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Fairtrade Fortnight 27 February – 12 March 2023.

Fairtrade Fortnight approaches … again. It’s held every year, at the end of February and beginning of March. For more than ten years now, Abergavenny has been an accredited Fairtrade Town – which means that our Council formally supports the sale of Fairtrade products in shops, cafes, hotels and businesses. Our programme of events is […]

We Want Your Articles!

Here at the Focus, we believe in Positive News! We understand that the world can be a tricky, daunting and scary place to navigate, often with depressing news splashed across our screens on a daily basis. The Focus aims to provide our readers with an upbeat and positive reading experience. We want to fill our […]

Broaden your Horizons – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

You have the chance to shine! We are currently enrolling for this years award scheme. Are you aged 14-24 years of age? Would you like to do your Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver or Gold Award? Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau are a local Duke of Edinburgh’s licensed organisation offering the opportunity for young people aged 14- […]

Help KAT Keep Abergavenny Tidy

Dumped rubbish – glass, cans, and bits of plastic – can injure people and animals, pollute water courses and cause unsightly blots around our historic town and scenic countryside. Now, a pioneering project by Keep Abergavenny Tidy (KAT) is looking at ways to deter litter droppers and encourage them to bin their rubbish or take […]

Have Your Say on Saving the Gavenny Valley

Monmouthshire County Council are considering a planning proposal to allow developers to build over the Gavenny valley in Abergavenny. The proposal covers the land between the new development near Tredilion Road, all the way North to Nantgavenny Lane (where McColls is situated) and East across the valley to the Railway line and A465. A public […]

Longtown Mountain Rescue – December 2022

So last month, it was highlighted to me by a rescue colleague that I might have made a bit of a rookie mistake…by using the ‘Q’ word. I am not going to repeat it but maybe check the last issue and look at the first sentence. No sooner had I typed and sent the article […]

Abergavenny Meditation Community – Less Stress, More Kindness

Why learn meditation? Because it helps you relax which in turn makes you happier, calmer and kinder. The Abergavenny Meditation Community is a friendly and informal group where you can learn to meditate and practise with others. The techniques we use are drawn from Buddhism but can be done by anyone and are easy to […]

South Powys Focus October 2022

The Future of our Town Centres

Powys County Council are looking at ways to improve the public spaces within Brecon and Crickhowell town centres and are keen to hear the thoughts, experiences and concerns of local people, businesses and visitors on how they use the town centres and how they could be improved. In Brecon the focus is on improving pedestrian […]

Brecon Beacons Food Festival

One of the oldest food festivals in Wales, the Brecon Beacons Food Festival opens its doors for the 25th year on Saturday 1st October. The event promises visitors a fantastic mix of food and drink exhibitors and entertainment. Festival goers are expected to sample a range of local produce, including bread, cheese, cakes, artisan beers, […]

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