PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS
Heart defibrillators available for emergency public use in the case of cardiac arrest are available in several locations in the Usk area, including The Three Salmons Hotel (24 hr access), Usk Centenary Scout Hall (24 hr access), Usk Primary School (school hours only), Usk Rugby Club, MCC Offices at The Rhadyr Usk, Gwehelog Village Hall (24 hr access), and the old dis-used phone box in Llandenny Village (24 hr access). When a 999 call is made to the Welsh Ambulance Service to attend a cardiac arrest the service can tell you the location of the nearest defibrillator. You can then use the defibrillator to try and resuscitate the patient whilst the ambulance service vehicle is making its way to the call.
The Grass Routes transport scheme is a responsive flexible bus service that makes trips on request. It operates low floor, fully accessible vehicles with volunteer drivers. The bus operates between 9am and 4.30pm depending on route, Monday to Friday, serving all the main Monmouthshire towns and outlying areas. The scheme is operated on a membership basis and is open to all members of the community. For details of the scheme and joining information click here.
Gwent now is a free community messaging system for the Gwent area that allows you to register to receive the latest crime notifications and community news happening in your local neighbourhood.Gwent now allows you to decide when and how you are kept informed about the issues that matter to you. For more info/ to register go to Gwent Now.
There are council owned childrens' play areas at Glascoed Commons and Llanbadoc Island.
Your representative on Monmouthshire County Council is Val Smith. She can be contacted by phone on 01495 785338 or by email valsmith@
Monmouthshire County Council statement re Usk Island
Usk Island is owned and managed by Monmouthshire County Council - operational management is split between Grounds Maintenance who deal with grass cutting, the play area and football pitch etc. and Countryside who specifically look after the car park area (with licensee for the catering van) and arrange twice weekly litter picking. The litter bins on the Llanbadoc side of the river are also managed directly by Monmouthshire County Council waste and street services.
MONKSWOOD CRICKET CLUB
(Just behind the Beaufort Arms Public House - map) provides cricket practice sessions for youngsters.
These take place on Tuesdays at 5.30pm (under 11’s) and at 6.30pm (under 15’s); also on Wednesdays at 5.30pm (under 13’s). Everyone is welcome.
Contact Glyn Watkins on 01633 400256, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Website Monkswood Cricket Club
GLASCOED BRONZE AGE HOARD
A wonderful collection of Bronze Age axe heads were found at Glascoed and we presented them to Cardiff Museum in 2006. If you would like to see them please contact Adam Gwilt or Richard Brewer at the Dept of Archaeology and Numismatics, Cardiff Museum on 02920 573374, to arrange a viewing.