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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.
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To view St Arvans Planning applications click here.
REPORTS ON EVENTS
The AGM of the STEERING GROUP will be held on March 11th at 7.30 in the Piercefield. Please go along if you'd like to get involved: There are three foci - Litterpicking: 10am Tuesday March 12th meet by the Hall Fund Raising: The FETE June 15th Speedwatch: slow that traffic!
Defibrillators: Porthcasseg/Penterry is the latest area to benefit from the British Heart Foundation provision of a defibrillator, hosted by Mark Leeming and sourced by the tireless Cllr Howells for St Arvans Community Council. Thank you to all concerned.
We were delighted to offer congratulations to the wonderful CPR and Defib Awareness trainer Pete Richards, in receipt of an award for his services to Community in the area.
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.
We are delighted to announce that we have co-opted Peter Farley on to St Arvans Community Council. We are sure he will make a very welcome skills addition to our Council.
There are now only two 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 (they will only grow further!) 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.