Monmouthshire County Council returns to Usk Show for the third year. The council pavilion plans to be bigger and better than ever. Situated near the entrance to the showground, the marquee is the first port of call for a wide range of fun, free activities and information from a diverse range of services and organisations.

This year the council’s theme is We Care and will coincide with We Care Wales Week a national campaign running Monday 9th to Sunday 15th September by Social Care Wales which focuses on raising public awareness and understanding of career opportunities in social care and early years.

Monmouthshire Workforce Development Team are offering CPR taster sessions and will be able to offer advice to visitors about the many caring roles that are available in the county. Little ones are encouraged to come dressed as superheroes as the fantastic authors of Billy the Super Hero, a book to celebrate and inspire carers will be with the team. In the book, Billy a young boy who loves superheroes and is inspired to become a real-life superhero (a doctor) after seeing the way health and social care professional’s care for his Nan. Through Billy’s story, the book introduces the topic of health and social care to children with the aim of sparking an interest in its rewarding career prospects.

The book was developed by the Gwent Regional Partnership Team, Aneurin Bevan Health Board and Petra Publishing.

Monmouthshire Fostering Team will be on hand to chat to visitors about the many ways babies, children and young people can be supported by loving individuals and families. It’s not just youngsters who need support, the Supported Lodgings Team will be at the show to talk to people about the difference a room can make to a homeless adult or families life.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board will be in the marquee providing visitors with information about the changes to healthcare provision in Gwent and will be able to answer questions about the new Grange University Hospital.  

Young families are encouraged to come in and take part in many free activities inside and outside the marquee. Monmouthshire Family Information Service will be chatting about the Childcare Offer, the wide variety of activities and groups available across the county. The FIS team will be joined by staff from Cymraeg Y Blant who will be able to offer all you need to know about the benefits and beauty of a bilingual education for little ones. Monmouthshire Sport Development will be providing the ever popular mini golf. A scooter track set up by Road Safety Team will help youngsters burn off some energy and have fun.

Monmouthshire County Council is committed to becoming zero carbon county by 2030 and are continually thinking of different ways to achieve the goal. The council has teamed up with River Simple to help trial the use of hydrogen vehicles across the county. The River Simple car will be on display outside the marquee and the team welcomes visitors to take a look and ask any questions they may have about the car.

Entertainment will be provided by Gwent Music, the amazing Monmouthshire Community Choir returns along with Swyn Celdiadd. New for 2019 is a Samba workshop and a brass band ensemble.

Usk Show takes place at Usk Showground, Llandenny NP15 1DD book your tickets in advance:  www.uskshow.co.uk/ or purchase them on day.