ST ARVANS COMMUNITY COUNCIL WEBSITE
a) Village Walks . The mid-summer village walks, organised by the Memorial Hall Committee, were a great success.. Thanks to the Hall Committee for the organisation and also to Barrie Howells who manned the BBQ for about 2 and a half hours!
b) The Memorial Hall now has its own web site. Please type this into your browser as it is a very new site www.starvanshall.co.uk
c) YOUR village Fete, on Saturday 17th June was fantastic. . Heartfelt thanks to Hannah Marangon and her team. Watch out for a Scarecrow Hunt on September 17th and Ceilidh on November 11th. the former will involve Devauden and Tintern residents too but the venue for the get-together, after searching out all the scarecrows, is St Arvans Memorial Hall
Welcome to the St Arvans Community Council web site. 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 on 'Council Information' above to find out all about the Community Council.
LOCAL NEWS & ITEMS OF INTEREST
Resignation of Chairman
Howell has resigned from the Community Council. He has worked extremely hard
for the residents of St Arvans during the 4 and a half years that he has been a
councillor. He was chairman of the Planning Advisory Group for most of his time
in office, vice chairman for the last two years and recently elected chairman.
He will be missed for his energy, enthusiasm, down to earth ideas and personal commitment. Councillors would like to thank him for that commitment and the personal time he volunteered. They all wish him well for the future.
There are now two vacancies on the Council. If you are interested in this fulfilling role, please contact John Pearson at Monmouthshire County Council Election Services office. If 10 or more residents present themselves an election will be held. If there are fewer than this, the Community Council may decide to co-opt and the co-option procedure will be advertised on notice boards, the web site and the email round robin system. Training is available for members.
A True Neighbourly Gesture
St Arvans has many residents who are keen gardeners and their frontages are lovely to see at this time of year. One prominent corner plot that always comes up trumps is that of Mrs. Ann Weaver who lives at The Finney on Grange Road. She receives a lot of compliments but there is one garden enthusiast who went a step further. He (or she?) left a note on Ann's wall, saying that her lovely garden always gave him/her 'a lift' when he/she passed every day.
Attached to the note was a box of chocolates.
So, from Mrs. Weaver, a big 'thank you' and, you can be sure that she will continue to give passers by real pleasure from her beautiful plot and hard work.
A Tribute to Dr Alec Davies
Members of the Council wish to express their condolences to Councillor Davies and her lovely family on the death of Alec. He was not only a devoted husband, an inspirational father, grandfather and a loyal friend to many but he was a real gentleman to all who knew him in this community. And many people did know him because of his career in medicine locally and the care he showed to his patients. However, to many friends and neighbours, he will be remembered for the engaging, honest & sincere way he showed how important you and your conversation was to him. As his son said at the funeral, 'He was an exceptional human being'. What an amazing legacy to leave behind, such lovely memories in so many people's minds. if you would like to read the full eulogy, please click here
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NB. May 2017. If you are already registered, can you please confirm your details with the clerk.