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The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales have completed the first stage of their review of the electoral arrangements for the County of Monmouthshire The Commission is now publishing Draft Proposals.

The Commission are providing notice of the period for representation commencing on 10/12/2020 and ending on 10/03/2021. After this date the Commission will consider all the evidence and prepare a Final Proposals Report. These will be published and submitted to the Welsh Ministers, who may give effect to the proposals either as submitted or with modifications.

Comments should be sent via email to: or in writing to: The Chief Executive, Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, Hastings House, Fitzalan Court, CARDIFF, CF24 0BL between 10/12/2020 and 10/03/2021.

Further information about the review and the work of the Commission can be found on the Commission's website:

Please note that the comments received may be published. If the respondent does not wish to publicly disclose their name and address this must be stated expressly in the response.

Shereen Williams Chief Executive

This notice will expire on 10th March 2021

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Gloucester County Council have announce a complete closure of the A466 north of Bigsweir Bridge between 1st March and 31st March.

This is a major scheme to scale back the embankment and remove loose rock and soil that otherwise could potentially fall onto the highway and cause a serious incident. The embankment will then be netted and pinned to prevent any rocks falling in the future.

There will be no access for through traffic on the A466 between Redbrook and St Arvans for the duration of the scheme and a sign posted diversion will be in place.

This notice will expire on 31st March 2021

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The Welsh Government is providing funding for residents and businesses directly affected by flooding since 1st September 2020.

Financial support for Monmouthshire residents

If your home has been flooded since 1st September 2020 you can get up to £1,000 of help. To apply for this funding you will need to complete a short application form available on our website at: or call 01633 644644.

To qualify the property must be your main residence and your internal principal living space must have been flooded. Empty properties and second homes are not eligible for this financial support.

To apply you will need to supply the council tax reference for the affected home, your bank account details for the payment to be made, and your household insurance details where applicable (company name and policy number). To complete the process your application we will also need to verify that your property was flooded against our records.

Financial support for Monmouthshire businesses

Information on support for businesses affected by flooding can be found at:

Rates Reductions

If you have been affected by flooding, you may be eligible for a discount, or an exemption on your council tax or Business Rates, for example six months exemption if the property is substantially unfurnished and unoccupied or an exemption of up to 12 months if structural repairs are required. Contact the Revenues team on 01633 644630 or email:

Further Help

Our website provides further information about what to do if your home is at risk of flooding and other sources of help, such as foodbanks, community fridges, furniture and alternative accommodation. Visit

Flood investigations

As the Lead Local Flood Authority, Monmouthshire County Council is continuing to work on investigations into the likely causes and effects of the recent flood events across Monmouthshire.

We work with, and make recommendations for actions by other Risk Management Authorities such as NRW and Welsh Water. For areas significantly affected, a Land Drainage Report will be prepared and we will be arranging further meetings with local communities and residents where required as soon as possible to discuss the findings.

This notice will expire on 31st March 2021

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The A466 will be closed on 6th April 2021, 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 6th April and 2nd May 2021

The order is necessary for works to take place in order to stabilise the rock face adjacent to the highway in a safe manner at the location.

Diversions will apply and access for Emergency Services will be maintained at all times as far as is reasonably practicable along with pedestrian access.

This notice will expire on 2nd May 2021

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Your Community Council has been investigating the possibility of using the vast tidal power of the river Wye, in our village, to generate electricity for local use and for the national grid. Initial investigations have been made and a number of issues raised by the Wye Valley AONB.

These issues relate largely to environmental and technical matters of which councillors have no experience. In such a diverse population as ours we are sure that the necessary experience exists and we are, in the first instance, seeking a response from anyone who can support the idea and offer technical or other experience in this field.

If you support this idea please contact us and, if you have any experience in this field please let us know.

This notice expired on 28th February 2021

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Essential carriageway resurfacing at the A466/A48 Highbeech Roundabout Chepstow. Works are scheduled to commence on the 15.02.21 with an expected duration of two weeks.

To enable the works to be carried out safely, the A466 Wye Valley Link Road and St. Lawrence Road will be closed overnight 20:00hrs to 06:00hrs Monday to Friday in both directions between Newhouse Interchange and Lion's Lodge Roundabout. The alternative route for traffic affected by the closure will be signed via Thornwell Road, Bulwark Road, A48 Newport Road and B4293 Welsh Street as shown on the attached plan. Local access to properties will be managed from Lion's Lodge Roundabout up to the Works area at Highbeech Roundabout. In addition to the closure, temporary traffic signals will be in operation on the circulatory carriageway of Highbeech Roundabout to maintain the flow of traffic on the A48 Newport Road.

