Monmouthshire County Council has postponed its transport drop-in event scheduled for Thursday 1st March due to concerns over severe weather. It will now be held at the same venue – Usk’s Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel – on Thursday 15th March with two identical sessions running from 10am to 12noon and 7pm to 9pm so people can choose a convenient time.
The event is aimed at supporting self-employed independent drivers, bus and taxi operators and anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or a career in driving, transport or delivery.
Among the items to be discussed are volunteering, starting a transport business, licensing, business support, payment options, procurement, the future of transport and more. Senior council officers and staff from the council’s Passenger Transport Unit will be in attendance.
Council Leader Peter Fox said: “We are committed to supporting Welsh enterprise and I’m pleased to welcome local transport businesses, volunteers and people looking for a career in transport to this event. In our rural authority transport is critical – our children need to get to school, some of our most vulnerable people need to travel to hospitals and day centres – and we all need to keep the county moving to access work and leisure. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on the day – please spread the word.”
Refreshments including Welsh cakes will be available at both sessions.
Roadworks taking place on Usk’s Bridge Street that day may cause delays. Routes to the hotel via the A472 from Little Mill or from Caerleon via Llangybi are recommended alternatives.