News Archive

Thursday 21 November 2019

Join us for an evening of festivities at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

Join us for an evening of festivities at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
Description:
Join us for an evening of festivities at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre on Thursday 28th November 2019 between 6-8:30pm.
Tuesday 19 November 2019

Help us teach school children how to cross to roads safely

Help us teach school children how to cross to roads safely
Description:
Kerbcraft is a Welsh Government and Torfaen CBC funded road safety scheme which teaches children how to be safer pedestrians, and we need your help.
Monday 18 November 2019

Step up for safe streets this UK Road Safety Week 18-24 November

Step up for safe streets this UK Road Safety Week 18-24 November
Description:
Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road. Each of these tragedies has a devastating effect on families and local communities.
Thursday 14 November 2019

Come and join in the festivities at Llanyrafon Manors Victorian Christmas Market

Come and join in the festivities at Llanyrafon Manors Victorian Christmas Market
Description:
Llanyrafon Manor will soon be hosting its annual Victorian Christmas Market.
Monday 11 November 2019

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

Description:
Torfaen Council wants to speak to all Gypsy and Traveller families about their accommodation needs.
Friday 8 November 2019

Green waste collections will stop for winter

Green waste collections will stop for winter
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The fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will stop for winter shortly.
Wednesday 6 November 2019

Save the date - Thrifty Torfaen Christmas fayre

Save the date - Thrifty Torfaen Christmas fayre
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Christmas doesn't have to cost a fortune, which is why the Torfaen Welfare Action Group are inviting you to attend their thrifty Christmas fayre at the end of the month.
Friday 1 November 2019

Torfaen hosts successful and inspirational Women in Business event

Torfaen hosts successful and inspirational Women in Business event
Description:
On Wednesday 23rd October over 85 women from Torfaen and across the south east wales region gathered at the Cwmbran Parkway Hotel & Spa, Cwmbran to attend the borough's annual celebration of women in business and the contribution they make to the economy.
Thursday 31 October 2019

Spread a little joy this Christmas

Spread a little joy this Christmas
Description:
This year's Santa appeal opens on Monday 4 November 2019.
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Recycling enthusiast Ieuan Bradfield helps Torfaen Borough Council and FCC Environment unveil new re-use shop in partnership with Circulate

Recycling enthusiast Ieuan Bradfield helps Torfaen Borough Council and FCC Environment unveil new re-use shop in partnership with Circulate
Description:
Local dignitaries and a young recycling enthusiast came together today (30th October 2019) to help local charity Circuate Recycling, in partnership with Torfaen County Borough Council and FCC Environment, launch a unique retail outlet close to the Torfaen household waste recycling site in New Inn.
Tuesday 29 October 2019

First Caru Cymru litter picking hub set up in Torfaen

First Caru Cymru litter picking hub set up in Torfaen
Description:
Caru Cymru is the new, flagship partnership project that will tackle environmental issues that really matter to communities across Wales.

The Old Chestnut of Pontypool crowned as Wales' 2019 Tree of the Year

The Old Chestnut of Pontypool crowned as Wales' 2019 Tree of the Year
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A 400-year old sweet chestnut tree in Pontypool Park has been crowned as Wales' 2019 Tree of the Year. The results were announced on Wednesday (23rd October) at a ceremony at the Pierhead Building at the Senedd, hosted by John Griffiths AM.
Monday 28 October 2019

New Inn Primary School pupil scoops the Summer Reading Challenge prize

New Inn Primary School pupil scoops the Summer Reading Challenge prize
Description:
Logan Weaver, 6, Pontypool, who attends New Inn Primary School has been awarded a £100 Smyths Toy Store gift card from Torfaen libraries.
Tuesday 22 October 2019

#EndingAgeism

Description:
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales has today (22/10/2019) launched the #EndingAgeism campaign.

Strive for 95+ pupils celebrated

Strive for 95+ pupils celebrated
Description:
Today, Torfaen pupils have received certificates in the council chamber to celebrate their outstanding attendance in the last academic year.
Friday 18 October 2019

A trio of Pontypool childminders are on a mission to reduce plastic waste

A trio of Pontypool childminders are on a mission to reduce plastic waste
Description:
A group of childminders are showing they care for the environment as well as the children in their care by using reusable nappies and wipes in order to reduce the amount of single use plastic they use.

