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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.


The Dell School benefited from the sourcing of a refurbished defibrillator, part funded by SACC. Staff at the school were trained in January on CPR (Coronary Pulmonary Resuscitation) and Defibrillator Awareness 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.


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.

Preparation for the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisation Best Kept Village Competition 2019 cannot begin too soon.  Last year's results may be found here and on the notice board. Areas for improvement we could all action ... hedges overhanging pavements, weeds and twigs on pavements and in gutters, bee and environment-friendly areas... 

DOG FOULING is 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 are now available from Jean's and The Piercefield and for sale from Ride and Stride.  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.