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Council leader rejects claims of meat and dairy school dinners ban

There is no plan to introduce a meat of dairy ban in the county, Powys County Council leader, councillor James Gibson-Watt has said.

1 day ago 108 views

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Independent Constitutional Commission publishes first interim report.

An independent commission looking at Wales’ constitutional future has published an interim report saying that there are “significant problems with the way Wales is currently governed” within the UK.

1 day ago 116 views

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Dominos pizza plans welcomed by town council

Plans for illuminated signage at new Dominos pizza venue given thumbs up by town councillors.

2 days ago 516 views

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Council found to have breached the human rights of a child in care and his parents

The parents of a child in the care of Powys County Council, were not “informed as a priority” that their son had been admitted to hospital following an attempt to kill himself, a report has revealed.

3 days ago 452 views

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Newtown pride event set to take place

Town Councillors are set to add an additional £2,000 to their annual budget to support the addition of a Pride presence at the 2023 carnival.

3 days ago 200 views

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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.

6 days ago 232 views

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First year of Co-operation Agreement delivers lasting change

Universal free school meals in primary schools across Wales and new measures to help people to live in their local communities are among some of the commitments delivered in the first year of the Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru.

1 week ago 160 views

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New development name to be considered

The new street name for the properties at the former Travis Perkins site in New Road is set to be considered by the town council.

1 week ago 404 views

News Politics   Newtown East
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Town Council to consider financial support for event

Town councillors are set to discuss a letter from Open Newtown requesting support from the Town Council in promoting contributing financially for an event next year.

1 week ago 160 views

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Newtown councillor named to new post

A Newtown county councillor has been named Cabinet Assistant for the Nature Emergency.

1 week ago 224 views

News Politics   Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North
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County council seeking your views on the future

Powys County Council is seeking your views on the future of the organisation to help shape it's Corporate Plans which will guide the work over the next 5 years.

1 week ago 164 views

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‘Time to elect First Minister who looks ahead to next 25 years of devolution’ says Mark Drakeford

It’s time to elect a First Minister who looks ahead to the next 25 years of devolution, the First Minister has said.

1 week ago 176 views

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Powys increase electric charging prices by 85%

Powys County Council are set to increase the price of using their electric car chargers by 85% from 35p per kwh to 65 kwh.

1 week ago 360 views

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Town Council to seek best value in property acquisition

Town Councillors will discuss potential plans to purchase a property for outdoor staff and vehicles after lease comes to an end.

2 weeks ago 248 views

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Call for action on Welsh railway line service which has faced repeated delays

Concerns have been raised today in the Senedd over the rail service on the Cambrian Line which runs through Mid Wales.

2 weeks ago 252 views

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Town councillors discuss financial impact of new report

Town councillors are set for a rise next year in their mandatory payments if draft report is approved by an Independent Panel.

2 weeks ago 368 views

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Town Council accept offer of table tennis

A table tennis table is set to be installed near the town park as part of a new initiative to get more girls into sports.

2 weeks ago 320 views

News Politics   Newtown East
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More planters will take up parking spaces - warning

Consideration of more planters in Broad Street will be left until next year over fears parking spaces will be lost.

2 weeks ago 196 views

News Politics   Newtown East
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Plans to stem a decline in Tuesday market traders

A campaign is to be run to attract more traders to Newtown's Tuesday outdoor Charter Market.

2 weeks ago 268 views

News Politics   Newtown East
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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 weeks ago 244 views

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Draft town budget hints at rise in local taxes

The Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council draft budget for the next financial year hints a rise of just under £8,000 in the local precept, whilst still taking more than £89,000 from reserves.

3 weeks ago 472 views

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Town partnership members sought

The Town Council is after businesses and voluntary organisations to join the proposed Town Partnership.

3 weeks ago 332 views

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Majority of residents want toilets to remain free

A majority of residents in Newtown want the public toilets to remain free, a poll by newtown.wales has revealed.

3 weeks ago 484 views

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Food producers want to return to 2023 food fest

More food producers and food-to-go options are needed at next year's Newtown Food Festival.

3 weeks ago 244 views

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Do you have a question about council services?

People who live, work or study in Powys are being invited to submit a question to the next full meeting of the county council on Thursday 8 December.

4 weeks ago 224 views

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Historic phone box could move into storage

Newtown's last remaining iconic red phone box should be put into storage until a decision is made on  its use, according to a town councillor.

4 weeks ago 392 views

News Politics   Newtown East
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Parts of Newtown missed out on Keep Newtown Tidy

Llanllwchaiarn is missing out on Keep Newtown Tidy events, a town councillor has claimed.

1 month ago 296 views

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Plans for holiday lets to go before town council

Planning permission for two holiday let cabins on Milford Road is set to be considered by the town council.

1 month ago 384 views

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Do you have a hot topic that deserves to be aired in public?

Powys County Council is asking you to submit your topics for discussion by one of its scrutiny committees online.

1 month ago 312 views

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Town Council to discuss repair of Long Bridge

Town councillors are set to discuss the repair and renovation of Newtown's most famous bridge.

1 month ago 592 views

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