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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Agenda for Cabinet Meeting - 13/02/2018

Agenda for Cabinet Meeting - 13/02/2018
Description:
A meeting of the Cabinet will take place on Tuesday, 13 February at 10.30am
Tuesday 6 February 2018

Generations come together for slipper-themed tea party

Generations come together for slipper-themed tea party
Description:
Children from across Torfaen joined older member of the community for a special tea party at Cwmbran library as part of a project to encourage better understanding between the generations.
Thursday 1 February 2018

Sporting teenager awarded talent development pass

Sporting teenager awarded talent development pass
Description:
Kyran has been successful in obtaining support through Torfaens Talent Development Scheme which enables him free access to use the facilities
Monday 29 January 2018

Regular Foodie Thursdays launch at Pontypool Indoor Market

Regular Foodie Thursdays launch at Pontypool Indoor Market
Description:
A new series of foodies events kicks off at Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 1 February, and will run on the first Thursday of every month throughout 2018.
Friday 26 January 2018

Sections of Trosnant Street to close next week

Sections of Trosnant Street to close next week
Description:
Sections of Trosnant Street will be closed to through traffic the week commencing Monday 29 January.
Thursday 25 January 2018

Councillors to scrutinise budget proposals

Councillors to scrutinise budget proposals
Description:
Torfaen councillors will scrutinise the council's proposed budget savings for 2018/19 next week
Wednesday 24 January 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day service

Description:
Torfaen County Borough Council, working closely with Holy Trinity Church and Torfaen Schools, is hosting a service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Mobile business gets the green light

Mobile business gets the green light
Description:
Kiaya Watkins from St Dials, Cwmbran has realised a lifelong dream and started her own mobile hairdressing business in the county borough.
Friday 19 January 2018

#YOURFUTUREYOURCHOICE

#YOURFUTUREYOURCHOICE
Description:
From Monday 22 January, Torfaen employability teams will be taking over Torfaen social media channels for the whole week.
Thursday 18 January 2018

Parade to commemorate Cwmbran hero

Parade to commemorate Cwmbran hero
Description:
A parade to remember Cwmbran hero John Fielding will take place on Saturday 20 January.
Wednesday 17 January 2018

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station
Description:
A drop-in session for residents and other stakeholders to view proposals for improvements at Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station is taking place at St Mary's church hall in Panteg between 10am and 7pm on Wednesday 24 January.

Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent councils adopt joint enforcement policies

Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent councils adopt joint enforcement policies
Description:
The way in which environmental crime, breaches in licensing laws and consumer protection issues are enforced will be standardised across Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent.

Care centre users create story-inspired slippers

Care centre users create story-inspired slippers
Description:
Members of Torfaen care centres have taken inspiration from classic children's stories to create ornate slippers as part of a library project focussing on the health and wellbeing of older members of the community.
Tuesday 16 January 2018

Road closure to complete footbridge at Station Road/Avondale Road

Road closure to complete footbridge at Station Road/Avondale Road
Description:
A section of Station Road and Avondale Road in Griffithstown will be closed for one day on Sunday 21 January to allow the safe installation of a new footbridge between Station Road and Avondale Road.
Friday 12 January 2018

Pass Plus Cymru

Pass Plus Cymru
Description:
Young drivers aged 17-25, who have already passed their test, can learn extra driving skills with Pass Plus Cymru.
Monday 8 January 2018

New bakery opens in Pontypool

New bakery opens in Pontypool
Description:
Visitors to Pontypool Indoor Market can fight off the cold this winter with a selection of warming soups, homemade pies and pasties, and freshly baked bread.
Tuesday 2 January 2018

Residents asked to shape the future of Torfaen libraries

Residents asked to shape the future of Torfaen libraries
Description:
Torfaen council is asking residents to help shape the future of library services in the borough
Thursday 21 December 2017

Upgrade to A4042 Cwmbran 'Rechem' Roundabout

Upgrade to A4042 Cwmbran 'Rechem' Roundabout
Description:
Welsh Government in conjunction with Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd will be upgrading the A4042 Cwmbran 'Rechem' Roundabout south of Pontypool starting on Monday 8 January. Works are expected to take 12 weeks and to be finished by Sunday 1 April 2018.

Torfaen 'Take a Stroll' weekly walks

Torfaen 'Take a Stroll' weekly walks
Description:
The 'Torfaen take a Stroll' group has been walking weekly throughout the borough of Torfaen for the last 12 years, with some volunteers and walkers having been with them from day one.

A Christmas message from the council leader

Description:
A Christmas message from Cllr Anthony Hunt
Wednesday 20 December 2017

Welsh Government approve 6th form closures

Description:
Today, (20.12.17), Eluned Morgan AM, the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Skills formally approved Torfaen Council's proposals to overhaul post 16 education in the borough with the closure of three English language 6th forms.
Tuesday 19 December 2017

Torfaen signs MND Charter

Torfaen signs MND Charter
Description:
Today, Tuesday (19.12.17) Torfaen council became the latest council in the UK to sign the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charter.

Torfaen businesses congratulated by Leader of Torfaen Council

Torfaen businesses congratulated by Leader of Torfaen Council
Description:
A selection of Torfaen businesses who have been successful in winning awards or have made significant achievements during 2017 have met with Councillor Anthony Hunt, Leader of Torfaen Council.

Business event raises money for children's charity

Business event raises money for children's charity
Description:
Torfaen's annual women in business event has raised a whopping £2,220 for Ty Hafan children's hospice.

Children wrap safe slippers for Christmas

Children wrap safe slippers for Christmas
Description:
School children in Torfaen have been wrapping up pairs of safe slippers to distribute to older members of the community and help prevent falls in the home over the winter.
Monday 18 December 2017

Two extra bags part of changes to Christmas collections

Two extra bags part of changes to Christmas collections
Description:
There will be some minor changes to waste and recycling collections taking place in Torfaen after Christmas Day.
Monday 11 December 2017

Record numbers of Torfaen children crack Summer Reading Challenge

Record numbers of Torfaen children crack Summer Reading Challenge
Description:
Record numbers of children in Torfaen completed this year's Summer Reading Challenge by reading six library books or more during the school holidays.
Friday 8 December 2017

Festive donation to foodbanks

Festive donation to foodbanks
Description:
Christmas can be a magical time of the year for children and families and this year Nant Celyn Primary School have been focusing on Christmas being a time for giving.
Thursday 7 December 2017

Torfaen council caring differently with the Carers Trust

Description:
Torfaen council have entered into a 12 month arrangement for a care & support scheme with the Carers Trust.
Wednesday 6 December 2017

Enjoy a 'taste of the Med' at Pontypool Indoor Market

Enjoy a 'taste of the Med' at Pontypool Indoor Market
Description:
Food lovers can enjoy a taste of Mediterranean cuisine at a pop-up Greek night in Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 14 December at 7pm.

2017 community volunteer awards celebration

2017 community volunteer awards celebration
Description:
Over 300 people attended this year's annual Play Service Volunteers Awards Ceremony at Mount Pleasant Hall, Pontnewydd.
Tuesday 5 December 2017

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station (December)

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station (December)
Description:
A drop-in session for residents and other stakeholders to view proposals for improvements at Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station is taking place at St Mary's church hall in Panteg between 10am and 7pm on Monday 11 December.

Order extra recycling containers ready for Christmas

Order extra recycling containers ready for Christmas
Description:
Torfaen residents are being advised to order additional recycling containers to dispose of the extra waste generated over the Christmas period.

Get ready for Christmas at Pontypool Indoor Market

Get ready for Christmas at Pontypool Indoor Market
Description:
Pontypool Indoor Market will be hosting a special Christmas market on Thursday 7 December.
Thursday 30 November 2017

Celebrate Christmas with the Torfaen business club

Celebrate Christmas with the Torfaen business club
Description:
The Christmas meeting of Torfaen Business Voice, Torfaen's business club, takes place on Thursday 7 December at Greenmeadow Golf Club in Cwmbran.
Tuesday 28 November 2017

Torfaen school teachers nominated for awards

Torfaen school teachers nominated for awards
Description:
Three Primary school teachers from Torfaen schools have been nominated for 'Teacher of the year' award for the 2018 Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

Pontypool prepares for Foodie Thursday

Description:
Preparation is underway for a Christmas Foodie Thursday at Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 7 December.

150 shoe boxes collected at West Monmouth School

150 shoe boxes collected at West Monmouth School
Description:
West Monmouth School has held its annual Christmas shoe box appeal again this year, with over 150 boxes collected.
Monday 27 November 2017

Torfaen young people achieve 48% of the Welsh vote at Youth Parliament

Torfaen young people achieve 48% of the Welsh vote at Youth Parliament
Description:
Torfaen's turnout has been outstanding, with one of the top regional turnouts. Torfaen winning in Wales with 48% of the votes coming from Torfaen.
Friday 24 November 2017

Women in business event a success

Women in business event a success
Description:
More than 135 members of the Gwent businesses community visited the Cwmbran Parkway hotel on Thursday 23 November for Torfaen's annual women in business event.
Thursday 23 November 2017

