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The Community Council has combined resources with the Vale of Grwyne Parish to produce a newsletter (see link below).  With your help we plan to produce this every quarter.

So, if you have an local event you would like to publicise, local news or have an interesting tale or two please send details to  vogpaper@gmail.com

The link for our first edition is shown below – we hope you will enjoy it.   Let us know what you think!

Issue 1 – Vale of Grwyney News & Events – December 2018

Want to represent your community?

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Community Councillor Vacancy

(Llangenny & Glangrwyney Ward)

  • Do you care about your community?
  • Is there something you want to change or improve for residents?
  • Are you ready to take challenging decisions?

Interested… why not apply? 

Send a brief synopsis detailing why you should be considered and what skills you can bring to the Council to the Clerk:

email:    valeofgrwyneycc@gmail.com
post to:  Pleasant View, Fforest Coal Pit, Abergavenny  NP7 7LH

by 15th December 2018 

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There are a few rules:

To be qualified to stand for co-option you must be a Commonwealth Citizen, or Citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a Citizen of another Member State of the European Community, and be aged 18 years or over.  And, to qualify for co-option as a Community Councillor Applicants must:-

  • be an elector of the parish, or
  • during the whole of the last 12 months have occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish, or
  • live within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the parish boundary

You cannot stand for election if you:

  • are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order.
  • have, within 5 years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of over 3 months without the option of a fine.
  • You work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area)

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Have you witnessed speeding along the A40?

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Following years of lobbying Welsh Government the Community Council was pleased when earlier this year traffic calming works were undertaken on the A40 in Glangrwyney and a pedestrian island constructed.

How effective the current measures prove will only be assessed over time however the Community Council believe additional measures, ie electronic speed signs, need to be provided to encourage drivers to stay within the 30 mph speed limit.  When the Council approached Welsh Government with this request it was informed a 3 year Speed Limit Review into road safety issues at over 600 sites on all trunk roads in Wales (including this section of the A40) is currently being undertaken and any works arising will be prioritised, as funding permits, over the next three to four years.

Whilst disappointed with this response the Community Council continues to monitor the position  and suggests if you witness dangerous driving or speeding in the village these concerns are reported to Go Safe, the Road Safety Partnership responsible for speed limit enforcement by clicking here 

 

Volunteers Needed!

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Volunteers NeededVolunteer by emailing:  johne@ctauk.org or call 01782 844 290

Do you want the time restrictions removed from Crickhowell’s lay-by?

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Crickhowell Town Council is petitioning the Welsh Assembly Government to get the one hour time restriction lifted from the lay-by at the eastern entrance to Crickhowell.

If you think the time restriction should be lifted you can sign the petition by clicking on this link.

New number for GP out of hours services

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Phone 111

Twinning Meeting

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Crickhowell once had a very successful twinning with a small town in Brittany.  The town, Scaer, is of similar size to Crickhowell and is famous for its truly spectacular carnival – See the Website Carnaval Scaer

Whilst the Twinning was up and running there were many visits to and from with families, schools and sports groups, and all gained from the cultural exchange.

A number of people have expressed the wish for this twinning to be re-established and in response Crickhowell Town Council is arranging a meeting to gauge the public interest and would also like to see what clubs and societies are interested in reforming links with their counterparts in France.

If you would like to see the twinning up and running again, please come to the Clarence Hall on Friday 12th October at 7:00pm

 

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