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You will find a menu to your left that gives you information about the community, the local facilities, the area around and the fascinating history of this beautiful part of the world.

Click to find out all about the Community Council itself and see minutes of meetings and other documents.

To view St Arvans Planning applications click here.


A further CPR (Coronary Pulmonary Resuscitation) and Defibrillator Awareness course was held on Thursday November 15th in The Meeting Rooms - an hour or so very well spent. In December, The Dell School benefitted from his sourcing of a refurbished unit, part funded by SACC. Staff will be trained in January. Thank you Cllr Howells for your tireless work in this area. 

Stay Safe

In the light of recent increased crime, residents are reminded by our Police Liaison Officer to be vigilant: call 101 or 999 in an emergency.  Lock up securely; use timed lights; ask a neighbour to park on your drive, move post, open and close curtains; don't share your movements too widely.

Fly-tipping: a recent spate of fly-tipping near the Wyndcliffe carpark is disappointing: a builder's bag of glass is proving difficult to remove. The police are aware of the registration number of a likely suspect seen in the vicinity.    

There are currently three vacancies on the Council. Please contact the clerk if you are interested in more information.

The Agenda for the next council meeting and minutes of the previous will be posted on the noticeboard & website - use this link. Contact details for your councillors and clerk are pinned to the two boards and also on this site.

Remembrance 100. St Arvans came together in commemoration of the armistice - from a really engaging illustrated talk on St Arvans in the Great War by David Priddis on the Friday leading neatly through to a lively and well-attended tea and activities in the Memorial Hall on the Sunday afternoon.   Our Church held a thought-provoking Remembrance service on Sunday morning with coffee afterwards and the reflective gathering at 6pm with readings, poetry and resonant music played by Kate Price on cello accompanied by Dorothy Wilson was a privilege to share.

The results of the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisation Best Kept Village Competition 2018 may be found here and on the notice board.

DOG FOULING is becoming a disgusting problem for walkers, runners and pushchairs.  Hotspots: around the Church; Grange Road; field access next to playground, even the pavements in front of The Row, Squirrel Cottages and Piercefield Terrace, used by many accessing the village businesses and on the school run. Free waste bags will be available soon - PLEASE use them and encourage everyone to do so, disposing of them in any bins (and not in the hedges!) 

About St Arvans Ward - St. Arvans greets visitors, including many walkers and cyclists all the year round. Newcomers to the village from the south are welcomed by the Victorian drinking fountain and those from the north enjoy beautiful views of the Severn estuary on a clear day. From Chepstow the Wye Valley Path threads its way through ancient woodland, passing near Piercefield House and offering a number of stunning viewpoints.

St. Arvans Ward of Monmouthshire County Council is a rural community comprising the village of St. Arvans together with a racecourse and a number of outlying houses and farms, including Howick to the South. It is situated at the southern end of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is bounded in the north by Devauden, south by the edge of Chepstow, west by Itton and to the east by the River Wye. It covers an area of some 4km by 4km. The population was 756 in the 2011 census.

The village has a Church, Memorial Hall, Meeting Rooms, a public house, two shops, several small businesses and two conventional noticeboards. The Parish boundary includes the villages of Devauden, Itton Kilgwrrwg and Penterry.

Both playing fields in the village are well used by local children and visitors. St Arvans is surrounded by farmland and forestry and the Ward includes Oakgrove Stud Farm and Chepstow Racecourse, home of the Welsh National, held just after Christmas (weather permitting!).

The A466 main road between Chepstow and Monmouth via Tintern passes through the village. The other route from the village is a minor road following the Roman road to Monmouth via the old county town of Trellech.

Because of its road and rail communications, the area offers the possibility of easy commuting to Bristol, Newport, and Cardiff and beyond.