Listening to rural communities

27th October 2023

My team joined partners including Gwent Police, Monmouthshire Mind and Citizen’s Advice at the Monmouthshire Livestock Market this week.

We rely on our rural communities for food production, tourism and leisure opportunities, and to look after our heritage and green spaces. However, the long hours and isolation of their work can make accessing services difficult.

Visiting the livestock market is a good opportunity to engage with our rural communities about the issues that are affecting them, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to speak with my team.