News Archive

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Knitting her way to success

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Pontypool Indoor Market stall holder Tania Britten of The Craft Cabin, has been nominated for this year's British Knitting and Crochet Awards 2022, under the category of Best Regional Independent Store...
Tuesday 9 August 2022

Grants to transform empty town centre buildings

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Businesses in Pontypool, Blaenavon and Cwmbran town centres can register their interest in funding to help regenerate vacant and under used building space.

Childcare support for families to be expanded

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A programme that supports families with young children living in deprived areas is being expanded.
Friday 5 August 2022

Disability access group expands

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A forum which gives people with disabilities in Torfaen a voice has seen the number of people attending its meetings more than double.
Thursday 4 August 2022

Libraries' Summer of Fun

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As part of the Torfaen Summer of Fun, Torfaen Libraries will be hosting a wide variety of free activities throughout August, including science workshops, slime making, sessions on creating Lego robots and story and crafts. Some sessions are already fully booked so be quick and book your space today...
Friday 29 July 2022

Carer Friendly Award is first in Wales

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Torfaen Council has become the first organisation in Wales to be granted Carer Friendly Employer Accreditation by the Care Collective.

Play Service gears up for Summer Playschemes

Play Service gears up for Summer Playschemes
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More than 340 staff and volunteers at Torfaen Play Service are getting ready to hop, skip and jump into delivering an action-packed summer playscheme for children throughout August.

Connect Torfaen "your real social network"

Connect Torfaen "your real social network"
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If you're looking for things to do this summer, Connect Torfaen is your one-stop-shop for activities in your local area.
Wednesday 27 July 2022

Geese petition response

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At this week's council meeting, a report was presented in response to a petition about the removal of geese from Two Locks towpath in Cwmbran.
Tuesday 26 July 2022

7 Green Flags for Torfaen

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Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year's Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space.
Thursday 21 July 2022

Annual Canvass gets underway

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Residents in Torfaen are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them.

Free school meals to reach more pupils than ever

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From September, free school meals will be available to any full-time nursery pupils, and pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in local authority maintained schools across Torfaen, thanks to Welsh Government funding...

Connecting Torfaen

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More than 400 people and organisations have signed up to a new website that aims to bring communities together.
Tuesday 19 July 2022

Trader prosecuted for selling fake designer T-shirts

Trader prosecuted for selling fake designer T-shirts
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A man has pleaded guilty to the possession and sale of counterfeit clothing after he was caught selling fake designer T-shirts on Facebook
Monday 18 July 2022

Free events to celebrate the canal this summer

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Twilight yoga and wildlife walks are just a few of the activities taking place alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal this summer...
Friday 15 July 2022

Take care in the extreme heat

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Experts at Public Health Wales are warning people to take extra care in the extreme heat that is forecast over the next few days.
Thursday 14 July 2022

Folly Tower and Shell Grotto to reopen

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The Folly Tower and Shell Grotto visitor attractions are set to re-open following a £45,000 refurbishment project...
Wednesday 13 July 2022

Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun
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Thousands of children and young people in Torfaen have the chance to take part in a series of action-packed activities and events this summer, and best of all, it's free.

Service update

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An amber weather warning for extreme heat is in place for Wales on Sunday until Tuesday....
Tuesday 12 July 2022

Plans for military parade and Forces Fun Day

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Royal Welsh soldiers will march through Pontypool later this month to celebrate the reaffirmation of their Freedom of the Borough.
Friday 8 July 2022

Courts set for improvements

Courts set for improvements
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Tennis courts in Pontypool Park and Panteg Park in Griffithstown are set to get a facelift, thanks to a £16,000 grant from Torfaen Sports Development Tennis Focus Sports Programme.
Wednesday 6 July 2022

Become a 'Gadgeteer' with the Torfaen Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

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The annual Summer Reading Challenge is back, and this year it's more inventive than ever!...
Monday 4 July 2022

Torfaen 10k road closures

Torfaen 10k road closures
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Road closures will be in place between Blaenavon and Pontypool to make way for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10k race this Sunday.
Friday 1 July 2022

School pupils meet Bert and Trevor

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The winners of our competition to name Torfaen's new fully-electric waste vehicles got to see the trucks for the first time today...

