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Pontypool Community Council 

Virtual Full Council Meeting 

To view the agenda for this meeting please click on the Council toolbar at the top of this page then choose the relevant committee from the options on the toolbar on the left hand side of the page. All meetings start at 6.30pm (unless stated otherwise).


PLEASE NOTE PONTYPOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL'S

TELEPHONE NUMBER HAS CHANGED WITH

IMMEDIATE EFFECT TO :

01495 365951 


Electors Right Notice

Please click on link below for information on our Electors Right notice:

JULY 2020 notice 1.pdf 


 

 

APPROVAL OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

Please click on link below to see statement from Pontypool Community Council:

Notice required by regulations 


CHRISTMAS CAVALCADE 2020 - EVENT

CANCELLED

It is with much regret that the decision has been made to cancel this years' Christmas Cavalcade due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding social gatherings.  We look forward to an even bigger and better event on 27th November 2021.

 

  


ARE YOU AGED 14-16 THEN YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE:

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE AN INFORMATION LEAFLET: 

Torfaen_Canvass JULY 2020 WELSH.pdf

 


 Welsh Government update 10th July 2020

 Coronavirus restrictions relaxed further to support tourism and leisure sectors in Wales.

Key dates for next few weeks:

  • 11th July - self contained accommodation can open
  • 13th July - most indoor attractions and outdoor eating can reopen
  • 20th July - playgrounds, outdoor gyms and community centres can reopen
  • 27th July - accommodation with shared facilities including camp sites, cinemas, museums and galleries open*
  • 3rd August - indoor eating open*
*to be confirmed, preparations to open can start - will depend on the next 21 day review on the 30th July.

The Welsh Government will also make changes to the physical distancing regulations to reflect some of the challenges faced by the hospitality, beauty industry and other sectors where a 2m distance cannot be reasonably maintained at all times."

The law in Wales will continue to make the 2m distance the default position, because this remains the safest way to protect people’s health. But when 2m cannot reasonably be maintained, the regulations will require businesses to put in place a set of additional measures to minimise the risk of the virus spreading, including taking reasonable steps to minimise close face-to-face contact and maintain hygiene.

Citizens Advice Torfaen are still available to contact via For Advice:

Call on 0300 330 2117 to talk to an adviser who will arrange a telephone call back if needed. Also see www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wales for information and help.

 


 Race Juniors AFC under 14's were awarded Junior Teams Sponsorship from Pontypool Community Council. The money was used to purchase new kit with the Community Council logo on it.

They all look very smart 😊😊

  

 


Please check our Facebook page for updates = Pontypool Community Council.

Useful tel numbers that you may wish to contact if you require assistance are:
Torfaen CBC 01495 762200
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123
Tofaen Citizen’s Bureau: 0300 330 2117
AGe Connects Torfaen: 01495 769264
Pontypool Credit Union : 01495 742500 
Pontypool Womens Aid: 01495 742052
Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent: 01495 757393 
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Childline: 0800 1111
Torfaen Voluntary Alliance: 01495 742420

Alcohol rehab in Wales :  02072052845


Additional numbers will be added in due course.
Please check our Facebook page for more updates:
Pontypool Community Council. We look forward to a time where we can return to a normal service and hope you stay safe and well in the mean time.


TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR PHARMACIES:

Pontypool: Boots 01495 762727

Mayberry 01495 763431

Health Plus 01495 762991

Abersychan - 01495 774012

Lloyds Pharmacy 01495 762502

Griffithstown Lloyds Pharmacy: 01495 763960 

New Inn Pharmacy: 01495 763504

Well Garndiffaith: 01495 772711.

Blaenavon: Well Blaenavon 01495 790293,

Blaenavon Healthcare Centre 01495 790594,

The Pharmaceutical Department 01495 790594.

Cwmbran: Boots 01633 483281 01633 244026

Lloyd’s 01633 483509 or 01633 482897

Superdrug 01633 861228

Malpas Pharmacy: 01633 858002


 

EISTEDDFOD 2020
Well done to all 800 pupils of 8 Pontypool Schools who entered our Eisteddfod this week.  The event was fantastic.  Below are pictures of Griffithstown Primary who were both Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 Overall winners.



Environment Wales Act 2016
The Bio-diversity and resilience of eco- systems duty report 2019 will appear on our website subject to approval from Council in January.
 Click on the link below for the DRAFT version:
20.01.15 Environment Wales Act 2016 Part 1section 6.pdf


Tree of the year competition
Pontypool  Park's Sweet Chestnut tree has  won the Woodland Trust's tree of the year competition and the prize is £1000 that needs to be spent on the tree.
The tree is a Sweet Chestnut which is located in Pontypool Park and is over 400 years old.
Thank you to all who voted.