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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 […]

‘Shop Local, Shop Monmouthshire’

Council’s new ‘Shop Local, Shop Monmouthshire’ campaign supports reopening businesses and encourages shoppers Monmouthshire County Council has been working to support businesses and help residents feel confident about returning to their town and village centres, as non-essential shops prepare to reopen. As part of this process the council recently ran a survey to get a […]

Getting Social Again

Ambika Social is a converted horsebox cafe that launched in Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny this month. It’s an idea that first flitted into my mind when my little boy, Noah was born. Not in a “one day I will” way – I was far too tired for that! More in a “it would be nice […]

Your Ideas Could Help Shape the Future of Monmouthshire’s Town and Village Centres

Monmouthshire County Council is asking as many residents as possible to take part in a new survey that seeks opinions and ideas about how Monmouthshire’s town and village centres could look in the future. As the county looks towards a gradual reopening of businesses and facilities, the council would like take the opportunity to re-evaluate […]

Doves of Hope

Have you spotted the Doves of Hope in and around Abergavenny? Rainbows have been adopted as a symbol of support for those wanting to show solidarity for the NHS workers who have been working tirelessly in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic. They have also been a welcome burst of bright colour in the […]

Abergavenny Community Centre May 2020

We want to let you know about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Community Centre. In the same month as the Community Centre reached its Fifth anniversary, regrettably, the coronavirus forced us to close to the public on 24th March. Over a few short years, the Centre has become an important landmark for […]

Crickhowell Crafters Craft PPE for NHS and keyworkers

Our volunteer group based around Crickhowell has made 6 sets of scrubs, 75 scrub caps, 1,147 scrub bags, 30 wash bags, 450 headbands and 1,500 ear-savers for the NHS and other key workers in two weeks and has so far raised £2,400 to buy materials. The group started with three of us making things for […]

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