Young People's Safeguarding Conference

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Today (Friday October 18), the Gwent Safeguarding Children Board are holding their first young people's conference at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Thursday 17 October 2019

A passion for all things vintage inspires Cwmbran retail start up

A passion for all things vintage inspires Cwmbran retail start up
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Cwmbran woman, Rosa Newton, has recently opened a vintage and gift shop on Victoria Street, Old Cwmbran, Torfaen...
Tuesday 15 October 2019

Speakers announced for 2019 Torfaen Women in Business Event

Speakers announced for 2019 Torfaen Women in Business Event
Description:
Organised by the business support team at Torfaen Economy & Enterprise within Torfaen council, this annual event, now in its 7th year, provides an opportunity to celebrate the contribution that women make to the business community and attracts women from across the south east Wales region.
Friday 11 October 2019

Children's Autism book hits the shelves

Children's Autism book hits the shelves
Description:
This week the official book launch of 'Moli The Cow Who Moo She Was Different' took place at the Serennu Centre in Newport. The book raises awareness and understanding of the Autism Spectrum.
Thursday 10 October 2019

More than 130 children take part in EFL kids cup at Cwmbran Stadium

More than 130 children take part in EFL kids cup at Cwmbran Stadium
Description:
More than 130 children from schools across Torfaen have taken part in the Torfaen qualifier for the English Football League (EFL) Trust kid's cup at Cwmbran Stadium.
Wednesday 9 October 2019

Real superheroes needed at care sector recruitment event

Real superheroes needed at care sector recruitment event
Description:
A care recruitment event will be held at the Congress Theatre on the 23rd October 2019 and will have over 20 local adult care providers looking to fill live vacancies.
Friday 4 October 2019

Celebrations as new businesses establish in Torfaen

Celebrations as new businesses establish in Torfaen
Description:
Two new and exciting business ventures have launched in Cwmbran this past week.
Tuesday 1 October 2019

Ageing well – with a little help from our friends!

Description:
Today (), Blaenavon 50+ Forum and Pontypool Senior Active Support Forum have come together for a friendly event at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall to mark International Day of Older Persons, celebrating living well into old age.

Join the conversation about how to tackle litter in Torfaen

Description:
We are in the process of creating our next litter strategy and we want your thoughts and ideas about what should be included in it.

Bethlehem Chapel opens its doors once again thanks to funding contributions

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The Blaenavon Townscape Heritage Programme (THP) is underway, and the first building to benefit from funding has been completed.
Friday 27 September 2019

Zero tolerance for abuse of staff at the Household Waste Recycling Centre

Description:
The council, along with its waste management partner FCC Environment, are asking local people to respect the dedicated staff working at its Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in New Inn.
Wednesday 25 September 2019

Open spaces consultation – we need your views

Open spaces consultation – we need your views
Description:
The council is preparing a review of the Local Development Plan (LDP) which will identify where new developments will go for the next 15 years.
Tuesday 24 September 2019

New free swim initiative to get people in Torfaen swimming

New free swim initiative to get people in Torfaen swimming
Description:
A revised Free Swimming Initiative, funded by Welsh Government and delivered by Sport Wales in partnership with the Torfaen Leisure Trust, will be introduced in public pools across Torfaen from October 2019.
Friday 20 September 2019

Walk and Talk for Mental Health Week 2019

Walk and Talk for Mental Health Week 2019
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Torfaen Community Connectors have joined forces with Torfaen Take a Stroll and Torfaen Employability Team to host a series of community 'Walk and Talk Torfaen' events in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week in October.
Wednesday 18 September 2019

Seven fantastic trees ready to fight it out for this year's Wales Tree of the Year

Seven fantastic trees ready to fight it out for this year's Wales Tree of the Year
Description:
Seven spectacular trees have been shortlisted for this year's Wales Tree of the Year competition, including one in Pontypool Park.

