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Council provides opportunities to enjoy attractive springtime bank holiday activities

Council provides opportunities to enjoy attractive springtime bank holiday activities

Many of Monmouthshire County Council’s attractions and services will operate on Good Friday (3rd April), Easter Monday (6th April), Tuesday 7th April, May Day Holiday (May 4th) and Spring Bank…

Impressive report points to progress at Thornwell Primary School

Impressive report points to progress at Thornwell Primary School

Thornwell Primary School in Chepstow is celebrating a successful follow-up report by Estyn – the inspectorate for education and training in Wales – that indicates the school has taken great…

Council’s covenant with armed forces paves way for project recognising Monmouthshire regiment

Council’s covenant with armed forces paves way for project recognising Monmouthshire regiment

 Monmouthshire County Council’s covenant with the Ministry of Defence signed in October 2012 has reaped reward for a walking group in Monmouth. The town’s Walkers Are Welcome organisation has recently…

Caldicot Castle to host evening of comedy and music

Caldicot Castle to host evening of comedy and music

Monmouthshire County Council will host a spontaneous night of comedy and music to mark the re-opening of Caldicot Castle following its winter break.  Jester Fest will take place on Wednesday…

Opening of circular trail will attract walkers to reservoir

Opening of circular trail will attract walkers to reservoir

A much-anticipated scenic route around Llandegfedd Reservoir will open to the public on Wednesday April 1st following a partnership between Monmouthshire County Council, Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru and Llanbadoc Community Council. …

Online facility allows council tax payers to access their information swiftly and securely

Online facility allows council tax payers to access their information swiftly and securely

Monmouthshire County Council has introduced a valuable service that allows the county’s council tax payers, business rate payers and benefit recipients to check their accounts swiftly and effectively.  The online…

One day closure of Usk Household Waste Recycling Centre – Wednesday 1st April

One day closure of Usk Household Waste Recycling Centre – Wednesday 1st April

Usk Household Waste Recycling Centre will be closed for one day on Wednesday 1st April so that necessary safety work may be completed.  The centre will re-open on Thursday 2nd…

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Stuart Bull commented on The red and purple bag recycling

Hi I am a decorator by trade and have a need to dispose of empty plastic paint tins? I am new to the area so I am unaware of the procedures regarding the use of the facility's at five lanes. At my previous address in Bristol we had a permit system which we paid for. Thank you

gary commented on Garden waste

I agree with the previous comment this was a 'free' service only three years ago which has now been added to our council tax bill. It is supposed to have been a success but the queues at the tip each weekend tell a different story. That said it could be a lot worse. Forest of Dean charge £40 per green wheelie bin and only empty them every two weeks or worse still I understand Newport doesn't do green waste through winter/early spring. What the council needs to do is 2 things 1. at the tip ensure all people tipping are residents of Monmouth - not Newport or Forest of Dean ( FOD and Newport have NP postcodes and use 5 lanes which we pay for!!!!!!!!) 2. Start charging for nappy collection. We don't all choose to have kids so why should we pay for that service. after all those without gardens no longer pay for garden waste collection

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.