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Velothon Wales 2016 route revealed by organisers

The 140km route for Velothon Wales 2016 has been revealed. Organised by Run 4 Wales, in partnership with the Welsh Government and the local authorities, it will take place on 22 May 2016. Cyclists, spectators, residents and businesses can now visit the Velothon Wales website and journey through the full 140km route via an interactive map.

State of Magor Pavement

Hi everyone At the last meeting I was tasked with reporting the poor state of the pavement on Magor Road again to Newport City Council. I sent them a photograph thinking that a picture is better than a 1000 words. Below is the reply received. Good afternoon Thank you for your recent enquiry from the Newport City Council website. Your email has been forwarded to the Streetscene team and a highways inspector will visit by Tuesday 23 February. The report reference is 4807749. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Telephone number below. Our hours of opening are Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. Kind Regards, Newport City Council Contact Centre Rhian

Chairman of Gwent Neighbourhood Watch resigns over OWL messaging row with police

THE chairman of the Gwent Neighbourhood Watch Association has resigned from his post over a row with Gwent Police about the OWL messaging service. Ken Oliphant, who has been the chairman since 2012, and a member of the association for the past seven years said he had to resign following a meeting held last week with Gwent Police, the police and crime commissioner Ian Johnston and national representatives from the Neighbourhood Watch. The Online Watch Link (OWL) messaging system has around 56,000 members signed up across Gwent to receive messages of what's going on in the community by emails, phone or SMS. The messaging system is a partnership made up of Gwent Police, the Police and Crime Com

Garden Bird Watch

Take part in the great garden bird watch and contribute to the world’s largest wildlife survey! Count birds for an hour and tell us what you see.

Crematorium Update

Planning permission has been granted but Councillor David Atwell says there are still some environmental issues to settle.

Archieve photo

Taken in the Church Hall - Christmas 1946 another picture for our blast from the past gallery

Proud Dad

Forgot to tell you all update from end of last year, for those that like their golf my son, Richard broke the course record whilst practicing in an amateur comp. The record was previously held by Tony Johnstone a retired pro, now commentator on European tour. He definitely gets his golf prowess from his Dad.... Tony Bentham

Murder in the Hamlet

The hamlet mourns the loss of Georgina who lived in the castle bungalow. Her murder has caused quite a stir! Many were first alerted to potential problems following a helicopter search and visits from the police on the Tuesday night when she went 'missing' Taken from the Mirror at the time Victim: Beautician Georgina Symonds was found dead A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with murdering a young mother described by friends as a 'beautiful blonde bombshell'. Georgina Symonds, 25, who has a five-year-old daughter, was found dead in a house in a small market town. Police say the cause of her death has not yet been established.Businessman Peter Morgan, 53, from Abergavenny, was

News from St Martins Church

We have had a busy year, with many baptisms and 5 weddings. In September we introduced a new service on the fourth Sunday of the month, an All Age Communion Service at 11am. This is a shorter service than the 9 am Service of Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday’s of the month and has proved popular with those who like a later start. Graham continues to lead the well attended Family Service (no communion) on the second Sunday of the month at 10.30am. Our craft club (knitting, sewing, quilting) meets every Monday afternoon in the church hall and regularly draws 15 participants. In July, Magor Benefice became Magor Ministry Area and I was licensed as the focal minister of St Mart

Carols in the Barn

At Christmas time there can be no better setting for an evening of fun, food, carols and present swopping than an old hay barn. With hay on the floor, hay bales stacked high and no one to tell the children that they could not play in them! With lights and baubles hanging from the rafters and around the mangers and crocks full of mulled wine and mulled cider. With oodles of food from traditional and rustic to very gourmet - everyone pulled out all the stops. Add the singing of carols accompanied by Ioan on keyboard and the atmosphere is electric. It's no wonder that we stayed for hours, sang every carol on the hymn sheet, ate and drank far more than we should have done. A great Friday eve

Hunt returns to Hamlet after 25 years

We drank toddy and munched on traditional fayre as the hunt assembled ready for the off. This was the first time in 25 years that it had left from Court farm. With the scent trail laid ( no foxes are harmed in a modern day hunt) the horn was blown and around thirty riders of all ages were off on the chase over the fields. We caught up with them again later. The hounds seemed to have lost the trail but once found they were away again.

Green Lane update

The order for the reopening of the lane has been reinstated and procedural arrangements will follow

Solar Farm

Work has begun on the new site in the fields beside the Green Lane. Expect some disruption along the Magor road

Hamlet Planters

Following the delivery and placement of the new planters arrangements have been made to refill and plant them. Tony Ford is to add dragons to give them a Hamlet identity

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