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
Peter McVann Grosmont
Paul Sheridan Grosmont
Martin Davies Llangattock Lingoed
Vernon Jones Llangua
Margie Barker Grosmont
James Beavan Llanvetherine
Witek Mintowt-Czyz Grosmont
Clerk to the Council: Melanie Mercer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council meets at Grosmont Town Hall on the second Monday of every 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 end 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
Notice of Planning Applications
For Further Information please go to the Community Council Website: