…thinking of replacing your vehicle, think about whether an electric car would work for you.  There are grants which can help. https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/transport/electric-cars-and-vehicles/electric-vehicles   Public Transport  Find out about public transport options that could work…

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…families. Facebook – MAGIC Parent and Carers Network MagicParentsAndCarers@yahoo.co.uk Twitter – @MAGICParents UNICEF: How to talk to your child about Coronavirus For parents and primary carers https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19 For teachers https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-teachers-can-talk-children-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19…

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Brexit Transition Update: Exports   Ensure correct paperwork for live animal and animal product health checks at the EU border  Traders must ensure that UK hauliers have the correct paperwork to comply with new animal and animal product checks at the EU border. Traders should take the following steps to obtain the necessary paperwork before…

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…worked in any of the following industries, you may qualify for some financial help:  Hospitality action trust – www.hospitalityactiontrust.org.uk  Retail Trust – Tel 0808 8010808 helpline@retailtrust.org.uk  Horticulture – Perennial Tel 0800 093 8510 info@perennial.org.uk  Military – Royal…

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…sell products online, for takeaway or for delivery.’ ‘https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/distance-selling-mail-order-and-delivery Allergens Ask the customer upfront before you take their order would be best practice. Same for any online orders. You have…

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…app. To do so, visit your app store and simply download the My Monmouthshire app. To sum up here’s what it can do: Easy way to find out information e.g….

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…over the next few days.  To claim Council Tax Reduction, Free School Meals, Discretionary Housing Payments online go to  https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/my-monmouthshire/ To claim Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit Contact us to make new Benefit claims via free-phone 0300…

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…Support from Local Business Networks Monmouthshire County Council works closely with the county’s local business representatives all of whom would be happy to help with any individual business queries you…

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Abergavenny Market: Please see our Facebook page for up to date notifications on all markets and events at Abergavenny : www.facebook.com/Abergavennymarket Market Officer – Sharon Hutchinson: 01873 735811 Market Hall,…

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…education classes in the near future focusing initially on classes that can be delivered on-line or with social distancing. For more details about community education visit https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/communitylearning/ We will be…

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…useful guidance for those who look after Community Facilities, that we hope you will find useful. https://www.gavo.org.uk/communityfacilities What should I do if I suspect I, or a member of my…

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details to the electoral roll you can do so online at www.gov.uk/registertovote or contact electoral services for an application form. Information on the open register and an application form to…

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…direct line 01633 644355 Email: landcharges@monmouthshire.gov.uk       THANK YOU National Land Information Service (NLIS) NLIS is a government initiative which carries the sole mandate of providing electronic official land and property…

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…Y Ffin Website: www.ygyffin.ik.org Secondary Schools Caldicot School www.caldicotschool.com Chepstow School www.chepstowschool.net King Henry VIII Comprehensive www.kinghenryviiischool.org.uk Monmouth Comprehensive School www.monmouthcomprehensive.org.uk Mounton House Special School www.mountonhouse.org.uk/ Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw www.gwynllyw.weebly.com…

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…Our Lady and St Michael’s Primary School Pen Y Pound Road Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 5UD Phone: 01873 735080 Email: ourladystmichaels@monmouthshire.gov.uk Website: www.olsm.co.uk Admission number: 30 Overmonnow Primary School & Special…

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…Chepstow NP16 6HX 07914 412472 http://www.sttewdricshouse.co.uk/ Three Salmons Usk NP15 1RY 01291 672133 http://www.threesalmons.co.uk/weddings/ Treowen Wonastow Monmouth NP15 4DL 07530 357390 http://www.treowen.co.uk/ Usk Castle Usk NP15 1SD 01291 672563 http://www.uskcastle.com/Wedding-Landing…

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…information, advice and support they need. www.veteransgateway.org.uk Walking With The Wounded Supporting all veterans with injuries to gain skills and qualifications. walkingwiththewounded.org.uk Women’s Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust The Trust…

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Useful Links  Websites  Anxiety BC (www.anxietybc.com) – Online resource providing self-help information.   Child Anxiety Network (http://childanxiety.net/index.htm) – user-friendly information and resources for anxiety.  Young Minds (www.youngminds.org.uk) – Mental Health Charity committed to improving…

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Money, benefits, debt advice and employment questions If you are experiencing financial worries, have concerns about debt or are worried about your job, there are lots of organisations you can…

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store food correctly and using leftovers, to make your food last longer and reduce the frequency you need to visit the grocery store: lovefoodhatewaste.com (website in English only). Re-use or…

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ages:  Joint Amenities http://www.jcnas.org.uk/   SPAB https://www.spab.org.uk/    A Stitch in Time https://www.ihbc.org.uk/stitch/Stitch%20in%20Time.pdf   IHBC http://www.ihbc.org.uk/   Royal Commission https://rcahmw.gov.uk/   Historic Environment Record https://cadw.gov.wales/historicenvironment/recordsv1/historicenvironmentrecords/?lang=en   Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust http://www.ggat.org.uk/   Archwilio https://www.archwilio.org.uk/arch/   Coeflien https://www.coflein.gov.uk/  …

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…Move http://www.rightmove.co.uk Zoopla http://www.zoopla.co.uk Spare Room http://www.spareroom.co.uk Prime Location http://www.primelocation.com To find out more about your rights as a private tenant and the law related to this type of accommodation,…

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…the EU and/or the rest of the world https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-on-no-deal-brexit-advice-for-businesses-trading-with-the-eu-andor-the-rest-of-the-world Letters on no deal Brexit advice for businesses trading with the EU https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-deal-brexit-advice-for-businesses-only-trading-with-the-eu Trading with the UK as an EU business…

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…https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=444 Henry Doubleday Garden Organic composting advice: https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/compost Henry Doubleday Garden Organic have a set of resource sheets with information for choosing the right composting method for your situation: https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/sustainable-communities-resources…

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…further learning or an apprenticeship in the future. People Plus – www.peopleplus.co.uk/peopleplus-cymru Torfaen training – www.torfaentraining.co.uk/torfaen-training Sgiliau – www.sgiliau.wales Work Based Learning providers offers two pathways which include: Engagement Programme…

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…stored electronically and the collection crews will have a system that tells them which properties have paid for the service. What if I can’t store a bin? In general, a…

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Live chat: www.gov.wales/live-fear-free Cyfannol Women’s Aid: Cyfannol Women’s Aid provides outreach services across Monmouthshire to support women who have experienced domestic abuse. Support can include practical help with safety planning, emotional…

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…Email: cantrefprimary@monmouthshire.gov.uk Website Address: http://www.cantref.monmouthshire.sch.uk/ Contact Name: Richard Brunsdon (Headteacher) Deri View Nursery Deri View Primary School, Llwynu Lane, Mardy, Abergavenny, NP7 6AR.  Phone:01873 735010 Email: deriviewprimary@monmouthshire.gov.uk Website Address: http://www.deriviewprimary.co.uk…

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…can be found at www.floodre.co.uk National Flood Forum A charity to help, support and represent people at risk of flooding www.nationalfloodforum.org.uk Flood Line To sign up to the latest flood…

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…Marine Conservation Society, Keep Wales Tidy and others are all trying to tackle the issue of single use plastics: www.greenpeace.org.uk www.mcsuk.org www.keepwalestidy.cymru www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org Refill stations for water bottles and deposit…

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…found below; Gas Safety – http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/landlords/index.htm Electrical Safety – http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/for-landlords/ Electrical Safety HSE – http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/maintenance/safety.htm Registration and Licensing Rent Smart Wales – are you complying? Landlords and agents with properties…

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practices for non-food retail stores https://brc.org.uk/wrc/  the Health and Safety Executive has advice on social distancing, keeping businesses open and in-work activities https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/working-safely/index.htm  advice for food businesses, advice for consumers, bulk freezing…

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Caldicot School (Incorporating special needs units for mild and severe learning difficulties) Marc Belli, Executive Headteacher Caldicot School Woodstock Way Caldicot Monmouthshire NP26 5XA Tel: 01291 426436 contactus@caldicotschool.com www.caldicotschool.com Chepstow…

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card number and PIN, then login to Rbdigital or download the app to your device from either the iPhone App Store or Google Play Store. Download Borrowbox eAudiobooks To start…

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…01242 581712, or visit www.nalscheme.co.uk Alternatively you could contact the Association of Residential Landlords (ARLA) which self regulates letting agents, arranges training for landlords, and provides information and guidance for…

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…2 and 3, PGCE ACT Training: Telephone: 02920 408403www.acttraining.org.uk Courses include:Children’s Care, Learning and Development Training Course (for anyone who is working for more than 10 hours within the childcare sector)  RT…

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…typically equivalent to one or two month’s rent, which is required by a landlord at the start of a tenancy to cover any damage to the property, or other costs…

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gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances. Website: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk Telephone: 0800 408 5500 Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Website: https://www.fmb.org.uk Telephone: 01656 750 955…

