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Tuesday 17 April 2018
Entrepreneurial couple to bring Malaysian street food to Pontypool
A couple of entrepreneurs from Blackwood are to host a pop-up Malaysian street food night at Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 3 May from 7pm.
Thursday 12 April 2018
Have a say on the future management of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site
Residents and other stakeholders are being asked to comment on a draft plan that will guide the management of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site until 2023.
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Presentation of First Aid certificates
Today a group of young women from Torfaen received certificates from St John's Ambulance for achieving their basic first aid qualifications.
Monday 9 April 2018
Shop worker jailed for selling illegal cigarettes in Pontypool
Two employees at a Pontypool convenience store have been prosecuted for selling illegal cigarettes.
Thursday 29 March 2018
Torfaen council invests in borough-wide deep clean
Torfaen council is investing £65,000 to tackle litter in streets, shopping areas, parks, road verges and cycle paths.
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Pontypool Easter fun
Pontypool town centre is hosting a vintage-themed Easter eggstravaganza on Saturday 31 March.
Easter waste and recycling collections
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Easter Monday (2 April) and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Tuesday 27 March 2018
Torfaen Adult Community Learning floristry class success
Torfaen's floristry students have once again outdone themselves in their efforts to raise money for charity.
Cwmbran man defies the odds during Sports Relief challenge
A Cwmbran man defies the odds during a Sports Relief challenge at Newport Velodrome.
New approach to breaking down barriers to food recycling
Torfaen council has partnered with the Wales Audit Office to understand why significant numbers of people in the borough choose not to recycle their food waste.
Monday 26 March 2018
Adult Community Learning summer 2018 brochure
Torfaen Adult Community Learning has released the new Summer 2018 brochure.
Pontypool Shell Grotto open on Easter Monday
Pontypool's Shell Grotto will be open for visitors to explore on Easter Monday (2 April) between 11am - 3pm.
Friday 23 March 2018
Stand-up comedy at Pontypool Indoor Market
Some of the best acts on the Welsh comedy circuit will be entertaining audiences at Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 29 March.
Wednesday 21 March 2018
School children call on community to help clear local beauty spot
Children from Garnteg Primary School are calling on the local community to join them in a litter pick at the British site in Talywain on Tuesday 27 March from 9.30am.
Plan your trip to see Man Engine tour launch in Blaenavon
Visitors wanting to see the moving, steaming, mechanical Man Engine when it begins its grand tour of Wales in Blaenavon are advised to plan ahead for the event.
Green waste collections to resume
Fortnightly green waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 26 March.
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Easter celebrations at Llanyrafon Manor
Over the Easter period, Llanyrafon Manor will be hosting some Easter activities which will include an Easter egg hunt.
Torfaen Spring Clean off to a tidy start
The Torfaen Spring Clean has gotten off to a fantastic start with four events held in its first week.
Ten years of tree planting project celebrated
A project to plant a tree for every child born or adopted in Wales has celebrated its tenth anniversary with a planting session at the Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve in Blaenavon.
Friday 16 March 2018
Jobs fair offering local opportunities
Torfaen County Borough Council will be hosting another FREE Jobs Fair on Tuesday 24 April 2018, at the Congress Theatre in Cwmbran Town Centre
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Spring into action this Friday
Torfaen council is inviting the local community to join in with its first Torfaen Spring Clean event at Cwmbran Boating Lake on Friday 16 March from 12pm.
Monday 12 March 2018
Magical night to celebrate Harry Potter books
Around 30 young witches and wizards took part in Blaenavon Libraries' celebration of national Harry Potter Book Night.
Hundreds of Torfaen children take part in Crucial Crew
Almost 1000 year six pupils from Torfaen schools have taken part in the Crucial Crew, an annual event that teaches children about personal safety, sustainability, recycling and other skills that will be useful as they transition into secondary school.
Friday 9 March 2018
Try a taste of Italy at Pontypool pop-up restaurant
Award winning chef Mark Coulton is bringing an Italian night to Pontypool on Thursday 22 March with a pop-up restaurant at the indoor market.