Jobs Fair to take centre stage at Congress Theatre in Cwmbran

Jobs Fair to take centre stage at Congress Theatre in Cwmbran
Description:
On Tuesday 1st October 2019, Torfaen County Borough Council's Economy and Skills will host their 16th annual jobs fair at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.
Monday 16 September 2019

Blaenavon World Heritage Site to be awarded £180,000 from Valleys Taskforce funding

Blaenavon World Heritage Site to be awarded £180,000 from Valleys Taskforce funding
Description:
Five Gwent sites named as Discovery Gateways will share more than £2 million Valleys Taskforce funding to maximise the potential of the area's natural and cultural assets, as part of the Valleys Regional Park.
Thursday 12 September 2019

Topping out ceremony takes place for Torfaen Learning Zone

Topping out ceremony takes place for Torfaen Learning Zone
Description:
Today, (Thursday 12 September) a topping out ceremony took place on the roof of the Torfaen Learning Zone to mark the latest milestone in the £24 million development.
Wednesday 11 September 2019

Business at the double in Blaenavon

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Two new businesses have launched in the world heritage town of Blaenavon.
Tuesday 10 September 2019

Governing Body replaced by IEB

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This week, Torfaen Council received approval by Kirsty Williams, the Welsh Government Minister for Education to replace the Cwmbran High School governing body with an Interim Executive Board (IEB).

Topping out ceremony for Torfaen Learning Zone

Topping out ceremony for Torfaen Learning Zone
Description:
A topping out ceremony will take place on Thursday 12 September to mark the latest milestone in the development of the Torfaen Learning Zone.

Pass Plus Cymru

Pass Plus Cymru
Description:
Pass Plus Cymru is a course designed for anyone aged 17 -25 who has passed their driving test.
Monday 9 September 2019

Know your Numbers!

Know your Numbers!
Description:
Know your Numbers! is Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign.
Friday 6 September 2019

Torfaen Libraries 'Read to Me' service

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Torfaen Libraries Shared Reading Service expands to offer a 'Read to Me' service to residents that are experiencing social isolation and loneliness in the borough.
Tuesday 3 September 2019

Let's help children have a safe return to school

Let's help children have a safe return to school
Description:
With the schools returning this week, let's help dropping the children off a safe activity and not a dangerous one.

Flying the flag for Merchant Navy Day 2019

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For the fifth year running, today we fly the Red Ensign; the UK Merchant Navy's official flag outside the civic centre in Pontypool.
Monday 2 September 2019

Sharing home, family and community life

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The South East Wales Shared Lives Scheme offers a unique community based service for adults who need care and support in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.
Friday 30 August 2019

Have your say on loneliness in Torfaen

Have your say on loneliness  in Torfaen
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Torfaen Adult Social Care wants to hear people's views on how the community can work together to tackle loneliness and isolation.
Wednesday 28 August 2019

End of Summer Playscheme Awards 2019

End of Summer Playscheme Awards 2019
Description:
Last week (23/08/2019), more than 300 Torfaen Play Service staff attended Victory Church in Cwmbran to celebrate what has been the busiest year ever for playschemes.
Tuesday 27 August 2019

Help keep nature safe by securing your recycling box net

Help keep nature safe by securing your recycling box net
Description:
Residents are being reminded to keep their recycling box nets tied onto their boxes, and placed inside them, when they are not in use.

New Torfaen based aluminium window and door fabricator, AluView, enjoys early demand and growth

New Torfaen based aluminium window and door fabricator, AluView, enjoys early demand and growth
Description:
Set up by its Director, Michael Burke, in March 2019, AluView is currently based at Springvale Industrial Estate, Cwmbran. AluView is a specialist aluminium fabricator supplying Bi fold, Hinged, Shop front, Sliding doors and Window solutions throughout Wales and the South West.
Friday 23 August 2019

Hundreds of families benefit from Childcare Offer

Description:
The Childcare Offer for Wales provides 30 hours a week of Government funded early education and childcare for working parents of three and four year olds in Torfaen, for 48 weeks of the year.

Adult learners celebrate GCSE success

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Adult Learners across Torfaen are celebrating following fantastic results in their GCSE exams and a successful year of learning with Torfaen Adult Community Learning.
Wednesday 21 August 2019

Education and awareness key to a cleaner, greener and safer Torfaen

Education and awareness key to a cleaner, greener and safer Torfaen
Description:
Since the council took over civil parking enforcement from Gwent Police (on July 1) 426 parking related tickets have been issued.

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections

August bank holiday waste and recycling collections
Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 26 August and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Tuesday 20 August 2019

Torfaen: When it comes to food, are we Spoiled Rotten?