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…on 01633 644644 or visit one of the Community Hubs. Advice can also be obtained from:  National Debt Line https://www.nationaldebtline.org/ Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en Citizens Advice https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ Advice Now http://www.advicenow.org.uk/guides/help-directory…

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scam involving several ‘coronavirus update’ fake phone apps, which claim to provide updates on the virus. The fake app contains a form of ‘ransomware’, named CovidLock, which upon downloading, locks…

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of it, making it easier to produce the correct shape; Because letters and words flow from left to right, children are less likely to reverse letters which are typically difficult…

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…eBook format only. Interest age: 9 -14+ years Reading age: 6 -7 years NC Level: Working within level 1 and towards level 2 Book band: Orange: Level 6 – See more at: http://www.risingstars-uk.com/series/download#sthash.JGKpQJMA.dpufInterest Age…

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…and plan to operate for more than two hours a day.  If your Childcare Provider is registered with CIW, they will have a CIW Registration Number which they should be…

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…Our contact details are: Monmouthshire Family Information Service County Hall, Usk, NP15 1GA Tel: 01633 644527 Email: childcare@monmouthshire.gov.uk Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/moncfis Twitter Page – www.twitter.com/monfamilies Instagram Page – www.instagram.com/monfamilies…

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…Licensing Authority (AALA)11 Cathedral RoadCardiffCF11 3SNTel: 029 2075 5715http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala Complaints about workplaces and businesses If you have any concerns about health and safety at your workplace or at a business…

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…and details of disabled parking provision within them, in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow, Goytre, Gilwern, Monmouth and Usk click here https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/car-parks/our-car-parks/ BLUE BADGE – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The Blue Badge Department is…

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…Website: http://www.ysgolyfenni.org.uk Ysgol Y Ffin Headteacher: Mr J Hallett Address: Sandy Lane, Caldicot, Monmouthshire NP26 4NA Phone: 01291 420331 Email: huwroberts@monmouthshire.gov.uk Website: http://www.ygyffin.ik.org/ Secondary education Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw Headteacher: Mrs…

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…below or contact the team at: Tel: 01633 644527 Email: childcare@monmouthshire.gov.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/moncfis Instagram: www.instagram.com/monfamilies Twitter: www.twitter.com/monfamilies All our Latest News 30 hours Childcare Offer Become A Childminder Childcare Providers…

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A copy of the training session held for the forthcoming election is available for you to watch below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yba-porMlYs Ipads If you have an Ipad in your polling station, two…

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support allowance. Who Can Apply?/Am I Eligible? To access the childcare element of the offer parents and guardians must: -Be employed or self-employed. Both parents must be working in a two…

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including how to contact your local job centre here: https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/finding-job Communities 4 Work Plus: There are still lots of work opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak especially in key working roles….

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…marking ensure that only practised words are highlighted if incorrect and only underline part of word which is incorrect eg meny Ensure the child is familiar with the use of…

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…Dingestow Post Office                   Dingestow Londis Gilwern Village Store   Govilon Goytre Stores Goytre Grosmont Post Office                    Grosmont Itton Village Hall – porch Itton Browns Shop                             Llandogo Llanishen Village Store                 Llanishen Skirrid…

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…user is. The app is available for download from the Apple app store or Google Play store. By downloading and using the app, you can help keep your family and friends safe. The…

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…take a moment to read their privacy policy which includes cookie information and details on how to opt out: http://www.counciladvertising.net/can-privacy-policy.html Statistical data We may also use aggregate information and statistics…

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stored on your device, in other words changes the password to lots of different characters so when you use it again it doesn’t work.  To prevent the password being encrypted:…

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…convenient way to report a change in circumstances is on the Councils website or smartphone app. You can download the app for free from your phones app store or visit…

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This project aims to invest £1.13bn by 2025 into transport, regeneration and housing projects. For more information contact Sian Workman, Programme Manager, on 01656 815945, or sian.workman2@bridgend.gov.uk www.cardiffcapitalregioncitydeal.wales/ www.cytundebdinesigprifddinasranbarthcaerdydd.cymru Meetings…

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…the manner in which the representation must be made.   If the SWPG rejects the further representation, you will then have the right to appeal the decision at the Traffic Penalty…

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…and work and access services as UK nationals. Citizens from the Republic of Ireland, which is within the Common Travel Area, also continue to have the same rights as UK…

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…is permitted for all NHS workers, just present your ID badge to the driver. For all the latest timetable information and updates please visit:  https://www.traveline.cymru/coronavirus/ Free travel is also permitted…

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…Registration: https://www.rentsmart.gov.wales/en/tenant/ ; https://www.rentsmart.gov.wales/en/check-register/ Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Additionally, the team can sometimes offer financial support in relation to: Tenancy Deposits; Bonds ; Rent In Advance…