Free mental health training

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A project to create a network of qualified mental health trainers in Torfaen is underway.
Thursday 30 June 2022

River fly-tipper fined

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A women has been ordered to pay £280 after her household waste was found dumped in the Afon Llwyd in April 2020...

Business club celebrates 21 years

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More than 40 businesses attended a 21-year anniversary celebration event of Torfaen Business Voice last week where they were treated to cake and a caricature...
Wednesday 29 June 2022

Pontypool Party in the Park

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Party in the Park returns to Pontypool this year, featuring a fun fair, live performances, and Britain's Got Talent's Titan the Robot.
Friday 24 June 2022

Football festival increases participation

Football festival increases participation
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Close to 100 girls from primary schools across Torfaen have taken part in an all-girls football festival at Cwmbran Stadium this week.

Food parcel cookery tips

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A day of cookery demonstrations will be held next month using items in food parcels.
Thursday 23 June 2022

Youth Service strikes gold

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Torfaen's Youth Service has been awarded a Gold Quality Mark following a recent Welsh Government inspection.

New advice service hits the road

New advice service hits the road
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A new service offering job and training advice is taking to the road.
Wednesday 22 June 2022

Shop SustainABLE-ly

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A charity supporting people with autism and learning disabilities has opened a new shop selling fresh fruit and vegetables.

Blaenavon's Broad Street to come alive with entertainment

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Live music, magic acts, dance performances and free fair rides are a few of the delights residents and visitors can experience at the Blaenavon World Heritage Day this weekend...
Friday 17 June 2022

Re-Start a Heart

Re-Start a Heart
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Do you want to learn a new skill that could save someone's life?

Nominations open for Community and Volunteer Awards

Nominations open for Community and Volunteer Awards
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The Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards returns to bring everyone together once again to recognise those who do good across the third sector, sport, business, and local community.
Thursday 16 June 2022

A thrifty return to school

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With just weeks to go until the end of the academic year, are you already concerned about the cost of buying new school uniform for September?
Wednesday 15 June 2022

Bench gets people talking

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A friendship bench outside a new community wellbeing hub is getting people talking.
Tuesday 14 June 2022

Runners get ready for Mic Morris 10k

Runners get ready for Mic Morris 10k
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Close to 1000 people have already signed up for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10K on Sunday 10 July.
Friday 10 June 2022

Making young carers more visible

Making young carers more visible
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Nearly 190 young carers in Torfaen have signed up for a national ID card, allowing them to be more visible within their communities.

New electric vehicle names revealed

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Over 100 entries were received to name the first two electric waste vehicles in the borough, and after much debate the winners have been chosen...
Thursday 9 June 2022

Carers Garden goes wild

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A flower garden for unpaid carers in Torfaen has become the latest site where wildflowers are encouraged to grow in the borough.

Caring About the Cost of Living

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Around 40 unpaid carers have received help and advice about the rising cost of living as part of a series of Carers Week roadshows.
Wednesday 8 June 2022

Have your say on Torfaen's green spaces as part of the Nature isn't Neat project

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Torfaen Council is looking for residents' feedback on how natural areas within the county are managed, as green spaces across Torfaen are being left to grow during spring and summer months to benefit ecosystems as part of the Nature isn't Neat project...
Tuesday 7 June 2022

Author marks Tourette Awareness Day

Author marks Tourette Awareness Day
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'I can't make it stop' is helping to educate on Tourette's Awareness Day
Tuesday 31 May 2022

Support is Cream of the Crop!

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A programme offering rural food producers £10,000 to diversify and create new sustainable food networks is paying tasty dividends.

Carers Week roadshows

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As part of Carers Week next week, Torfaen Council is organising a series of roadshows for unpaid carers concerned about the rising cost of living.

3D printing business increases dimensions

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A 3D printing business has increased its dimensions, thanks to support from Torfaen Council and Pontypool Indoor Market...
Monday 30 May 2022

Town centre regeneration plans unveiled

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Ambitious plans to revitalise Blaenavon and Pontypool town centres have been unveiled...
Friday 27 May 2022

Have your say on changes to the Mental Capacity Act

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The Welsh Government is consulting on changes to the Mental Capacity Act and how they will be applied.