STEPS to Excellence

STEPS to Excellence
Description:
Seven intrepid young ladies in Torfaen have recently completed the four day Pacific Institute's STEPs to Excellence course at The Powerstation Cwmbran

Doors open for successful six in Torfaen

Doors open for successful six in Torfaen
Description:
Six unemployed participants living in Communities First areas across Torfaen have successfully completed a Security Industry Authority (SIA) training course
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Young volunteers recognised with prestigious Diana Award

Young volunteers recognised with prestigious Diana Award
Description:
The Blaenavon World Heritage Youth Ambassadors have been recognised with a prestigious Diana Award at a ceremony in Cardiff.
Tuesday 21 November 2017

Award winning chef to bring Mediterranean cuisine to Pontypool

Award winning chef to bring Mediterranean cuisine to Pontypool
Description:
An award winning chef is bringing Mediterranean cuisine to Pontypool with a pop-up Greek night in Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 14 December at 7pm.
Monday 20 November 2017

Local school children refuse to give in to litterers

Local school children refuse to give in to litterers
Description:
Children from Garnteg Primary School's eco committee have cleared more than 20 bags of rubbish from the British site in Talywain after collecting more than 40 bags from the same spot just 6 months ago.
Thursday 16 November 2017

Charities benefit from Mayor's fund

Charities benefit from Mayor's fund
Description:
Today (Thursday, November 16), the Mayor of Torfaen's charity appeal fund for 2016/17 has been officially closed with trustees approving that £5,516.27 will go to the Mayor's chosen charities.
Wednesday 15 November 2017

Trevethin scrap dealer prosecuted for operating without a licence

Trevethin scrap dealer prosecuted for operating without a licence
Description:
A scrap dealer from Trevethin has been made to pay £800 after he was found to be operating without a licence.

Are you Verified?

Description:
Did you know that you now need to verify your identity online to access a range of government services?

Have a say on dog control orders

Have a say on dog control orders
Description:
Torfaen council is asking residents to have their say on changes to dog controls in the borough.
Monday 13 November 2017

Food businesses offered free space in Pontypool Indoor Market for Christmas Foodie Thursday

Food businesses offered free space in Pontypool Indoor Market for Christmas Foodie Thursday
Description:
Food businesses are being offered free space to trade in Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 7 December as part of a special Christmas Foodie Thursday.

Under two weeks to go until women in business event

Under two weeks to go until women in business event
Description:
There is still time to book onto Torfaen's annual women in business event at the Cwmbran Parkway on Thursday 23 November.

Change of day for Blaenavon family history sessions

Change of day for Blaenavon family history sessions
Description:
The popular family history sessions held at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library every Thursday morning will be moving to new a Friday morning slot as of Friday 1 December.
Friday 10 November 2017

Pupils pay tribute in remembering the fallen at West Monmouth School

Pupils pay tribute in remembering the fallen at West Monmouth School
Description:
Pupils and teachers at West Monmouth School have planted 113 ceramic poppies at the school entrance, in honour and remembrance of the 113 service men that attended the school and had lost their lives in the war.
Thursday 9 November 2017

West Monmouth School pupils raise funds for The Royal British Legion

West Monmouth School pupils raise funds for The Royal British Legion
Description:
Torfaen Youth Service has been working closely with West Monmouth School Gypsy and Traveller students, alongside Blaenavon Royal British Legion in order to raise funds through the poppy appeal.

Remembrance Sunday events in Torfaen

Remembrance Sunday events in Torfaen
Description:
Details of Torfaen's Remembrance Sunday events
Wednesday 8 November 2017

Professional Teaching Awards Cymru

Description:
People across Wales have until Thursday 30 November to nominate outstanding teachers in Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru. With three extra categories, there are even more opportunities to celebrate the very best in Welsh education.
Tuesday 7 November 2017

Blaenau Gwent company directors prosecuted for misleading customers

Blaenau Gwent company directors prosecuted for misleading customers
Description:
The directors of two Blaenau Gwent electrical companies that lied to their customers have been made to pay more than £12,000 by the courts.
Friday 3 November 2017

Homes named in honour of local hero

Homes named in honour of local hero
Description:
The mother of Cwmbran solider Pte James Prosser, who was killed while on deployment in Afghanistan in 2009, has today (Friday 3 November) unveiled a street sign on a new housing estate named in his honour.

Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs

Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs
Description:
A Cwmbran man has been made to pay £900 after he was caught selling illegal tobacco products on Facebook.
Thursday 2 November 2017

Torfaen prepared for winter weather

Torfaen prepared for winter weather
Description:
Preparations for the winter weather are underway in Torfaen.
Wednesday 1 November 2017

Green waste collections to end for winter

Green waste collections to end for winter
Description:
Green waste Green waste collections in Torfaen will stop for winter from the first week of December and will resume at the end of March 2018.
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Nant Celyn Primary achieve healthy schools award

Nant Celyn Primary achieve healthy schools award
Description:
Nant Celyn Primary School are celebrating after achieving the highest recognition from Torfaen 'Healthy Schools' scheme by successfully completing Healthy Schools 6 award.
Monday 30 October 2017

Explore the outdoors at Greenmeadow Community Farm this weekend

Explore the outdoors at Greenmeadow Community Farm this weekend
Description:
Visitors to Greenmeadow Community Farm are encouraged to come and follow the brand new Stick Man trail as part of a farm fun day this Saturday 4 November from 10am.

Britain's largest mechanical puppet to begin 2018 tour in Blaenavon

Britain's largest mechanical puppet to begin 2018 tour in Blaenavon
Description:
The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will start its tour of Wales with an opening ceremony in Blaenavon on Sunday 8 April 2018.
Friday 27 October 2017

Santa Appeal 2017

Santa Appeal 2017
Description:
Bring some Christmas cheer to a child in need with this year's Santa Appeal

#IFYOUGOIGO campaign scoops an award

#IFYOUGOIGO campaign scoops an award
Description:
The Sports Development #IFYOUGOIGO project has achieved the 'Healthy Neighbourhood Award' at this years South Wales Argus Health and Care Awards.
Wednesday 25 October 2017

School children to clear litter at local beauty spot

School children to clear litter at local beauty spot
Description:
Pupils from Garnteg Primary are joining forces again with Torfaen County Borough Council to tackle litter at The British site in Talywain.

Cwmbran teenager wins team bronze at archery world championships

Cwmbran teenager wins team bronze at archery world championships
Description:
Cwmbran teenager Thea Rogers was selected to represent Team Great Britain at the outdoor Archery World Championships in Argentina, where over 600 archers competed for medals.
Tuesday 24 October 2017

Crumlin man prosecuted for fly tipping on common land

Crumlin man prosecuted for fly tipping on common land
Description:
A Blaenau Gwent man has been prosecuted for dumping bags of rubbish and plastics on common land at Pen-yr-Heol Road on Llanhilleth mountain.
Monday 23 October 2017

Have your say on draft wellbeing plan

Have your say on draft wellbeing plan
Description:
Have your say on Torfaen Public Services Board's draft wellbeing plan

Free stalls available for Foodie Thursdays in Pontypool

Free stalls available for Foodie Thursdays in Pontypool
Description:
Food businesses and traders are being offered the chance to trade for free at Pontypool Indoor Market on the first Thursday of every month, starting on 7 December.

The Really Amazing Charity launches their new website

Description:
TRAC2 Charity, based in Trevethin but working across the whole of the borough of Torfaen, have recently relaunched their new website.
Thursday 19 October 2017

Firework displays - get registered and stay safe

Firework displays - get registered and stay safe
Description:
As bonfire night approaches Torfaen council asking organisers of fireworks displays to register their event voluntarily with its environmental health team.

Blaenavon resident becomes Bridges into Work 2 Project's 100th 'Volunteering Placement' success

Blaenavon resident becomes Bridges into Work 2 Project's 100th 'Volunteering Placement' success
Description:
Torfaen County Borough Council's Employability Team recently celebrated its 100th successful volunteering placement.
Wednesday 18 October 2017

Council votes unanimously to remove council tax for care leavers

Council votes unanimously to remove council tax for care leavers
Description:
Torfaen has become the first council in Wales to exempt care leavers from council tax up to the age of 21.
Tuesday 17 October 2017

Fake DVD seller caught on Facebook

Fake DVD seller caught on Facebook
Description:
A Cwmbran man has been made to pay £1,379 and carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after he was caught selling counterfeit DVDs on Facebook.

'Race for Life' at Nant Celyn Primary School

'Race for Life' at Nant Celyn Primary School
Description:
Over 400 children, aged 3 to 11 and staff at Nant Celyn Primary School have been raising money and supporting the Cancer Research 'Race for Life' charity.
Monday 16 October 2017

Premier League Primary Stars!

Premier League Primary Stars!
Description:
Nant Celyn Primary School has been successful in securing new PE equipment through the newly established 'Premier League Primary Stars' school programme.

