TOWN HALL LATEST UPDATE
Contrary to the advice that had already been given, the Town Hall will now NOT BE OPEN until specific guidance has been given from the Welsh Government.
It would appear that One Voice Wales is now advising local councils not to open their doors for any event whatsoever until the Welsh Government specifically names activities that are permitted.
More details can be obtained from the Clerk at email@example.com or 07940391150.
GROSMONT FAWR COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Grosmont Community Council covers a large area of North East Monmouthshire. There are four council wards: Grosmont, Llangua, Llangattock Lingoed and Lanvetherine, with a total population of 600.
Up until 1974 the area was administered by the Grosmont Fawr Parish Council, which had been in existence since the 19th century. The Community Council was set up, after re-organisation in 1974, although little has changed except the name of the council.
The Council has nine members:
David Hughes Jones Chairman, Llanvetherine
Andrew Farr Vice Chairman, Grosmont
Margie Barker Grosmont
Peter McVann Grosmont
Witek Mintowt-Czyz Grosmont
Paul Sheridan Grosmont
Martin Davies Llangattock Lingoed
James Beavan Llanvetherine
James Stark Langua
Clerk to the Council: Mrs Frances Lambert, Clerk of the Council & Responsible Financial Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council meets at Grosmont Town Hall on the second Monday of every other month. The Town Hall is an ancient building, built in 1838 and given to the parish council in 1902 by the Duke of Beaufort. It was listed in the 1970s.
At every meeting of the council we welcome members of the public. At the beginning of each meeting time is allowed for questions.
The work of the Council is varied and every month there is an agenda of some 15 to 20 items to be discussed.
The Council considers every planning application in the area. Its observations are then sent to Monmouthshire County Council, who makes the final decision.
Having a wide network of lanes, rural roads are very much to the fore at our meetings. Having local knowledge, we can pinpoint any dangers and repairs that need to be done.
Being a rural community, local policing is a concern. From time to time our local Community Policeman (based in Abergavenny) attends our meetings.
Best Kept Village
Every year we enter our villages in the Gwent Best Kept Villages competition. They have had some success in this competition over the years.
Every year the council gives a donation to the six churches and chapels in our area. This donation is to help with the upkeep of churchyards. Donations are also given to organisations that might benefit the people of our area, e.g. Citizens Advice Bureau, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Welsh Air Ambulance, and Scope. Nearer home we contribute towards the grass cutting of the village playing field in Grosmont.
Elections for the council are held every four years. The next election will take place in May 2021.
As in all aspects of life finance is important. Every year we precept for a sum of money from Monmouthshire Council Council. We try to keep this sum as low as possible, as we realise it is the ratepayers who have to foot the bill.
Finally, the Community Council is a vital cog in the wheels of government. These days it is important to have a local voice. The Town Hall is available for hire through the Clerk.
Booking Form and Conditions of Hire 12.03.18
Grants Policy – May 2019
Community Green Energy Advisory Group
Notice of Planning Applications
Minutes November 2017
Minutes September 2017
Minutes July 2017
Minutes June 2017
AGM May 2017
Minutes May 2017