Celebrate the Jubilee safely

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Only five days to go until the long Bank Holiday weekend, so if you're planning to celebrate in Torfaen, and you're not sure where to start, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the council is here to help. We have some easy-to-follow tips so that the food at your event will be memorable for all the right reasons...
Tuesday 24 May 2022

Key political appointments made at AGM

Key political appointments made at AGM
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At the annual general meeting (AGM) of Torfaen council on Tuesday 24th of May, all the key political appointments to the council's cabinet, committees and outside bodies were confirmed for the year ahead
Monday 23 May 2022

Climate Change Minister's message on International Day of Biodiversity was 'let it grow'

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"We are in a nature emergency and now, more than ever, we must support our precious wildlife."...
Friday 20 May 2022

Support for rural businesses to grow

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A project aimed at increasing the amount of locally-produced food is offering grants to rural businesses to help them diversify.
Wednesday 18 May 2022

Estyn inspection report highlights areas for improvement

Estyn inspection report highlights areas for improvement
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A recent inspection conducted by Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, on the council's education service during March 2022, provided an overall judgement on the service's current performance

Return to three week loan period at Torfaen libraries

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From Monday 23 May Torfaen Libraries will be returning to a three-week loan period for all book loans...
Tuesday 17 May 2022

Residential and wellbeing hub is a prime example

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A multi-purpose residential and wellbeing hub in Cwmbran, which supports people to live independently, has been described as a prime example of an innovative housing scheme...
Monday 16 May 2022

£500 unpaid carers payment

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Unpaid carers in Torfaen, who were in receipt of Carers Allowance on 31 March 2022, can now apply for a one-off £500 payment.
Friday 13 May 2022

Cwmbran Big Event Is back!

Cwmbran Big Event Is back!
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Cwmbran Community Council have announced the return of the highly anticipated Cwmbran Big Event this spring.

Play in the park

Play in the park
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Torfaen Play Service 'Play in the Park' sessions have returned this spring, bringing families together to engage in play outdoors.

Spring clean tackles litter hot-spots

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Crips packets, sweet wrappers, a park bench and a hoover! Just some of the items of rubbish picked up as part of Torfaen's annual Spring Clean events...
Wednesday 11 May 2022

Calling all creative children!

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To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight 2022, Torfaen Council is running a sunflower themed fostering competition for local children to get creatively involved in.
Monday 9 May 2022

Flowers for foster carers

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Residents are being asked to plant sunflower seeds in their gardens this spring to celebrate local foster carers, as part of the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign.
Friday 6 May 2022

Cost of Living Payment support

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From Monday 9 May, the Torfaen Employability team are running Cost of Living Payment sessions to support residents who made need a little help to make their claim...
Wednesday 4 May 2022

Pub pulls in punters for polling day

Pub pulls in punters for polling day
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The Unicorn Inn in Pontypool will become the first pub in Torfaen to host a polling station, as part of this year's #Torfaenlocalelections2022.
Monday 25 April 2022

Easter fun at Play and Wellbeing camps

Easter fun at Play and Wellbeing camps
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More than 450 children attended Torfaen's Play and Wellbeing Camps at schools across the borough during the Easter break.
Thursday 21 April 2022

Spring clean 2022 starts soon

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The Torfaen Spring Clean 2022 is due to start next Monday at Sandybrook Park, St Dials, from 9.30am...

Vandalism at Glansychan Park

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Play equipment at Glansychan Park, Abersychan, has been vandalised...
Wednesday 13 April 2022

Orienteering Festival comes to Blaenavon

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Thousands of competitors will be heading to Blaenavon on Easter Sunday as part of a four-day orienteering event in Wales, which starts this Friday.
Tuesday 12 April 2022

Geese settle into new home

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The two geese removed from the canal following complaints about aggressive behaviour are settling into their new home.
Monday 11 April 2022

Easter bank holiday update

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There will be no changes to collection days this year during the Easter bank holidays as crews will be working. Please put out your recycling and waste on your usual collection day...
Friday 8 April 2022

School catering team wins national award

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Torfaen Council's schools catering department has won an award for innovation at the Public Sector Catering Awards...

Climate ambassadors focus on active travel

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Community climate ambassadors met with representatives from Torfaen Council this week to discuss plans to increase active travel in the borough

Film shows first-time voters how its done

Film shows first-time voters how its done
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Pupils from West Monmouth School have produced a video for first time voters planning to vote at a polling station, as part of Torfaen Council's #TorfaenLocalElections2022 campaign.

