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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Distributors Needed!

We’re looking for people to join our distribution team! If you’d like to earn some extra cash each month, we have distribution rounds available, delivering the Abergavenny Focus door-to-door. We’re specifically looking for people in the Govilon area, but if you have a car and can get there, no problem! You must be available on […]

Got a business? Want more sales? We’ve got you covered.

When potential advertisers approach us at the Focus, they have one thing in mind: they want more sales. There’s loads of ways to go about advertising a business, service or product: through your own website, Facebook, Instagram, leaflets, you name it, there’s a marketing solution for it. One age old, tried and tested method of […]

Crossword Solution: July 2021

Tramroads through Time

During the decades before steam trains, a network of horse-drawn tramroads linked the industrial heartland of South Wales with the canals. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. One whose existence is still evident today ran along the side of the Blorenge. Constructed in about 1817 for the ironmaster, Thomas Hill, it was used […]

What’s Bugging You?

“Watch your problems, instead of being lost in them.” ~ Michael A. Singer Take a moment to think about what irritates you the most – that one thing guaranteed to push your buttons. Is it bad drivers? Illegal parking? People speaking noisily, or maybe walking too slowly? How about those who hold a viewpoint you […]

Celebrate Summer

I love summer, don’t you? I find it so uplifting. I spent some of my childhood living in Singapore, so sunshine and warmth and being outdoors formed part of my early life and my love of this type of weather has followed me into adulthood. When the summer solstice occurs in June it always makes […]

Get a Free Dish at The Towpath Inn

The birds are chirping, the ducks are splashing, and the idyllic village of Gilwern has awakened with the arrival of the summer season. At The Towpath Inn on Main Road in Gilwern, there are signs of summer everywhere one looks. With the introduction of fresh, seasonal sharing plates to the pub menu, the addition of […]

Join Millions of People Reducing their Plastic Waste

Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics? It has been a hard couple of years, there’s no doubt about that, but the issue of plastic pollution is still very much a crisis which we can all help address. With the increasing use of disposable masks, gloves and other […]

Monmouthshire Buzzing with Wildlife after Successful No Mow May

Birds, bees, plants, flowers and trees have all received a boost thanks to a successful ‘No Mow May’ and Nature Isn’t Neat campaign. Over the last two months, verges and green spaces have been left to grow, allowing flowers and wild grasses to develop to support pollinators. The success of the campaign comes as Monmouthshire […]

Cracking Walks at CRiC

Make the most of your walking adventures this summer with Bill’s Bimbles During the long days of summer options for walking are seemingly endless. There is nothing quite like taking a stroll surrounded by nature in summer. The CRiC staff and volunteer team are always at hand to advise on choosing the best option from […]

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