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Tuesday 22 January 2019
Torfaen Council prosecutes food business in Cwmbran
On Friday 11 January 2019 Rashid Iqbal, director of a company running Premier Stores from 15 Edlogan Square, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, has been successfully prosecuted by Torfaen Council
Friday 18 January 2019
Torfaen to benefit from Safe Places funding
The Safe Places Organisation has received £50,000 of National Lottery funding to expand the Safe Places National Network across the UK.
Thursday 17 January 2019
Pontypool Nationwide Building Society awarded Dementia Friends status
Nationwide Building Society in Pontypool is one of the latest organisations in Torfaen to gain their 'Working Towards being Dementia Friendly' status.
Tuesday 15 January 2019
Your views wanted on proposals to reorganise Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
On Monday 14 January, Torfaen Council opened statutory consultation on proposals to extend the age range of pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw.
Thursday 10 January 2019
Consultation on rugby ground lease
A consultation on the future management of the rugby ground within Pontypool Park is now open.
Torfaen Adult Learning class contribute to UK Study for Contemporary Adult Reading
Torfaen Adult Community Learning's Essential Skills Communications class has been a part of a growing study headed by University College London about 'Reading Aloud in Britain Today'.
Tuesday 8 January 2019
New Torfaen Play sessions prove a success in the New Year
Torfaen Play Service started 2019 by doing what they do best, offering play and support sessions to children across Torfaen.
Friday 21 December 2018
Torfaen Employability Work Placement Scheme takes off
34-year-old Dafydd Howells from Blaenavon, 21-year old Lucas Vaughan and 29-year-old Sammy Edwards from Cwmbran are the latest candidates to successfully find full time employment through the Bridges into Work 2 work placement scheme
Friday 14 December 2018
Torfaen businesses congratulated by Leader of Torfaen Council for successes during 2018
A number of Torfaen businesses and individual professionals who have been successful in winning national and regional awards during 2018 have met with Councillor Anthony Hunt, Leader of Torfaen Council.
Thursday 13 December 2018
James wins National 'Young Volunteer Award'
21-year-old James Matthews from Ponthir has recently been awarded the 'Young Volunteer of the Year award' at the annual National Volunteering Matters AGM awards ceremony in London
Friday 7 December 2018
Celebration of Play Volunteers in Torfaen
This week, Torfaen Play Service hosted their annual Volunteer Awards evening to celebrate the work of nearly 200 volunteers this year, delivering community play provision across the borough
Have we got Loos for you!
Torfaen Council want to hear your views on its draft local toilets strategy. The draft strategy has been produced as a requirement of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017
Tuesday 4 December 2018
Torfaen receives Silver Armed Forces Covenant Award
Major Stephen Dwyer, representing the 104th Regiment Royal Artillery, attended full council to officially award Torfaen a silver award on behalf of the 'Defence Employer Recognition Scheme'
Monday 3 December 2018
Update - Pontnewydd Park improvements
Torfaen Council has secured funding through the Mon and Brecon Adventure Triangle to undertake improvements to paths, open spaces, links to the canal and national cycle network in the park.
School improvement recognised but special measures required
Today (3rd December), Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales published a monitoring report on Cwmbran High School which places the school in special measures
Friday 30 November 2018
Money raised for White Ribbon Campaign
Torfaen vs the Emergency Services Charity Football match has raised over £200 for the #WhiteRibbon Campaign and Torfaen Womens Aid.
Thursday 29 November 2018
New order brings in changes for dog walkers
Important information for dog walkers in Torfaen
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Torfaen Play Service - Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2018
On Monday 3 December young people across Torfaen are set to celebrate another successful year supporting community play settings in Torfaen at this years Play Volunteer Awards Ceremony.
Tuesday 27 November 2018
Spring preparations at Pontnewydd Park
A series of activities are planned to take place at Pontnewydd Park to help maintain it's appearance.
Thursday 22 November 2018
Record results for gypsy and traveller children in Torfaen
Record numbers of gypsy and traveller children in Torfaen are gaining new skills and qualifications thanks to the success of the borough's gypsy and traveller service.
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Torfaen hosts inspirational women in business event
On Thursday 8 November 2018 over 75 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.
Monday 19 November 2018
Tackling anti-social behaviour in Blaenavon
Torfaen Community Safety Team and Gwent Police, Neighbourhood Policing Team are hosting a community engagement evening in Blaenavon.
First sod cut at the Torfaen Learning Zone
Today, (Monday, November 19) Torfaen Council and Coleg Gwent officially cut the first sod of Torfaen's new post 16 learning centre to mark the beginning of a new era for education in Torfaen.
