly […]

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