Torfaen: When it comes to food, are we Spoiled Rotten?
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New campaign encouraging people in Torfaen to buy what they need to reduce the 7.1 million tonnes of food wasted every year in UK homes.
Thursday 15 August 2019

Torfaen students celebrate A Level results

Description:
In the national performance benchmark the level 3 threshold increased from 92.3% to 94.4%
Wednesday 14 August 2019

Bernard's not "Lost the Plot" with his new gardening service

Bernard's not "Lost the Plot" with his new gardening service
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Garndiffaith resident Bernard Williams has launched a brand new gardening service business in Torfaen, specialising in garden clearance and bespoke garden design and creation work, with support from Communities for Work.
Monday 12 August 2019

Water weevils released to tackle water fern

Water weevils released to tackle water fern
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An army of 2mm long weevils have been introduced into the Afon Lwyd at the Ty Coch section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal to help battle the rapid growth of water fern.

Sweet Pixie Hair Salon opens its doors

Sweet Pixie Hair Salon opens its doors
Description:
Local lady Nicole Morris from Penygarn has realised her lifelong dream of opening and running her own hair salon.
Friday 9 August 2019

Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Armed Forces Veterans

Description:
Torfaen Council has introduced a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for armed forces veterans. The scheme supports the pledges in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.
Thursday 8 August 2019

Torfaen Playscheme hand out 3,000 reusable bottles

Torfaen Playscheme hand out 3,000 reusable bottles
Description:
This summer, Torfaen Play Service are doing their bit to help improve the local environment and reduce their carbon footprint by handing out 3,000 reusable drink bottles.

Next round of weed spraying in the borough to start

Next round of weed spraying in the borough to start
Description:
On Monday 12 August (weather permitting) Complete Weed Control (South & Central Wales) Ltd will be starting the second round of spot treating weeds on public footways and car parks using their cutting edge technology, the Weed-it, throughout the Torfaen on Council and Bron Afon Community Housing.
Wednesday 7 August 2019

Do you fancy being an environmental champion?

Do you fancy being an environmental champion?
Description:
If you want to get hands on experience of helping the environment with an opportunity to meet new friends, then we have the group for you. The Torfaen Greener Cleaner group work together to litter pick the borough and work in partnership with organisations such as Keep Wales Tidy.
Monday 5 August 2019

£600,000 small capital grants fund opens for childcare settings in Torfaen

Description:
Applications for the Welsh Government Funded Childcare Offer - Small capital grants funding are now open for all childcare providers in Torfaen.
Thursday 1 August 2019

Work Placement pays off!

Work Placement pays off!
Description:
A Torfaen resident has recently secured employment within the council's payroll team, after retraining during a voluntary placement in the department.
Wednesday 31 July 2019

Pontypool based gaming business gets off to a flying start

Pontypool based gaming business gets off to a flying start
Description:
Based in George Street, Pontypool, Torfaen, Duke's Gaming first opened its doors in March 2019, by Luke Durham, gaming enthusiast of over 20 years and experienced retail manager with well-known brands such as 'GAME' and 'Mamas and Papas'. A few months on, and the hobby turned business, is going from strength to strength, offering a place to play and buy a host of hobby and card games such as Warhammer 40,000, A Song of Ice and Fire, Bolt Action, Dragon Ball Super Card Game, and Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent businesses join forces for successful 'Meet your business neighbour' networking event

Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent businesses  join forces for successful 'Meet your business neighbour' networking event
Description:
Businesses from Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent along with members from successful business networking clubs Torfaen Business Voice and the Blaenau Gwent Effect Network, enjoyed an evening of networking on 9th July 2019 with the aim of forging closer trading partnerships between these neighbouring counties.

Food delivery firm ordered to dispose of £2,500 worth of sandwiches

Food delivery firm ordered to dispose of £2,500 worth of sandwiches
Description:
A food delivery firm was ordered to dispose of £2500 worth of sandwiches last month after food hygiene officers from the council discovered they had been transported from London in a broken refrigerated vehicle.
Thursday 25 July 2019

Enforcement officers now issuing fines

Enforcement officers now issuing fines
Description:
At the beginning of July our new civil parking and environmental enforcement officers were busy issuing warning parking tickets to raise awareness of civil parking enforcement (which came into action on 1 July). However, they are now formally issuing fines (known as Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)) to those who have been ignoring parking signs and lines, and issuing fines for environmental crimes such as littering.

Summer Playscheme preparation is underway!

