Goetre Fawr is an electoral ward in the County of Monmouthshire, Wales, UK and consists of the villages and hamlets of Penperlleni (Goytre), Llanover, Mamhilad, Nantyderry, Pencroesoped and the surrounding countryside.
Over the years the name of this area has had many spellings. The original Coed Tre was a hamlet near Ty Cooke farm which was wiped out by plague. The electoral area is named as Goetre Fawr, the village of Penperlleni is also known as Goytre where the name has been anglicized, and on very early maps it is named as Goytrey.
There is only one Penperlleni in Wales, but two villages called Goytre, the other one being near Port Talbot.
The ward of Llanover, which includes Llanover Village is situated between the River Usk and the foothills of the Blorenge. It lies on the busy A4042 between Pontypool and Abergavenny and is bisected by the Monmouth and Brecon canal. Originally named Rhyd-y-Meirch, much of the village now forms part of the privately owned Llanover estate.
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Following the May 2022 elections, two Council seats, one in Goytre, and one in Goetre Wharf, remain unfilled. If you did not stand for election, but would be interested in being co-opted onto the Council, please click here for details of what is involved, and how to apply.
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The Community Council is looking to appoint two youth representatives (aged 16 to 25), who will work on a voluntarily basis to assist Councillors by contributing the views, issues and opinions of local young people.
This is a real opportunity to take part in local decisions that have a real impact on the lives of those in the Community. The appointees will be able to attend Community Council meetings, take part in discussions, contribute views and opinions, but not vote.
Anyone wishing to apply or find out more information on how to become
involved is encouraged to contact The Clerk at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’,
or by telephoning 07510 345337
The closing date for applications is 5th May 2022
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Ukraine - How you can help
If you wish to donate to help with the humanitarian crisis, the best way to get resources where they are needed most, is via the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)
If you have a house or flat you are willing to let out then plesae pass your details on to the Housing Options team at Monmouthshire County Council (MCC). The sponsorship scheme runs for six months but visas last for three years so a lot of properties are needed.
If you have a spare room for six months and are willing to sponsor a Ukrainian family, and are already in contact with a family needing help, you can register at Homes for Ukraine - Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine (campaign.gov.uk)
If you don’t know anyone to sponsor but still want to do this, you can apply via Reset, which is a UK charity commissioned by the Government to match refugees to placements. https://resetuk.org/about/ukraine
MCC will be working with local groups, the voluntary sector and charities to develop other ways to help as more people arrive, so keep an eye on their website and social media channels over the coming weeks to find out more. The current focus is on getting people to safety, into homes in the UK and ensuring access to health, social care and education.
Elections May 2022
Elections for County and Town/Community Councils are scheduled to take place on 5th May 2022.
You can find the formal Notice of Elections here:
You can deliver your nomination papers by hand, or as scanned copies by email to email@example.com as well as through the My Monmouthshire portal. Further guidance on how to submit online nomination papers is also available via the elections email address above.
Details of your current Councillors, their claimed allowances, registered interests and record of attendance for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, can be found by clicking here, and then selecting the relevant side menu button.
The Community Council have put together a helpful list of useful information and links to health and well-being and County Council service sources. Please click on the Coronavirus / Covid-19 button on the left-hand menu (below the home page button) to access this information.
We hope all our residents stay home and stay safe. Please protect yourselves and the NHS.