Torfaen Santa Appeal deadline
The deadline date for Torfaen Christmas Santa Appeal is Monday 3 December 2018.
Thursday 15 November 2018
Crownbridge Primary School pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of WW1
This morning, ex-service men and women from Torfaen joined with pupils and staff from Crownbridge School for a service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Torfaen gypsy and traveller pupils raise £800 for Poppy Appeal
Gypsy and traveller pupils from West Monmouth School raised £800 for the Royal British Legion by designing and selling their own poppies.
Online Blaenavon family business, Sprinklez, expands into retail premises
Torfaen Economy and Enterprise project supports online start-up to expand into retail premises at Heritage Court in Blaenavon.
Friday 9 November 2018
Dementia Friendly School entertains residents at Ty Gwyn Care Home
Pupils from Greenmeadow Primary School choir has recently visited Ty Gwyn Care Home in Cwmbran as part of their Dementia Friendly Schools commitment.
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Playschemes bring children together over the half term period
More than 300 children attended Torfaen playschemes over the half term period, with over 80 trained volunteers giving up their time to support the scheme.
Thursday 1 November 2018
Remembrance Sunday parades and services - 11.11.18
Details on Torfaen's Remembrance Parades and Services
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Closed Pontypool bank reopens as vintage and antiques emporium
A former Barclays Bank in Pontypool, which was saved by the local community when it closed its doors in 2017, has reopened as a vintage and antiques emporium.
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Help design Blaenavon's Time Travellers benches
Residents are invited to help design time travelling benches that will use virtual reality to recreate the sights and sounds of Blaenavon in the 19th century.
Pontypool Halloween Spooktacular
Hundreds of people visited Pontypool for a spooktacular Halloween event on Saturday.
Monday 29 October 2018
Trading Standards crackdown on Facebook counterfeiters
Two Torfaen Facebook traders have pleaded guilty to the sale and possession of counterfeit clothes and tobacco.
Pontypool buildings given new lease of life
The renovation of two buildings in Pontypool has created 10 new affordable homes in the town centre.
Friday 26 October 2018
Celebrate International Games Week at Cwmbran Library
Cwmbran Library is holding a special board gaming event for 11-16 year olds on Thursday 8 November to celebrate International Games Week.
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Halloween fun at Pontypool Indoor Market
Pontypool Indoor Market will be taken over by witches and wizards on Saturday 27 October for a special Harry Potter inspired Halloween event.
Tuesday 23 October 2018
'Cuppa and chat' sessions launch at Farm
A new group that aims to tackle loneliness by bringing different generations together for a cuppa and a chat is launching in Cwmbran
Summer reading success
Almost a thousand children in Torfaen took part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge and read six library books or more during the school holidays.
Family fun at Llanyrafon Manor this autumn
With Halloween and Christmas on the horizon, Llanyrafon Manor have organised an array of fun filled Autumn events for all the family to enjoy.
Friday 19 October 2018
Spread some joy this Christmas
This year's Torfaen Christmas Santa Appeal opens on Thursday 1 November 2018.
Wednesday 17 October 2018
People have their say in Residents Survey
More than half of Torfaen residents have rated the quality of public services in the borough as good.
Spooky stories and crafts at Cwmbran Library
Enjoy spooky stories and craft at Cwmbran Library this Halloween.
Monday 15 October 2018
Volunteers clear litter from local lanes
Volunteers have cleared litter and fly-tipping from lanes and footpaths at the Race in Pontypool.
A new Universal Credit Hub opened its doors in Panteg
Today, Torfaen Bridges into Work 2 and Working Skills for Adults 2 teams launched a their first Universal Credit Hub at Age Connects, Sebastopol.
Friday 12 October 2018
Youth apprenticeship sets Conor on the right path
Torfaen Youth Service works with young people across Torfaen to support them towards a prosperous future as qualified Youth Workers. Conor Smith is the latest apprentice youth worker to take on this.
Wednesday 10 October 2018
A new Universal Credit Hub is due to launch in Panteg
Come along and join the Bridges into Work 2 and Working Skills for Adults 2 teams at the official opening of their new Universal Credit Hub at Age Connects, Sebastopol on Monday 15 October from 1pm.
Friday 5 October 2018
Nominate a Torfaen sporting hero
Torfaen Sports Development are partnering with the Torfaen Leisure Trust to launch the very first 'Torfaen Sporting Heroes Awards' this year.
