On 12th January a sizeable force of villagers turned out for our first litter pick of the year. It turned out to be a mighty task and we almost ran out of bags. Thanks to the enthusiasm of commitment of the team we managed to clear the entire village of plastic, paper, glass, carpets and much else. A big thank you to everyone who helped. Our next pick will be in April. Watch this space.
Creation of the Ultra-Fast Internet Network in Michaelston-y-Fedw is now largely complete thanks to the huge efforts made by the volunteer workers. The network provides connections with speeds up to 1,000Mbps. Previously only standard internet connections using the old telephone wires were available for most in the village, with typical internet speeds of around 2 to 6 Mbps. So far 188 properties in the village and surrounding area have joined the network.
More information is available on the Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet website at myfi.wales.
Races in the Churchyard
Following a lot of work from individuals in the village, the Village Hall and the Community Council, a Defibrillator has been installed at the Village Hall. It is mounted on the outside of the Village Hall next to the main entrance.
Presenting the new Defibrillator to the Village Hall. Left to Right:- Jerry Andrews (Welsh Ambulance Training Office), Julie Taylor (Chairman Michaelston Village Hall), Sharon Owen (Welsh Hearts), Counseller Gareth Davies.
Notes on the Kemeys Family of Cefn Mably (6.4Mb PDF File download)
If you wish to report pot holes, flooding, make a complaint or simply an enquiry, the Council Helpline is 01633 656656.
If you see any suspicious vehicles or individuals please call 101.
For many years Gwent Beekeeper's Association has offered a free honeybee swarm collection and re-homing service for Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, parts of Powys and Herefordshire.
We have a team of trained and insured beekeepers able to collect swarmed honeybees from reasonably accessible locations. If someone in your community should be troubled by a swarm, then please contact either Ken Key or Andrew Knapp on the numbers below.
North Gwent: Ken Key 01873 852512 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Gwent: Andrew Knapp 01600 860930 email@example.com
Unfortunately we are unable to deal with Wasps, Hornets or Bumblebees but please visit website http://bumblebeeconservation.org/ for further information on Bumblebee Conservation.