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Monmouthshire County Council Pavilion Back by Popular Demand at Usk Show


Visitors to Usk Show on Saturday September 8th can look forward to being entertained and engaged when they step into the Monmouthshire County Council pavilion. The council is returning for a second year due to the success of the Monmouthshire Marquee in 2017.

In support of the worldwide plea to protect our natural word, the theme of this year is Keep your Countryside Well. The Monmouthshire area will provide an opportunity to showcase the fantastic environmental work of the Waste and Recycling team. The team will be working with Plastic Free groups from across the county, the councils Countryside Team and Keep Wales Tidy to engage, educate and inform visitors of the many ways they can change their habits to help protect the environment.

The council is excited to show case its new ‘Chat Bot’ an interactive experience to enable residents receive information quickly and easily. Visitors to the marquee are welcomed to provide honest and open feedback about how the council currently interacts with residents. A fun and engaging game of ‘Scores on the Doors’ will allow residents to score their current experience. Feedback will be used to develop the future of customer experience at Monmouthshire County Council.

The popular busking stage returns and will feature local choirs, young musicians from Gwent Music along with the amazing acts performing on the Bandstand including the much loved  Buskuleles of Usk and the amazing Matahari Trio an African Drumming group.

  • 10.00am   Gwent Music South Mon saxophone ensemble
  • 10.45am   Monmouthshire Community Choir
  • 11.30am   Pupils from Monmouth Comprehensive School
  • 12.15pm   Cross Ash primary school choir
  • 1.00pm     Swn Celtaidd
  • 1.45pm     The Buskuleles of Usk
  • 2.30pm     Penny Walker
  • 3.15pm     Allegra Choir
  • 4.00pm     Matahari Trio – African Drumming

A wide range of activities will be available. Abergavenny Crafty Women will be making poppies out of recycled plastic in a bid to populate local areas with the poppies to celebrate the centenary of World War I arts. The South East Wales Carers Trust will be providing a range of activities for children and young people and raising the awareness of the fantastic support that is available for Young Carers in Monmouthshire.

Monmouthshire Foster Care team will be on hand to chat about the wide range of opportunities that could make a huge difference to a young person’s life.

A ‘Meet the Council’ area will provide visitors the opportunity to meet the county’s big decision makers and discuss things that matter in an informal environment.

Cllr Sara Jones Cabinet Member for Community Development, said:

‘It is fantastic to see the council back at Usk Show. It provides a perfect opportunity to listen to residents and really showcase the breadth and depth of the council. It demonstrates unique partnership we have with a wide range of voluntary groups and organisations.’

For more information email [email protected] or log onto Facebook @MonmouthshireCC or Twitter @MonmouthshireCC