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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Book-ish Partners with Llamau

Book-ish (18, High St, Crickhowell) will be partnerting with Llamau and launching their first fundraising initiative and awareness campaign on ‘Sanctuary Saturday’ (November 25th). For thousands of people in Wales, homelessness is a frightening reality. Fortunately, Llamau (pronounced Lamb – eye) can provide the accommodation, support and advice that is so crucial in times of […]

Street Life Sarnies

Street Life Sarnies is a charitable community group that was set up by Claire and Bart Day with the aim of providing and distributing sandwich packs to the homeless. The group supports hostels, refuges, walkabout teams and soup kitchens by acquiring resources and distributing them. As well as serving South Wales, Street Life Sarnies (SLS) […]

Christmas at CRiC

With a beautifully presented selection of work, both “Time for Tea” (11 Nov. – 10 Dec.) in the CRiC Studio and the annual “Christmas at CRiC” exhibition in the oriel CRiC gallery are proving very popular. The gallery is the perfect destination to linger and enjoy paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles, gifts and cards. […]

Christmas in Crickhowell

Crickhowell is definitely the place to be this festive season, be it for shopping or catching up with friends and family over coffee or a meal. A popular annual highlight is Late Night shopping on 7 December when the independent retailers, cafes and pubs will join in the festivity. Who could resist having their gift […]

Miles Morgan Travel Raise £1,282 for Macmillan

Miles Morgan Travel cooked up its first collective coffee morning for national cancer charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The award-winning travel agent hosted events across all 15 of their South Wales and South West branches including Abergavenny, as part of Macmillan’s annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Miles Morgan Travel raised £1,282 for the charity, thanks to […]


This month we would like to convey our thanks to the Lottery players of Abergavenny! We are delighted to announce that Abergavenny Community Centre has received a grant of £5000 from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All to install professionally managed, secure WiFi throughout the Centre’s premises at the former Park Street Infants School. This […]

Arwel Hicks : Local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector : November 2017

It has been a busy start to the Autumn, with Abergavenny holding the Food Festival and the Monmouth and Usk Shows.  All appeared to go without a hitch and I was pleased to see the involvement from our Neighbourhood Team at these events. I recently received some  negative feedback with regards to how we use […]

The Golden Pathway Annual

Abergavenny’s Suitcase Theatre Company is following up its successful production of Dickens’s Hard Times with an out-and-out comedy which will keep audiences amused from start to finish. Their next show is The Golden Pathway Annual by John Harding and John Burrows, which takes you on a comic journey through time, with George and Enid Peters […]

Delivery Girls Christmas Cards

A few months ago we told you about a group of midwives from Nevill Hall who will be cycling from London to Paris in 2018 to raise funds for Women V Cancer. The Delivery Girls, as they are known, are now not far off their target of raising £14,000 and as a final push to […]

Celebrating Christmas in Crickhowell

As the nights draw in, Crickhowell becomes even more picturesque. Once twinkling Christmas lights appear in November there is no denying the festive atmosphere. The town epitomises the magic of Christmas as the local independent retailers dress their windows to celebrate the season and welcome visitors warmly. With everything from homeware, furniture, flowers and gifts […]

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