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About Powys County Council

Powys County Council was established in it’s current form in 1996 and consists of 73 elected councillors. Powys County Council has an annual budget of approximately £270m. It is funded by Welsh Government and your council tax.

The County Council deliver a wide range of services including:

  • planning and building control
  • education
  • trading standards
  • alcohol, entertainment and gambling licensing
  • health and safety
  • libraries, leisure and tourism
  • environmental health, refuse and recycling
  • transport and highways
  • housing
  • social services.

About the Town Council

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council was established in 1974 and consists of 16 elected councillors. The Town Council is the largest of its kind in Powys with an annual budget of approximately £900,000. It is funded by your council tax.

The Town Council represents the local community and deliver a range of services on behalf of the community, such as the maintenance of:

  • benches
  • community grants
  • public toilets
  • events
  • christmas lights
  • community halls
  • bus shelters
  • public spaces
  • play grounds.

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