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  • Abergavenny ‘Street Monitor’ Scheme Still Going Strong

    During the first lockdown, shielding Abergavenny residents could count on their very own ‘Street Monitor’ – an immediate neighbor – to help with getting essential supplies. Last spring, more than 200 wonderful volunteers covered around 70% of the town, each looking after their own street and responding to requests directly. We know that made a […]

  • AberG Access All Areas: New Facebook Group for Local Lockdown Entertainment

    Are you missing live entertainment? Do you love seeing Abergavenny’s home-grown talent performing in our pubs, theatres and music venues? Lockdown has put severe restrictions on all of us and though there have been many wonderful online entertainment initiatives both regionally and nationally there hasn’t been a local online hub for Abergavenny-based performers. Until now. […]

  • Unmasked ! …but only in print. A salute to The Heroic Volunteers of Crickhowell

    As the year turns the Trustees and Manager of the Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau want to pay tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who, from a proper distance, masked and gloved, supported their community and each other, during these extraordinary times. Working in partnership with other organisations, businesses and agencies, they have offered their help to […]

  • Keep Abergavenny Tidy Group Recognised with Award

    The work of volunteer litter pickers in Abergavenny has been recognised in this year’s High Sheriff of Gwent Awards. The Keep Abergavenny Tidy (K.A.T.) group have won a certificate for their outstanding contribution to the community. “I believe that the wonderful work you and your team undertake is deserving of such recognition,” the High Sheriff, […]

  • Brecon U3a Zooming Ahead

    What’s probably most missed just now: getting together with our mates! Well, for all those not in full-time employment or over 50 in Brecon and the surrounding area, there’s a promising solution on offer almost every week, even in lockdown, and that’s your local u3a. u3a is a well established national network of independent organisations, […]

  • Thank You to and From Abergavenny

    The 2020 pandemic year, particularly Christmas, brought so many challenges to our community. Many folk across town made every effort to reach out to shielded or vulnerable people with sewing, cooking, errands, making calls, shopping and entertaining (even sending out Father Christmas on a tractor). It was hit or miss whether we would see our […]

  • Focus Editions February 2021

        Dear Readers, One valuable thing that all this lockdown pandemic stuff has taught me, is that people are extremely generous. That generosity might show itself in offering time to help somebody, offering food to foodbanks, charitable donations of clothing, baby clothes etc, or just lending somebody your ear. In the ten years that […]

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  • Please don’t attempt this month’s Focus Walk until current restrictions are lifted

    January’s editions include a walk around Allt Yr Esgair near Tal y Bont, that was put together before the current Covid lockdown was put in place. Current guidelines state that in Level 4, exercise should begin and end from your home. We urge you, therefore, to hold off on doing this walk if you need […]

  • Confronting the What Ifs

    Sometimes life forces us into a position where we need to make firm and decisive decisions. Those decisions can entail anything, but a common theme is that they tend to be big and they tend to be scary. Heather Cook of Parrys Fine & Country knows exactly what it is like to find yourself at […]

  • Studio Beauty – Time For You

    Back in February of this year, Ruth Window decided to take the plunge and open her own unique beauty salon – Studio Beauty. Having worked in the beauty industry for many years, including a stint on cruise ships, Ruth decided the time was right to make the move, and created a space just outside Abergavenny […]

  • Support Local this Christmas

    Powys residents are being encouraged to purchase gifts, food, and other festive essentials closer to home this Christmas, to help give local businesses a boost. Coronavirus has had a damaging effect on the economy and the run up to Christmas offers a great opportunity to support Powys’ business community. Whether that’s buying turkey from a […]

  • Something Good This Way Comes…Mother Nature’s Goodies

    Well established Mother Nature’s Goodies has arrived in Abergavenny’s Cibi walk, just in time for the festive season! Mother Nature’s Goodies was first established as an online business back in 2006. They proudly boast over two hundred thousand happy customers and nearly a quarter of a million positive reviews. In late 2017 they opened their […]

  • Santa Claus IS Coming to Town!

    Abergavenny Round Table is Bringing Santa and his Helpers to Town! This year, the traditional arrival of Santa and his sleigh through the streets of Abergavenny will look a little different because of the pandemic, but you can still see Santa who will be visiting our streets to spread some Christmas joy at this difficult […]

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