Please stay at home!

Corona Virus Update – 23 March

Dear Neighbour

These are unprecedented times where we are all facing significant changes to our lifestyles, but the sun is now shining and although spread out, we are a happy and caring community which wants everyone to feel that they have a friend or neighbour who is looking out for them.

Some people may already be in isolation, whilst others may be tearing their hair out wondering how to keep the children entertained and some may have genuine feelings of fear and many unanswered questions.  So, we would like to connect with you and offer some help where needed. 

We have created a list of people who are very happy to give you a call for a good old chat, share ideas with you to keep everyone in your household occupied, go shopping, pick up prescriptions, do your gardening, walk a dog, post letters and possibly look at a social distancing children and/or adult activity session(s) outside, so that we can all get some fresh air and exercise.  Basically, we want to share the love – at a distance!

We are also thinking of ways in which we can put a smile on everyone’s face from time to time and get creative, whether that’s sharing a funny joke, writing a poem, sharing a photo, playing some music……or many other ideas not yet thought about.

We will keep the village website up to date with ideas and we would love to hear if you have something you could offer to do that will help others smile and keep ourselves busy and connected.

For more information, contact details and advice, please view the full flyer here:

Naming ceremony for Monty and Hattie

On 25th June Heidi led a wonderful naming ceremony for Monty and Hattie Manchand.

It was a great fun ceremony with children in fancy dress, bubbles blowing in the churchyard and an eclectic selection of musical instruments to help lift the rafters during the songs! Emma and Kevin Manchand are extremely grateful to Heidi for leading this non traditional event and it was wonderful to have the church filled with such colour and noise.

A great time was had by all followed by tea at Woodlands Barns afterwards with scrummy sausage rolls and pasties courtesy of The Parsons Nose.

Thanks also to Charlie and Craig for the use of their wonderful party barns.

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 and search for A40

Well done Tommy Yeomans, Megan Yeomans and Holly Flynn

A huge well done to Tommy Yeomans, Megan Yeomans and Holly Flynn from the Monmouthshire Pony Club, who qualified for the Pony Club Championships last month doing Mounted Games.

This amazing young team came 6th out of 24 teams this year which is really fantastic, well done!