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Residents’ views sought on Wye Valley Villages proposals as consultation is launched

Monmouthshire County Council, Wye Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and Wye Valley’s Community Councils are asking residents of and visitors to Trellech, Penalt, The Narth, Devauden, Tintern, St Arvans, Llandogo, Llanishen and Catbrook to view proposals for the Wye Valley Villages Stage 2 Report as its consultation period begins. The report, produced by ARUP, provides a strategy and

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Team GB Paralympian Jack Rutter inspires pupils at Usk Primary School

Jack Rutter, a Team GB Paralympic footballer, is using his inspirational story to motivate and get pupils moving at Usk Primary School as part of the ‘Sports for Schools’ programme. The programme seeks to get professional athletes into schools to share their enthusiasm for sports, promote a healthy lifestyle and inspire pupils to overcome challenges, all whilst raising funds to support the school’s sports

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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