The Gwent Lieutenancy supported and participated in the County of Gwent’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.One of the initiative undertaken by the County of Caerphilly was a project with local schools.Participants were asked to discuss with older members of the community how life has changed in Caerphilly in the past seventy years.

The children worked really hard and their work is displayed in the art gallery in the Winding House, New Tredegar in recognition of all the fascinating interviews they conducted.

The Gwent Lieutenancy is pleased to have another little archive about its county!

 

Deputy Lord Lieutenant Fiona Peel OBE attended the exhibition and took these photos – the Exhibition is on display until 18th January 2023.

On Friday 16th December 2022 The Deputy Lord Lieutenant Agnes Xavier- Phillips JP attended a Christmas Concert under the baton of the Caerphilly Community Chorus’ new Music Director Anna Beresford.

It was an excellent concert and the Chorus was accompanied by their pianist Ceri Gifford- Berry and Scottish soprano Niamh Pragnell Toal, studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama was the guest soloist. The Lord Mayor of Caerphilly Councillor Elizabeth M Aldworth also attended the concert.

 

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Gwent Agnes Xavier- Phillips JP attended the Cantare at Christmas in Caerphilly on Sunday 15 December 2022.

This has become a tradition at VAN-guard to have a performance by Angharad Morgan (WNO Chorus) David Fortey (OMA) and their ever-popular accompanist Ryan Wood to delight the audience with Christmas music. 
This evening’s performance was a delightful start to the festive season.
Flag Raising Ceremony

Flag Raising Ceremony

County Councillor Maureen Powell Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council reads a message from the Secretary General of the Commonwealth at the Flag Raising ceremony held at Monmouthshire County Council on Commonwealth Day Monday 12th March.

Accompanying County Councillor Powell are Deputy Lieutenant Murray Kerr (centre) together with High Sheriff Kevin Thomas flanked by Canon Mark Soady, Chaplain to Councillor Powell, and County Councillor Bob Greenland

Deputy Leader Monmouthshire County Council. A number of Council representatives also attended together with many students from the neighbouring Coleg Gwent campus.

2018 is an important year for the Commonwealth with the upcoming meeting of Commonwealth Heads being hosted in London

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

The Commonwealth is an organisation with deep roots and profound strengths.  The Commonwealths uniqueness lies in its human networks.  These people-to-people links define the organisation and we need to recognise and nurture them.

From 16-20 April 2018, the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London and Windsor.  With the theme of “Towards a Common Future”, leaders will work to address common challenges, and focus on delivering:

A more prosperous future:  bosting intra-Commonwealth trade and investment and maximising the opportunities offered by the “Commonwealth Advantage”

A more secure future:  increasing cooperation across security challenges including global terrorism, organised crime and cyber-attacks.

A more sustainable future:  building the resilience of small and vulnerable states to deal with the effects of climate change and other global crises.

A fairer future:  promoting democracy, fundamental freedoms and good governance across the Commonwealth.

We want a Commonwealth with a strong and vibrant future built on deep partnerships that embrace its unique and diverse membership.

By promoting our new activity, you can help us expand our reach and contribute to the success of the summit.

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November 2017 – BEM presentation to Cliff Powis BEM for services to Emergency care.

November 2017 – BEM presentation to Cliff Powis BEM for services to Emergency care.

December 2017 – BEM Presentation to Noreen Lewis BEM for services to Haematology Nursing in South Wales.

December 2017 – BEM Presentation to Noreen Lewis BEM for services to Haematology Nursing in South Wales.

December 2017 Prince of Wales visiting Abbeyfields in Caerphilly.

December 2017 Prince of Wales visiting Abbeyfields in Caerphilly.

 

January 2018 Princess Royal visit to Abertillery Joint Emergency Services

January 2018 Princess Royal visit to Abertillery Joint Emergency Services

 

November 2017 – BEM Presentation to Ron Jones for services to The Royal British Legion and the Armed Forces Community

November 2017 – BEM Presentation to Ron Jones for services to The Royal British Legion and the Armed Forces Community

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