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pressures in your life, potentially making money worries worse. Getting some early help before the stress becomes too much to cope with can be good for both your mental health…

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…document for Hospitality businesses – https://gov.wales/hospitality-and-retail-businesses-frequently-asked-questions The Welsh Assembly Government have confirmed this guidance has been agreed by the Welsh Ministers and the Chief Medical Officer for Wales – https://www.ukhospitality.org.uk/page/WalesGuidance…

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…hospital or a nursing or residential care home. The following vacant properties are also exempt. properties which are empty and unfurnished can be exempt for up to six months. This…

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…the Forest of Dean. British Heart Foundation You can drop donations off at British Heart Foundation stores or arrange a free collection from your home. https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods.aspx 0808 250 0030 Sue…

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…what benefit support you already receive through the DWP (Department of Work & Pensions). To get a Discretionary Housing Payment, you will need to either already be receiving the old scheme…

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…form of sexual abuse in which a young person is manipulated or forced into taking part in a sexual act involving an exchange of some form of payment- which can…

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…is all about having information in one place for people to explore for themselves what organisations and what wellbeing support is out there. See for yourself at www.dewis.wales or www.dewis.cymru…

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…explore and trust the world around us, and start to communicate. It is when we see the most rapid phase of brain growth and development and where the foundations are…

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Recognise that because of a dyslexic pupil’s difficulty with decoding/general reading there may be a disparity between their oral comprehension and their reading comprehension. Ensure the questions and reading matter…

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Tutor : Mary Reed COURSE DESCRIPTION: Beginners Computing ESW Digital Literacy This course is aimed at the absolute beginner to computing or those with some knowledge who would like to…

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…control would be an advantage but not essential. OUTCOMES: An understanding of your Google cloud storage. ANY MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BY STUDENTS: USB storage, pen, file to store handouts, Gmail account…

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…gave this reason I would prefer a weekly collection 892 I don’t have anywhere to store a bin 553 Bags are easier to use 412 Bags are easier to move/manage…

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…the BorrowBox app to your smartphone or/and tablet. BorrowBox is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. Just search for BorrowBox within your device’s app store. Type Monmouthshire in…

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…and storage devices. Topics are generally linked with your own choice of topic using the Internet to search locate and store information. During the course you would gain knowledge in…

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…2.4m width parking provision either side. Option 2: Widen footways either side of a segregated cycleway which starts from the British Heart Foundation store to opposite St David’s Hospice Care…

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…use and store the data we hold about you. Contact Details Monmouthshire County Council is a Data Controller, the contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer are: Data Protection…

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…purple bag. The bags have been designed to hold two plastic bags worth of recycling each, this means one bag of each colour will be enough for over 90% of…

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…library card number and your PIN number. You can sign up for a library card online Getting started with Libby : From your App store, install the Libby app on…

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Tax arrangements when you foster When you start fostering, you’ll need to register as self-employed and file tax returns. You’ll also be entitled to qualifying care relief which means you’ll: earn £10,000…

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and 3.95% for following years. For more information on the disappointing funding settlement from Welsh Government our press release and response can be found here: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/2019/12/extreme-disappointment-as-council-sees-the-worst-budget-settlement-in-wales/ In previous years, front…

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Day Slavery and Human Trafficking  Open Space Review  If you would like to become involved in the work of this Committee or to suggest and item for Scrutiny, please feel…

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…to ask for a statutory assessment they should always talk to you first. If you would like to request a statutory assessment it would be a good idea to speak…

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Apply now! Anyone over the age of two who has a permanent and substantial disability which effects their mobility can apply for a blue badge. People can apply under the…

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…discussions with professionals who are working with your child if you wish. Give you information about the services in your area and how you might be able to find the…

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The Council must collect extensive employment information which includes data on recruitment and retention, promotion, training opportunities, and grievance and disciplinary actions on an annual basis. This information must be…

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…recycling bags? Download our leaflet explaining What goes in which bag . In the red bag you can recycle: Paper Cardboard Junk mail including envelopes Newspapers and magazines Telephone directories…

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…application or sent to Income Office, Monmouthshire County Council, PO Box 106, Caldicot. NP26 9AN. Credit/Debit Card, by telephoning the Income Office on 01633 644355 or online at https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/home/report-pay-or-request/pay-for-it/ (click…

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book in the folklore series also by Joanne Harris, as well as two children’s books. For more information and to see her range of work, please visit Bonnie’s website www.bonniehelenhawkins.com….

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