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Pass Plus Cymru courses a...

16 July 2018

Young drivers in Powys are being urged to sign up to a course that will help them gain valuable experience and skills to reduce their road risk. Pass Plus Cymru is a road safety scheme being offered to young drivers by Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit. Aimed at young drivers aged 17-25 years old and who hold a full driving licence, the course consists of a 2.5 hour theory session, followe...[more]

Biker Down works availabl...

16 July 2018

Motorcyclists in Powys have the opportunity to become safer riders thanks to a road safety course that is now available. Thanks to Welsh Government funding, Biker Down is provided and delivered by Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit in partnership with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The three hour course covers such topics as collision scene management, emergency first aid and h...[more]

Driver Theory Refresher w...

16 July 2018

Mature drivers in Powys are being given the opportunity to brush up on their road knowledge thanks to informal workshops organised by the county council. Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit will be holding its Driver Theory Refresher workshop on the following days: • Tuesday, July 24 – Rhayader• Tuesday, August 14 – Brecon• Monday, August 20 – Welshpool• Wednesday, August 22 – Newtown• Wedne...[more]

Activities at 2018 Royal ...

13 July 2018

A wide range of activities will be on offer at the 2018 Royal Welsh Show at the Powys County Council building. Speaking ahead of the show Cllr Rosemarie Harris, Leader of the council, said: “We are proud that the Royal Welsh Show takes place in Powys each year and we extend a warm welcome to all those attending the event.” Visitors to the Powys building can find out about tourist attractions in ...[more]

Bell ringing taster sessi...

12 July 2018

A project looking to recruit new bell ringers to commemorate the bell ringers who died in World War One is will be holding a taster sessions in a Brecon church later this month. Ringing Remembers has arranged the sessions in the tower of St Mary’s Church in Brecon for Saturday, July 21. There are four sessions that day and will take place at 10:15am, 11:30am, 2pm and 3:15pm. The sessions will gi...[more]

Households encouraged to ...

12 July 2018

Households in Powys are being encouraged to put their recycling containers and food caddy out every week for collection instead of only putting them out on the weeks when they are full. Powys County Council’s Recycling and Waste Team want households to take advantage of the weekly kerbside recycling and food waste collection service by putting their containers out every week on their collection d...[more]

Respond to electoral regi...

11 July 2018

Residents across Powys are being urged to respond to the electoral registration annual canvass form promptly and help the council save money. Powys County Council’s Electoral Services are wanting residents to respond to the annual canvass form and return it to the service as soon as possible. Every household in the county will receive communications asking residents to check whether the informat...[more]

Plans submitted for new f...

11 July 2018

Amended plans for a three-storey building in a north Powys town, which will contain 26 one-bedroomed flats, have been submitted by the county council. Powys County Council’s Housing Service has submitted the plans, which could see the flats being built on land adjacent to Newtown Bowling Club at Back Lane. The flats, which will be available for rent if the development is given the go-ahead, will...[more]

Works underway to deliver...

10 July 2018

Works to create safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians in a mid-Powys town have started, thanks to a £322,000 investment. Powys County Council has started to create the routes in Knighton yesterday (Monday, July 9) as part of the town’s Safe Routes in Communities scheme. The scheme, which is being funded through the Welsh Government’s Safe Route in Communities grant, will create a safe route t...[more]

Shared use bridge proposa...

9 July 2018

A shared use cycling / walking bridge could be built as part of a county council proposal to boost active travel facilities in a north Powys town. Powys County Council’s Active Travel Team are currently exploring a proposal which would see a new active travel bridge built over the River Severn linking Newtown’s Canal Road and Pool Road for pedestrians and cyclists. The team are finalising the pr...[more]

Planning approved for new...

9 July 2018

Plans to strengthen primary school provision in Welshpool have taken a major step forward with Powys County Council granting planning permission for a new English-medium Church in Wales School. The decision means work on the new 360 pupil school in Salop Road, adjacent to the town’s high school, can get underway later this year, with the new school expected to open in September 2019. Welshpool C...[more]

Grants available to repai...

6 July 2018

Communities in Powys are being urged to apply for grants to help preserve World War One memorials for future generations. The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants to repair, restore or maintain World War One memorials in the county. The maximum grant available for repair works for one memorial is £5,000 while up to £200 is available to improve war memorial surroundings such as fencing,...[more]

Young writers make comic ...

6 July 2018

Brecon library played host recently to a comic mischief writing event for the South Powys Readers & Writers Squad where children aged 7 to 14 spent a Saturday morning having fun developing stories based on characters from the new Summer Reading Challenge which will be launched in July as Powys schools break up.     The pupils - drawn from different schools in the area – focus...[more]

Safety Group Update

3 July 2018

Safety and welfare improvements will be introduced in and around Builth Wells in time for this year’s Royal Welsh Show following a wide-ranging review and recommendations by the Builth Wells Event Safety Group. The improvements have been recommended by an event safety action group established following the death of a Powys young farmer last summer. The safety group includes key organisations, ...[more]

Final call to enter count...

2 July 2018

Organisers of the Powys Business Awards have called for businesses from across the county to submit their entries for this year’s competition. The deadline for submission of entries is Monday, July 9, 2018 The annual Powys Business Awards, which began in 2009, were launched last month at County Hall in Llandrindod Wells with sponsors and past finalists attending the event. Last year's awards h...[more]

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