Welcome to Monmouth Town Council

Welcome to the new website for Monmouth Town Council.  We are still in the process of updating and improving the website and so appreciate your patience when browsing.  We welcome any feedback regarding the website.  If you would like to send us an email, we will consider all suggestions made. 

About Monmouth Town Council

The market town of Monmouth is 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.

Monmouth Town Council is the tier of local government closest to the community and represents the views and interests of the people of Monmouth to other authorities including Monmouthshire County Council, the Police, the Welsh Government and others.  The Council also has a number of other functions which involve Community and Environmental matters. 

We hope this website will provide useful information on Monmouth and the Town Council.

View of Agincourt Street Photo Credit: Shirley LawtonPhoto Credit: Shirley Lawton 
View of Monnow Bridge in January Photo Credit: Shirley LawtonPhoto Credit: Shirley Lawton
View of Church Street Photo Credit: Shirley LawtonPhoto Credit: Shirley Lawton  

Monmouth Town Council Vacancies

Monmouth Town Council's current vacancies are:

Town Clerk and RFO:
Monmouth Town Council is seeking applications from proactive experienced professionals with proven leadership and organisational skills to take the Town Council forward in a positive direction.

As the Proper Officer and RFO you will have a statutory duty to carry out all the functions required by law and be responsible for ensuring the council receives the advice and information needed for good governance.

You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and community-focussed with strong administrative, interpersonal, accounting and IT skills and excellent communication skills. Further information regarding this post and the application form can be found on the Vacancies page.

Councillor for Town Ward:

The by-election for the Town Ward will take place on 25th March 2021.  Any person interested in standing as a candidate for the by-election needs to complete the nomination papers and hand deliver them to Monmouthshire County Council by 4.00pm on 26th February 2021.  More information, including the nomination pack and election notice, can be found on our vacancy page.  If you would like more information about being a Town Councillor, please send us an email


Community Grants 2021/22 Open

The first round of Community Grants for 2021/ 22 is now open.  With up to £27,000.00 available for this tranche, if you are a part of a community group or project that benefits the people of Monmouth, we would welcome your application. 

For a copy of the guidance notes and application form, please head to our News and Events page.

Applications need to be submitted to us by email or post by Friday 19th March 2021.  


Monmouth: A Hive of Activity

Monmouth Town Council are very proud of the fact that Monmouth is the first ever Bee Town in the whole of the UK!  Monmouth has been awarded its Bee Town status by international charity Bees for Development, in addition to its Bee Friendly status, (Caru Gwenyn) which was awarded in February 2020 by the Welsh Government, because of its efforts to make the town pollinator friendly.  Bees are crucial to our survival, but their habitat is constantly under threat and needs protecting for bees and other insects to survive.

The community, local residents and bee and insect experts who live locally made the huge effort to help insects thrive. Monmouth Town Council initially became involved when they were encouraged to support the project by Bees for Development, who are located in the town centre. The Town Council spent time investigating ‘bee friendly’ activities in and around the town and what could be further achieved in the future.

The Council were also supported by Monmouthshire County Council’s Nature Isn’t Neat Project, aimed at eradicating pesticides, leaving areas of the town’s grassed areas uncut, or not mowed as often, and letting wildflowers grow naturally. There are three trial areas in the town where there will be no cutting at all and there is also local support for the ‘No Mow May’ initiative by Plantlife.

 

COVID-19 Update

Please note that the Shire Hall is currently closed and all Officers are working from home.

 

    If you need help with Benefits, Highways, Recycling or Waste please call 01633 644 644 for Monmouthshire County Council. 
If you need to contact Monmouth Town Council please send an email to townclerk@monmouth.gov.uk.  All emails are  monitored throughout normal business hours Monday to Friday.