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Volunteers receive rights of way training to help maintain footbridges

Volunteers receive rights of way training to help maintain footbridges

Ten volunteers together with ten members of Monmouthshire’s Countryside Access staff braved the recent cold weather to receive training on surveying small footbridges within the county’s rights of way network. …

Bridges grant enables volunteers to enhance county’s rights of way network

Bridges grant enables volunteers to enhance county’s rights of way network

 Volunteers have helped to improve Monmouthshire’s public rights of way network by assisting with the installation of sleeper and small kit bridges across the county.  This project – funded by…

Monmouthshire celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight with range of events

Monmouthshire celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight with range of events

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight events in Monmouthshire mark a double celebration – the Fairtrade Mark was first introduced 20 years ago, and the county’s Fairtrade status has recently been renewed!…

Workshop will seek solutions for challenges faced by vulnerable members of society

Workshop will seek solutions for challenges faced by vulnerable members of society

 Representatives from all sectors supporting vulnerable groups in Monmouthshire’s Bryn y Cwm area have been invited to an open workshop in Abergavenny to assess the challenges facing them and shape…

New Welsh-medium secondary provision for Monmouthshire moves one step closer

New Welsh-medium secondary provision for Monmouthshire moves one step closer

 Councillors are celebrating news that the Welsh Government has approved the outline business case for a new Welsh-medium secondary school located in Newport to serve southern Monmouthshire as well as…

Join Brake’s Giant Walk

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Weekend road closures scheduled for Chain Bridge in March

Weekend road closures scheduled for Chain Bridge in March

Structural strengthening works to the Chain Bridge near Bettws Newydd will take place on four weekends in March calling for diversions on the B4598 between Usk and Abergavenny. The bridge…

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username commented on Garden waste

I realise you're now charging for a service that used to be included in general Council Tax because of the huge cuts to local authority funding imposed by the Westminster government. Nevertheless, a second consecutive increase of £2 per bag per year is a bit steep if you want people to actually continue using this valuable service and keep your unit cost of collection down. Can we have a moratorium on further increases for 2016-17? Possible improvements to robustness would be useful: the brown bags aren't sturdy enough to last more than a couple of years before the handles split and, as another correspondent pointed out, the permits break through their flimsy plastic envelopes even sooner.

gregxjr commented on Nappies and adult hygiene waste

I agree that it is very wrong that what should be regarded as an essential service is being cut back. Whilst the use (and subsequent need for disposal) of disposable nappies could and indeed maybe should be seen as a lifestyle choice, and not an environmentally or economically sound one at that, the need to dispose of adult clinical waste can only be as a result of medical need and therefore the collections should continue on a weekly basis, thereby avoiding any additional stress or worry for the user. It would be relatively simple to get ones GP to countersign an application if the pen pushers required but having said that it is hardly the sort of thing one applies for unless it is necessary. As an aside, if in the absence of a collection, and as advised in the recently distributed leaflet the yellow bags can be taken to the local recycling centre, where the only available receptacle is the "Household Waste" skip, then one has to wonder quite what is the point (other than identifying it for weekly collection) of separating the waste in the first place?

leisure commented on Chepstow Leisure Centre

Please find the link to all our pool timetables and fitness classes: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/leisure/timetables