Thursday 4 October 2018
Play time for Torfaen families
More than 200 families are attending Torfaen Play Service 'Family and Play' sessions across the borough, with six sessions being delivered on a weekly basis.
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Facebook fraudster caught selling counterfeit clothes
A Facebook trader from Pontypool has been ordered to carry out 60 hours of community service after he was caught selling counterfeit clothes on Facebook.
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Celebrating 'International Day of Older People' 2018
International Day of Older People; this year we are celebrating the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Nursery admissions for 2019
The closing date for the Nursery 2019 admission round is Friday 5 October.
Bookings open for women in business event
Bookings are open for Torfaen's annual women in business event at the Cwmbran Parkway on Thursday 8 November.
Monday 1 October 2018
New plaque commemorates First World War
A new plaque has been unveiled outside Torfaen council's Civic Office in Pontypool marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Friday 28 September 2018
Foodie event celebrates local produce
There will be a celebration of local produce at Pontypool Indoor Market's Foodie Thursday on 4 October.
Thursday 27 September 2018
Over 180 children take part in EFL kids cup at Cwmbran Stadium
More than 180 children from schools across Torfaen took part in the annual EFL (English Football League) Trust kid's cup at Cwmbran Stadium today.
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Penygarn Primary will be closed on 27/09/2018
Penygarn Primary will be closed to all pupils tomorrow (Thursday) 27th of September.
Iconic building set for transformation
One of Blaenavon's most historic buildings is to be transformed after being awarded funding of almost £280,000.
'Women in Construction' event coming to Cwmbran
Acorn Recruitment is partnering with Bridges into Work 2 and Working Skills for Adults 2 to host a 'Careers for women in construction' event in Cwmbran.
New campaign launched to support young people with food allergies
The 'easy to ASK' campaign reminds food establishments to ask customers about their dietary needs. The campaign is a partnership between Torfaen council and the Food Standards Agency.
Tuesday 25 September 2018
New plaque to commemorate First World War
A service to unveil a plaque marking 100 years since the end of the First World War will take place on Monday 1 October at 10am outside the Civic Centre building in Pontypool.
Firework displays - get registered and stay safe
Torfaen council is advising anyone organising fireworks displays this November to register their event and receive free safety advice.
Friday 21 September 2018
Cwmbran pupils organise first health and happiness conference 'by children, for children'
More than 175 children attended the first health and happiness conference organised by children for children at Blenheim Road Primary School on Friday.
Abersychan roadworks scheme
A major programme of works to improve the Union Street/Broad Street junction in the centre of Abersychan will start on Monday 8 October
Greenmeadow Primary School receives Dementia Friends Award from Alzheimer's Society.
More than 200 pupils and staff at Greenmeadow Primary school have completed Alzheimer's Society's awareness training and have become Dementia Friends by learning about dementia and what life is like for people living with condition.
The traineeship that transformed Demi's career
21-year-old Demi Jenkins is the latest Torfaen Training trainee to successfully setup her own beauty and nails business.
Stay safe on the roads with Bike Safe
Bookings are now being taken for the last few Bike Safe courses for 2018.
Thursday 20 September 2018
Cwmbran trader prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods
A Cwmbran trader has been caught selling fake hand bags and luggage from a town centre store.
Torfaen Local Development Plan - call for candidate sites reminder
There is just over a week to go for developers, landowners, organisations and the public to submit sites that could be included for new development, re-development or protection within a new Local Development Plan for Torfaen.
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Funds announced for Welsh language education in Torfaen
Today (19.09.18), the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan AM, visited Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw to announce the allocation of capital funds to boost Welsh medium education across Wales.
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Play workers help to create safer routes in communities
Torfaen council's play workers and play volunteers have come together to enhance areas in Cwmbran for the benefit of local children.
Monday 17 September 2018
International Older People's Day
On October 1 2018 it will be 'International Older People's Day'. The theme this year is, 'Older People who Champion Human Rights', celebrating people who make a positive difference to other people's lives.
Thursday 13 September 2018
16 year old para-swimmer achieves gold, silver and bronze
16-year-old Dylan Broom from Abersychan has recently represented Swim Wales at the British Summer Nationals where he won a silver medal in the 200m Freestyle (S14) and secured a bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley (SM14) at his first senior meet.
Tuesday 4 September 2018
Fully funded childcare launches in Torfaen
This week, Torfaen Council in conjunction with Blaenau Gwent Council are rolling out the new Welsh Government Childcare Offer for three and four year olds in Torfaen.