Get arty in Pontypool Park this autumn half term

Get arty in Pontypool Park this autumn half term
Description:
Community arts group Head4Arts are running their popular Arty Crafty event in Pontypool Park on Sunday October 29 from 10.30am until 3pm.

Slipper swap to help prevent falls in the home this winter

Slipper swap to help prevent falls in the home this winter
Description:
Torfaen's library service is giving away 250 pairs of brand new, safer slippers as part of a project aimed at preventing falls in the home and improving the health and wellbeing of older members of the community.
Thursday 12 October 2017

'Safe Places' launched at Cwmbran Centre

Description:
Safe Places launched at Cwmbran Centre
Wednesday 11 October 2017

New beauty salon opens its doors in Pontypool town centre

New beauty salon opens its doors in Pontypool town centre
Description:
A new beauty salon has opened its doors in Pontypool town centre.
Tuesday 10 October 2017

Torfaen businesses celebrate success

Torfaen businesses celebrate success
Description:
Three businesses from Torfaen received awards at the 2017 Monmouthshire Business Awards at the Celtic Manor on Friday 6 October.

Torfaen primary school is the first in Gwent to become Dementia Friendly

Torfaen primary school is the first in Gwent to become Dementia Friendly
Description:
Griffithstown Primary School in Pontypool is the first primary school in Gwent to become Dementia Friendly.
Friday 6 October 2017

Bookings open for women in business event

Bookings open for women in business event
Description:
Bookings are now open for Torfaen's annual women in business event at the Cwmbran Parkway on Thursday 23 November.
Thursday 5 October 2017

Bookings open to see Santa in Pontypool's shell grotto

Bookings open to see Santa in Pontypool's shell grotto
Description:
Santa will be making his annual stop to meet children at the shell grotto in Pontypool Park on Sunday 3 December between 11am and 3pm.

Activities at Llanyrafon Manor this October

Activities at Llanyrafon Manor this October
Description:
Throughout October Llanyrafon Manor are hosting a selection of fun activity days, courses and a rural fair.
Wednesday 4 October 2017

Brand new comedy night for Pontypool

Brand new comedy night for Pontypool
Description:
Some of the best acts on the Welsh comedy circuit will be entertaining audiences at Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 19 October.
Tuesday 3 October 2017

New trail at community farm encourages children to explore the outdoors

New trail at community farm encourages children to explore the outdoors
Description:
Children from Llantarnam Community Primary School have been exploring a brand new activity trail at Greenmeadow Community Farm.
Wednesday 27 September 2017

Pontypool man fined for council tax fraud

Pontypool man fined for council tax fraud
Description:
A Pontypool has been fined for council tax fraud

Supplement seller fined

Supplement seller fined
Description:
A Cwmbran director has been fined for failing to provide trading standards officers with supplier information

Pontypool Indoor Market to host first wedding fair

Pontypool Indoor Market to host first wedding fair
Description:
Pontypool Indoor Market will host its first wedding fair on Saturday 7 October from 10am until 3pm.
Tuesday 26 September 2017

Be sure of a big surprise!

Be sure of a big surprise!
Description:
Varteg residents Miranda and Pete have opened up a new and unique business venture based at Pontypool Indoor Market.

Torfaen 'Safe Spaces' launch

Torfaen 'Safe Spaces' launch
Description:
The Launch Torfaen 'Safe Places' scheme will take place on 9 October, 10am at Gwent Square, Cwmbran.
Monday 25 September 2017

New opening date for 6th form centre

New opening date for 6th form centre
Description:
A new opening date has been announced for the proposed 6th form centre in Cwmbran.

Explore the myths and legends of Pontypool

Explore the myths and legends of Pontypool
Description:
A darker side of Pontypool will be explored in a series of storytelling evenings at Pontypool Indoor Market in October.
Tuesday 19 September 2017

Library supports National Eye Health Week

Library supports National Eye Health Week
Description:
Cwmbran Library is supporting National Eye Health Week which runs from 18 – 24 September.

Laugh, learn and get active

Laugh, learn and get active
Description:
Over the summer period, Torfaen Play lead on a pilot programme for a new 'Holiday Hunger' project funded by the Welsh Government.
Friday 15 September 2017

Live opera and ballet to be screened in Blaenavon

Live opera and ballet to be screened in Blaenavon
Description:
Blaenavon Workmen's Hall Cinema will be screening live opera and ballet as part of the Royal Opera House's 2017 – 18 season.

Torfaen Community Connectors

Torfaen Community Connectors
Description:
A local resident living in Pontypool turned his life around since receiving support through Torfaen Community Connectors and other local services.
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