Member suspended for four week...

19 April 2017

A Powys county councillor who appeared before a Standards Committee for a breach of the Code of Conduct will begin a four week suspension today Councillor Gwynfor Thomas, who represents the Llansanffraid ward, was suspended from all county council business for four weeks following a hearing of the Standards Committee on March 15. Councillor Thomas was given 21 days to appeal against the decision...

Free entry at Hafren for Battl...

18 April 2017

A historical silent film depicting the Battle of the Somme will be screened in Newtown next month (May). Two free screenings of the 1916 film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ will be held at the entertainment venue Hafren in Newtown on Saturday 27 May. The screenings will be at 2pm and 7pm. The screenings have been organised by Powys County Council’s Powys War Memorials Project, which commemorates the ...

Syrian families host cultural ...

13 April 2017

Just nine months after moving to Ystradgynlais the first family of Syrian refugees are hosting a cultural event in the town. The six families who have settled into the town in the Swansea Valley are hosting an event in the town’s Welfare Hall on the 20th April between 1 and 5pm, to raise awareness of their culture, their religion and their food. Amel Foudil Cherif, Family Support Worker for EYS...

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