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  • Message received from Monmouthshire County Council regarding the rollout use of reusable recycling bags

We will be extending the use of reusable recycling bags to more areas, particularly in the North of the County over the coming weeks.
This will cover most of the Monmouth area, parts of Abergavenny, Gilwern, Govilon, Little Mill, Raglan, Trellech, Devauden, Shirenewton, St Arvans etc. The full list of areas covered can be found below.
These rounds are on our standard size vehicles. There are 9300 properties on this next stage of the rollout.
This will be staggered over the next two of months.Residents will be delivered new bags and a leaflet on their recycling collection day. Our recycling wardens will then monitor the collection rounds the week after and resolve any issues.
Week of 23rd October – Delivering bags on H round
Monday – Rest of MONMOUTH town centre, Hereford road
Wednesday – ABERGAVENNY-DINGESTOW-MITCHEL TROY (part to be done week of 30th October)
Thursday – MONMOUTH-ROCKFIELD-SKENFRITH-CROSSWAY-CROSS ASH-GROSMONT (part to be done week of 30th October)
Week of 13th November – Delivering bags on E round
Week of 4th December – Delivering bags on G round

All extra information for residents will be on this webpage: will be no changes to collection days. However, food waste will be collected on a separate vehicle compared to red and purple recycling so it may be picked up at a different time of the day. So residents might see their food waste has been collected but not the red and purple because we have not got there yet.
Other parts of the county where they still have single use plastic bags will be changed over to reusable bags next year.

About the Council

The Council represents the local views and interests of the residents of the Ward of Shirenewton and Mynyddbach, and the Ward of Earlswood and Newchurch to Monmouthshire County Council, which in turn, refers back to the Welsh Assembly Government.

The Community Council has 7 Councillors, the number Councillors for each Ward being:- Shirenewton and Mynyddbach (5), Earlswood and Newchurch (2).

The Council has a limited budget that is used to support local amenities (eg the recreation field, children’s playground, community footpaths, etc). In addition, each year organisations in the community can apply for grant aid from the Community Council.

Council meetings are held on the first Monday of every month (except Bank Holidays, when it is the second Monday) at the Recreation Hall, Shirenewton. These are open meetings starting at 7.00 pm and members of the public are very welcome to attend to either raise issues in the first 15 minutes, and/or listen to the rest of the meeting.

Some of the standard agenda items for meetings are:

Planning Applications – All applications for planning proposals are brought before the Council, which is invited by Monmouthshire County Council, to give its comments and observations from a local perspective. The Community Council can only make recommendations to Monmouthshire County Council which is the local planning authority with powers to grant planning permissions.

Monthly Police Report – The Community Police Officer reports local crime and incidents to the Community Council and will attend meetings if required. This is a two way process and the Council can also make the CPO aware of local issues.

Matters of Local Concern -. This is where Councillors raise issues that have been brought to their attention by members of the public or are matters that they feel need discussion or action.

The County Councillor for the Shirenewton community is Louise Brown, who also attends the meetings and acts as a link with the County Council for all local issues