Shining a light on Parkinson's disease

Shining a light on Parkinson's disease
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Parkinson's Awareness Week kicks off on Monday and to mark the occasion, residents who suffer from the illness, are invited to attend a free local support group.

Primary schools to get creative for competition

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Torfaen Council is taking delivery of two new electric waste vehicles in May, and we want school children to name them...
Thursday 7 April 2022

Cost of living payment

Cost of living payment
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Torfaen Council will start issuing the Welsh Government Cost of Living Payment to households in Council Tax Band A, B, C and D later this month.
Thursday 31 March 2022

School catering teams nominated for national awards

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School catering teams in Torfaen have been nominated for two awards at the Public Sector Catering Awards which take place next week...
Thursday 24 March 2022

Join an award-winning service

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If you fancy getting paid to help children play, then Torfaen Council's multi-award winning play service is recruiting.

Small businesses helped to flourish after pandemic

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A total of £50,000 has been given to small businesses in Torfaen to help them recover and grow following the pandemic.

Safety lessons for primary pupils

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Over 1000 primary school children have been learning about road safety, dangers of grass fires, and how to stay safe round water...

Torfaen Council supports Earth Hour 2022

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Torfaen Council is going to be switching off the Civic Centre lights for Earth Hour 2022...
Wednesday 23 March 2022

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Last month, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth...

New employment and skills advice pod

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A new drop-in hub for people who need advice about returning to work, finding a better job or increasing their skills will be available from next week.

Mic Morris Torfaen 10k returns!

Mic Morris Torfaen 10k returns!
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After the disappointment of the last two years, the Mic Morris Trust is delighted to be welcoming runners back to the start line in Blaenavon for the Torfaen 10k.
Friday 18 March 2022

Garden waste collections start Monday

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Fortnightly garden waste collections in Torfaen will resume the week commencing Monday 21 March...
Wednesday 16 March 2022

New waste and recycling truck drivers

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This week, Torfaen Council has welcomed four new HGV drivers to the waste and recycling team...

Torfaen Spring Clean is back

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Volunteers are being recruited for this year's Torfaen Spring Clean...
Tuesday 15 March 2022

Two play area successfully refurbished

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Two children's parks have been transformed with new play equipment, trees, hedges and aromatic plants, thanks to more than £100,000 in funding...
Monday 14 March 2022

Edition 1 of 'The British' Newsletter series now available

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Edition 1 (March 2022) of a newsletter series featuring updates about the work taking place at 'The British' site, Talywain, is now available...
Friday 11 March 2022

DJ project opens up opportunities

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Over 50 young people are learning new skills thanks to a new radio DJ initiative in Torfaen.

Interested in a career in social care?

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Getting a job with Torfaen Council's social care teams can be the start of a long and varied career.
Thursday 10 March 2022

Council investing in vehicles and staff

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On Thursday, Torfaen Council received five second-hand recycling vehicles purchased from Powys County Council to help address an ageing fleet and a spate of breakdowns.
Tuesday 8 March 2022

Council proud to support International Women's Day

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Today is International Women's Day, and this year's theme is #BreakTheBias imagining a gender equal world...

Support for children with vision impairment

Support for children with vision impairment
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Children and young people with vision impairments will be given more support to live and learn independently, thanks to the introduction of a new curriculum framework.
Friday 4 March 2022

Play Service scoops prestigious award

Play Service scoops prestigious award
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Playworkers for Torfaen Council have won a top national award for their work during the pandemic.
Thursday 3 March 2022

Torfaen Council approves budget plans

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Today, Torfaen Council has approved final budget proposals and set the Council Tax increase below two per cent for 2022-2023.
Wednesday 2 March 2022

Young Ambassadors get Royal seal of approval

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Blaenavon on Tuesday as part of a one-day tour to South Wales to mark St David's Day.
Tuesday 1 March 2022

Youth voluntary programme celebrates 20 years

Youth voluntary programme celebrates 20 years
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Volunteers with Torfaen Council's Play Service have been thanked at a special awards ceremony.
Friday 25 February 2022

Special visitor to half-term play camps

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Children at some of Torfaen Council's Play and Respite sessions welcomed a special visitor this half-term.
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