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Monmouthshire County Council

The unitary Authority of Monmouthshire is classified (in terms of the EAFRD) as deep rural. The Parish of Abergavenny is an urban service centre to the neighbouring rural wards. The biggest employers within Abergavenny are the Health & Social Care sector (21%) followed closely by the Wholesale and Retail Sector (15%). The area is steeped in history and natural beauty, its border position having given it a strategic advantage historically, both in a military sense and in terms of trade..

Abergavenny, a bustling market town of regional significance, which boasts a wealth of fairs and festivals. However the whole Bryn y Cwm area, which extends from Goytre in the south, to Llanthony in the north, whilst having developed its industry and agriculture alongside one another, has now embraced the needs of tourists, which are increasing in numbers annually. Notably the Abergavenny Food Festival which is the largest in Wales attracts over 30.000 visitors each year.

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