Welcome to Monmouth Gov UKThe market town of Monmouth, situated on the South Wales border, by the banks of the River Wye.
The town has historic connections with early Roman and medieval times, and its most famous sons are Henry V and Charles Rolls, of Rolls-Royce fame. With a current population of 10,000 it has easy access to Cardiff, Bristol and the Midlands via motorway links.
The web site contains current Town Council Agendas and Minutes, detailed histories, information about local Clubs and Organizations, and a contacts page for your convenience.
The Mayor and the Town Councillors invite you to learn more about their town and hope you will visit Monmouth in person in the near future.
Public consultation meetings about possible devolution of services from the County Council to the Town Council will take place Sat 6th Sept, 10-1pm at Bridges, Sat 13th Sept 10-12noon at Monmouth Priory, and Sat 20th Sept 10-1pm at St James' Community Hall, Wyesham.
Please bring your ideas and opinions and talk to councillors about what you would like the Town Council to take on - eg. Tourist Information services, graffiti removal, pest control, street cleaning - what is important to you?
Newsletter survey response boxes at The Shire Hall, EE shop, Bridges and Wyesham PO will soon be emptied and removed - please leave any further comments or suggestions this week!
The 100 years passing since the outbreak of the First World War will be marked by a commemorative Choral Matins Service, at 11am on Monday 4th August 2014, at the Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin.
The Mayor of Monmouth will represent the town and people of Monmouth to reflect upon this anniversary. The service will include the names of those from the community of Monmouth who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Everyone is invited and welcome to join this service to remember, honour and reflect.
Later in the day, "Lights Out – One Million Candles to Remember” organised by the Royal British Legion invites all to Castle Square in Monmouth at 9.30pm -for 10pm, for all lights to be turned off with a simple candle-lit vigil to mark the Centenary. Please bring a candle.
Congratulations to Cllr Chris Munslow who was co-opted at a meeting on 21st July, to become the new member representing the Town Ward.
The (small) Community Projects grant scheme has been opened earlier this year and applications are invited by the closing date of 30th September 2014.
The Community Affairs Committee of Monmouth Town Council has a budget of £9000 to distribute as grants to fund Community projects.
Applications are invited from local voluntary groups and charitable organisations from within Monmouth Town Council boundaries – Monmouth Town, Drybridge, Overmonnow, Wyesham, Dixton and Osbaston. The Council will consider the award of grants of up to 75% of the total cost of projects, equipment or on-going running costs. The maximum grant available will not normally be more than £750 and the applicants will be expected to raise 25% of the whole cost of the project or the equipment through fund raising activities.
Applications may be submitted for contributions to projects costing up to £5000 and will be considered on their merit providing other sources of funding the balance have been secured. Applications from national organisations having local branches may be considered, but must demonstrate that the project will be of benefit, either directly or indirectly, to communities in Monmouth