Welcome to Monmouth Town Council

About Monmouth Town Council

The market town of Monmouth is situated on the South Wales border, by the banks of the River Wye.

The town has historic connections with early Roman and medieval times, and its most famous sons are Henry V and Charles Rolls, of Rolls-Royce fame. With a current population of 10,000 it has easy access to Cardiff, Bristol and the Midlands via motorway links.

Monmouth Town Council is the tier of local government closest to the community and represents the views and interests of the people of Monmouth to other authorities including Monmouthshire County Council, the Police, the Welsh Government and others.  The Council also has a number of other functions which involve community and environmental matters. 

We hope this website will provide useful information on Monmouth and the Town Council.

View of Agincourt Street Photo Credit: Shirley LawtonPhoto Credit: Shirley Lawton 
View of Monnow Bridge in January Photo Credit: Shirley LawtonPhoto Credit: Shirley Lawton
View of Church Street Photo Credit: Shirley LawtonPhoto Credit: Shirley Lawton  

Latest News

OFFICE CLOSURE: Due to the extreme heat set to continue into tomorrow the Town Council office will be closed on Friday 12th August. The office is closed due to being located on the third floor of the Shire Hall with no air conditioning. However, Officers will work as normal from home and any phone messages will be picked up via email. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

NOTICE OF VACANCY FOR WYESHAM WARD: Following the resignation of Cllr John Major we give notice of a vacancy for Town Councillor for one seat in Wyesham Ward. For an election to take place a request with 10 signatures needs to be sent to the Returning Officer by the 11th August 2022. If no signatures are received by 11th August 2022 any interested candidates may be elected through the co-option process.

CO-OPTED COUNCILLORS: During the Full Council meeting on Monday 4th July 2022 the following Councillors were co-opted onto Monmouth Town Council: Martin Sweeney for Drybridge ward, Ann Czerniawska for Osbaston ward, Roger Hoggins for Osbaston ward, Jane Lucas for Osbaston ward and Rob Barrell for Wyesham ward.

NEW MAYOR ELECTED: The Annual Meeting of Monmouth Town Council was held on 13th June 2022 and Councillor Alice Fletcher was elected as Town Mayor. Her consort is Peter Fletcher. Councillor Tom Kirton was elected as Deputy Mayor.   

 

All primary school-aged children in Monmouth are able to have a Kids Club card that will allow them to see a film for free once every month at Monmouth's Savoy Theatre. This is as a result of a recent partnership between Monmouth Town Council and Savoy Theatre to thank the children of Monmouth following a very difficult 18 months.  For all children that attend primary school in Monmouth, teachers will be handing out the cards this week.  If your child lives in Monmouth but does not attend school here, please see the policy and application form on the News and Events page.

 

Monmouth: A Hive of Activity

Monmouth Town Council are very proud of the fact that Monmouth is the first ever Bee Town in the whole of the UK!  Monmouth has been awarded its Bee Town status by international charity Bees for Development, in addition to its Bee Friendly status, (Caru Gwenyn) which was awarded in February 2020 by the Welsh Government, because of its efforts to make the town pollinator friendly.  Bees are crucial to our survival, but their habitat is constantly under threat and needs protecting for bees and other insects to survive.

The community, local residents and bee and insect experts who live locally made the huge effort to help insects thrive. Monmouth Town Council initially became involved when they were encouraged to support the project by Bees for Development, who are located in the town centre. The Town Council spent time investigating ‘bee friendly’ activities in and around the town and what could be further achieved in the future.

The Council were also supported by Monmouthshire County Council’s Nature Isn’t Neat Project, aimed at eradicating pesticides, leaving areas of the town’s grassed areas uncut, or not mowed as often, and letting wildflowers grow naturally. There are three trial areas in the town where there will be no cutting at all and there is also local support for the ‘No Mow May’ initiative by Plantlife.

 

COVID-19 Update

Please note that the Shire Hall is open to the public on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday for limited hours (11:00am until 4:00pm). 


    If you need help with Benefits, Highways, Recycling or Waste please call 01633 644 644 for Monmouthshire County Council. 
If you need to contact Monmouth Town Council please send an email to townclerk@monmouth.gov.uk.  All emails are  monitored throughout normal business hours Monday to Friday.