Author Archive: Christine Walby

Severe Weather, Current Position from Monmouthshire CC

The following press release has just been released by Monmouthshire County Council regarding the current severe weather conditions: Services in Monmouthshire continue to be affected by the current severe weather conditions, although where possible our staff have continued to provide front line public services. Staff are working from local offices or home and essential front […]

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Govilon School – The Facts

MCC decided to review vacant places in Primary Schools in the Bryn y Cwm area but only look at schools outside Abergavenny – this is illogical, particularly as one Abergavenny school has 100 vacancies  They rushed to do the review before they looked at re-assessing the capacity of schools and before the Local Development Plans […]

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New Welsh Assembly waste strategy

Many Govilon people young and old, care deeply about the environment.  The Welsh Assembly Government is, rightly, giving a very high priority to the future of our children and reducing our ‘ecological footprint’.  Their new strategy ‘Towards Zero Waste: One Planet’ aims to reduce by drastically reducing waste and recycling.  MCC have done quite well […]

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Council News July 2009 – Budget, Policing & Market

Budget The County Council constantly pleads lack of resources but the final budget for the last year shows large underspends in a number of areas. The Audit Committee had only a couple of hours to scrutinise the budget and made numerous criticisms.  Many of us will follow up with further questions. Policing Gwent police has […]

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County Council News

Strategic Review of Primary Education in the Bryn y Cwm Area: I mentioned this in the last Newsletter and it has now started. As you know the child population has reduced over the years and there is a view that some schools may become too small to be educationally viable. All the Primary Schools in […]

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Govilon School

One of my most enjoyable ‘duties’ since becoming your County Councillor has been involvement with our School. Many of you will know that there was a really packed and most enjoyable evening of celebration and awards held on 23rd January. A fantastic video of the school and its activities was shown and the sheer enthusiasm […]

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Abergavenny Regeneration

As many of you will have seen the Brewery Yard Scheme is under way and should be finished by September 2009. The Cattle Market redevelopment scheme progresses and thank you to those who have made comments since my last Newsletter. Understandably, the tone of comments I have received are along the lines of “what’s the […]

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Local Policing

As readers of my Newsletter will know there have been a number of concerns regarding the Policing of the area including a variety of road traffic and road safety problems and unsatisfactory PACT Meetings. We are still waiting to hear from the Police the outcome of the monitoring exercise on traffic speeds on Merthyr Road. […]

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County Council News: September 2008

Monmouthshire Children and Young People’s Plan: The Monmouthshire Children and Young People’s Partnership involves all local authority services such as education, social services, youth and community services, leisure, sport, road safety and anything which involves or affects children and young people. This Partnership has recently produced a Children and Young People’s Plan which was agreed […]

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Abergavenny Regeneration

The Brewery Yard Scheme is planned to commence in early October and be finished by September 2009. The Cattle Market redevelopment scheme has progressed beyond the public consultation stage and a design has been selected (Option 2 for those who attended consultation events or viewed the designs in the One Stop Shop). The design was […]

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