Pupils and teachers at Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni enjoyed a day of pollinator-related arts, crafts and dance on Thursday 20th May to mark the World Bee Day. This was the first time the Welsh language primary school in Abergavenny has celebrated the occasion, after becoming inspired by a book written by one of its teachers, Mrs Carys Glyn. The book, Criw’r Coed
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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