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Monmouthshire’s progressive approach to school meals has attracted the attention of a Welsh Government Minister. Jeremy Miles MS, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, visited Dewstow Primary School in…

A powerful and moving report into racism in schools will change the way local authorities tackle anti-racism. Gwent Safeguarding Board’s education race subgroup commissioned research into the issue which was…

The delivery of the new King Henry VIII 3-19 school building will be delayed due to manufacturing issues that are beyond the control of the Local Authority and our contractor,…

The contractor working on Monmouthshire County Council’s Wonastow Active Travel Scheme has accidentally damaged a shallow mains water pipe at the Wonastow mini roundabout in Monmouth. This incident occurred due…

Monmouth Cemetery will be re-opening for burials after significant infrastructure improvements carried out by Monmouthshire County Council and Monmouth Town Council. The work funded by Monmouth Town Council has created…

At last week’s Monmouthshire County Council’s Full Council meeting, councillors voted to work towards Monmouthshire becoming an Age-Friendly County and joining the World Health Organisation’s global network of Age-Friendly Communities. Monmouthshire…

Throughout January, a new exhibition has been displayed at the Shire Hall to celebrate its 300-year history. This exhibition is the first of many new displays showcased at the new…

Cllr. Rachel Garrick, Cabinet Member for Resources (Job share with Cllr Ben Callard) and representative of Castle Ward, Caldicot, has resigned from the Cabinet due to the significant expansion of…

Monmouthshire County Council has launched a consultation on its Strategic Equality Plan for 2024-28. Communities are now asked to help us shape our work over the next four years.   Monmouthshire…

On Tuesday, 30 January, community groups, charities, organisations and services will hold a market-style showcase event at Magor and Undy Community Hub. Come along and learn more about activities, services…

SWFRS, together with multi-agency partners (Gwent Police/NRW/MCC/DC), are continuing to respond to significant flooding around Monmouth Leisure Centre and Old Dixton Road.  Although the River Wye in Monmouth peaked overnight…

The spirit of giving is alive and well in Monmouthshire this Christmas. Thanks to generous donations from residents and local companies, almost 450 of the county’s most vulnerable and needy…

The Monmouthshire Local Nature Partnership, which Monmouthshire County Council hosts, will be delivering the Community Nature Spaces Project in Abergavenny this winter and next spring, following on from similar projects…

On Saturday, 2nd December, young people and families who have experienced grief came together at Caldicot Castle for a Remembering Event.  The annual event has been organised since 2016 and…

Monmouthshire will soon boast a new family volunteering programme. Family Volunteering Club makes it easy for children aged 0-9 and their grown-ups to help at important causes on their doorstep….

Volunteers play a crucial role in MonLife services and are essential to the local communities. They help officers deliver opportunities and events to residents of Monmouthshire. On Wednesday, 13 December,…

Monmouthshire County Council has been recognised as the Employer of the Year for its efforts to promote Welsh language learning among its staff. The council received the coveted award at…

Monmouthshire County Council is recruiting new members for the Monmouthshire Local Access Forum. The Local Access Forum advises the Council, Natural Resources Wales and other organisations on improving public rights…

Due to recent landslips at Pwll Ddu, the foundation of the road adjacent to the quarry has been severely damaged, posing a risk to public safety. As a result, the…

Applications are now open for two new Access Improvement Grant schemes aimed at improving access at Monmouthshire’s visitor attractions or visitor related events. The two grant schemes are funded under…

Monmouthshire County Council has today (17 November 2023) launched a public consultation on our draft Local Transport Plan, which will shape our vision and ambition for transport in and around…

With the help of Monmouthshire County Council’s Strategic Partnerships Teams Cohesion lead, people are coming together to create the Abergavenny Meghala Malayali Association (AMMA) to connect the Indian Malayali residents…

Following a full council meeting on the 26th of October, Monmouthshire County Council will proceed with the Cabinet’s decision to undertake a public consultation on the proposed council owned sites…

Monmouthshire County Council and Monmouthshire Housing Association are working with Post Office to bring this vital service back to Caldicot. It’s an opportunity for a business in the town centre…

From today, 6th November 2023, parents can apply for their children to start school in September 2024 Children born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 are eligible to…

Plans to enhance the riverside by the historic Monnow Bridge and improve basic infrastructure in Monmouth are under way.  The project is a partnership between Monmouthshire County Council and Monmouth…

Throughout October, Monmouthshire County Council celebrated Black History Month. Across the county, the council celebrated the contributions black people have made in shaping the history of the county and the…

As the 5th of November approaches, Monmouthshire County Council reminds people to stay safe. Across the county, organised events will take place, which provides a safe environment for people to…

Monmouthshire County Council held an official opening of the Caldicot Leisure Centre’s new basketball, netball and tennis courts on the 1st of November. The dual-use site will cater for both…

