News Archive

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

Description:
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
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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
Description:
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

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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
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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.
Friday 7 June 2019

Students get creative with scaffolding banner

Description:
The first in a series of vibrant banners showcasing the history and heritage of Blaenavon has been unveiled at Bethlehem Chapel.
Thursday 6 June 2019

Free entry for Mic Morris Volunteers

Free entry for Mic Morris Volunteers
Description:
Can you spare a few hours to help runners in this year's Mic Morris Torfaen 10k?

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2019

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2019
Description:
Now in its twenty first year, World Anti-Counterfeiting day (Thursday 6 June) aims to raise awareness of the problems associated with counterfeit goods, as well as piracy.
Wednesday 5 June 2019

More than 500 children take part in half-term playschemes

More than 500 children take part in half-term playschemes
Description:
During the half term period more than 500 children took part in Torfaen's open access playschemes.

Torfaen Business Networking Club to welcome Moneypenny team at June event

Torfaen Business Networking Club to welcome Moneypenny team at June event
Description:
The next quarterly event of the Torfaen Business Voice networking club will take place from 5pm on Thursday 20th June 2019 at Greenmeadow Golf & Country Club, Cwmbran.

Friends of Pontypool Town receives the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Friends of Pontypool Town receives the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Description:
Friends of Pontypool Town, a group of volunteers based in Torfaen have been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Tuesday 4 June 2019

Torfaen Communities for Work (+) and JCP help launch new businesses

Description:
Torfaen Communities for Work programme and Job Centre Plus has helped establish two new and exciting ventures during the month of May 2019.
Monday 3 June 2019

Fly-tipping at The British results in removal costs of over 30K

Fly-tipping at The British results in removal costs of over 30K
Description:
The British has become a dumping ground for black bag rubbish and asbestos which has resulted in the council having to pay in excess of 30K for removal.
Friday 31 May 2019

Theft of Orchids at Llwyncelyn Local Nature Reserve

Theft of Orchids at Llwyncelyn Local Nature Reserve
Description:
Earlier this month 30 orchids were dug up from a council owned Local Nature Reserve at Llwyncelyn, Cwmbran.

Are you ready for Torfaen 10k run this July?

Are you ready for Torfaen 10k run this July?
Description:
This year, the annual Mic Morris Torfaen 10k road race will be taking place on Sunday 14 July, 2019.
Thursday 30 May 2019

Free events to celebrate nature in all of its glory during Wales Nature Week

Free events to celebrate nature in all of its glory during Wales Nature Week
Description:
Next week, during Wales Nature Week, the Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen Local Nature Partnership are running a series of free events to celebrate nature.
Wednesday 29 May 2019

Volunteering leads to job success in the care sector

Volunteering leads to job success in the care sector
Description:
Torfaen Employability and Haford work together to ensure Volunteers find job success in the care sector.

Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourism visits Big Pit National Coal Museum

Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourism visits Big Pit National Coal Museum
Description:
Big Pit National Coal Museum, located in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site, continues to be a popular visitor destination, and on Monday 13 May, it was visited by the Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas.
Friday 24 May 2019

Half term fun with Torfaen Play Service

Half term fun with Torfaen Play Service
Description:
Torfaen Play Service will be providing a range of free activities during the half term period.

Torfaen Youth Service and volunteers nominated for national award

Torfaen Youth Service and volunteers nominated for national award
Description:
Torfaen Youth Service has been nominated to attend the Youth Work Excellence Awards in Conwy, Wales on the 28 June 2019.
Monday 20 May 2019

Spring bank holiday waste and recycling collections

Description:
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Monday 27 May and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled
Thursday 16 May 2019

Parking restriction signs and road markings being refreshed

Parking restriction signs and road markings being refreshed
Description:
Ahead of the new joint in-house civil parking and environmental enforcement team coming into action on Monday 01 July, some of the borough's parking restriction signs and road markings are being refreshed or renewed where required
Wednesday 15 May 2019

Sustrans needs you - sign up to a Discovery Trail workshop

Sustrans needs you - sign up to a Discovery Trail workshop
Description:
Sustrans is working to engage local stakeholders to identify priorities for the improvement of the Discovery Trail which is a circular traffic free path which runs from Abergavenny to Pontypool along NCN route 49 (Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal), then north to Brynmawr along NCN route 492 and back to Abergavenny through Clydach Gorge along route

Torfaen introduces menopause policy

Torfaen introduces menopause policy
Description:
A new policy aimed at ensuring women experiencing the menopause receive the support they require in the workplace has been approved by Torfaen Council.

Strive for 95+

Strive for 95+
Description:
Torfaen pupils received certificates in the council chamber to celebrate their outstanding attendance in the last academic year.

New council appointments confirmed

New council appointments confirmed
Description:
At the annual general meeting (AGM) of Torfaen council on Tuesday, all the key political appointments to the council's cabinet, committees and outside bodies were confirmed for the year ahead.
Friday 10 May 2019

Can you #changeafuture?

Can you #changeafuture?
Description:
With Foster Care Fortnight 2019 just around the corner, Torfaen Fostering teams are looking to recruit new mainstream foster carers that would love to make a positive difference in children's lives.
Thursday 9 May 2019

Changes to food waste caddy liners

Changes to food waste caddy liners
Description:
From this week Torfaen residents will see a change in their food waste caddy liners. A change in the way the borough's food waste is recycled now means that residents can reuse bread bags or similar as food waste caddy liners. Caddy liners will still be provided, but will be made of recycled plastic (for those who want to use them).
Wednesday 8 May 2019

30 Days Wild

30 Days Wild
Description:
This June, the The Wildlife Trusts are challenging you to do something wild every day. That's 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

Rough sleeping in Torfaen

Description:
Rough sleeping in Wales has increased in recent years, becoming more of a visible presence in our towns and communities.
Tuesday 7 May 2019

Pontypool roundabout becomes a Spring haven for pollinating insects

Pontypool roundabout becomes a Spring haven for pollinating insects
Description:
Residents and visitors may have noticed the amazing proliferation of daisies currently on the access roundabout to Pontypool from the A472.
Friday 3 May 2019

Tech business invited to launch of £1.25m challenge event

Tech business invited to launch of £1.25m challenge event
Description:
Tech companies are invited to attend a launch event for our £1.25m GovTech Catalyst challenge on data and technology and adult social

Look out for your new polling card

Description:
During next week, Torfaen Council will be re-issuing new polling cards to some electors in the borough for the UK European Parliamentary elections taking place on 23 May.

Enhancing safer routes to play

Enhancing safer routes to play
Description:
Local volunteers and Torfaen Play Service are working hard supporting a project that helps improve safer routes around the community.
Thursday 2 May 2019

Ceremony officially opens Penygarn Community Primary School

Ceremony officially opens Penygarn Community Primary School
Description:
Yesterday (Wednesday 1st May) the Welsh Government's Minister for Education Kirsty Williams, officially opened a refurbished and extended Penygarn Community Primary School.
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