Coronavirus Update

 Eligible businesses need to register NOW for business grants

 The council is aware that many businesses are not making the most of the support that is there for them.

If you occupy business premises in Monmouthshire with a rateable value of £12,000 or less, or you are a retail, leisure or hospitality business with a rateable value of £12,001 to £51,000 you should be registering for a business grant NOW. A number of those who have successfully registered are already in receipt of the funds. Unless you fill in the online form, you will not receive the help you could be eligible for. 

I­­f you come under the Small Business Rates Relief, and you currently don’t pay business rates, you are still eligible to register for the grants.

 The grants of £10,000 and £25,000 (which will not need to be paid back) will be administered by Monmouthshire County Council and registrations will be processed as soon as possible, subject to checking.

Welsh Government business grants are available in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is estimated that up to 2,000 potentially eligible firms in Monmouthshire are yet to fill in the online registration form.

These grants will not automatically be paid to you. We need your details, so register online.

 Your first step to check eligibility by visiting https://businesswales.gov.wales/covid-19-grants and then register at https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/business-advice/ 

 

The Welsh Government also has announced further financial support for businesses not covered by these grants. For more details and other available support  https://businesswales.gov.wales/financial-support-and-grants

 If you have a business or know of a business that could be eligible, please act now.

 

 

 Recycling Bags Outlets

Mon CC has updated the  list of recycling bag outlets as some big supermarkets and local shops have helped out by stocking bags while our hubs are closed.

The list is on the website here: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/recycling-bag-outlets/

 

This is changeable and we are doing our best to meet deliveries with reduced manpower.

 

 Stocks cannot be guaranteed  and we ask residents to collect bags only when they are shopping for essentials. Be considerate and only take one roll.

Thank you 

 

Recycling & Waste collections

 

Recycling and waste update 26/3/2020
There are currently no changes to waste collections, they will take place as normal.
We ask everyone to continue to use their kerbside waste collections as normal. Please recycle all that you can and use your two black bags for any non-recyclable waste. We will not be taking any additional black bags at the kerbside, as we do not have the capacity on the collection rounds.

All Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed until further notice – More information

New registrations for the garden waste service are now suspended – More information

The Community Hubs are now closed.
Our other bag outlets across the County will continue to be stocked with bags dependent on their own circumstances.

The Bulky Waste collection service run by Homemakers Recycling has stopped until further notice.

The Reuse Shop in Llanfoist will be closed until further notice.

Important information for waste collections

PLEASE DO NOT PUT TISSUES, KITCHEN ROLL, TOILET PAPER OR WIPES IN YOUR RED RECYCLING BAGS. THEY MUST GO IN YOUR BLACK BAGS. IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19 ANY PERSONAL WASTE SHOULD BE DOUBLE BAGGED AND PUT ASIDE FOR 72 HOURS BEFORE BEING PUT OUT IN YOUR BLACK BAGS FOR COLLECTION.

To find out your collection day please follow the link 
http://maps.monmouthshire.gov.uk/

MAPS.MONMOUTHSHIRE.GOV.UK

 

 

 

Services in Usk

Published: 23 March 2020

 

 As you can appreciate the situation with these businesses is very fluid and could change at a moments’ notice. So please if you can, give as much notice as possible if ordering anything from them.

NOTE: There are no establishments offering meals to eat in on the premises.

 

Raglan Dairy - email Raglandairy@gmail.com or call/text 07540 658152 Regular Delivery of Fresh Milk Cream, Eggs, Butter, Yoghurts, Soft Drinks etc, most of which is in plastic free and reusable packaging and sourced as locally as possible. Delivery day is Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday for Usk, Llangybi, Llanbadoc, Gwehelog, Trostrey, Llandenny Walks, Goytre, Nantyderry

 

N D Lewis & Son Butchers I have decided to set up a delivery service for those customers who want to stay at home. Just give the shop a ring on 01291 672954 and I will get whatever you want sorted and delivered. Normal hours

 

Usk Traditional Fish & Chips If you need to order your daily meal/s via telephone please call us on 01291 672765. We will deliver free of charge if you’re in the local area. Cash only for 2 weeks and then card payment will be available. Cheers Steve and Keith.

 

CO-OP – 01291 673083 Still normal hours. Happy to receive telephone orders but someone would need to collect it. They don’t have a delivery service.