Essential access for emergency services can be accommodated through the site, however, any access must be with caution due to the presence of plant and personnel on site.

To minimise disturbance every effort will be made to complete operations likely to generate the most noise by late evening.

This notice expired on 26th February 2021

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A joint project to renovate the bridge will be carried out by Gloucestershire County Council and Monmouthshire County Council, but investigative works need to take place first to establish what repairs are needed.

The investigative work will take place over five days from Monday 22 to Friday 26 February 2021.

Marshals will be placed at either side of the bridge during the work and access for pedestrians will be permitted when required and safe to do so. Vehicles are not currently able to use the bridge due to structural concerns.

This notice expired on 26th February 2021

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Monmouthshire County Council

Temporary Road Closure for Forge Road, Tintern, Monmouthshire.

The road will be closed on 1st February 2021, 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 1st and 19th February 2021.

The order is necessary for highway fencing repairs to take place in a safe manner at the location.

This notice expired on 19th February 2021

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Monmouthshire County Council is looking for a customer-focussed individual who is passionate about people, food and service.

You will have previous experience of working with the public and of managing and working in a food preparation area; familiar with stock ordering; menu planning; unit pricing, and responsible for a team of catering assistants.

Click here for full details

This notice expired on 8th February 2021

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Monmouthshire CC and partners are planning to remove debris from the Wye Bridge in Monmouth.

In order to carry out this work safely the bridge will be closed from 8:00am until 6:00pm on 7th and 8th of January.

A diversion will be in place.

This notice expired on 9th January 2021

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Teams from across Monmouthshire County Council's workforce responded to heavy and persistent rain across the region on Wednesday by working through the night to support residents, unblock drains, deal with road closures and deliver sandbags. In addition, gritting lorries salted all scheduled routes as temperatures dropped throughout the night, while the council's contact centre dealt with a high volume of calls.

Care staff remained busy all day, prioritising calls and rescheduling when necessary. Staff visited rural areas in pairs to ensure safety, keeping in close touch and alerting colleagues to potential travel problems. While some calls were shortened, all those requiring assistance received help.

The entire road network was flooded by 8pm and the county's highways staff advised people to stay at home due to the dangerous conditions. Key areas included the A472 at Little Mill, St Brides Road at Magor, Tintern's Forge Road, Osbaston Road in Monmouth and Main Road, Portskewett. Other areas badly affected were Skenfrith, Llantrisant, Llangwm and the route taken by the Olway Brook on the outskirts of Usk. Meanwhile, a blocked drain at Castle Lea in Caldicot cleared on Thursday morning prevented the risk of flooding in the area.

High river levels throughout the night caused concern but these continued to fall by Thursday morning. Police and fire services attended Monmouth's Riverside Park but authorities agreed not to evacuate residents. However, some houses in Magor and Portskewett were flooded and the council's grounds and cleansing teams have lent their support.

Staff will start clean-up operations as soon as possible but residents have been warned that debris on roads and footpaths could cause hazards. Further heavy rain and high winds are likely during Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday and the council has prepared teams to stand by in Abergavenny, Monmouth and Caldicot as well as ensure supplies of sand bags for the weekend.

Council Leader Peter Fox OBE said; "Rain across Monmouthshire fell heavily virtually all day but key workers from the council and other organisations put in a difficult and valuable shift to help residents and keep communications open. I'm extremely grateful to them for their hard work in often extreme conditions. Thank you for everyone continuing to stay home and stay safe this Christmas while the virus is still with us."

Further information will be available from Natural Resources Wales, Met Office and the council's Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

This notice expired on 31st December 2020

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Monmouthshire shoppers are being encouraged to support their local businesses with free weekend parking being offered in the approach to Christmas.

The council has once again announced it will provide free weekend parking in all Council-owned car parks from Saturday 5th December until, and including, Boxing Day. Head down to your local high street to take advantage of the fantastic array of local businesses selling everything from handmade gifts to locally sourced produce all in time for the big day. The offer of free parking in the three towns (Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth) is hoped will encourage everyone to shop local.

Councillor Jane Pratt, cabinet member with responsibility for car parks, said: "We're pleased to once again offer free weekend parking to our residents, especially in light of the challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the perfect opportunity to safely visit your local retailers and I have no doubt you'll be surprised with all the fantastic bargains and unique gift ideas you can find right on your doorstep. This is also a great opportunity to support your friends and neighbours who run businesses across the county."

This notice expired on 26th December 2020

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