Snow updates 23/01/13

For the most up-to-date information on how snow is affecting services, see our main website:

 Building closures and service disruptions


The information below may now be out of date – please see our main website for updated information.

Last updated 10am 23/01/13

Here’s the latest news on how snow is affecting schools and services like transport, community meals and leisure centres:


If a school isn’t listed, please assume it is open as normal.

Secondary Schools:

Monmouth Comprehensive closed (but open for those doing exams)

Caldicot School only open for year 7 and 8s today and pupils taking their maths exam

Chepstow Comp open

King Henry School open

Primary Schools:

(11am update) Kymin View Primary School having to close due to weather. Phone calls being made to parents.

(11am update) Overmonnow having to close due to weather. Phone calls being made to parents.

Cross Ash closed

Cross Ash closed

Goytre Fawr closed

Durand – main school open. Durand Nursery – closed

Llanfoist Fawr open

Shirenewton open at 10am

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni open

Llandogo open at 10am

Llanvihangel  Crucorney open at 10, Ladybirds which is their playgroup will be open as normal

Trellech open but with a later start of 10am allowing grounds to be cleared and staff to arrive safely. No breakfast/after school clubs today

Our Lady and St. Michael’s Primary open

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Ffin open

Raglan open at 10

Gilwern open – their website reports: “Gilwern School is open, however severely disruptive with limited staff. Please make your own risk assessment.”

  • Social care and community meals

Green Fingers, Office Services and Tyr Fenni are all open as are Monmouth Day services.

Mardy Park day centre will remain closed mainly because service users are anxious about venturing out on unstable ground.

  • Transport

For updates from Traveline you can go to their website or follow @TravelineTim on Twitter.
Passenger Transport Unit Operations:
We are currently risk assessing our respective routes  in order to make an informed decision as to what will be operating in all, in part or remain terminated. Please also consult the relevant school web pages to establish that they are open: 

  • Caldicot Services – main road only
  • Chepstow– main road only
  • Monmouth Comprehensive School services – Terminated owing to school closure
  • Goytre Primary School services – Terminated owing to school closure

Public Transport (Bus Services)
The following Bus Services have been cancelled (untill further notice):

3 (Phil Anslow) Abergavenny – Brynmawr

46 (Phil Anslow) Abergavenny – Knoll Estate

The following Bus Services are running restricted operations (until further notice):

W3/4/5 (Newport Bus) Monmouth Town Service – restricted 1 bus operation

43 (Phil Anslow) Abergavenny Town Service – operating main roads only

83 (Phil Anslow) Abergavenny – Monmouth – operating main roads only

Grass Routes (Community Transport)
 We currently have staff risk assessing our transport routes  in order to make an informed decision as to what will otherwise be operating in part or remain terminated.  Updates will continue to follow on any limitations to our services.
Roads and Accessibility
 During severe weather roads can quickly become hazardous, blocked and inaccessible. We co-ordinate the clearing of roads and try to keep the main roads open. (Motorways (M4, M48) and trunk roads are owned by the Welsh Assembly Government and are maintained by SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agency). Minor and residential roads may remain difficult to negotiate so drive with care.

Police advice will be broadcast on local radio – if you are advised to leave your car at home then please do so. If you are stuck in the snow remain with your vehicle for as long as it is safe to do so. If you have to abandon your car inform the Police of its location.

For information on current road conditions during emergencies call:

AA Roadwatch – 0906 84322

Traffic Wales Information Line – 0845 602 6020 or visit:

  • Council offices

We will update here if we hear of any disruptions to service.

  • One stop shops

We will update here if we hear of any disruptions to service.

  • Leisure Centres

All leisure centres open today.

  • Libraries and museums

Please check with the museums and libraries to avoid an unnecessary journey:


Renew your books online or call the renewals hotline 01291 635635.


  • Abergavenny     01873 854282
  • Chepstow          01291 625981
  • Monmouth         01600 710630
  • Caldicot Castle  01291 420241
  • Youth service

We will update here if we hear of any disruptions to service.

  • Recycling and waste collections

We will continue to collect refuse where it’s possible and will continue to do so. Please leave refuse for collection on the normal day – we’ll get to it when we can.

  • Adult and community education classes

We will update here if we hear of any disruptions to service.


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