Monday 3 September 2018
Road closures for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10k
This year's Mic Morris Torfaen 10k, held on Sunday 16 September in aid of the Mic Morris Trust, will take place on a fully closed-road route.
Scarecrow winner unveiled at horticultural show
Scarecrows that were created by visitors to Blaenavon Library over the summer were displayed at the annual Blaenavon Horticultural Show on Saturday 1 September.
Merchant Navy Day
Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our 'island nation' afloat during both World Wars.
Friday 31 August 2018
Volunteer to support Torfaen's young athletes
The annual Mic Morris Torfaen 10k takes place on Sunday 16 September in aid of the Mic Morris Trust, a fund set up by Gwent Police and Torfaen Council to raise money to support young athletes in the borough.
Call for runners and volunteers
The Pontypool junior parkrun started way back in 2014 and is held every Sunday morning in Pontypool Park at 9am.
Thursday 30 August 2018
Visit the Greenmeadow Farm annual family show
These are just a few of the categories that will be judged at the annual Greenmeadow Community Farm Horticultural and Craft show taking place on Sunday, 9 September from 10am until 5pm.
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Have you returned your Household Enquiry Form?
Each year we send every household in Torfaen a Household Enquiry Form to check the right people are registered to vote. This is part of our annual canvass to maintain the electoral register and to ensure that all household details are correct and up to date.
Indoor market to host award-winning traders for Foodie Thursday
Award winning Welsh produce will be on sale at Pontypool Indoor Market on Thursday 6 September for the market's monthly Foodie Thursday.
Friday 24 August 2018
Play workers and volunteers celebrated
More than 280 play workers and volunteers have celebrated the end of the busiest ever summer of play schemes across Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.
New footbridge creates safe walking link at Pontypool Park
A new pedestrian footbridge has been installed at Pontypool Park, creating a safer link between the car park and the park itself.
Tuesday 21 August 2018
August bank holiday waste and recycling collections
There will be no waste and recycling collections in Torfaen on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August and all collections that week will take place a day later than scheduled.
Friday 17 August 2018
Torfaen students celebrate A level achievements
In the national performance benchmark of A level A* - E, 98.2% of Torfaen pupils gained grades A* to E which is up from 97.1% last year and nearly 1% above the Welsh average.
Cwmbran man fined for dumping household waste on commercial premises
A man from Cwmbran has been fined after he dumped six black bags of household waste into the clinical waste bins of a nearby dental surgery.
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Residents warned to protect themselves against rogue traders
Torfaen residents are being advised to use legally registered waste carriers when disposing of household waste, or risk being hit with thousands of pounds in fines.
Thursday 9 August 2018
Have your say on the British master plan
Torfaen residents are being invited to have their say on a proposed 'master plan' for the future of the British site in Talywain.
Council Tax Scam Warning
Residents are being warned about a potential council tax phone scam
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Talented Torfaen cyclist to debut on world stage
Zach Bridges, Torfaen's first Elite sponsored athlete, is set to debut on the World stage having been selected to represent Great Britain in next month's World Junior Cycling Track Championships.
Tuesday 7 August 2018
Youth Apprentices set sights on University
Ellis Dalling, 18 from Cwmbran, Olivia Williams, 19 from Pontypool and Lily Skyrme 21 from Blaenavon are the latest cohort to have passed the programme and will be starting a degree course in late September.
New closed-road route revealed for charity 10k
A new, closed-road route has been announced for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10k which takes place on Sunday 16 September.
Monday 6 August 2018
Torfaen Local Development Plan – call for candidate sites
Torfaen council is calling for developers, landowners, organisations and the public to submit sites that could be included for new development, re-development or protection within a new Local Development Plan.
Thursday 2 August 2018
Get up to mischief at Torfaen libraries this summer
Children are being challenged to read six library books or more over the summer holidays as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2018.
Tuesday 31 July 2018
National Playday 2018
Wednesday 1 August is National Play Day and playscheme sites across Torfaen are celebrating it in style!
Dinosaur fun at Pontypool Indoor Market
Come and meet Percy the Parasaurolophus and his dinosaur friends this Thursday 2 August at Pontypool Indoor Market.
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Pontypool business celebrates four year anniversary
A business owner from Torfaen is celebrating the fourth anniversary since opening her business in Pontypool.
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Powys to undertake animal health and welfare function for Torfaen council
Animal health and welfare services in Torfaen will be delivered by Powys County Council after the plans were given the go-ahead by both authorities, it has been announced.
Council's unanimous show of support for Pontypool RFC
Torfaen councillors in unanimous show of support for Pontypool RFC
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