It can now be confirmed that the South Wales Kennel Association will be moving their All-Breed Championship Show from the present venue at Mount Ballan, Crick, near Chepstow to the West & Wales Showground, Gwernesney, Usk, Monmouthshire, writes secretary Isobell J Dyke
The move has received Kennel Club approval, and preliminary plans have also been approved by Gwent Police and the Environment Department of Monmouthshire County Council.
The 2003 Championship Show (10-13 July 2003) will therefore be held on the new ground.
The West & Wales Showground lies immediately adjacent to the A449 dual carriageway which links the M4 at Newport to the M50 at Ross-on-Wye via the A40. Approximate distances are: M4 - 9 miles, M50 - 24 miles, Newport - 12 miles, Cardiff - 25 miles, Bristol - 30 miles.
The Showground is therefore easily accessible from the M4, The West Midlands and West Country as well as the local towns: Usk - 2 miles, Monmouth - 12 miles, Abergavenny - 15 miles, Chepstow and Caldicot - 10 miles and Cwmbran - 12 miles.
The site is divided into two areas - The Showground plus two additional adjoining fields. The Showground consists of a flat permanent grassland area extending to approximately 52 acres and, with the exception of a small number of mature trees, is total unobstructed. Vehicular access to the Showground is via a short length of unclassified road leading from the B4235 approximately one mile from the junction with the A449. In addition the two level permanent grassland fields extend in all to approximately 40 acres. These have an extensive frontage to and excellent vehicular access from the B4235. The site can accommodate all cars and caravans with ease.
All members have been informed of the move and will be regularly kept up-to-date with the changes. Trade Stands and Judges will also be notified in due course, with full details of all arrangements.