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To celebrate Healthy Eating Week, colleagues from Monmouthshire County Council recently joined forces with dedicated teachers from Monmouthshire primary schools and partners from The British Nutrition Foundation Food a Fact of Life Education…

Monmouthshire County Council’s Children’s Services & the Community Development Team, in partnership with local comprehensive schools, Papyrus and Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO), are joining forces to run a…

 The Assistivetech Monmouthshire Hub was officially opened on 4th June at Chepstow Community Hospital. The launch allowed colleagues from Monmouthshire County Council and partner organisation Aneurin Bevan Health Board plus members of other external organisations to see…

MonLife volunteers were the guests of honour at a recent celebration event held on Wednesday 5th June at Old Station Tintern as part of the UK-wide Volunteers Week. The event was held…

Last week, MonLife Sports Development Team hosted Primary school pupils from across Monmouthshire at their annual PlayMaker Conference. The aim was to bring Monmouthshire’s young leaders together for training and to celebrate their leadership…

Family Volunteering Club are appealing for children and their families to help out as part of an upcoming event in Abergavenny. Family Volunteering Club makes it easy for children aged…

Monmouthshire County Council are pleased to announce that the Nature Isn’t Neat is returning for 2024. Nature Isn’t Neat promotes the benefits of letting nature do its thing in green…

Pupils at a local primary school have given their County Council leader food for thought after she invited them to discuss their school meals. The children, from Gilwern Primary, welcomed…

Foster Carers in Monmouthshire were the guests of honour an appreciation event recently, thanking them for their service. The event was an opportunity for Monmouthshire foster carers to come together…

Monmouthshire County Council has worked with local partners to improve safety on the lane leading to Llanwenarth car park as visitors enjoy Sugar Loaf Mountain this summer. Working in partnership…

A medieval Castle and Regency Museum have been brought right up to the 21st Century with the installation of a range of measures to help reduce the attraction’s carbon footprint. Trying to keep Abergavenny…

As Foster Wales Monmouthshire gears up to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight, the team is looking for residents who could make a difference to a child’s life.  Foster Care Fortnight takes…

Monmouthshire County Council’s Community Learning programme, which is part of the Greater Gwent Adult Learning Partnership, led by Coleg Gwent, received a glowing commendation after a recent Estyn inspection. The…

Monmouthshire County Council is pleased to announce that it has been awarded up to £8.4 million in transport funding across the county to deliver its projects.  The funding includes contributions…

On Tuesday, 9 April, MonLife Heritage and the Chepstow Society came together to commemorate a significant milestone: the 75th anniversary of Chepstow Museum.  The museum is rooted in the community,…

Monmouthshire County Council’s brand-new care home, Severn View Park, has opened.  Severn View Park Care Home will innovate how care is delivered to people with dementia, allowing them to live…

National Highways have issued an update on the rockfall which continues to affect the A40. Following the incident, emergency traffic management was put in place to allow authorities to reopen…

For only the second time ever, Monmouthshire County Council threw open its doors to an important multicultural Muslim celebration on Friday (15 March 2024) The Iftar, part of the Ramadan…

The Easter bunny made an early appearance at the Council’s Children’s Services this week, as Monmouthshire Building Society delivered 200 Easter eggs.  The kindness of the Monmouthshire Building Society staff,…

On Friday, March 8th, 60 pupils from the Monmouthshire County Council Leadership Academy Scheme attended the Leadership Academy Conference at County Hall in Usk. The young ambassadors, who came from…

As Monmouthshire County Council celebrates St David’s Day, we are pleased to share a sneak peek into the plans of the new Welsh Medium primary school that will shortly be…

Monmouthshire County Council has approved the Budget for 2024-25 in a full council meeting held on February 29th.  We will now work to provide continuity of services for the people…

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,…

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…

Monmouthshire County Council is committed to ensuring that town centres remain vibrant and welcoming places that meet the needs of the local communities, businesses and visitors.  The Monmouthshire Town Centre…

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….

Primary school pupils learned about farming and agriculture first-hand at Langtons Farm as part of the Welsh Veg for Schools project. Ten primary schools are part of the pilot project…

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…

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…

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…

Following a successful application to Cardiff University Centre of Creative Economy by Monmouthshire County Council, SumnerMcIntyre have been appointed as Freelance Project Arts Producers to lead an exciting project to…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…