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Nominations are open for the Caring In Welsh Award 2019 from Social Care Wales. Click here to download a nomination form if you know someone you think makes a difference by providing care through the medium of Welsh 

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Cwmbran Big Event 2019

                                               

 Councillors Joanne Gauden, Stewart Matthews & Veronica Crick  at  the Community Council’s stall at the Cwmbran Big Event

                                                    

 Many of the younger visitors were intrigued by the seed bombs Joanne offered them

Once again, a large number of residents & visitors supported the event. The Community Council was very pleased to have been able to provide funding to ensure the continuation of the Big Event 

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit for year end 31st March 2018

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Our Spring newsletter will be distributed across Croesyceiliog & Llanyravon shortly, please click here to view what projects we have completed and an update from Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council's Chair Councillor Richard Clark 

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Local residents joined Councillors on a cold Saturday morning in April to litter pick along the river walk in the Dyke area. 

It was lovely to see local children of all ages being so enthusiastic about keeping our community litter free & having fun at the same time. 

As well as some fresh air & exercise we retrieved a trolley from the river bank and numerous bags of mostly recyclable waste. 

A huge thank you to all residents who came litter picking & hope you’ll join us next time too. 

 

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UK Government Windrush Taskforce and Windrush Compensation Scheme events in Wales  - May 2019

Welsh Government are raising awareness of the UK Government ‘Windrush Taskforce’ and ‘Windrush Compensation Scheme’. These seek to regularise immigration status and provide compensation to citizens of the commonwealth who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1988. Despite the ‘Windrush’ name, these schemes exist to support people from any of the 52 Commonwealth nations.

To raise awareness of these schemes the Home Office are planning on holding the following events:

14.05.2019;        12.00 – 2.30pm         Swansea          11 St Helen's Rd, Swansea SA1 4AB

15.05.2019:        12.00 – 2.30pm          Cardiff              40 Loudoun Square, Cardiff CF10 5UZ

15.05.2019:          6.00 – 8.30pm           Newport         1 Kingsway, Newport NP20 1UH

The Home Office will deliver a presentation on the Compensation Scheme and we are keen to reach out to the communities who have either not engaged at all or engaged in low numbers to raise awareness of these events. 

 

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Community Council Business Plan 2019 – 2023 Tell Us What You Think

The Council is developing its Plans for the next few years & would very much like to discuss these with community groups, local businesses & residents

Two consultation sessions are planned, to discuss how the Community Council can use its limited resources to improve the wellbeing of residents of Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon

Click here to view our draft business plan 

You are invited to attend the Woodland Road Sports & Social Centre on Friday 17th May and 24th May from 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Please join our discussion  

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The new trees are all in, the weather was awful but good for tree planting so hopefully they have had a good start and will be here for many years to come 

Tree Planting 

 

Your Community Council is fully involved in trying to improve the local environment.

So we are very pleased to be planting some new trees on Tuesday 24th April and Wednesday 25th April.

There will be 2 oaks planted at WRSSC which include a Remembrance Qak tree  to commemorate the centenary of 1st World War together with an additional oak kindly donated by a local resident. 2 oaks will also be planted along The Highway, Croesyceiliog and 3 Red Horse Chestnuts on Llanfrechfa Way.

 


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. 


The council is partnering with Keep Wales Tidy and inviting groups to get involved and take part in litter picks and clear ups in their area.

Cllr Jo Gauden has organised a community litter pick on Sunday 18th March at 10.30am. The litter pick take place along the riverbank –  to meet at the bottom of Edlogan Way, opposite Building Blocks Nursery

Equipment will be supplied including litter pickers, high viz vests, gloves and TCBC waste bags. Also excited to have biodegradable pink chalk spray for spraying dog poo and hopefully some ‘There is no such thing as the dog poo fairy’ posters!

Please dress appropriately for the event & weather - shoes with a good grip and gloves are sensible. I would love to see families attend but children will need close supervision given our location to the river.

Cllr Jo Gauden

     



Grants Presentation Evening 

Thank you to everyone who attended our Grants Presentation evening on Wednesday 12th December 2018. It was lovely to see so many groups represented and hear about the wonderful work you are doing in our community. 

 

Remembrance Sunday-Cwmbran Memorial Gardens


I was extremely honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Croesyceiliog and Llanyrafon at Cwmbran Memorial Gardens on Remembrance Sunday. Once again, the ceremony was well attended with crowds following the parade and participating in the moving Remembrance service.
Thank you to everyone involved. Cllr Sean O'Dobhain Chair

Notice Boards

Take a look at our recently refurbished Community Council notice boards, for information on all council meetings and agendas. The boards are located at Woodland Road Community Centre, Edlogan Way Shops, Llanyrafon Shops and North Road Croesyceiliog.

Local Democracy & Boundary Commission for Wales

Consultation on review of electoral arrangements for the County Borough of Torfaen. For more information click on this link 

Baby Changing Facility

Good news we now have a baby changing unit in the disabled toilet at Woodland Road Centre. Access is with a key available from staff when the Centre is open. 

The Coffee Bar 

The Coffee Bar re-opened on 1st September 2015 and is run by Evolve, a Social Enterprise Company.  Situated at the rear of the building with a great view of the playing fields it is very handy for members of public coming to the site for sport, the children's play area, dog walking,  and Centre users.  As well as the Opening Times below the Coffee Bar will be open for sporting events.

Opening Times: 

Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm  

Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm / Sunday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Japanese Knotweed

The Council has set a target to make the Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon area a Japanese Knotweed free area within 5 years. We are asking residents to advise us of any local areas where the knotweed is growing. Action to control the spread of this invasive weed takes place annually in the autumn.

Benches

You may have noticed new benches as the Council is gradually replacing old benches in the area.