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Council urges residents to Talk to Us at well - being forum

Monday 8th January 2018

Monmouthshire County Council will be hosting a Talk to Us well- being  forum on Friday 19th January 10.00am – 2.00pm at County Hall, Usk.

The event will provide residents with an opportunity to hear about the Monmouthshire County Council Budget process, Monmouthshire Wellbeing Plan and the Happiness Pulse well -being survey and share their thoughts and ideas too.

In previous years the Access for All forum and Ageing Well forum has taken place for residents over 50 and those with disabilities. This event welcomes individuals and groups who have previously attended this event.

The day will begin at 10.00am and include lunch and refreshments, transport is also available.

Cabinet Member for Social Justice Cllr Sara Jones said: ‘The Talk to Us event will provide an opportunity for our residents to have their voices heard, share ideas and suggestions whilst becoming informed about things that affect them.’

For transport contact Connor Leacock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 15th January.

For more information about the day contact Rhian Cook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01633 644364.

Monmouth Community Hub provides cure for winter blues

8th January 2018

Monmouth Community Hub is hosting an event on Monday 15th January designed to dispel the winter blues and give people the chance to meet new friends and have fun.  The morning starts with coffee, tea and cakes at 10am followed by a game of bingo.  Later on, there will be an opportunity to learn knitting and crochet, experience a taster session provided by the council’s community learning team and play a selection of board games in the afternoon.  In addition, advisors will provide advice on debt and on mental health.  All are welcome to this free event.

Like all of Monmouthshire’s hubs, Monmouth provides the opportunity to sign up for a library card and enjoy the benefits of membership.  This allows people to borrow library materials, to read a book to make them smile or achieve their goals for 2018.  Monmouth Community Hub is stocked with materials to suit everyone and provides a digital online service offering free eBooks and audio downloads.

Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for community hubs, Councillor Bob Greenland said: “Our community hubs and libraries are the very cure for winter blues!  They’re within close proximity of most people in the county and they offer education, leisure, fun and great events for all ages.  This occasion is a good example of how our hubs support local communal activity, even in the depths of winter.”

For more information, contact Monmouth Community Hub on 01600 775215 and speak to a member of the team.

Council seeks views on Monmouth play area facilities

22nd December 2017

Monmouthshire County Council is inviting residents, businesses and organisations to submit comments on a report to be put before cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday, 7th February.  Comments must be provided by 5pm on Thursday 18th January.

The report will consider the future position of the play area on Monmouth’s Chippenham Mead.

Councillor Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said: “This issue has generated strong opinions in the town over an extended period and it is important that the decision-making report put before cabinet captures the full range of views so that an informed decision is made.”

Anyone who wishes to offer comments should email the council’s Community Infrastructure Coordinator Mike Moran - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - or write to:

Mike Moran
Monmouthshire County Council
County Hall
NP15 1GA

by 5pm on Thursday 18th January.

The report may be accessed by visiting: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/app/uploads/2017/12/Chippenham-Play-Area-Report-070218.docx

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