Veronica German

Liberal Democrat Counillor for Llanyrafon North Learn more

Llanyrafon Social Centre under new management

by veronicagerman on 5 August, 2010

As part of a wide range of proposals aimed at reducing costs, the Council decided that they will no longer directly manage the community hall at Llanyrafon Social Centre. It has been agreed that the Llanyrafon Community Association will manage the entire building with the community hall now known as ‘The Afon Suite’. This will […]

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Crownbridge school to move to Croesyceiliog site

by veronicagerman on 20 November, 2009

Plans to build a brand new special school in the grounds of Croesyceiliog secondary school have been approved by the cabinet of Torfaen County Borough Council. The school will be purpose built for children aged between 3 and 19 and include specialist facilities including a hydrotherapy pool and a clinical area for professional support and […]

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Llanyrafon Manor Project

by veronicagerman on 20 November, 2009

  The Llanyrafon Manor Community Group are have been working hard to restore the Manor and its grounds to its former glory. Veronica German went to visit them on an action day recently to see the work they are doing. The Manor is a Grade II* Listed building complex with another 2.8 acres of land […]

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No movement on No 3 bus

by veronicagerman on 29 August, 2009

  The issue of the replacement bus for the number 3 service has been brought up in Council by Veronica German as well as being the subject of a petition from residents. However, it seems that there is no movement on the issue from council bosses. “When I asked the Cabinet Member responsible had he […]

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Life in the Council Chamber is always full of surprises – well maybe not so surprising really. The latest development was to change the times of Council meetings from 5pm to 10.30am. Why you may ask? Well I’m still not really sure. What we do know is that since Labour lost overall control of the […]

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Where’s our recycling bank gone?

by veronicagerman on 23 June, 2009

Many people have contacted Veronica wondering what has happened to our recycling area on Llanfrechfa Way.  Unfortunately it has gone for ever!  Initially the cardboard facility was removed due to cardboard being dumped all over the site and not in the container.  Now the other facilities have been moved because the Llanyrafon Manor project needs the […]

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Number 3 Bus Service

by veronicagerman on 18 January, 2009

I know many Llanyrafon residents are very concerned about the future of the number 3 bus service to the town centre.  So many of you have sent back the petition to save the bus which I will present to the cabinet member responsible.  This was an amazing response with over 10% of households returning the […]

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Street lighting – the facts

by veronicagerman on 20 December, 2008

Council bosses have agreed to implement a scheme to save £450,000 a year by turning off and restricting the number of street lights burning in Torfaen. To begin with lights on major roads such as Llanfrechfa Way will be affected.  Junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and central islands will remain illuminated. The next phase will involve […]

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Cardboard overflow!

by veronicagerman on 10 December, 2008

The introduction of cardboard recycling at Llanfrechfa Way has proved to be incredibly popular. Unfortunately there have been many occasions when the containers have been overflowing with cardboard being left strewn around the car park. Veronica German has contacted the recycling team asking for more frequent emptying or an increase in capacity in the area.

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