The Devauden Village Website was first established in 2005. The main purpose of the website is to provide useful, local information to the residents of Devauden and to people living in the surrounding area including, Kilgwrrwg, Wolvesnewton, The Cot, Cobblers Plain and Itton.

The website aims to strengthen the local community by keeping its stakeholders informed of activities and facilities available in the area. To date, the main focus has been on the the village hall which is widely used and has an active committee which organises a variety of events throughout the year.

In an attempt to reach as many local people as possible, a printed leaflet entitled "What's On In Devauden" is occasionally produced and delivered around the village and to some of the neighbouring communities. This is done to help ensure that members of the community who do not have access to the internet, particularly the elderly, are not excluded. Similarly, many of the articles on the website have also been contributed to the local press.

The Devauden Village Website is not funded by any public means and, although it provides information about locally based businesses, it does not seek nor receive money from advertising. It is not affiliated to any particular local group or organisation. The website is maintained and edited by John Davis on a voluntary basis and the content of the website is provided by local residents who value the contribution that website makes to their community.

Content

The content of the Devauden Village Website is divided into several sections. These sections are listed below.

Information About Devauden

General information about Devauden, such as, history and folklore are available in this section of the website. There are also links to more detailed articles about the local history and so on. This section of The Devauden website includes a link to a map showing the village's location within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Monmouthshire, South Wales. It also includes some interesting details about Devauden, such as, the fact that the last Briton to die in WWI came from Devauden.

Notice Board

General items can be posted on the online notice board. The Devauden Notice Board is frequently updated with details of events, clubs and other activities in the Devauden area. Items of news that are relevant to Devauden and other interesting articles can also be posted on the notice board. If you would like to make a contribution to the Devauden Notice Board then please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is a separate Small Ads Page for relevant advertisements.

The Hood Memorial Hall (in Devauden) hosts a variety of events and is also used by various clubs and societies in the area. Details of forthcoming events and a list of clubs can be found on the Notice Board Page. Clubs that are currently active in Devauden include: Scouts, Women's Institute (WI), Senior Citizen's Club, Bowls, Keep Fit and Share Investment Club. A variety of social events are also held at the hall. In the recent past these have included concerts by Pontypridd Male Voice Choir, Halloween Fancy Dress Parties, gigs by local bands, ballroom and latin dance evenings, quiz nights and race nights. The hall also hosts the Devauden annual summer fete, musical festival, 10K run and a bonfire night on 5th November.

The Hall has received a generous amount of funding in recent years and has recently been equipped with a cinema system. This has enabled the Hall to host a program of film nights for grown ups and a Saturday Morning Cinema Club for the youngsters.

Living in Devauden

This section of the website aims to provide useful information to local residents. For example, shop opening times, bus timetables, phone numbers for local businesses, contact details for the neighbourhood watch, and details of activities in the surrounding area.

The Hood Memorial Hall

The Village Hall is available for hire and has excellent facilities for parties and corporate events. Information about the rates for hiring the hall, details of the facilities available and so on can be found on Devauden Village Hall Page.

Devauden Community Council

Minutes of the Community Council meetings are available in this section of the website. It also includes contact details for the Community Councillors.

News About Devauden

Reviews of events and news about developments in the village can be read in the news section of the website.

Picture Galleries

The picture galleries are to display photographs of the scenery around Devauden and of local events. Residents can submit their photographs and we are particularly interested in receiving photographs from yesteryear.

Archives

Past newsletters, adverts for previous events etc. can be viewed in the archive section.

Contributors

Thanks to everyone who has contributed content for the website so far. This includes: John Rowlands and Peter Gardiner from the committee of the village hall; Janet Jarret from the W.I.; Carleen Martin, clerk to the community council; PC Andrew Mason and his successor Michale Cowburn; Michael Layzell, who has written several news items; Jeremy Horton, Phillip Taylor, Peter Kennington, Jonathan Carter, Mike Fleetwood and Peter Gardiner (again) for their photos.

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