Penrhos Village News

Help improve the road layout on the A40 at Raglan to prevent further accidents

On June 20th 2017 a serious accident occurred after a driver pulled out of Groesenon Road (Frank Sutton Rd) to cross the A40 to Raglan and in to the path of a driver travelling at approximately 65mph along the dual carriageway towards the A449. Whilst the driver of the first vehicle was clearly at fault this type of incident is easily preventable with a changed road layout incorporating traffic lights or a roundabout.

Thankfully both drivers survived the collision due to the excellent safety features in each of their cars. Both spent time in hospital due to injuries sustained in the incident and this story could so easily have had a more sombre ending.

A petition has been started to call on the National Assembly for Wales to make an urgent review of the road layout in the interests of the many walkers, cyclists and drivers whose lives are put at risk by this junction each day.

5000 signatures are required, which is unfair for such a small community so as well as signing the petition yourself please ask your partners, parents, grandparents and everyone you know to sign!

Please click here to sign the petition

Or go to www.change.org and search for A40

Posted on: Monday, 17 July 2017

Church Repairs

We have now completed the Bat Survey. There are bats in the Church and we will need a Licence from Natural Resources Wales to enable us to proceed with the Works.

NRW will not process our Application until we have a Faculty- Listed Building Consent for Churches- which is obtained from the Diocesan Office.

We have lodged our application for this and hope that it will be granted on 17 th. July.

To keep things moving we are now inviting tenders for the Contract to carry out the works.

The NRW may impose conditions which may restrict working periods and/ or specify additional work but hopefully this will not adversely affect the progress of the project.

We will keep you posted.

Posted on: Monday, 26 June 2017

Church Repair Works

We have now applied  to the Diocese for a faculty (permission) to carry out the repair works

Posted on: Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mid Monmouthshire Broadband Project Meeting

Mid Monmouthshire Broadband Project (MMBP) is a local community project designed to meet the needs of people in Mid Monmouthshire suffering with poor internet access.

This exciting project will provide fast and reliable broadband for people in hard to reach areas and is being delivered in partnership with Broadway Partners, Nominet, Monmouthshire County Council, Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

If you are frustrated with your internet service or would simply like to know more about the project, you are welcome to attend a community meeting at:

LLANARTH VILLAGE HALL
Llanarth, Nr Raglan,
NP15 2AU
Monday 5th June 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm (Doors open 6:00pm)

Posted on: Thursday, 1 June 2017

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Open gardens raise £7,000 for great causes

Penrhos is beautiful, nestling in a magical bucolic setting. A village blessed with a plethora of exceptional gardens, some of which are opened periodically under the National Garden Scheme. Can any other Welsh village boast more? You probably have noticed all those bright yellow signs scattered around the lanes during the Spring and Summer, tempting you down previously unnoticed rabbit holes. Do you feel drawn to follow them when trudging off for your weekend trip to Lidl or Waitrose? It has got to be better than wrestling with that trolley with petulant wheels.

Rush hour in Penrhos came with a vengeance on two glorious weekends in April and May. The sun shone and the usual five cars, a tractor and the school bus were replaced with 700 hungry garden lovers (or the partners of garden lovers persuaded to spend an afternoon in the great outdoors lured by the promise of cake).

Woodlands Farm gardens, created from scratch by Craig and supported brilliantly by Helen (the Amazon) and Sue (from Church View), The Old Vicarage gardens, superbly maintained by the quietly effective Hartley and Tandderwen woodland gardens, our star new entry, transformed by Mat and Andrea all opened this year to an eager public.

A stunning £7,000 was raised for great causes including the NGS sponsored charities, such as Macmillan and Marie Curie; the Monmouth and District Foodbank; our very own St. Cadoc’s church in Penrhos; and to start a fund to buy a defibrillator for the village.

A huge thank you from the garden owners to all those whom supported these two very successful weekends.