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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Proposed Budget 2021/22

The Parish Councils proposed Budget for next year has been drafted and will be finalised at our January meeting.  Please see the file attached



(junctions with Coldharbour Rd and Hilgay Rd)

The closure is necessary for the safety of the general public due to a deep sink hole. Emergency and Pedestrian access to adjoining premises is to be maintained.  This Notice comes into force on the 1st December 2020 for 21 days NOW EXTENDED from 5th Jan 2021 for 2 days – see updated notice Emergency First Notice - Signed

Please see attached map and official notices

Road safety works Barrowell Lane now starting 7th Dec

Temporary traffic lights to carry out safety improvement works Barrowell Lane, St Briavels.

NOTE start dates are now Monday 7th December not 30th November
Gloucestershire County Council Highways will be carrying out safety improvement works including new tactile paving, reflective bollards, gateway posts, signs and road markings.
Will need to use temporary traffic lights to undertake these works and some traffic delays could be expected. To ensure the safety of pedestrians, road users and our workforce, it is possible that some sections of the footway may also need to be closed at a time.