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Hot Tubs Rock! Open Day

Hot Tubs Rock founder Angharad Wrigley & the team are celebrating local businesses, families & the hot tub spa experience by hosting an Open Weekend to mark one year based at Unit 2, Marina Business Park, Lydney (16-17 October).  They’re also celebrating their birthday in this showroom site – yes, they opened one year ago, […]

Mid Wales Autumn Fayre

Mid Wales Autumn Fayre is to be held on the Royal Welsh Showground on the weekend of 2nd – 3rd October, 2021. Although a new show comprising of a food festival and craft festival on the showground its roots emanate from the Brecon Food Festival. The Brecon Food Festival would have been held in the […]

Road safety fears to be discussed at open-air meeting

Road safety fears surrounding the building of a Co-op convenience store in Crickhowell will be discussed at an open-air public meeting. It’s the first such gathering to discuss the plans, which were announced before Coronavirus Pandemic. The development has since been given planning permission, but opponents believe the risks to pedestrians and potential for traffic […]

Coleg Gwent Learners Highest Ever A* – C Pass Rate

Once again, Coleg Gwent learners have come out on top with another year of outstanding A Level and BTEC grades on results day.  Learners also achieved the best A* – C grades ever, with a 4.6% increase with several learners successfully securing places at Cambridge University in September! 1,329 A Level results were received electronically […]

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 […]

New hope for Crickhowell’s ‘Stop the Co-Op’ Campaigners

Campaigners trying to stop a national chain convenience store coming to Crickhowell have hailed a decision by Welsh Government to re-examine the potential impact on the busy A40 trunk road.  The decision comes after Brecon Beacons National Park planners approved the shop plans at the site of the former Conservative Club, despite protestors’ predictions of traffic chaos. The […]

New lease of life for historic statues

Restoration of memorials in Crickhowell Parish Church, Crickhowell, Powys, UK Two stone medieval effigies in St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell have recently been professionally restored. These statues, of Sir Grimbald and Lady Sybil Pauncefote lying on top of their individual tombs, provide a direct link to the earliest days of Crickhowell as a new town in […]

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 […]

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