Successful tobacco prosecution

20 January 2017

A former shopkeeper from Newtown, who sold illicit tobacco products including counterfeit tobacco, has narrowly avoided jail. Bawan Kadir Husseini, former manager of The Famous Shop on Shortbridge Street, was successfully prosecuted by Powys County Council’s Trading Standards Service as part of Operation Date, the ongoing operation to combat the supply of illegal tobacco in the county. The d...

Election May 2017

20 January 2017

Powys residents are being reminded that all county council, town and community councils will go to the polls this year to elect new councillors.   On 4 May 2017 elections will be held for councils in the county with all 73 existing councillors up for re-election. Powys County Council Chief Executive and Returning Officer, Jeremy Patterson said: “Residents decide to become councill...

Census test to take place in M...

19 January 2017

A large-scale census test will be carried out in north Powys as part of preparations for the 2021 Census, the county council has confirmed. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) will be conducting the large-scale test in April which will cover 100,000 households across seven local authorities in England and Wales.  Montgomeryshire is one of the areas that has been chosen for the test. ...

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