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Monmouthshire County Council

The A466 is a high priority route in our highways hierarchy and as such we attempt to maintain it at the highest affordable level consistent with our objective and statutory obligation to maintain the highway network in a safe and serviceable condition. IN addition, much of the A466 has a national speed limit of 60mph and therefore a combination of factors would set the risk and consequence of accidents on this road to be HIGH.

Clearly, the likelihood of accidents is much higher where the road surface is uneven and potholed.

There are currently three sections of the A466 which are in moderate / urgent need of resurfacing ;

The stretch just south of Bigsweir.

The stretch in the vicinity of Brockweir

The stretch in the vicinity of Tintern Station

AS you know we have had difficulty finding a programme space for works on the A466 as a result of the protracted structural problems south of Tintern, however , now the first phase of these works is coming to a conclusion we will be looking to resurface Brockweir and Tintern station in the period February to March 2020. Unfortunately because of the narrow width of the road on both these sections the works will have to be carried out under a road closure.

For resurfacing works of this nature the road is required to be closed between 9:15am and 3:30pm and is reopened for the remaining part of the day. I would estimate each site would take approx.. 5 working days.

The section at Brockweir is planned for 2020/21 .

I know everybody is fed up of the protracted inconvenience being suffered by residents, businesses and motorists but by carrying out the works in Feb/ March the disruption will be at its lowest level.

I hope this gives some reassurance that we are doing our best to provide the essential highway maintenance service in a logical and planned manner.

This notice will expire on 20/03/2020


TCC Chairman and 2 Councillors attended a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of MCC and St Arvans CC to discuss the closure of A466 for works to be undertaken at the cliff fall where there are traffic lights currently.
The planned closure is to start the first week in June and should take a maximum of 4 weeks. It will be a total road closure in the interests of public safety. Further information will be circulated as soon as it is made available to TCC.

This notice will expire on 01/06/2020

Council begins major recovery operation following flooding

Monmouthshire County Council has begun a major recovery operation in the wake of Storm Dennis and unprecedented flooding across the county.

The council is estimating 100+ residential properties have been affected by flooding. A significant number of businesses and public assets have also been affected.

Residents are being supported through the provision of temporary accommodation where necessary and guidance on flood relief support networks.

A number of services remain closed or affected while the clean-up begins, this includes a number of road closures and bus routes. Monmouth Leisure Centre has been badly flooded and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The Wye Bridge in Monmouth has been reopened, with access to the underpass reinstated.

While further rain is forecast, rivers are expected to rise but the council has been advised this will not be significant. The public are being asked to remain vigilant and mindful of dangers such as falling trees and debris.

Council officers have been out visiting communities in Skenfrith, Usk, Osbaston and other parts of Monmouthshire offering advice relating to hygiene, insurance claims and support services.

Welsh Water's contingency plans for water are fully operational and these are likely to remain in place for a number of days.

Anyone looking for support is being encouraged to contact a community-led relief group called Monmouthshire Residents Affected By Flooding, where they can receive support in the way of clothing, food and toys. The support group can be contacted via their Twitter page @Monflooding or by contacting

Monmouthshire County Council, Leader Peter Fox said: "Understanding the true extent of the damage and loss to our county will take some time but our teams are working to ensure we support those residents and businesses that have been impacted. We met with the Welsh Government today and this gave us a chance to highlight the severity of situation in Monmouthshire. We had an opportunity to open up the dialogue on the appropriateness of flood defences in the county. We also had the chance to spend time with our emergency services thanking them for their time.

"We've been able to discuss some short term funding from the Welsh Government. Application and administration on how that would impact Monmouthshire is being worked on. My heart goes out to all who have been affected by these devastating floods and I just wanted to thank our partner agencies and the public for all your efforts over the last few days."

This notice will expire on 23/02/2020

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A Severe Flood Warning for the River Wye in Monmouth has been declared by Natural Resources Wales.

Water levels are predicted to reach 7.2m when the peak passes through Monmouth between 3am and 7am on Tuesday 18th of February.

Residents living in areas at immediate risk have been evacuated and other properties nearby have been provided with sandbags and necessary support.

A decision has been made to close the Wye Bridge in the centre of the town and pedestrians and motorists are being warned to keep away from the area.

Anyone affected by the bridge closure or flooding is being asked to use the rest centre that has been set up at the Shire Hall in the centre of Monmouth.

The council continues to work with partner agencies, including Natural Resources Wales and the emergency services, to assess the situation and ensure all the affected residents are informed and supported.

Monmouthshire County Council Leader, Peter Fox said; "As Natural Resources Wales declares a Severe Flood Warning, we are facing unprecedented times with levels expected to reach the highest on record for this area. The council and partner agencies face an extremely busy time over the next 24 hours while we deal with making sure those affected are safe. There will be disruption with the closure of Wye Bridge but I ask everyone to please be patient while the peak passes through the town. Teams will need to assess the area after the levels drop and it will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do. Please follow the advice of authorities and emergency services."

This notice expired on 20/02/2020


Essential resurfacing works are required to repair the carriageway across the mouth of the junction where the A466 meets the M48 J2 Newhouse Interchange. To facilitate the works we are required to close the A466 southbound carriageway between High Beech roundabout and Newhouse Interchange. Due to associated safety requirements, these works will be undertaken over night between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs utilising a southbound total closure only, the northbound carriageway will be open at all times. During full closures, a signed diversion route will be in place to manage the flow of traffic and advance notification signs will be provided.

The works are programmed to commence on Friday 7th February 2020, please note no works will take place over the weekend and will recommence Monday 10th to Thursday 14th February. The works are expected to take 5 shifts to complete, however they are weather dependent so the programme could change if inclement weather is encountered.

This notice expired on 14/02/2020


MCC OPERATIONS will be operating 'two-way' temporary traffic lights along A466, BETWEEN TINTERN STATION AND BROCKWEIR BRIDGE, due to drainage issues

Works are to commence Wednesday, 29/01/2020, and it's anticipated the works will last for 2 to 3 weeks.

This notice expired on 12/02/2020


Climate emergency strategy. This strategy outlines the council's response to the climate emergency declared in May 2019.
Link to the published article on MCC web site

This notice expired on 31/01/2020


Take this short survey to let Gwent Police know your concerns in the area and assist the Police and other partner agencies to help you. The survey will take about 5 minutes and can be accessed here

This notice expired on 25/01/2020


New concessionary bus passes are to be issued in Wales.

Existing pass holders have until 31st December 2019 to apply for their new style pass via a new online portal at

Residents who require help applying for new passes are encouraged to visit their nearest Community Hub, One Stop Shop or Library - officers will be able to assist them during the simple online application process.

This notice expired on 31/12/2019


Gwent Police are giving a presentation on rural Crime on Monday 16th December at Itton Village Hall.
The presentation acknowledges that there has been a spate of burglaries in many rural areas - especially farm building and outbuildings.
It will discuss prevention and deterrence and is open to all.

This notice expired on 16/12/2019


The seasonal garden waste collection service was due to finish on Friday 29th November however we are pleased to say that the collection service will be extended for an additional two weeks.

The extension is a thank you to MCC's loyal customers and recognition of the problems that some customers have had with collections this year.

The final week of collections will be the week commencing 9th December 2019, with the last collection day on Friday 13th December.

The 2020 seasonal garden waste collection service will begin again in March. Registrations for the service will open in the New Year.

This notice expired on 13/12/2019