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Monmouthshire County Council has received notification of the withdrawal of the Severn Express and X14 commercial bus services to Bristol and Cribbs Causeway from 14th June 2020.

The Council is looking into any way in which we can support a sustainable service and is talking with other authorities that the service covers to see if any replacement service can be offered as it is unlikely any other operator will take a commercial risk on this service given the current situation we are working with.

Updates will be provided when further information becomes available.

This notice will expire on 14/06/2020

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Statement from Monmouthshire County Council.

The proposed works were originally planned to be undertaken this summer commencing in June to fall outside the period of ecological constraints. The latest we could start onsite and still fall within the ecological window of works is the 6th July to ensure that the works would be complete by the end of August. Before works can commence a number of approvals and consents would need to be approved and in place. One of these relate to the compensation site which will replace the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) which would be lost of part of our works. Choosing and agreeing this with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has taken far longer than first anticipated. While we do now have approval in principal that the site we are proposing is suitable, a lot of detail would still be required in order to gain final approval in addition to the submission of the full Stage4 Habitat Regulations Assessment. Given we still have some way to go in negotiating, possible further considerations, ensuring this aligns with legislation and ultimately achieving consent from Welsh Government/EU, it is of our opinion that even if we push the works back until the 6th July that we will not be able to complete the works this financial year.

Unfortunately we have no real option but to delay the works until the 21/22 financial year.

We will continue to complete all the ecological assessments, tender the works and move forward with early contractor involvement which will hopefully allow us to minimise the impact of any future works on the community.

This notice will expire on 30/06/2020

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There will be temporary closure of Brookside on 15th July 2020 and will continue to be in force for a period not exceeding 18 months or until the works which it is proposed to carry out have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

It is anticipated that the works will be completed between 15th and 17th July 2020.

The order is necessary for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to install a new service connection in a safe manner at the location.

This notice will expire on 17/07/2020

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Dog fouling is a major cause of concern in the village as it creates a risk to volunteers maintaining the village green.

This notice will expire on 31/07/2020

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Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all meetings of Tintern Community Council are cancelled until further notice.

If members of the public have issues that they wish to raise could they please send these to the Clerk via email (email address:-
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause members of the public, but this is a decision we have been advised to adopt.
Please be assured Tintern Community Council will continue to conduct council business and progress matters as appropriate.
Regular updates will be posted on both the Council's Website and the Village Website.
Thank you for your co-operation and thanks go out to any residents and businesses who are helping with the Community Volunteers Help Group.

This notice expired on 31/05/2020

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Welsh Water have made an emergency road closure on Whitelye Road at Botany Bay, in order to repair a water leak.

It is anticipated that the closure will be in place until (and including) 26/05/2020.

Out of hours : Welsh Water 0800 052 0130

This notice expired on 26/05/2020

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MCC is aware that many businesses are not making the most of the support that is there for them.

If you occupy business premises in Monmouthshire with a rateable value of £12,000 or less, or you are a retail, leisure or hospitality business with a rateable value of £12,001 to £51,000 you should be registering for a business grant NOW. A number of those who have successfully registered are already in receipt of the funds. Unless you fill in the online form, you will not receive the help you could be eligible for.

If you come under the Small Business Rates Relief, and you currently don't pay business rates, you are still eligible to register for the grants.

The grants of £10,000 and £25,000 (which will not need to be paid back) will be administered by Monmouthshire County Council and registrations will be processed as soon as possible, subject to checking.

Welsh Government business grants are available in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is estimated that up to 2,000 potentially eligible firms in Monmouthshire are yet to fill in the online registration form.

These grants will not automatically be paid to you. We need your details, so register online.

Your first step to check eligibility by visiting and then register at

The Welsh Government also has announced further financial support for businesses not covered by these grants. For more details and other available support

This notice expired on 14/05/2020

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A team of volunteers has banded together to provide assistance to anyone in the village or nearby who is self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

Several local businesses have offered help to support people in the village who are self-isolating.

Details can be found on the village hall Facebook page and around the village.

An image to download and keep for telephone contacts, etc. is available here (opens in a new tab or window.

This notice expired on 18/04/2020

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Monmouthshire County Council shares plans to support small businesses

24th March 2020

As the country takes steps to contain coronavirus virus with people staying at home and many small businesses closing with immediate effect, plans have been developed to help these enterprises continue to trade once the pandemic is over.

