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County Council financial plans to be reviewed

The County Council warns that inflation and energy costs will have a 'significant impact' on financial planning for this and future financial years.

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Children in Wales to benefit from £100m investment in childcare

Welsh Government are set to invest nearly £100m in improving childcare availability, boosting Welsh language provision and funding free part-time places in Wales.

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Historic First Welsh Agriculture Bill to support farmers into the future

The first ever Welsh Agriculture Bill has been laid before the Senedd today, paving the way for ambitious and transformational legislation to support farmers, sustainable food production, and to conserve and enhance the Welsh countryside, culture and language.

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Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council set to become an 'eligible council'

It is likely that town councillors will declare that Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is an eligible council for the purposes of a new law - the general power of competence.

3 days ago 284 views

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Annual self-assessment report published

Powys County Council's first corporate self-assessment report is now available to view on its website.

4 days ago 192 views

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Wales’ young voters need more support to engage in elections, says report

More education and engagement is needed to support young voters to understand and participate in Welsh elections, according to recent research and analysis by the Electoral Commission. 

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Branding consultants charge town council £2.5k for FOI related work

Newtown brand consultants, Heavenly, have charged the town council at least £2.5k in response to information requested by residents through the Freedom of Information Act.

4 days ago 420 views

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Town council to discuss Air Ambulance move plans

Town councillors are to debate a motion on Air Ambulance plans to 'not leave residents stranded'

4 days ago 304 views

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Have your say on a 'tourist tax' for Wales

The Welsh Government has launched a public consultation today on proposals to give local authorities the powers to introduce a visitor levy.

6 days ago 228 views

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Why are planning meetings being cancelled?

Powys councillors concerned at cancelled planning meetings which are doing a 'disservice' to applicants.

1 week ago 452 views

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Cost-of-living crisis mini-budget set for next Friday

The much-anticipated mini-budget setting out details of help for households and businesses amid the cost-of-living crisis will be delivered by the Chancellor next Friday.

1 week ago 220 views

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Plans to relocate Newtown phone box could cost thousands

Town Councillors have heard that plans to move the historic red telephone box could cost more than £5,300 - with further costs to transform it into something usable.

1 week ago 436 views

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Liz Truss to hold mini-budget before the end of the month

Details of the tax cuts promised by Prime Minister Liz Truss during the Tory leadership campaign are set to be announced later this month.

1 week ago 172 views

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Public participation at county council meetings to return

A public participation initiative that allows Powys residents to ask question at Full Council meetings is to return, the county council has said

2 weeks ago 396 views

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Young traders market a hit with locals

A town council organised Young Traders market took place in August which saw seven applications by young entpreneurs.

2 weeks ago 292 views

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Councillors to consider request for help with maintaining green spaces in Newtown

Town councillors are to consider a request from Cultivate to help with maintaining growing and green spaces within Newtown.

2 weeks ago 272 views

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More children in Wales start receiving free school meals in action to tackle cost-of-living crisis

As children go back to school, First Minister Mark Drakeford and leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price have welcomed the start of the expansion of free school meals to primary school children in Wales.

2 weeks ago 268 views

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Councillors to consider request for public table tennis table

Town councillors are to consider a request from Powys County Council to install a table tennis table in the town park.

2 weeks ago 504 views

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Two new councillors elected in Newtown South

Two new town councillors, both who previously stood as candidates in the County Council election in May, have been elected in the Newtown South ward, after an election there was 'uncontested'

2 weeks ago 884 views

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Streaming of all Powys council meetings could be restored by Christmas

Watching all Powys County Council meetings live online could be restored by Christmas.

2 weeks ago 232 views

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Liz Truss named next Prime Minister of UK beating Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson

Liz Truss has been named as the new Prime Minister of the UK.

3 weeks ago 244 views

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Powys Council buys more shares in joint venture as Plaid leader slams 'disastrous' project

More money has been poured into Heart of Wales Property Services despite the company being brought back under Powys County Council’s wing in July.

3 weeks ago 320 views

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Call for Welsh Government to speed up scheme which would ‘take 135 years’ to insulate every house

As crippling energy bills loom this winter the Liberal Democrats have called on the Welsh Government to speed up their home insulation scheme, saying that at the current rate it would take them 135 years to insulate every fuel-poor household.

3 weeks ago 196 views

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Town Councillors to consider expansion of woodland planting scheme

Town Councillors are to read of plans to expand a woodland planting scheme on the edge of the town.

3 weeks ago 368 views

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Powys council group leader hits back at 'abysmal' recycling service

Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group at Powys County Council, Cllr Aled Davies has hit back at the council's plans to remove glass and paper recycling and brands their recycling collection service as 'abysmal'

3 weeks ago 488 views

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Last chance to nominate candidates for two Newtown council seats

There is still time to nominate people who would be the ideal candidates to represent south Newtown on the Town Council.

3 weeks ago 212 views

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Decision to stop streaming most Powys committee meetings live online made by senior council staff FOI reveals

A decision to stop streaming most Powys committee meetings live online was made by council staff and not elected members, the answer to a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

3 weeks ago 300 views

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Member of the public criticises decision to support development

A member of the public has asked the Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council to 'be bolder' over it's decision to support the re-development of Motorworld

3 weeks ago 448 views

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Hundreds attend the Newtown Outdoor Festival

Hundreds attended the Newtown Outdoor Festival but questions over it's future remain

3 weeks ago 348 views

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Wales’ Economy Minister demands UK Government intervention to reduce energy and fuel prices for Welsh businesses

Wales’ Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething is demanding the UK Government takes immediate action to reduce the growing cost of energy and fuel on businesses across Wales.

3 weeks ago 252 views

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Man appears in court after driving at 91mph on Newtown bypass

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Newtown chip shop owner fed 3,800 children over summer

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