Grosmont Community Council


Agenda 13 SeptemberAgenda1 13 September 2021


Dear Town and Community Councils,

As many of you will know; the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act gives us the ambition, permission and legal obligation to improve our social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing.   It requires public bodies in Wales to think about the long-term impact of their decisions, to work better with people, communities and each other, and to prevent persistent problems such as poverty, health inequalities and climate change.

Public services in Gwent are improving how they work better together through the newly formed Gwent Public Services Board (PSB), which will encompass  the interests of Monmouthshire citizens. 

As such, we need to talk to as many people as possible, who live and work in Monmouthshire (or Gwent) about wellbeing and we need your help to do this.

As you may know, to understand wellbeing  we use a wide range of information to assess the state of wellbeing, for example;  statistical data; academic research and qualitative evidence which captures people’s opinions, perceptions and views on life opportunities, the environment and the communities in which they live.

This information is key in helping us understand local wellbeing;  what matters to our citizens, the strengths and assets that exist in our communities and how we can continue to make Monmouthshire a great place, to live, work or visit for future generations.   

We are currently conducting a survey to gather views of any one who lives or works in Monmouthshire (or Gwent) as we want the community to help shape the way public services plan and work together.  Hearing what people have to say is important to us and we will use this  information to help us assess the wellbeing of Monmouthshire and Gwent and this information will inform the Public Services Board Wellbeing Plan for the region.

Future generations of young, adult and older people will face a different world to the one we have now – so this assessment and plan will look at how we need to do things differently to make things better in the future. So, we would be really grateful for your help in disseminating this survey as far and wide as possible.  We would also encourage you to complete this and your wider family and friends too, if they also live or work Monmouthshire or Gwent.  

You can access the survey via the following link: 

Rachel Rawlings
Community and Partnership Development Lead/Arweinydd Datblygu Cymunedau a Phartneriaethau
Monmouthshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Fynwy


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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:  Clare Preece, Clerk of the Council & Responsible Financial Officer:

The Town Hall is available for hire through the Clerk.
Due to current restrictions it is a requirement of booking that all 3 of the forms below are completed and returned to the Clerk to the Council

Booking Form & Conditions of Hire Updated 10.03.20



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.

Planning Applications

The Council considers every planning application in the area. Its observations are then sent to Monmouthshire County Council, who makes the final decision.

Rural Roads

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.

Local Policing

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. 
Grants Policy – May 2019

Community Green Energy Advisory Group


Approved Grants from the 2017 Benefit Fund
Community Report 19.10.17
Community Report 04.10.17
Community Report 12.9.17

Notice of Planning Applications

Planning Notice 27.09.17
Planning Notice 31.07.17
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Meeting Agenda

AGM Councillors Agenda 10 May
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Agenda 8 March 2021

Agenda November 2020
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Agenda March 2019
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Agenda September 2018
Agenda July 2018
Agenda May 2018 – AGM

Agenda March 2018
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Agenda November 2017
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Meeting Minutes

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Minutes May 2021
Minutes of AGM 2021

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