The Prince of Wales visited Llanover house and gardens on 4th July 2019 as part of his week of visits to Wales. Deputy Lieutenant Ross Murray hosted HRH and was assisted by Lord Lieutenant Cadets Joe Waters and Toby Pearl. HRH walked from Llanover House and met residents living in Llanover village and planted a commemorative tree before moving on and meeting representatives from a number of organisations and groups within the village.
The Lord Lieutenant attended a ceremony on Monday 14th May 2018 at Monmouthshire County Council Headquarters to commemorate the Centenary of the RAF. The RAF Ensign was raised and remained for the day.
Accompanying the Lord Lieutenant is Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council Councillor Peter Clarke, Father Malcom Lane, Chaplain to Councillor Clarke and Air Commodore Williams.
Also in attendance was the High Sheriff of Gwent, Sharon Linnard, Assembly Member Nick Ramsey and Leader of the Council Councillor Peter Fox along with County Councillors, RAF representatives and council staff.
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 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.
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