Volunteers Wanted!!!

The Parish Council are painting the red telephone boxes in St Briavels.  There was a overwhelming response to our “choose the colour” and not surprisingly most popular was Red…..

Now we are seeking volunteers to help rub down the old boxes and re-paint.  All materials will be provided.

If this is something that you would like to join in with, please email Cllr Jessica Worgan – jjw.stbriavels@gmail.com

 

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Telephone Boxes – the results are in!!

Thank you to everyone who voted in our recent consultation to find out your views about what colour our adopted BT Boxes will be painted when we refurbish them.  The result was an overwhelming remain classic RED!

Thank you to those voters,  and also those who gave us lovely feedback and great ideas for their future useful life in the parish!

lined-up red telephone booths near building

Annual Parish Meeting

This years Annual Parish Meeting is being held on Saturday 1st May at 6pm via Zoom  – please see attached Notice from the Chairman of St Briavels Parish Council and we hope you can join us?

 

Telephone Boxes – we need your vote!!

Have your say!!!
Join in the Vote by emailing a single word colour to Cllr Jessica Worgan on jjw.stbriavels@gmail.com by 31st March
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VOTING METHODS – ELECTIONS 6th MAY

VOTING METHODS IN LOCAL ELECTIONS 6th MAY 2021

 Electoral Services have asked the Parish Council to share some key dates with our local residents so you are aware of what you need to do and when.  This will assist you to take part in the upcoming local elections on 6 May, by your preferred method – in person, by Post or by Proxy.

Registering to vote

Anyone who wishes to vote must be registered on the electoral register. The deadline for those who are not registered to make an application is Monday 19 April. For more information and to register see: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Postal voting 

For anyone interested in voting by post this year they just need to make sure they apply before 20 April 2021. They can request a postal vote application form by visiting https://www.fdean.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections-and-voting/register-to-vote/

We would encourage people to sign up to do this as quickly as possible.

Proxy voting 

If a resident is unable to make it to the polling station, then they can nominate someone to be their proxy and cast their vote for them. The proxy needs to be a registered voter and able to attend the voter’s own polling station. Applications for proxy voting need to be sent to the District Council by no later than 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.

More information around the local elections for 2021 can be found at our website https://www.fdean.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections-and-voting/

Meeting Slides – Fastershire Community Meeting

Please see attached presentation slides from Fastershire for the St.Briavels cabinet build area re improving broadband in the area

21st March The Census is coming

Get ready for the first digital-first @Census2021 on 21 March. Your Census letter will be with
you in early March and will explain what you need to do next. There will be help available if
you need it, including a contact centre providing telephone support and interpretation
services, large print questionnaires and guidance booklets in 49 languages (inc braille). For
further information, visit www.census.gov.uk

the census is coming facebook and instagram english

 

Public Footpath 3 Post Lane – Resurfacing w/b 1 March 2021

The 3 Post Lane Public Footpath by The Tump that runs between the Castle and Cinder Hill / Lower Road junction will be resurfaced from the week beginning 1 March.  GCC will be placing aggregate, and Tarmac etc  on the road by the top of the footpath from Monday.   These works are being carried out under the Public Rights of Way programme in response to the PC requesting improvements   following parishioners concerns over the poor condition and safety of the existing pathway.  The works are being funded by the County council, and the PC will review the need for any additional handrails or similar extras once the main works are complete.

Overnight Closures A466 / A48 Chepstow from 15.02.21

We have been advised of Overnight Total Closures A466 / A48 Highbeech Roundabout Chepstow Week Commencing 15.02.21 and 22.02.21 – see map attached

from Monmouth CC:

Please be advised of the temporary road closures detailed below which are required to carry out essential carriageway resurfacing at the A466/A48 Highbeech Roundabout Chepstow. Works are scheduled to commence on the 15.02.21 with an expected duration of two weeks.

To enable the works to be carried out safely, the A466 Wye Valley Link Road and St. Lawrence Road will be closed overnight 20:00hrs to 06:00hrs Monday to Friday in both directions between Newhouse Interchange and Lion’s Lodge Roundabout. The alternative route for traffic affected by the closure will be signed via Thornwell Road, Bulwark Road, A48 Newport Road and B4293 Welsh Street as shown on the attached plan. Local access to properties will be managed from Lion’s Lodge Roundabout up to the Works area at Highbeech Roundabout. In addition to the closure, temporary traffic signals will be in operation on the circulatory carriageway of Highbeech Roundabout to maintain the flow of traffic on the A48 Newport Road.

St Briavels Castle  Damage advised by English Heritage

St Briavels Castle  Damage advised by English Heritage

Recent extremely heavy rainfall has led to partial collapse of part of the inner Bailey wall of the Castle. With public safety being paramount part of the moat is cordoned off with warning signs displayed in the area adjacent to the curtain wall, which is necessary to keep people safe. English Heritage advise there will be regular safety checks and specialist assessments undertaken until appropriate repairs can be made as soon as possible in the new year.

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