- Published on Friday, 04 November 2011 18:02
- Written by Elizabeth Haynes
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A man has been jailed after being caught trying to sell stolen lead that had been marked with forensic technology by Torfaen council.
Torfaen council will hold an extraordinary meeting on Thursday 17 November,primarily to consider the 21st Century Schools
CWMBRAN REMEMBRANCE 10.15am - Parade assembles at Clomendy Road 10.30am - Parade moves off via Commercial Street, Victoria Street, to War Memorial Clock for prayers. Parade moves off via Oldbury Road, Henllys Way to Cocker Avenue Park for a service and wreath laying ceremony. A two-minute silence will be observed at 11.00am. 11.15am - Parade moves off via Henllys Way, Cocker Avenue and Wesley Street to St Gabriel’s Church
Request by residents of Broadweir Road, for permission to plant a fruit tree on Bron Afon land, has been refused. Residents offered to purchase & plant the tree themselves. This falls in nicely with their Green Futures programme & ideas around communal growing. Sadly, this community focussed project has been denied.
Torfaen’s winter maintenance team have stockpiled almost 6,000 tonnes of salt as they gear up for another cold winter. The team from the council’s Neighbourhood Services department, are preparing for what could be another difficult winter after dealing with unusually cold temperatures and heavy snowfall over the last two years. The winter maintenance season officially starts this week and the council now have 5,800 tonnes of salt in stock – 2,000 tonnes more than last year, stored in a new, shared, regional salt barn in Ebbw Vale .
Street light appeal in Cresswell Walk successful! Light is being switched back on shortly. After intensive investigation, an area of land in the new Blenheim Chase development, where maintenance was disputed, has now been resolved. After contacting developer, Asset sales, & planning, the area sits with Torfaen Council & maintenance is now being scheduled.
An elderly residents in Blaenavon(for privacy I'll call her Mrs Jones) recently had a telephone call from the Wellness Clinic based in Ruislip. The call started by stating that Mrs Jones had been unwell recently (and as an 80+yr old there is a fair assumption that could be the case) and then went on to try and sell her some herbal remedies, asking several times for her bank account details. Mrs Jones had the forethought to take down the details of the company (caller Lea of the Wellness Centre, 100 Greystoke Drive, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7YW; telephone 02081 506477) and refused to give her bank details. Mrs Jones shared the information with her son who contacted the Public Support this morning in order to raise awareness with other older residents across the Borough to save anyone being taken in by this approach and giving out their details. So I am asking you all to pass this information along to your friends, family members, customers, forum and community members – reminding people that no matter how persuasive, do not give out any financial information to people who make unsolicited contact by telephone or on the doorstep.