 

One Stop, Usk. Tel: 01291 672511. Opening hours currently 06:00 – 22:00 hrs. No telephone orders 

 

The Kings Head Pub – CLOSED

The Nags Head Inn – CLOSED

Sprokwobbles – CLOSED

The Greyhound Inn - Llantrisant- CLOSED

White Hart Llangybi – CLOSED

 

The New Court Hotel Tel: 01291 671 319 Closed, but their letting rooms will be available and empty from Monday 23rd March (after thorough antibac) if anyone or a family member needs a room for self-isolating or you need to make space at home for this reason, or you have family members isolating and you just need some space yourself (all symptom free) please let us know. Our rooms will be available free of charge for the needs of our local community. 

 

57 Bridge Street Usk – Status unknown at time of update. To confirm any offerings please call 01291 673734 or message us them social media. 

 

Cross Keys Pub – Tel: 01291 672535 Take away meals available from the main menu daily between 12:00 – 20:00 hrs. and also free delivery in Usk. Draught Lagers, beers, ciders also available but you must bring your own container for the alcohol.  Can also be contacted via email: crosskeysusk@googlemail.com

The Castle Inn Usk - Tel 01291 673037 Offering a take away Senior Citizens Lunch Menu (Anybody can order from this) every day between 12:00 – 15:00 hrs and take away evening meals are available if booked by 12:00 hrs on that day. Take away and free delivery in Usk 

The Hall Inn Gwehelog - Tel 01291 672381 Take away meals available but please call for availability.

 

The Olway Inn – Tel 01291 672047 Take Out meals available and free delivery in Usk (3 mile radius) if required. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday – Saturday: 18:00 – 20:30 hrs, Sunday 12:00 – 15:00.

 

Morris's of Usk Garden Centre and Nurseries - 01291 673603 Normal shopping hours and also delivery of fresh fruit/veg, freshly baked bread and cakes, ready meals, meat, pet supplies and gardening supplies to those who are unable to visit. (Free of charge for orders over £40.) A £5 charge will apply to orders under £40. Take away meals also available for collection 7 days a week 10:00 – 15:00 hrs.

 

Number Forty Nine – Tel: 01291 761151.Still open for, interiors, gifts and dress agency etc. Offering a take away meal (hatch opposite CO-OP entrance) service either for collection or free delivery in Usk only. Call for availability

The Three Salmons Hotel – Tel: 01291 672133. Offering a range of essentials such as milk, meat, fruit and veg and alcohol for collection only and must be ordered the day before. No meals to take away

 

Mad Platter – Tel 01291 760630 You can order pizza, platters, cocktails and G&T’s to take away from the Mad Platter. Also free delivery available within 3 miles of Usk. Wednesday to Sunday 18:00 – 22:00 hrs

 

The Grange Usk – Tel   Craig on 07512033175  Take away and delivery service (up to 4 miles from Usk) available from their main food menu. Prior booking probably required. Availability Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 - 15:00 hrs and 18:00 – 21:00 hrs

The Glen-Yr-Afon – Tel 01291 672302. Currently nothing is being offered, but this may change. Call for availability.

Usk Pharmacy – prescription delivery. Tel: 01291 672040. The pharmacy has a delivery service every Wednesday and Friday 12.30 to 4.30 pm. There is a £2 charge for Usk deliveries and a £5 charge for surrounding areas. If you don’t have a local volunteer to collect your prescriptions then this offer is a great back up. Ring the Pharmacy direct the day before the delivery date, to arrange. There are also people in Usk who will also be able to collect and drop off your prescription. Call 07872144938 for more details.

 

BREAD: Starting next week for a trial period anybody in Usk who is struggling to buy or get bread, please let me know on 07542117898. I can source fresh bread (Braces Bakery). It is available as standard white or brown sliced. The cost is £1.00 per loaf and must be paid for in advance sorry.  Any requirements must be made by 12:00 hrs on a Friday for Monday delivery, or 12:00 hrs on a Wednesday for Thursday delivery. A collection point and delivery option is yet to be confirmed. If I am unable to answer the call, please leave me a message and contact number.


 

 

Advice for Allotment Holders

For advice on your allotment during the Coronavirus click here

Post Office and Community Hub CLOSED due to Coronavirus Crisis

Message from Mon CC

"We were committed to keep our service as open and as accessible as possible to maintain face-to-face access to public services. However, it has proven difficult to ensure social distancing and maintain appropriate staffing levels to provide a safe service in the current climate. We have therefore taken the tough decision to close hubs with immediate effect. We are redeploying staff from these services to increase the capacity of our telephone lines."