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Funding announced for Monmouthshire’s freelance professionals

A new funding scheme is being launched for Monmouthshire residents who work as freelance professionals in creative industries, such as the Arts, heritage, culture and media, who have found their income severely affected by the cancellation of contracts due to the pandemic.  The scheme is part of a wider £53m Cultural Recovery Fund recently announced by Welsh Government.  Monmouthshire County

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Mitchel Troy recycling centre in Monmouth reopening

Monmouthshire County Council has announced that Mitchel Troy recycling centre will be reopening from Tuesday 15th September. Members of the council have taken this decision after detailed plans were put into place to ensure that the personnel and resources were available to reopen the centre safely, complying with Welsh Government’s COVID-19 regulations and guidance. The approach taken by the residents of

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Help make Monmouth’s Catalpa ‘Tree of the Year 2020’

From Tuesday 25th August, the Woodland Trust will be launching its Tree of the Year campaign and this year the short-list includes Monmouth’s magnificent Catalpa tree, situated in the centre of St James Square. Now the call is out for Monmouthshire residents to vote on the Woodland Trust’s website and help make this much-loved local landmark ‘Tree of the Year’. Local

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Expressions of interest invited for town enhancing business grants

Town Centre business owners are being invited to express their interest for a new grant to aid their recovery following the impact of the pandemic. The COVID-19 Town Centre Outdoor Adaptation Grant offers businesses the chance to secure up to £8,000 towards improvements that contribute not only to the businesses themselves, but also to the environment and amenity of Monmouthshire’s town centres.

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Residents offered hour free car parking to support local businesses

Monmouthshire County Council is working with businesses across the county to support a #ShopLocal #ShopMonmouthshire campaign. For Monmouthshire’s town centres to prosper and for traders to survive then they need everyone to support them. Many residents have been walking and cycling more over the last few months and it’s hoped that this will continue. Equally it is acknowledged that a

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Can renovation work restart now?

The government has given the green light for home moves to restart across England, and this is big news if you’re planning – or have started – a renovation project.

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Final call for Monmouthshire businesses to apply for business grants as deadline approaches

Businesses in Monmouthshire should act soon if they wish to apply financial support. The Welsh Government’s Business Grants fund is closing on 30th June. More than 2,000 businesses have already registered, and many of them are already in receipt of grants of £10,000 or £25,000 which have been administered by Monmouthshire County Council. This funding is available to eligible businesses within

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How to view property safely

Property viewings, in England have resumed bringing relief to home-movers around the country.

However, your health and safety remains a top concern at this time. Rightmove have created a set of simple guidelines, based on the new government guidance, to reassure you when going on property viewings or allowing others into your home for viewings.

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Wales Nature Week 2020

Gardens, large and small are fantastic places for all kinds of plants and animals. Wales Nature Week is all about nature in our gardens and the fun started on Saturday, with events running until Sunday 7th June. Share your encounters with the amazing variety of birds, native plants, bees and bugs that share your garden. You may be lucky enough to have a

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Property market regaining health as home sellers rush to relist & progress

Newly released figures from GetAgent on propertyreporter.co.uk this morning have revealed a number of positive trends across the UK property market including a return of industry confidence. According to the data, just 22% of home sellers are now extremely concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their sale; down from 33% in April. In addition, just 16% of buyers state