Historical Photo Exhibition 2012 – Call for help

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Mon and Brec Canal and the 360th Anniversary of Llanwenarth Baptist Church, Govilon Heritage Group will be arranging a Village Photographic History Exhibition on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. But it’s a Photo Exhibition with a difference… because those who come to see the many old […]

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Monmouthshire Walking Festival 21st – 31st October 2011

The Monmouthshire Walking Festival supported by Kate Humble kicks off on October 21st with ten days of action for everyone. There are over 30 walks with at least one ‘serious’ walk a day in the are of Monmouthshire  plus a whole host of special interest walks and events. The Festival has collaborated with local groups […]

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Late Summer Walk 2011

Govilon Heritage group are running a guided circular walk along the picturesque Abergavenny to Merthyr railway and the Brecon and Abergavenny Canal in and around Govilon.  We will view the site of an ancient forge, and discover how the industrial revolution changed this rural corner of Monmouthshire.  The walk follows the abandoned railway track, quiet […]

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Govilon school fire (updated)

We understand that Govilon school has been destroyed by a fire. Monmouthshire County Council has confirmed that fire fighters are at the scene and a full assessment will be made in the morning. For further details, please follow Monmouthshire County Council on Twitter. Update: 5th November 2010 Monmouthshire County Council has released a statement on […]

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Upcoming guided heritage walks

Our next two summer guided heritage walks are almost upon us. Saturday 10th July: Forge & Railway Heritage Trail Start at 10.30 from The Forge Car Park, Govilon (SO 265133) This 1.9 mile circular stroll along the picturesque old railway line visits the sites of an ancient forge, the Govilon aqueduct and Bailey’s canal wharf. […]

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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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Road Closure: Govilon to Llanfoist

The B4246 between Llanfoist and the Blaenavon road junction will be closed on Sunday 31st May between 9am – 5pm and on at least two consecutive Sundays to allow urgent repointing of the Skew Bridge. The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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