Monmouthshire County Council will be administering Welsh Government Business grants. However, only business rate payers are currently eligible - for details see To apply visit:

The Welsh Government will advise on further financial support for those businesses not covered by these grants and updates will be shared on Monmouthshire County Council's website when they are available - the council advises it'll be worth bookmarking the site for future reference.

Key messages:

In order to pay the grant the council needs to know the contact details, bank details and other relevant details of the county's businesses. A council spokesperson said: "To help us help you, please complete the business registration form as a matter of urgency. As soon as grants become available we will be able to pay you directly."

A quick overview of the current grants available follows:

A grant of £25,000 will be available to retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000.

A grant of £10,000 will be available to all businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

A separate scheme and funding will be announced next week for those businesses which are home based, etc. Again the council will update its website with the information as soon as it is available.

In addition, retail, leisure and hospitality businesses receive 100% business rates relief for the financial year 2020/21. These will have already received their 2020/21 rates bill for this year as the government's announcement was made after the bills had been produced. The spokesperson added: "Don't worry, the relief will be applied by the council and your account will be credited automatically. A new rates bill will be sent to you shortly."

Support will also be available to enable businesses to pay 80% of their employees' salaries based on their February payslips - further details will follow.

A new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been announced which is designed to assist qualifying businesses during these unprecedented times. The scheme is also available to support long-term viable businesses which may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance. The loan will be provided by the British Business Bank through participating providers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Search the Business Wales website for more information.

A new £500,000 fund is available for technology companies which provide digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus. Search 'Techforce19' challenge for more information - funding of up to £25,000 per company is available.

Business Wales is also offering webinars aimed at Welsh SMEs (small and medium enterprises) affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The 'Covid-19 and Your Business' series covers key topics in aid of every business owner and sole trader, who want to minimise the impact of the virus and improve the survivability of their ventures. To sign up visit the Business Wales website.

Councillor Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire's cabinet member for enterprise said: "We know that this is a very anxious time for everyone. I would like to thank Monmouthshire's small businesses for supporting the country by staying safe and staying home. There are various options available to help businesses cope with the challenges ahead. Please contact us, we are here to help." He added: "Don't forget, there are things we can all do to help our local businesses to stay open. Where you can, buy locally on line. Many of our cafes, pubs and restaurants are also offering take away and delivery services so why not take a break from the store cupboard and treat yourself and save a local business while doing so."

This notice expired on 17/04/2020

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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 expired on 12/04/2020

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Monmouthshire County Council

This work is restarting

Closure from 31st March to 6th April 2020 between 9:30am and 3:30pm

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 expired on 06/04/2020

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Monmouthshire County Council has launched a special task group to deal with the mass recovery operation following the unprecedented flooding experienced across the county.

Recovery Co-ordinating Group (RCG) 'Attis' has been set up in conjunction with neighbouring authorities in Gwent and agencies such as Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales.

The council and partners are working hard to assess the damage and impact on residents, businesses, infrastructure and the environment caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis - with over 100 residential properties and a number of businesses already being identified as impacted by the floods in Monmouthshire.

With the cost of the recovery operation expected to run into tens of millions, the task group has already begun seeking financial assistance from the Welsh Government.

The task group is expected to be operational for a number of months, and possibly longer given the scale of the task, until the disruption has been rectified, demands on services have returned to normal levels, and the needs of those affected have been met.

To help the group carry out their response, anyone affected by flooding in Monmouthshire is being asked to get in touch with the council. A simple form can be accessed via the 'My Monmouthshire' app or on the council's website. Staff across the county's Community Hubs are also on hand to help anyone with the form if they do not have access to a computer.

The council has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people offering support and donations. These offers have included donations of food, furniture and clothing, as well as offers of housing and transport. A number of people and businesses have also come forward to offer manpower to help with clean-ups and disposal of waste. Anyone who is able to offer support is also being encouraged to get in contact in order for all offers of help to be documented.

Council leader, Peter Fox said: "The impact on our beautiful county, residents and businesses from these extreme events has been devastating and the loss felt by those affected is going to be long-lasting. Through the establishment of RCG Attis we have already begun identifying what levels of support and advice are available to our residents and it will be these offers of support that start us on the long road to recovery. I could not think of a more appropriate name for this group than Attis - the Greek God of rebirth. In these unprecedented times, I'm extremely proud of our communities who have all rallied together to support their neighbours and offer everything from free sofas and food to getting stuck in with the clean-up of debris and waste. You have been remarkable. To those affected, I can reassure you we are working around the clock to get Monmouthshire back up and running."

This notice expired on 14/03/2020

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