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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…

Funding has been secured this financial year to start the construction of the new Active Travel bridge across the Usk, and revised plans for the entrance gates to Castle Meadows…

Monmouthshire County Council is marking Refugee Week 2023, which runs from the 19th to the 25th June, with displays at Chepstow and Abergavenny Community Hubs.  The libraries will have books…

Across the week of 5th June, Monmouthshire primary schools attended the PlayMaker Conference. The aim was to bring Monmouthshire’s young leaders together for further training and to celebrate their leadership…

As part of the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Fund 2023/24, Monmouthshire County Council has received £6.99million for this financial year, the highest allocation in Wales. This comes after successive years…

National Licensing week (12th-16th June, 2023) the importance of licensing in everyday lives. Licensing affects everyone, every day in many ways including booking a taxi, buying an alcoholic drink, visiting…

Monmouthshire County Council is seeking views on two potential walking, cycling and wheeling routes between Usk and Little Mill/Mamhilad. The current pedestrian route between Usk and Little Mill is alongside…

This Foster Care Fortnight (15th-28th May 2023), people across Monmouthshire have come together to show their support for fostering. Local traders, construction workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and more, joined Monmouthshire’s…

A group of Ukrainian families organised an event at the Palmer Centre in Chepstow as a show of thanks for the welcome they’re received from the local community.  Residents have…

Pupils from Llanfoist Fawr and Llanvihangel Crucorney primary schools created 265 Union flags and cards to help residents celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The kind gifts were delivered…

Garden compost is great for growing your own fruit and vegetables which taste better and can save money, that’s the message for International Composting Awareness Week (May 7th-13th). To get…

Monmouthshire museums run by MonHeritage, part of Monmouthshire County Council, have received a welcome boost thanks to the latest funding awards. Plans to relocate Monmouth’s museum into Shire Hall is…

Last week, teams from Monmouthshire County Council, Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) and Melin Homes held a spring clean on the green at Hillside in Abergavenny. The Reuse shop from Llanfoist…

The Gwent Green Grid is hosting a ‘Greater Gwent Goes Wild’ event for all the family on Saturday 20th May, 2023. The free, nature-inspired event will take place in Abergavenny’s…

On Friday 14th April, Monmouthshire County Council opened its doors to its first ever Ramadan Iftar event at County Hall in Usk. The event was attended by the Monmouthshire Muslim…

Five new nature-inspired mosaic artworks have appeared in green spaces across Gwent, inspiring people to think about the nature we can find in our communities. The artworks have been developed…

We are pleased to update that the report of the My Day, My Life review undertaken by Practice Solutions is now complete. (click the My Day, My Life link to…

At Council in January earlier this year, Monmouthshire County Council’s Cabinet Member Catrin Maby announced the plans for the resurfacing of the Wye Bridge Monmouth. The condition of this highway…

We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Brian Hood, former Councillor and Chair of Monmouthshire County Council (2011-2012). Brian was first elected in 1987 to Monmouth District Council…

Thanks to funding secured from the Arts Council England / V&A Purchase Grant Fund and National Lottery support, Museums Association Beecroft Bequest, The Usk Valley Trust and MonLife museums’ acquisitions…

Abergavenny’s Wellbeing Hub was the location for the first Period Dignity event organised by Monmouthshire County Council’s Communities team. The drop-in session, which took place on Wednesday 15th March, was…

Monmouthshire County Council has today set out its budget for the year ahead. The cost of living crisis has impacted significantly on the Council. Energy costs, inflation, price rises and…

To mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March, women Councillors came together to talk to colleagues via a livestream event. The event was chaired by Cllr. Catherine Fookes, Cabinet…

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 (27th February to 12th March) groups across Monmouthshire are holding events designed to engage, inform and educate people on the urgent threat to the future…

The Cabinet of Monmouthshire County Council will consider its final budget proposals for the forthcoming financial year at its meeting on 1 March. Having engaged in a very thorough engagement…

With the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaching, Monmouthshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Equalities & Engagement has expressed her gratitude to the many hosts and volunteers throughout…

MonLife has put together a programme of exciting activities for children, young people and families to enjoy this February school half-term. The Monmouthshire Games are returning, providing a great chance…

Monmouthshire County Council is calling on people to submit their applications for the Winter Fuel payment scheme before 5pm on Tuesday 28th February 2023. Residents in Monmouthshire are being urged…

Seasonal service changes All recycling and waste collections in Monmouthshire will be made a day later than normal on the week commencing 26th December, while the following week all collections will remain…

As Christmas approaches, Monmouthshire County Council has published the seasonal opening hours and service updates for recycling and waste, leisure centres, Community Hubs and libraries, as well as museums. All…

MonLife, which runs Monmouthshire County Council’s heritage service MonHeritage, has secured two funding awards totalling over £415,000 from Welsh Government and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The award will enable…

In the first fortnight of Monmouthshire County Council’s Christmas Wishes appeal, presents and donations of money have been coming in from generous residents and businesses, including the construction firms working…

Monmouthshire County Council is encouraging everyone to be kind to the environment this Christmas. Pre-loved gifts are available from local charity shops or at the council’s ReUse shops, which are…

Monmouthshire County Council has taken another step forward in developing its proposals for a Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP). The Council agreed to publish its new Preferred Strategy for public…

Monmouthshire has some wonderful foster carers, but sadly not enough, meaning children and young people are growing up without a place they can call home. For those children, their only Christmas…

Over the next few weeks, representatives from Monmouthshire County Council’s Communities team and Employment & Skills team, Mind Monmouthshire and Citizens Advice Monmouthshire will be hosting drop-in cost of living…

The work to raise awareness of the importance of picking up your dog’s waste is continuing by Monmouthshire County Council. It’s been working in partnership with Town and Community Councils…

Services have been held across Monmouthshire to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the 20th century’s world wars and in subsequent conflicts….

Some of the things we do: Community spaces, eg. TogetherWORKS ‘You Decide’ participatory budgeting Wellbeing Links Team ‘We are a Community’ – resources to inspire action Support for volunteers, e.g….

Monmouthshire County Council has taken another step forward in developing its proposals for a Replacement Local Development Plan. The Council recently agreed to produce a new growth strategy and has…

Large pressures are evident as Monmouthshire County Council enters the budget setting process for 2023/24. Just like all other businesses and households, we are having to dealing with many factors….

Across Monmouthshire, pupils in primary schools showed ‘Racism the Red Card’ on Friday 21st October by wearing red and celebrating diversity in their schools. Wear Red Day is a National Day…

From spooky stories and craft, to the Monmouthshire Games, there are so many autumn adventures taking place across Monmouthshire this half term. If you’re looking for a treat Monmouthshire’s hubs…

Caldicot’s TogetherWORKS celebrated its first birthday on Friday (21st October). This safe, friendly, community space welcomes groups such as Bore Coffee, Disability and Dementia Art and Craft, Stitched Together, Armchair…

Chepstow will soon be the latest town in Monmouthshire to benefit from the Community Nature Spaces Project, which aims to improve our green spaces for nature and help support opportunities…

High tides are due. We will be monitoring the situation and if necessary, will arrange for the A466 through Tintern to be closed for short periods on the following dates…