Summer Playscheme preparation is underway!
Description:
Preparations are well underway for this year's summer play schemes!
Wednesday 24 July 2019

FREE interactive family Love Food Hate Waste cookery sessions

FREE interactive family Love Food Hate Waste cookery sessions
Description:
Come and join the waste and recycling team on Thursday 1 and Thursday 22 August in Pontypool Indoor Market between 10:30am – 3pm where they will be providing free interactive cookery sessions for families.

Torfaen Social Services team achieve Dementia Friendly status

Torfaen Social Services team achieve Dementia Friendly status
Description:
Central Cwmbran Well-being Team, based at Canalside Cwmbran are the latest to receive the Dementia Friends award, becoming the first well-being team in Gwent to achieve 'Dementia Friendly' status.
Friday 19 July 2019

Third Enterprise Week a huge success with pupils maknig over 1K profit

Third Enterprise Week a huge success with pupils maknig over 1K profit
Description:
A joint profit of £1102.70 was made by pupils who took part in this year's Enterprise Week .Schools made a range of products from palm oil free soap, environmentally friendly bags to outdoor decorations which were sold in Pontypool Indoor Market last week. Take a look at the councils Facebook Page to see photos of each school and their products.
Thursday 18 July 2019

Café Cwtch nominated for Welsh Café Awards

Café Cwtch nominated for Welsh Café Awards
Description:
Café Cwtch at Greenmeadow Community Farm, Cwmbran has been shortlisted in the 'Best Community Café' and 'Best Themed Café' categories at the Welsh Cafe awards on Tuesday 23 July.
Tuesday 16 July 2019

Torfaen Together: Have your say in our Residents Survey 2019

Torfaen Together: Have your say in our Residents Survey 2019
Description:
Have your say in our Residents Survey 2019

National Lottery funding benefitting young apprentices

National Lottery funding benefitting young apprentices
Description:
Ryan Smart, 19, from Cwmbran is a carpentry apprentice who has benefitted from National Lottery funding through the Blaenavon Townscape Heritage Programme (THP).

Torfaen CBC achieves international Green Flag Award

Torfaen CBC achieves international Green Flag Award
Description:
Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year's Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space.
Monday 8 July 2019

Passion for wildlife and the environment inspires primary school enterprise plan

Passion for wildlife and the environment inspires primary school enterprise plan
Description:
Local law firm Watkins & Gunn have teamed up with Cwmffrwdoer Primary School as part of the 3rd annual Torfaen Enterprise Week initiative.
Friday 5 July 2019

Summer Playschemes 2019

Summer Playschemes 2019
Description:
Details of Torfaen's 2019 summer playschemes

Man fined following Pontypool flytipping incident

Man fined following Pontypool flytipping incident
Description:
Mr Brian Walker from Trevethin, Pontypool, has been found guilty by Newport Magistrates after waste under his control was found fly tipped outside garages in Pontnewenydd, Pontypool.

YouTube video captures the history and heritage of Blaenavon

YouTube video captures the history and heritage of Blaenavon
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The first in a series of powerful exhibitions has been created by young people of Blaenavon to showcase its' history and heritage.
Thursday 4 July 2019

Dragons support walking rugby sessions at community engagement event

Dragons support walking rugby sessions at community engagement event
Description:
Players from the Dragons were among those taking part in a walking rugby session in Blaenavon this week as part of a community engagement campaign.
Wednesday 3 July 2019

School children to sell hand made products in Pontypool Indoor Market

School children to sell hand made products in Pontypool Indoor Market
Description:
Next week school children will be in Pontypool Indoor Market selling their hand made products as part of Enterprise Week.
Tuesday 2 July 2019

Town centre bollards being permanently raised for public safety

Town centre bollards being permanently raised for public safety
Description:
On Monday 8 July the council are going to permanently raise the bollards at the entrance to Commercial Street from the Hanbury Road approach to the town centre.
Monday 1 July 2019

Matt Preece of Business Doctors helps West Mon pupils with enterprise qualification

Matt Preece of Business Doctors helps West Mon pupils with enterprise qualification
Description:
Senior manager, managing in business for over 25 years and now business coach Matt Preece of South East Wales 'Business Doctors', the UK's fastest growing support service for small and medium-sized businesses, has been supporting three groups of young people at West Mon Secondary School, Torfaen, who are preparing for their enterprise qualification as part of the Inspire2Achieve programme.