Seven community groups have been awarded between £550 and £2,000 for their work within the good food movement. This year’s applicants showed how they work within their community to promote…

Monmouthshire County Council, along with Town and Community Councils, have held a dog fouling awareness day at Abergavenny and Goytre to reinforce the messages for dog owners to clean up…

The spookiest night of the year is nearly here, and a frightening amount of waste is created, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Get creative with Halloween costumes…

The Monmouthshire Veterans’ Support Hub held an official Opening Ceremony on Monday 2nd October 2023, at the St John Ambulance Hall, Fairfield Car Park, Abergavenny. Two Royal Air Force Veterans…

Throughout October, Monmouthshire County Council is celebrating the contributions black people have made in shaping the history of the county and country. MonLife Heritage Learning has worked with staff and…

Work continues on the development of Monmouthshire County Council’s brand new care home in Portskewett that will open its doors in March 2024 to provide long-term support for people living…

Monmouthshire County Council would like to hear from residents on the proposed Active Travel scheme design to improve journeys between Rogiet and Undy. Members of the local community will have…

Monmouthshire Food Partnership is inviting applications from third-sector organisations and community groups that are contributing to Monmouthshire’s good food movement.  Applicants can submit for grants of up to £2,000 to…

If you have ever thought of growing your own produce, either for you and your family, or for a community group, then there’s an event coming up that could be…

Foster Wales Monmouthshire and colleagues from across Foster Wales Gwent would like to thank everyone who visited their stands at the Usk Show and Abergavenny Food Festival across the events….

The annual Usk Show on Saturday 9th September saw thousands turn up for a wonderful family day out. During the spectacularly sunny day, Monmouthshire County Council’s marquee was a hive…

From Monday, 4 September, tree felling and scrub clearance works along the old ex-MOD railway line between the Cornfield (Portskewett) and Caldicot Castle Country Park are planned to commence. The…

Monmouthshire County Council Cabinet will meet on Wednesday 4th October to review an updated shortlist of site options and decide when to start the public consultation for up to 13…

Monmouthshire County Council has issued an update on the planned resurfacing works on the Wye Bridge in Monmouth. The proposed closure, due to start 16th October, has now been postponed…

Staff across the county’s four schools; Caldicot School, Chepstow School, King Henry VIII and Monmouth Comprehensive, welcomed students and their families as they discovered the outcome of the hard work…

Put on your most colourful and expressive outfit and embrace the love and unity at Pride in Usk on Saturday 26th August. Owain Glyndwr Park will be the location for…

Today hundreds of Monmouthshire students have collected their AS Level, A-Level and BTEC results. This is a key day for learners as they plan their next steps in their lives…

Minister for Finance and Local Government Rebecca Evans MS visited Monmouthshire County Council’s summer programmes in Abergavenny recently. Accompanied by Monmouthshire County Council Leader Cllr. Mary Ann Brocklesby and Cllr….

Parents can now register their children to start nursery from September 2024. Parents must complete the application process by 15th September. Applications are open for children born between 1st September…

Monmouthshire’s Young Carers Forum organised a Family Fun Day at Caldicot Castle on Monday 31st July. It was a fantastic opportunity for young carers to meet, have fun and find…

Monmouthshire County Council has officially confirmed the details about the resurfacing of the Wye Bridge in Monmouth. The work has now been put out to tender and a contractor will…

MonLife’s recent School Swimming Festival welcomed over 345 primary school children to participate in inclusive aquatic activities across Monmouthshire. Festivals in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth leisure centres allowed pupils…

An important watercolour of Chepstow Castle painted by JMW Turner in 1794 has been unveiled in the town’s museum. The work, titled ‘Chepstow Castle on the River Wye Monmouthshire Wales’…

Monmouthshire County Council has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the…

Monmouthshire Council’s cabinet today (Wednesday 26th July, 2023) announced that consultation on the selection of potential sites for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation will be deferred to allow more consideration, following…

The climate emergency has seen flooding become a recurring and increasing challenge for communities who live alongside waterways and rivers. The Flood Management team at Monmouthshire County Council is currently…

Photo: Cllr Catrin Maby (second from left) with award-winning volunteers at the Reuse Shop Volunteers working at Monmouthshire County Council’s Reuse shops have scooped a Community Hero Thank You Award….

Monmouthshire County Council is proud to announce that more of the county’s attractions and open spaces have won prestigious Green Flag Awards this year. The awards, presented by leading environmental…

The Gwent Green Grid partnership has just announced that it has been awarded almost £1million by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales to promote resilient ecological Nature Networks in…

Caldicot Castle was the stunning location for a foster carer appreciation event. The event celebrated the huge contribution that foster carers make to the lives of babies, children and young…