Welcome to Usk Town Council

The small picturesque town of Usk is located in the heart of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside in South Wales. It sits on one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the country, the River Usk, conveniently situated only 10 miles from the M4 yet feeling a whole world away.

The streets of Usk are steeped in history with many charming old buildings, a wonderful Norman castle, a rural life museum, intact Victorian court room at the Usk Sessions House, beautiful churches and a Town Trail which includes 28 sites of historic interest, each with a Blue Plaque.

Renowned for its floral displays and richly deserving of the title 'Town of Flowers', Usk is a regular winner of Wales in Bloom and hosts a colourful Open Gardens weekend in June with over 20 local gardens open to the public. The annual Usk Agricultural show is held every September on the outskirts of the town.

Usk is very popular with walkers and cyclists and in 2017 a brand new children's play area has been opened which is proving to be popular with young families.

Usk's charm also lies in the range of its small independent shops, tearooms and pubs and there is plenty of accommodation in or near the town for those wishing to linger in this delightful place. 

You can find out more about our beautiful Town on this website.

We'd love to see you in Usk - be sure to pay us a visit soon.



Latest News

Usk Town Councillor Vacancy

Published: 19 Oct 18

A casual vacancy has a risen in the Office for Usk Town Council. Councillors are elected to represent their community in the running of their local council. Councillors help determine how local services are provided, funded and prioritised to make a positive difference. Usk Town Council is keen to attract a wide range of members so that all parts of the community are represented. Please see the Notice of Vacancy for Usk Town Council from the Returning Officer at Monmouthshire County Council Read More...

Volunteers needed for Usk Christmas Festival

Published: 15 Oct 18

Volunteers This year’s Christmas festival is attracting lots of interest and looks set to be a great event. We appreciate, however, that with increased footfall comes an increased need for vigilance, safety, comfort and security for those visiting and trading as well as for those who live, work and have businesses here. Huge efforts go on behind the scenes to achieve what is best for everyone. One of these tasks is in respect of volunteers. We need an army of folk to join us and help across a wide range of areas and jobs – whether that’s for an hour or too, for a full day or for the duration of the Festival. If you can help us – and/or know someone who can – enter your detail in the form here and return it to us via janet.richards@usktown.org, drop it into the Sessions House for my attention, or telephone Diane on 01291 673582. Once we have collated our Volunteer’s Register and allocated the various roles and responsibilities, we’ll get back to you with further information. Thank you for offering your help. It is very much appreciated. Cllr Jan Richards Read More...

What a year for Usk The Town of Flowers

Published: 6 Oct 18

Usk in Bloom has won the International Communities in Bloom Competition for small towns beating off competition from all over the world. This is truly the icing on the cake in what has been a year of amazing floral achievements! Read More...


Usk Stars in Blooming Marvellous Series on BBC2

It was great to see Usk feature in the first of the brand new BBC series 'Blooming Marvellous' screened on BBC2 on 16th April.

Usk has earned the reputation and title of Town of Flowers. winning a much coveted Gold Award in the annual, RHS Britain in Bloom contest no less than 36 times since 1981.

Well done everyone who took part in the programme you were all stars! The episode of Blooming Marvellous showed the year round planning and hard work by the Usk community and particularly the Usk in Bloom volunteers, to create Usk's fantastic floral displays every summer.

The programme showed what a beautiful place Usk is to visit and if you haven't done so already why not plan in a trip for this year. Usk is beautiful any time of the year but the best time to see the floral displays is June to September. On the last weekend of June we have the Usk Open Gardens event, when, in addition to the floral displays around the town you can visit over 20 private gardens open for charity.

There is no shortage of great accommodation in and around Usk and plenty of other things to see and do in addition to the flowers. For a list of these and links to accommodation go to our Visit Usk section on this website.

To watch the Blooming Marvellous episode featuring Usk on BBC iplayer click the programme panel opposite.

To find out more about the work of Usk in Bloom click here.

To find out more about Usk Open Gardens click here.


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