GRANT APPLICATIONS

COMMUNITY GREEN ENERGY ADVISORY GROUP
EMAIL: – cgeag01@gmail.com
WEBSITE: – http://www.communitygreenenergy.co.uk
GRANT APPLICATIONS FROM THE 2017 COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND
The Community Green Energy Advisory Group are delighted to announce the successful groups / projects from the 2017 Community Benefit Fund. This round of grants is funded by Community Green Energy Monmouthshire CIC and / or Community Green Energy England & Wales CIC;

The Community Green Energy Advisory Group had to make some very difficult decisions as applications received amounted to twice the monies available. All applicants have now been informed of the decisions of the group and unsuccessful applicants have been invited to re-apply for the 2018 round of grants that are expected to be available approx. late June 2018. (Full details will be available from the website as soon as timescales become clear.)

2017 GRANTS AWARDED TO THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS:-
St Nicholas Church, Grosmont  –  Easy Access Pathway.
St Cadoc’s Church, Penrhos  –  Glamping Pod, Community Space & Defibrillator.
Mrs Elizabeth Prichard’s Charity  –  Safe Space for Llangattock Lingoed – woodland project.
St Teilo’s Church, Llantilio Crossenny  – Water supply and temporary disabled portaloo.
Grosmont Together  –  Electric supply for village events.
Llanvapley Sports & Social Association  –  Refurbishment of hot water system and internal redecoration.
Cwmerra Chapel  –   Refurbishment of the chapel building.
Llanddewi  Skirrid Village Hall Committee  –  Exterior repainting.
Llanarth Village Hall  –   LED Lighting & solar panels.

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GRANT APPROVAL

We have just learned that our grant applications to Community Green Energy have been approved:

  1.  Access Pathway to the west door of the Church avoiding the steps.
  2.  Castle Electrics, to enable events to take place in the Castle grounds.

Work on the above will start shortly.

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HAPPINESS PULSE SURVEY

A survey has been commissioned by the Gwent Strategic Wellbeing Assessment Group to provide each Public Service Board in Gwent an insight into wellbeing. The survey – The Happiness Pulse tells a story about a place.

The survey is launching across Gwent on Monday 15th January the day recognised as Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year for many with people’s moods having been affected by their post-Christmas finances, the bad weather and the long wait for summer.

Residents are encouraged to fill in a simple online survey by 28th February. The survey will provide individuals with their own happiness score and hints and tips for happiness.

Watch this short film for More Information.

Take the Happiness Pulsegwent.happinesspulse.org

The Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 has led public services in Wales to think long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach. Public Service Boards across Gwent will be working together to gain an insight in to the well-being of Gwent residents. The survey is an innovative method to create a picture of well-being in Gwent.

READ MORE.

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ROAD CLOSURE

The B4347 (towards Skenfrith) will be closed (Whitehouse – from its junction with the Brook House to Craig Road for a distance of 275 metres in a northerly direction). A new gulley and kerbstones are being placed near  to Clarke’s Barn.

From 15 January 2018 until 9 February 2018.

Between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:30pm.

A signed diversionary route will be in place.

DETAILS.

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CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS

Christmas collections, St Nicholas, Grosmont.

A487C54B-61C8-4F70-8AD1-29950D428D4AAll contributions collected during the Christmas services and Nativity Live at St Nicholas’s Grosmont are being donated to St Michael’s Hospice.

The total amount to be given from the church and people of Grosmont is £769.72.

Thank you to all for your generosity, which is greatly appreciated.

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Kitchen Singers, directed by Jean Cooper Smith, performed pieces by Heinrich Schütz and Dietrich Buxtehude. Violins: Helen Feltrup and Vyvyan Lucas. Cello: Roz Gladstone. Organ: Fiona Chryssides. Recorders: Liz Cornwell and Mo Humphries. Tenor: Bill Bowers Broadbent. Soprano: Niki Pearce. Bass: Trevor Woolnough.

PHOTOGRAPHS.

VIDEOS.

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SURGERY OPENING HOURS

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

Ewyas Harold Surgery Christmas Opening Hours:

Christmas Eve Closed
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Wednesday 27th December 8am – 6pm
Thursday 28th December 8am – 6pm
Friday 29th December 8am – 6pm
Saturday 30th December Closed
Sunday 31st December Closed
Monday 1st January Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 8am – 6pm

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WASTE COLLECTION

Change to waste and recycling collection days over Christmas and New Year: HERE.

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CYCLE FESTIVAL 2018

The organiser of Abergavenny Featival of Cycling, Bill Owen, has contacted us to say that “Grosmont has again been awarded a major cycling event on June 23/24 2018, a lot due to the support of the village in making such a success of the summer cycling festival in 2017. Don’t take our word for it but see the village and what the riders have to say about the support Grosmont give to the event in 2017 on YouTube.”

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CHRISTMAS MARKET PHOTO’S

Some photographs HERE.

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