Chepstow pupils get planting to help others

South Wales Argus: DIGGING IN: The mayor of Chepstow Marian Lewis with pupils Tony Jenkins, Annie Irwin, Gemma Lovett and Chloe Watkins

9:30pm Thursday 4th November 2010

A GROUP of Chepstow pupils are forging links with local elderly people by taking part in a gardening project.

Could you be Torfaen's green champion?

12:22pm Monday 30th November 2009

TORFAEN is looking for community champions to help spread the sustainability message.

Could you help visually impaired fitness club?

12:21pm Monday 30th November 2009

Torfaen visually impaired fitness and social club is searching for volunteers.

Plans to extend Llanyrafon school withdrawn

12:19pm Monday 30th November 2009

AN APPLICATION for planning permission for an extension to the existing Llanyrafon primary school building, a project which was also to include a car park and new access road, has been withdrawn by Torfaen county borough council.

£20,000 scheme for Torfaen kerbs

4:20pm Wednesday 4th November 2009

TORFAEN council is proposing to set aside £20,000 a year for the installation of dropped kerbs at sites across the county borough, to aid safer road crossing for disabled people and those with pushchairs or prams.

Chance to meet the police

3:20pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

BLAENAVON residents can quiz local police at a Partnerships and Communities Together meeting.

Carers week in Torfaen

11:24am Tuesday 2nd June 2009

A WEEK-long of special events will run in Torfaen next week to mark carers' week.

Family History Society open day

11:23am Tuesday 2nd June 2009

GWENT Family History Society is holding an open day in Cwmbran this weekend.

New Inn cats protection fundraiser

11:20am Tuesday 2nd June 2009

GWENT Cats Protection raised £832.47 for the charity at a plant sale in Panteg Hall, New Inn on Sunday.

New vicar for Abersychan and Garndiffaith

9:24am Thursday 21st May 2009

THE VICAR of Blaenavon, the Reverend Dr Jason Bray, has also been appointed as Priest-in-Charge of Abersychan and Garndiffaith.

Pupils quizzed on green know-how

9:43am Friday 9th January 2009

PUPILS across Cwmbran are honing their quiz skills in preparation for the annual primary schools environmental quiz.

Green light for Croesyceiliog smoking shelter

9:35am Friday 9th January 2009

TORFAEN council granted a planning application for a smoking shelter at the Upper Cock Inn, The Highway, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran.

Cwmbran band needs singer

9:07am Friday 9th January 2009

A local young band is looking for a new singer.

Trevethin housing plan lodged

9:37am Monday 5th January 2009

A PLANNING application has been submitted to Pontypool council planners to build nine new houses and associated works on land between Cobner Close and Talfaen Close in Trevethin.

Dog spa plan under spotlight

2:44pm Tuesday 12th August 2008

CAERPHILLY Council's planning committee are to consider an application to extend the Dog Spa, Cwmnantyrodyn, Pontllanfraith tomorrow.

Playing a part in your community

2:42pm Friday 1st August 2008

NEW BEGINNINGS: Do you live in Abertillery? Are you interested in organising events, publicity or marketing? You may already have these skills, or would like to learn more? Would you like to see more events in the area?

Picture perfect South Wales

2:35pm Friday 1st August 2008

OH HAPPY DAY: When we experience the beautiful hot, sunny, clear weather we are randomly treated to in South Wales, it is difficult to imagine a more picturesque country.

A World of difference for Blaenavon

2:39pm Friday 1st August 2008

LOCAL AUTHORITY WORLD HERITAGE FORUM FOR UK: The chairman of Blaenavon World Heritage Committee, Mr Neil Lewis, has recently retired from chairing the local authority World Heritage Forum for the United Kingdom.

Welsh school gets more pupils!


8:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2008

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw will get 177 pupils starting their first year of high-school in September. Thats a huge 55 extra pupils than last year learning the Welsh language!

Road casualties down

10:28am Friday 11th July 2008

THE NUMBER of road casualties in Torfaen has dropped by nearly 50 per cent.

Duke of Edinburgh awards open day

10:07am Friday 11th July 2008

THE WET weather did not stop 170 young people from going to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme open day in Croesyceiliog, Torfaen, on Wednesday.

Pupils clean up their area

10:07am Friday 4th July 2008

Pupils at two Torfaen schools filled 35 sacks during a litter pick in their local area. Forty two pupils from West Mon school took an hour to fill 25 sacks of litter but also filled 11 sacks with cans and bottles for recycling.

Getting ready for a big week

1:16pm Friday 23rd May 2008

LLANHILLETH INSTITUTE: Hannah Jenkins has e-mailed me the following information about Llanhilleth Institute's Launch Week, Tuesday, May 27-Friday, May 30.

Torfaen booze in the clear

11:49am Thursday 15th May 2008

SPIRITS served in Torfaen pubs and clubs are 100 per cent authentic, a trading standards operation revealed.

Leap of faith

9:04am Monday 28th April 2008

That's certainly what it takes to rebuild a Church Hall and have to rely mainly on donations as well as the generosity of the builders and builders' merchants involved to get the work completed.

Torfaen leads the dance

9:48am Monday 21st April 2008

THE FOURTH World Dance Day celebrations in Torfaen will take place on April 26 in Cwmbran town centre.

Mayor of Torfaen's Award

1:58pm Sunday 20th April 2008

Many congratulations must go to Mike Parry of The Park, Blaenavon, for being honoured with an award from the Mayor of Torfaen, Councillor Bill King. Mike Parry was presented with his award recently at a reception at the Civic Centre, Pontypool. Mike received the honour in recognition of his many years of work at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall.

Litter Pick

1:55pm Sunday 20th April 2008

Six Bells Tenants & Residents Association are holding a litter pick on Saturday, April 26, starting at 10am from the Six Bells Community Centre. There will be a free bag of chips for all participants. We are looking for people to come and help us make Six Bells a litter free area. Equipment will be provided for the litter pick.

Gwent set for health shake-up

3:37pm Thursday 3rd April 2008

LOCAL Health Boards to go in reorganisation

Health spend boost for OAPs

3:58pm Wednesday 2nd April 2008

TORFAEN health and council bosses propose to spend £85,000 during 2008/09 on improving support for the area's older people, through a newly published older persons strategy.

Running coppers donate £358 to hospital

3:43pm Wednesday 2nd April 2008

A GROUP of Gwent Police probationers donated £358 to the chest unit research fund of Merthyr's Prince Charles Hospital after taking part in a charity run.

Pupils hedge their bets

12:35pm Tuesday 1st April 2008

TREE and hedge planting programmes for Torfaen primary school pupils is among the first initiatives being developed by a county borough council sustainability working group.

If you have a problem, come along

2:36pm Friday 28th March 2008

POLICING TEAM NEWS: The Blaenavon Neighbourhood Policing Team have arranged for the next "PACT (Partnerships and Communities Together) meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 9, 7pm, at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall.

Do you know someone special?

2:31pm Friday 28th March 2008

VOLUNTEER AWARDS: If you know someone who gives a lot of their spare time to volunteering, and who you would like to receive recognition of their dedication, then why not put their name forward for the 2008 GAVO Volunteer Awards?

Cut your Easter waste - council

2:36pm Tuesday 18th March 2008

TORFAEN council and Waste Awareness Wales are asking residents to reduce the amount of packaging waste from chocolate Easter eggs.

Bardic chair for Heritage Centre

4:39pm Monday 17th March 2008

Blaenavon Male Voice Choir has been contacted by a local who has a bardic chair that the choir won in the Abergwynfi Eisteddfod in 1895.

Warm welcome for the World's President

9:28am Monday 17th March 2008

PONTHIR WI: Mrs Jan Wiltshire, president, welcomed members of Ponthir WI to their March meeting on Monday, March 3, at the Village Hall.

On into the future for the 'Stute

9:25am Monday 17th March 2008

SONGS AT THE STUTE: Wednesday, March 12 saw the opening evening show at Llanhilleth Institute since the renovation.

Good Friday services

9:22am Monday 17th March 2008

Blaenavon Council of Churches: On Good Friday, March 21, a procession of silent witness will take place through Blaenavon town centre.

Easter refuse schedule

2:37pm Thursday 13th March 2008

REFUSE and recycling collections in Torfaen have been rescheduled during the Easter holidays.

Happy birthday, Orpheus

8:54am Monday 10th March 2008

ORPHEUS MALE VOICE CHOIR NEWS: Malcolm Williams, Press Officer, has sent in the following report: "On Tuesday of last week, the ladies of the Eurydice came in to the practice room with a big cake, decorated with the choir's badge and a hundred years of Orpheus.

One thing's for sure, it'll be a BLAST!

8:51am Monday 10th March 2008

FUNDRAISING CONCERT: Action group BLAST (Blaenavon Leisure and Swimming Troubleshooters) are arranging a fundraising concert, to take place on Saturday, April 5.

Mayor turns cook for the day

9:57am Thursday 6th March 2008

TORFAEN mayor Bill King is holding a public cookery demonstration using local produce to show off what is available in Torfaen and the surrounding area.

Tree scheme is first for group

3:13pm Tuesday 4th March 2008

TREE and hedge planting programmes for Torfaen primary school pupils is among the first initiatives being developed by a county borough council sustainability working group.

Food for thought

12:06pm Friday 29th February 2008

FOOD CO-OP: Well, they just keep on growing!The latest co-op to open will be based at Queen Street Primary School, from March 7, between 3pm-4pm for collection.

Housey housey about that then?!

12:04pm Friday 29th February 2008

EASTER PRIZE BINGO: St Peter's Church in Wales Primary School, Blaenavon, are organising an Easter prize bingo evening.

Talking about hills . . .

11:58am Friday 29th February 2008

THE COTSWOLD HILLS ARE ALIVE: Blaenavon Townswomen's Guild met on February 18, and after the minutes had been read, the chairman welcomed two guests, and hoped that they would enjoy the evening.

Drop in on bobbies

9:30am Tuesday 26th February 2008

POLICE in Abersychan are holding special surgeries for residents to drop in and speak to neighbourhood officers about any concerns they may have in their local area.

In the field of fundraising

8:46am Monday 25th February 2008

GET INTO THE PACK: Local businesses are being asked to sponsor one of Wales' best loved rugby sides.

A look behind the scenes

8:44am Monday 25th February 2008

MUSEUM NEWS: The museum has started off well this year with a coffee morning, when Sian Price, one of the producers of the BBC Wales programme, the Coal House Project, gave a talk on a look behind the scenes of the series.

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