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SPORTS clubs and sporting associations in Monmouthshire are being urged to apply by December 15 for funding of up to £1,000 from the community chest grants scheme run by the county council. Around £15,000 remains available this year for eligible projects to get people active. Information: 01633 644544.
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A PROJECT called MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do It), a free, 10-week, community-based family programme for overweight and obese children aged 7-13 years, will be launched in Monmouthshire in the autumn.
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9:19am Monday 5th January 2009
THE SOUTH Gwent Ramblers Association have organised a choice of either a nine mile moderate walk or a six mile leisurely walk at Alt-y-Bela between Usk and Llangwm and Taffs trail on Sunday, January 11.
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10:00am Thursday 11th December 2008
This year’s ‘Time Will Tell’ was another resounding success for Usk Panto Players during its 3 night run at Usk Memorial Hall, with many in the audience proclaiming it t he best in the Players’ 14 year history.
9:56am Thursday 11th December 2008
St. Anne’s Hospice is running a Christmas Grotto upstairs at Newport Market until December 23rd. Children can visit Santa and receive a small gift for £3.50, or have a photo with Santa as well for £5. The magical Grotto opens at 11am each day and closes at 4.45pm.
9:54am Thursday 11th December 2008
Wales in Bloom gold award winners, Usk in Bloom, are determined that the town’s flower beds should look colourful in winter and spring as well as in summer. Members have recently completed their winter planting programme in and around the town which has included some 1,000 tulip and daffodil bulbs together with hundr eds of polyanthus.
9:43am Thursday 11th December 2008
It has been another busy year for local artist Caroline Downey of the Downey Barn Gallery in Cwmyoy. Her series of children‘s books now numbers three with the publication of her latest tale ‘Secret of the Standing Stones.’ The first in the series was ‘The Black Mountain Sheep’ in 2006 and the second ‘Shadows in the Fforest’ came out last year. Caroline hopes to publish a series of ten tales in all. They are beautifully illustrated books suitable for children aged 8 upwards and for adults. At this time of year these collectable stories could well be worth adding to your present list. For more information there is a web-site to visit at www.properdragontales.co.uk or telephone Caroline on 01873/890993.
9:50am Thursday 11th December 2008
Chepstow basketball player, Philip Cochrane, has beaten over 150 other children to bring home the “Most Improved Player” award from the Lord’s Taverners Junior Wheelchair Basketball Regional Championships this year, writes Jane Elson.
9:47am Thursday 11th December 2008
The November meeting was once again held in St Michael’s church as repair work was being done at Pandy Hall. At the meeting a very informative talk was given by Robert Davies of Homemakers Recycling Centre Abergavenny. The organisation was formed in 2001 by members of The Friends of the Earth, in a bid to stop furniture being dumped into landfill sites. Currently they are based in St. Michael’s Road Abergavenny. Furniture will be collected, and if deemed suitable for sale, a fee of £10 is payable for removal, for a large item. Not all items are suitable for sale and, if taken to Homemakers by their owners, may be refused. The money is ploughed back into the business and the aim is to recycle 100% of the goods accepted, and therefore reduce landfill. The team are happy to give talks to community groups, and visit schools where they find that pupils are very willing to join in with recycling and the schools are very committed to educating the children in this way.
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A crisp Sunday saw Abergavenny’s Lansdown ward enjoy one of its biggest clean-ups. Local residents and children came out in force for a litter pick. It was a joint operation between local councillor for Lansdown ward, James George, Communities First, Monmouthshire Youth Service and the neighbourhood police team.
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The newly-formed Silver Screen, Usk, opened its monthly film night at Usk Memorial Hall with a highly successful showing of Mamma Mia. Tickets sold out very quickly, and over 200 people were seated in the hall for the screening. In true cinema style, the refreshments available included traditional ice cream November’s film is due to be screened on Thursday, November 20. Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller star in The Edge of Love, alongside Matthew Rhys as Dylan Thomas. Tickets for this showing will be available from November 1.
9:26am Thursday 13th November 2008
Successful Quiz: The recent Cwmyoy Hall Quiz proved to be a great success, with 16 teams competing. The winning team which didn’t live up to its name of ‘Half wrong, half right’ was composed of Maggie and Philip Laurent, Pat Wright and her grandson. The lively evening raised over £200 for hall funds.
9:23am Thursday 13th November 2008
These Llanthony Show Society annual competitions will take place on Saturday, November 22, starting at 9am. The hedging competition will be held at Llwyngwyn Farm Pantygelli by kind permission of Mike and Sian Lewis. Hedge training sessions will be held on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 at Llwyngwyn Farm and interested hedgers should contact Mark Egerton for training day details on 01873 890448, The walling competition, as usual on the same day as the hedging competition, will be held at The Gott Farm by kind permission of the Powell family.
9:29am Thursday 13th November 2008
Along with the release of a CD, Usk Youth Brass Band are riding high after a recent win at the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association Contest at Coleford. The Band played the March, Star Lake and a test piece called Divertomento by the well-known composer Eric Ball. Solos were performed by Maya Burchell-Haslett on cornet and Lauren Jones on euphonium, and Lauren was awarded the best soloist award for the entire section.
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The Usk Conservation and Environmental Group is organising a walk on Sunday October 26th from Mitchel Troy to Ninewells. Naturalist Colin Titcombe is to be the leader for the walk which will set off from Mitchel Troy car park at 10.30am. All age groups are welcome, and walkers are asked to bring a packed lunch and to wear clothing suitable for the weather on the day. For further details contact Graham on 01873 852108