Local law firm Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt support pupils at Penygarn Primary School with their entrepreneurial skills

Local law firm Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt support  pupils at Penygarn  Primary School with their entrepreneurial skills
Description:
Local solicitors Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt, who have offices in Pontypool and Newport have teamed up with Penygarn Primary School to support, mentor and encourage pupils in the development of their entrepreneurial skills and understanding of how a business operates.
Thursday 27 June 2019

Less than a week to go until Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE)

Less than a week to go until Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE)
Description:
With less than a week to go until the council takes over CPE what does it actually mean?
Wednesday 26 June 2019

Youth Service Gains Quality Mark Award

Youth Service Gains Quality Mark Award
Description:
Representatives of the Torfaen Youth Service received the Silver Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales

100+ attend launch of £1.2m social care tech challenge

100+ attend launch of £1.2m social care tech challenge
Description:
More than 130 people attended the suppliers launch of Torfaen's £1.2 million GovTech Catalyst challenge.
Tuesday 25 June 2019

#SaluteOurForces - Armed Forces Week

#SaluteOurForces - Armed Forces Week
Description:
This morning we honoured Armed Forces Week with a flag-raising ceremony at the civic centre.

Ornamental bench stolen from World Heritage Site

Ornamental bench stolen from World Heritage Site
Description:
An ornamental heavy duty World Heritage Site branded bench has been stolen from the car park located at the top of Broad Street in Blaenavon.

New Well-being and Work Hub to Launch at Cwmbran Library

Description:
A brand new Well-being and Work Hub will launch on Friday 28 June at Cwmbran Library from 10am until 1pm.
Monday 24 June 2019

Local schools prepare for 3rd annual Torfaen Enterprise Week

Description:
Following the great success of this event over the previous two years, a number of businesses from across the local area are once again working with school pupils within Torfaen as part of the borough's third annual Enterprise Week.
Friday 21 June 2019

Torfaen Schools Show Racism the Red Card

Torfaen Schools Show Racism the Red Card
Description:
Torfaen Council has signed up with Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) to provide anti-racism workshops in schools across the Borough.
Thursday 20 June 2019

Abersychan business woman, Jean Church, awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Abersychan business woman, Jean Church, awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List
Description:
Abersychan born business woman Jean Church has been awarded an MBE for Services to Business in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Wednesday 19 June 2019

Torfaen council joins the UK wide Refill revolution on National Refill Day

Torfaen council joins the UK wide Refill revolution on National Refill Day
Description:
Today, on National Refill Day (Wednesday 19 June) the council is pleased to announce the installation of a free-to-use Refill water station at Pontypool Civic Centre. Easily accessible to the public, the water station is positioned near the customer services desk by the front door. All you need to do is bring your own reusable water bottle.
Tuesday 18 June 2019

Cracking down on counterfeits

Cracking down on counterfeits
Description:
As part of World Anti-Counterfeiting Day (Thursday 6 June) trading standards officers carried out an investigation involving a Torfaen retailer, following reports of fake cigarettes being sold from this premises.
Friday 14 June 2019

Jam-packed Summer Fun with Torfaen Youth Service

Jam-packed Summer Fun with Torfaen Youth Service
Description:
Following on from last years success, this year Torfaen Youth Service have yet another action packed summers worth of activities and trips for young people in Torfaen to take part in.

A Dementia Friendly Torfaen

A Dementia Friendly Torfaen
Description:
Across Torfaen the Gwent Regional Partnership Team have been developing a Dementia Friendly Community for the last few years and have been awarded Dementia Friendly status by Alzheimer's Society.

Estyn inspection report published for Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Description:
A recent inspection conducted by Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, on Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw during May 2019, provided an overall judgement on the school's current performance.
Thursday 13 June 2019

Road Closures for Mic Morris Torfaen 10k

Description:
This year's Mic Morris Torfaen 10k will be held on Sunday 14 July, with road closures enforced from 8am until 11:30am.

A Father's Day FEASTival Treat at Big Pit National Coal Museum

A Father's Day FEASTival Treat at Big Pit National Coal Museum
Description:
On Sunday 16th June, 11am-4pm, Big Pit will be holding a very special Father's Day event.In partnership with Taste of Torfaen and Cotyledon Markets more than 40 food, drink and craft stalls will be taking part in the Father's Day FEASTival.
Tuesday 11 June 2019

£1 million for road safety schemes in Torfaen

£1 million for road safety schemes in Torfaen
Description:
Torfaen is set to benefit from just over £1 million to improve active travel routes, safe routes in communities, road safety and public transport infrastructure in the borough.
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