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.

 

FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS IN USK CLICK HERE  

Latest News

Usk Christmas Festival 2018

Published: 8 Aug 18

We are pleased to announce the date for Usk Christmas Festival on 1st and 2nd December 2018. Featuring the Christmas Lights turn on, at 6pm on Saturday 1st. December and The Usk Town Council Reindeer Parade at 5pm on Sunday 2nd December. For initial Trade enquiries please email clerk.usk@btconnect.com. Read More...

Special scrutiny meeting to discuss street furniture policy

Published: 23 Jul 18

Monmouthshire County Council will hold a special meeting of its Strong Communities Select Committee at 10am on Monday 30th July in the council chamber at County Hall to discuss the authority’s proposed advertising boards and street furniture policy. Read More...

Road Closure Old Market Street, Usk

Published: 17 Jul 18

Please find attached details of the forthcoming temporary road closure for part of Old Market Street, Usk. The road closure is necessary to enable the installation of telecommunications infrastructure to be carried out in a safe manner. The Order will come into effect on the 23rd July 2018 and will be in operation 24 hours per day for a period of three days. The contact details of the applicant are: Arvans Civil Engineering Unit E Glandwr Industrial Estate Aberbeeg Abertillery NP13 2LN Point of contact: Elisa Morgan, Works Co-ordination Manager Tel: 01495-211168 e-mail: elisa.morgan@arvanscivil.com 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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