Why there?

WHY, with the ex-Parke Davis site with its modern accommodation, ease of access and parking facilities, did those who remain nameless choose to move county hall from its recently demolished site in Croesyceiliog to a brand new site of purpose-built offices (at huge cost and disruption) near Usk?

Bruce Heywood-Bell, The Highway, Croesyceiliog

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4:31pm Thu 2 Jan 14

On the inside says...

I am sort of guessing it is because the site you refer to is NOT IN MONMOUTHSHIRE! Try to stick to things you understand.
I am sort of guessing it is because the site you refer to is NOT IN MONMOUTHSHIRE! Try to stick to things you understand. On the inside

5:03pm Thu 2 Jan 14

coalpicker says...

On the inside, county hall was ?
On the inside, county hall was ? coalpicker

12:36pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Vox Dei says...

To be pedantic, it is in Monmouthshire, just not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC.
To be pedantic, it is in Monmouthshire, just not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC. Vox Dei

8:03pm Fri 3 Jan 14

On the inside says...

Vox Dei wrote:
To be pedantic, it is in Monmouthshire, just not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC.
So it's not then.
[quote][p][bold]Vox Dei[/bold] wrote: To be pedantic, it is in Monmouthshire, just not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC.[/p][/quote]So it's not then. On the inside

11:18am Sat 4 Jan 14

Vox Dei says...

Ever since the first County Councils were created in 1889 they have not necessarily administratively controlled the county from which they borrow their name. You seem to be forgetting that the Shire Hall in Newport was the administrative HQ for MCC whilst being "not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC".
Ever since the first County Councils were created in 1889 they have not necessarily administratively controlled the county from which they borrow their name. You seem to be forgetting that the Shire Hall in Newport was the administrative HQ for MCC whilst being "not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC". Vox Dei

11:50am Sat 4 Jan 14

On the inside says...

Vox Dei wrote:
Ever since the first County Councils were created in 1889 they have not necessarily administratively controlled the county from which they borrow their name. You seem to be forgetting that the Shire Hall in Newport was the administrative HQ for MCC whilst being "not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC".
So what? if my aunty had balls she would be my uncle! The history is irrelevant. Monmouthshire now exists only within the curtilage of MCC.
[quote][p][bold]Vox Dei[/bold] wrote: Ever since the first County Councils were created in 1889 they have not necessarily administratively controlled the county from which they borrow their name. You seem to be forgetting that the Shire Hall in Newport was the administrative HQ for MCC whilst being "not the bit of Monmouthshire controlled by MCC".[/p][/quote]So what? if my aunty had balls she would be my uncle! The history is irrelevant. Monmouthshire now exists only within the curtilage of MCC. On the inside

7:35pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Vox Dei says...

Nonsense. Administrative areas do not define what in county a place is and never have. Taking a quick glance at the current mess that is the administrative map of the UK should show you that.
Nonsense. Administrative areas do not define what in county a place is and never have. Taking a quick glance at the current mess that is the administrative map of the UK should show you that. Vox Dei

10:44am Sun 5 Jan 14

On the inside says...

Vox Dei wrote:
Nonsense. Administrative areas do not define what in county a place is and never have. Taking a quick glance at the current mess that is the administrative map of the UK should show you that.
Oddball. I suppose you think Brittany is still English and Bangladesh has never existed. Things are what they are, not what they once were or you wish they still were.
[quote][p][bold]Vox Dei[/bold] wrote: Nonsense. Administrative areas do not define what in county a place is and never have. Taking a quick glance at the current mess that is the administrative map of the UK should show you that.[/p][/quote]Oddball. I suppose you think Brittany is still English and Bangladesh has never existed. Things are what they are, not what they once were or you wish they still were. On the inside

11:08am Sun 5 Jan 14

Vox Dei says...

Yes, things are what they are, but you don't know what that is. As there is no County Council for Newport, what county is it in by your narrow definition?

See https://www.gov.uk/g
overnment/collection
s/englands-tradition
al-counties
"In addition to the day-to-day tiers of administrative local government which provide public services, there are also ‘traditional’ counties (also known as historic counties). These include the likes of Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Westmorland and Middlesex."
Yes, things are what they are, but you don't know what that is. As there is no County Council for Newport, what county is it in by your narrow definition? See https://www.gov.uk/g overnment/collection s/englands-tradition al-counties "In addition to the day-to-day tiers of administrative local government which provide public services, there are also ‘traditional’ counties (also known as historic counties). These include the likes of Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Westmorland and Middlesex." Vox Dei

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