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Powys MS asks FM to consider ambulance response times in consultation

Montgomeryshire MS Russell George has called for Wales’s poor ambulance response times to be considered in the upcoming Air Ambulance consultation.

11 hours ago

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Town Council hits back at criticism

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has responded to claims that the 'council doesn't do much to make this town attractive to visitors'

2 days ago

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Below inflation council rent increase approved

Building new council homes while continuing to maintain the existing housing stock will be supported by a below-inflation rent increase, the county council has said

3 days ago

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Councillors asked to reaffirm commitment to respect

This evening town councillors will be asked to reaffirm their committment to civility and respect, following resignations at the last election over social media criticism.

3 days ago

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Proposed police precept to be scrutinised Panel

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, has proposed a 7.75% increase in the police precept, which will be scrutinised by the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel in the next few weeks.

6 days ago

News Politics Budget 23
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Powys gets no levelling up funding in latest announcement

Powys has received no money in the latest round of levelling up funding.

1 week ago

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Freeperson nomination to be heard in private

Town Councillors will be discussing in confidential session if they should hold a special meeting to award the position of honorary Freeman or Freewoman to a resident of the town.

1 week ago

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Derelict properties question raised by Newtown councillor

Buying derelict and empty properties in Newtown and placing them onto the market is being looked at, says a county councillor.

1 week ago

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Council housing rent increases expected

Powys County Council is proposing to increase rents on Council housing by 5.36% from April 2023.

1 week ago

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Powys politicians back Senedd Air Ambulance motion

A motion in the Senedd aimed at keeping the Wales Air Ambulance bases in Welshpool and Caernarfon has been voted down, by 1 vote.

1 week ago

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Council Tax increase proposed by county council

Powys County Council are expected to rase their portion of council tax by 5% - an additional £72 a year for a Band D household.

2 weeks ago

News Politics Budget 23
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Minimum two hour car park charge on the agenda

Proposals from Powys County Council will see a minimum stay of 2 hours in long stay car parks, at a whopping £2.50, if councillors approve their draft budget for the next financial year.

2 weeks ago

News Politics Budget 23
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Town Council agree annual budget

Town Councillors have set their budget and precept requirement for the the 2023/2024 financial year, and it's going to cost you a little less than expected.

2 weeks ago

News Politics Budget 23
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CCTV installed at historic Newtown site

Security cameras have been installed at one of Newtown's historic sites to capture acts of vandalism and damage.

2 weeks ago

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Consultation launched on proposals to increase financial support for Senedd Members

New proposals to raise Senedd Members’ business cost allowance are opening to consultation.

2 weeks ago

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Councillor ‘concerned’ at eradication of English place names in Newtown

A town councillor in Newtown says she is concerned at the eradication of English place names in the town.

2 weeks ago

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Senedd to debate future of mid and north Wales Air Ambulance service

Proposals to close and relocate two existing rural bases of the Wales Air Ambulance are set to be debated in the Senedd next week.

2 weeks ago

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Proposed town budget sees possible 3.5% increase in precept

The proposed town council budget for the next financial year sets out a rise of just over £27,000 in the local precept, resulting in an increase on your council tax bill.

3 weeks ago

News Politics Budget 23
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Powys County Council want you to have your say on their upcoming budget

Powys County Council are asking for your opinions on their upcoming budget & council tax setting for 2023/2024 - but you'll only have until tomorrow to have your say.

3 weeks ago

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Pride event group will need to apply for funding

A Pride event planned in Newtown has received town council support in principal.

4 weeks ago

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County Council faces £40m blackhole

Powys County Council is facing a £40 million financial black hole in its budget for 2023/2024, despite getting an additional £18.3 million from the Welsh Government.

1 month ago

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Council needs to do more on corporate safeguarding

Powys County Council has pledged to strengthen corporate safeguarding arrangements after a report from an Audit Wales review.

1 month ago

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Trees in Dolerw Park to be felled

Town Councillors will hear next week that several trees in Dolerw Park need felling due to disease and being 'structurally unsound'

1 month ago

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County Council to consider meat and dairy products motion

County Councillors are set to consider a motion on committing to serve good quality meat and dairy.

1 month ago

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Powys MS criticises 'secret meetings' on Welshpool air rescue

Russell George MS has called for a full formal consultation about the proposed closure of the Welshpool Air Ambulance base.

2 months ago

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Powys council tax refund bid rebuffed

A resident's audacious attempt to get a council tax refund for lost services during the Covid pandemic has been rebuffed by a council member.

3 months ago

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Council broadcasting set to return

Powys County Council is set to vote on a proposal to re-introduce live broadcasting for meetings after backlast that it was withdrawn.

3 months ago

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Will Powys declare a 'nature emergency'?

Powys County Council is set to vote on a motion declaring a 'nature emergency', after it previously voted down declaring an 'ecological emergency'

3 months ago

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Councillors to vote on supporting Air Ambulance base at Welshpool

Powys County Councillors are set to vote on a motion supporting the Air Ambulance at Welshpool.

3 months ago

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Turn derelict empty properties into homes, call to council

Dilapidated buildings should be bought up so that they can be renovated and become part of Powys County Council’s housing stock, a councillor has suggested.

3 months ago

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