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Abergavenny – Yirgacheffe Link

Did you know that since 2007 Abergavenny has had an informal link with a town in southern Ethiopia? Yirgacheffe is an urban hub, surrounded by lush rainforest: its plentiful rains, warm climate and fertile soil makes it ideally suited to the coffee bush which grows at altitude, under the dense tree canopy. When the link […]

Change the Story: Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary

Local people from Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary organised a ‘Change the Story’ event to counter the recent negative media coverage about migrants crossing the Channel. Their aim was to bust some myths about why people make this dangerous journey and tell a more positive story about people seeking sanctuary. On 28th August, about 30 people […]

Abergavenny’s New Community Hub Opens

Residents of Abergavenny will now be able to visit the new Community Hub located at the Town Hall. The new hub opened its doors on Monday 14th September for essential face-to-face council services.  Initially the facility will be opening with a reduced service and where possible residents are asked to self-serve still. Opening hours will […]

MCC Future of garden waste collections

Monmouthshire County Council has launched a consultation to hear views from residents on how garden waste should be collected going forward. It comes as the council looks to explore the best options for delivering the service for the council and residents. Kerbside garden waste has been collected by the council for the past seven years, […]

Green Minds Project

The Green Minds Project is a new community ecotherapy service based at Brecon & District Mind. Heading up the project are green fingered gardeners Jess Tanner and Em Charles together with Brecon & District Mind Volunteer Rich Shone, whose combined experience includes backgrounds in community arts, social and therapeutic horticulture, mindfulness, nature-based facilitation and mental […]

Llangattock Honours Wartime Heroes with Memorial Garden

Llangattock’s VJ Day Commemorations were marked by the unveiling of two decorative benches, which will form the centrepiece of a new Memorial Garden in the village’s recreation ground. The seats, which carry the motif ‘Lest We Forget’, were paid for by donations from the public and council funds, including Councillors’ personal allowances. Forty people attended […]

Abergavenny Community Centre: September 2020

The Community Centre recently received a welcome boost with the news that the charity has been awarded a Keep Wales Tidy, Local Places for Nurture, Development Package. This award was very welcome in view of the Centre’s long-held vision of the site as a space for cultivation and food growing. The award comprises a package […]

Abergavenny Nature Project to Help Rediscover Our ‘Wild Lives’

The founders of local outdoor playgroup Wild Tots are calling on adults and children of all ages to join them in a journey of discovery this summer. Our Wild Lives is an online adventure designed to encourage people to rediscover and reconnect with the natural world as lockdown restrictions start to ease. Each week on […]

Delivery Volunteers Gain Lottery Funding Support

Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau, is happy to announce that they have received a grant donation from the Lottery Community fund of just over £7000 to help cover additional hours, volunteer expenses and protective equipment. The volunteers, led by Volunteer Bureau Manager Kerry Crosfield and supported by the many businesses and organisations in the area, have been […]

More Room on our High Streets for Pedestrians

Work to introduce temporary pavement widening in some towns across Powys is due to start shortly. The infrastructure will allow people to social distance more safely when visiting – and queueing for – shops and, in turn, allow businesses to safely get back to work sooner. Powys County Council is considering placing temporary barriers and […]

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