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A new way for men to pursue their interests, develop new ones, belong to a unique group, feel useful, fulfilled and a sense of belonging…The Men’s Sheds movement has arrived in Abergavenny. High numbers of men have time on their hands due to retirement, unemployment, illness, bereavement etc. The Men’s Shed movement is based on […]

Gwent Volunteer Police Cadets

In September 2015, Gwent Volunteer Police Cadets opened another unit in Abergavenny.  Cadets are a group of young people aged between 13 and 19 years of age that volunteer their time to learn about policing, community engagement, citizenship and personal development. The Unit is run from Deri View Primary School, every Thursday between 5:30pm and […]

Men’s Sheds Club

Gentlemen, can we have your attention? Are you a man who wishes he had more to do? Do you enjoy things like woodwork, tool making or engineering? Or perhaps you enjoy using your mind and experience to repair things around the home? Perhaps your Dad or Grandfather would benefit from getting out of the house […]

Llantilio Pertholey WI

2015 is the WI’s centenary year! It all began in Anglesey on September 16th 1915, and the WI originated Canada in 1897. Closer to home, Llantilio Pertholey WI started at 2.30pm on March 27th 1919 at Ty-Gwyn Hall, Mard where a meeting was held by the kind permission of the matron, as it was a […]

Mardy Park Stroke Group

At Mardy Park Resource Centre, we’ve identified that Abergavenny could do better to support people who have been affected by strokes. We have been working with Luisa Stokes who works for Stroke Association Monmouthshire to develop a local stroke support group at Mardy Park. In doing so, we hope that we can offer people in […]

Incredible Edible Abergavenny

After planting the orchard

A grass roots movement based on growing fruit, herbs and vegetables in public spaces is gathering momentum in Abergavenny. Inspired by the example of Incredible Edible Todmorden, which has revolutionised the food culture of that Pennine town, Incredible Edible Abergavenny (in Welsh: Bwyd Bendigedig y Fenni) aims to inspire the people of Abergavenny to embrace […]

ACE Support for New Community Quilt

Abergavenny Community Enterprise Partnership (ACE) is helping to realise the dream of developing a truly unique community quilt at their centre in Hillcrest Road. The idea of starting a community quilt began with three friends sharing ideas over coffee. We wanted to create a piece of art that could be created from remnants or up […]

Do you belive in MAGIC?

MAGIC, which stands for Monmouthshire All-Ability Group for Inclusive Communities, is a group of local parents who are bringing up children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs in Monmouthshire. Like all parents, the group wants their children to be happy and safe as they move into adult life. The MAGIC group was formed […]

Gilwern Bowls Club gets off to a smashing season…

After a desperately cold winter, Gilwern Bowling Club feared that their opening day on Saturday April 13th would have to be postponed. Thankfully, the weather relented a little and the sterling efforts of our groundsmen produced a playable green. The cold dry period was replaced by a rainy, blustery Saturday but an intrepid core of […]


By Dave Phillips (Secretary) If you look up “Probus” you will find something like, “Probus Clubs worldwide provide regular gatherings to those who in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of a similar level of interest”. Abergavenny Isca Probus is open to all professional men and business men in […]

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