Monthly Archives: June 2015

Energy Efficiency Consultation

Following a call for evidence in 2014, the Welsh Government now wants your views on how energy efficiency in Wales might be improved – In his introduction Carl Sargeant says ‘To protect the long-term well-being of our citizens, we need to take action now to improve the energy efficiency of our homes, our businesses and our public sector. The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of considerable change with new energy, technology and low carbon transition opportunities. Ensuring that our buildings are energy efficient will be the bedrock of this transition.’ How does the consultation measure up to this? It ends on 9 September.

Reward a Volunteer

It is time to encourage nominations for GAVO’s 2015 Monmouthshire Volunteer Achievement Awards.  There is an Environment category (sponsored by GreenWeb in our more prosperous days) as well as others for Young Volunteers and Trustees, so please consider proposing someone who deserves a big ‘Thank You’ in this way.  Details at  Nominations required by Friday, 3 July.

Velathon Road Closures

Due to this extensive cycling event there will be road closures in Monmouthshire on Sunday, 14 June:

Usk Road (Caerleon-Usk) – 7.30am – 15.30pm
A472 (Usk – Little Mill) – 7.45am – 15.30pm
A4042 (Little Mill – Llanellen) – 8.00am – 16.40pm
B4269 (Llanellen – Llanfoist) – 8.00am – 17.00pm
B4246 (Llanfoist – Blaenavon) – 8.00am – 17.00pm

If you have any queries about the closures please call the Velothon hotline 0292 144 4880 or email

Road Building in the Clydach Gorge

Engineers from the A465 dualling project will explain their innovative techniques and what they are doing to minimise environmental damage at an Abergavenny Civic Society meeting in the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street at 7.30pm on Monday, 8 June (£2 for non-members).