MMR vaccination urged as measles outbreak declared in South East Wales
Public Health Wales is urging young adults and teenagers to make sure they are protected against measles with two doses of the MMR vaccine as it investigates an outbreak of measles in South East Wales.
Thursday 8 March 2018
'Girl power' is going strong in Gwent!
Today (Thursday 8th March) is International Women's Day, and with three of the five councils in the Gwent area seeing women holding their organisation's top job, 'girl power' is well and truly going strong.
Torfaen council recognised for its commitment to the armed forces
Torfaen council has had its commitment to serving and former members of the armed forces recognised with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Union Street improvements exhibition
A drop-in exhibition for residents to view plans for improvement works to the junction of Union Street and Broad Street in Abersychan is taking place on Wednesday 14 March from 12pm until 7pm at Noddfa Baptist Church.
Have your say on Blaenavon Town Council's business plan
Blaenavon residents are being asked for their opinions on the town council's first ever business plan.
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Event to showcase local produce
Cwmbran Centre will host a showcase of Welsh produce, local foods and crafts on Saturday 3 March from 10am.
Thursday 22 February 2018
Gwent Police launch new community speed watch scheme in Torfaen
Gwent Police launched the first Torfaen Community Speed Watch scheme on 18 February 2018.
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Market foodie event to mark St David's Day
March's Foodie Thursday event at Pontypool Indoor Market will take place on St David's Day, with a host of Welsh-themed produce on offer.
Monday 19 February 2018
Tickets available for Man Engine Cymru's visit to Blaenavon
Tickets to see the moving, steaming, mechanical Man Engine when it begins its grand tour of Wales in Blaenavon are now available.
Torfaen business breakfast addresses cyber-crime
More than 50 members of the Torfaen business community met at Greenmeadow Golf Club to discuss cybercrime and data protection.
Friday 16 February 2018
Beat off the winter blues at Cwmbran Library
A wellbeing event to give the winter blues the boot takes place at Cwmbran Library on Friday 23 February from 11am until 2pm.
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Spring into action to clean up your community
Community groups, sports and social clubs, churches, schools and businesses are being urged to join in with the annual Torfaen Spring Clean in March.
Torfaen Play Service recruitment
Torfaen Play and Short Break Service are providing a range of free activities this half term.
Thursday 8 February 2018
Business breakfast to address cyber-crime
A free breakfast event to help businesses protect themselves against cyber-crime and understand new data protection rules is being held on Thursday 15 February at Greenmeadow Golf Club from 7:45am.
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Sebastopol section of canal tow path to close for works
A section of the canal tow path between Panteg and Pontnewydd in Cwmbran will be closed from Sunday 18 February for a number of months.
Cabinet to consider budget proposals
Torfaen council have set out proposals to balance the budget in 2018/19 and address a shortfall of £8.9 million
Agenda for Cabinet Meeting - 13/02/2018
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
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
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
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 will be closed to through traffic the week commencing Monday 29 January.
Thursday 25 January 2018
Councillors to scrutinise budget proposals
Torfaen councillors will scrutinise the council's proposed budget savings for 2018/19 next week
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Holocaust Memorial Day service
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday 8 January 2018
New bakery opens in Pontypool
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
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
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
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
A Christmas message from Cllr Anthony Hunt
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Welsh Government approve 6th form closures
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Three Primary school teachers from Torfaen schools have been nominated for 'Teacher of the year' award for the 2018 Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.
150 shoe boxes collected at West Monmouth School
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A scrap dealer from Trevethin has been made to pay £800 after he was found to be operating without a licence.
Are you Verified?
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
Details of Torfaen's Remembrance Sunday events
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Professional Teaching Awards Cymru
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
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
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
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
Preparations for the winter weather are underway in Torfaen.
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Green waste collections to end for winter
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 School are celebrating after achieving the highest recognition from Torfaen 'Healthy Schools' scheme by successfully completing Healthy Schools 6 award.
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