Is there an amazing tree in your community that you would like to put on the map?

Could it use some 'Tree-L-C' in terms of a £1,000 tree care grant? You may have seen in the media that the Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw) is currently organising a Wales Tree of the Year competition. Nominations are currently open, until 6 August, and there will be a public vote in the autumn. 

From the perspective of the Woodland Trust, it's a great way to celebrate all that trees offer to the wider community. From the perspective of a local community, it's a great way to raise the profile an important local landmark and fly the flag for the village to town. What's more, we are offering a 'Tree-L-C' grant of £1,000 to the winning tree, to be used arrange a health check from a qualified arboriculturalist, to provide interpretation or educational materials or simply just to hold a celebratory event in honour of the tree. 

Is there a tree in your community you would like to nominate? Anyone can do so at woodlandtrust.org.uk/treeoftheyear

Oes yna goeden yn eich ardal chi yr hoffech chi roi ar y map?

A fyddai'n elwa o dderbyn gofal arbennig a grant gwerth £1,000 i dalu am hyn? Mae'n bosibl eich bod chi wedi gweld yn y cyfryngau fod Coed Cadw (Woodland Trust) yn trefnu cystadleuaeth Coeden Gymreig y Flwyddyn ar hyn o bryd. Mae enwebiadau ar agor tan 6 Awst ac fe fydd yna bleidlais gyhoeddus yn yr hydref.

O safbwynt Coed Cadw mae hyn y ffordd wych i ddathlu popeth y mae coed yn gynnig i'r gymuned ehangach. O safbwynt cymuned leol, mae'n ffordd wych i godi proffeil tirnod lleol pwysig a rhoi pentref neu dref ar y map. Ar ben hyn, rydym yn cynnig grant ar gyfer gofal coed gwerth £1,000 i'r goeden fuddugol, y gellir ei ddefnyddio i dalu i arbenigwr coed roi  prawf iechyd, i ddarparu defnyddiau dehongli neu addysgiadol neu ddim ond i gynnal digwyddiad i anrhydeddu'r goeden.

Oes yna goeden yn eich cymuned yr hoffech chi ei anrhydeddu? Fe all rhywun wneud hyn o wefan http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/enwebiadau-ar-gyfer-coeden-y-flwyddyn-2018/

Consultation on Planning Guidance for Sustainable Tourism

Monmouthshire County Council have launched a consultation on the  draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) documents which provide further details on certain policies contained within the Monmouthshire Local Development Plan (LDP), details may be found by pasting the link below into your browser:

http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/planning-policy/current-consultations

The subjects covered are Sustainable Tourism Accommodation, and Rural Conversions to a Residential or Tourism Use.

If you have an interest in Tourism within the Community Council area you can make representations either in your own right or through your Community Councillor.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 13th of June 2017.

Great news for Cross Ash School

Cross Ash School was inspected by Estyn in June 2016.

The recently published inspection report rated the school as “Good” in all areas

PDF version can be downloaded here.

or follow link here:

https://www.estyn.gov.wales/sites/default/files/documents/Cross%20Ash%20C.P.%20School_0.pdf