Powys County Council is a Welsh Unitary Authority with 73 elected Councillors. It is relatively young, having been first created as a County Council in 1974, and then merged with its constituent district councils to become a Unitary Authority in 1996. However, its roots are deep, with the three constituent shires - Brecknockshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire - stretching back centuries.
As a Unitary Authority the Council is responsible for all local government services in the county, including education, social care services, roads and bridges, leisure services, tourism and planning.
The Council employs around 8,000 staff working in many locations across the county in a wide variety of roles from refuse collector to social worker, from teacher to highway engineer.
The Council has a huge impact on the local economy, both by being its largest employer and by spending more than half of its £300 million turnover within the county's boundaries.
Information about Councillors, archived minutes of meetings, committee structures and other related information is currently available via the Democratic Services website. We are working to bring this information into our new website system, but in the meantime, click on the links below to find the information you need:
The Democratic Services department provides secretarial and administrative support to all members of the Council as well as providing or overseeing: