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Gwernyfed Secondary Schoo...

20 February 2018

A Powys secondary school will have improved teaching and sport facilities as part of a £7.2m refurbishment, following a decision by Powys County Council’s cabinet. The cabinet, meeting in Llandrindod Wells today (February 20) approved major refurbishment of Gwernyfed Secondary School, including teaching and sports facilities, as part of the council’s 21st Century Schools programme. The project ...[more]

Brecon to host Welsh Guar...

20 February 2018

Wales’s Senior Infantry Regiment will be visiting Powys next month for their annual St David’s Day Parade. The Welsh Guards will be in Brecon on Thursday, March 1 as part of their annual parade. A service will be held at Brecon Cathedral at 11:30am before the parade, led by the Band of the Welsh Guards, marches from the cathedral at 12:30pm to the town centre and halt outside the Wellington Hote...[more]

Electrical charging point...

19 February 2018

Plans to introduce electrical vehicle charging points in council-owned car parks have moved a step closer, Powys County Council has announced. The council’s Cabinet last month accepted the proposed Capital Strategy for 2018-23, which included £200,000 for electric charge points in council car parks. The capital strategy will be considered by full council this week (Thursday, February 22). Cllr ...[more]

Bin collection days to ch...

19 February 2018

Bin collection days in Powys will change for most households next week, the county council has confirmed. Powys County Council has been improving the waste and recycling collection rounds to make them more efficient. The new rounds will help the council reduce the costs of providing these services to residents. The new and improved rounds will start on Monday, February 26 and the council has wri...[more]

Minister officially opens...

16 February 2018

A five year project to improve people's wellbeing by bringing together a range of social, health, leisure and cultural activities under one roof has been applauded by the Culture and Tourism Minister Lord Elis-Thomas AM, as he officially opened the public library within Knighton and District community centre yesterday. Since December last year, the centre has become home to the library and operat...[more]

Welsh Government Review

15 February 2018

A Welsh-Government backed Improvement and Assurance Board is to be set up to help Powys County Council to coordinate and deliver improvements. News of the new board, which was announced by Alun Davies, Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services and Huw Irranca-Davies, Minister for Children and Social Care, has been welcomed by Powys Leader Councillor Rosemarie Harris. “The new bo...[more]

£1 million win from Big L...

15 February 2018

A consortium of locally based volunteers, community enterprises and organisations has successfully secured £1.1 million in funding from the Big Lottery’s Community Asset Transfer program. The Going Green for a Living consortium came together in response to Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council’s call to look at new and more sustainable ways to manage the open spaces of Newtown i.e. how could the...[more]

Road resurfacing works to...

13 February 2018

A north Powys road will be closed during the day for five days later this month so that resurfacing works can be carried out, motorists are being warned. Powys County Council has issued the warning ahead of the daytime closure of the B4385 through Montgomery. The resurfacing works will last four days and will start at 9am on Monday, February 26. The road will re-open each night at 5pm and the wo...[more]

Road resurfacing works to...

13 February 2018

Resurfacing works will be carried out on two road in Machynlleth, Powys County Council has said. The council will be resurfacing Forge Road and Bryn-Y-Gog. The resurfacing works will see the roads closed during the days, motorists are being warned. Work on the Bryn-Y-Gog road will start at 9am on Monday, February 19 and will last for four days.  The road will re-open at 4pm each day and the...[more]

Road works to take place ...

13 February 2018

A series of road works will be starting in the centre of Newtown later this month, Powys County Council has said. The works will be taking place on Broad Street, Back Lane, Commercial Street and Shortbridge Street, motorists are being warned.  The majority of the works will be resurfacing works. The first of the planned works will take place on Sunday, February 25 which will see Broad Stree...[more]

Closing date fast approac...

12 February 2018

Students in Powys are being reminded that the closing date for a competition to promote Powys is rapidly approaching. All students in high schools and colleges in Powys have been invited to submit a presentation on how they think the county could be made to be a better place. The winning entrants will win £100 worth of vouchers as well as a magazine subscription for their school or college. Hig...[more]

Shopping advice for consu...

12 February 2018

Parents in Powys are being warned to be on their guard against counterfeit and unsafe toys after tests revealed some contained harmful levels of chemicals. Powys County Council’s Trading Standards Service has issued the reminder after counterfeit toys have been found on sale in the UK, leaving children exposed to potentially toxic chemicals and at risk of choking. An estimated 10-12% of toys sol...[more]

Contenders revealed for s...

12 February 2018

Sporting stars from across mid and south Powys have will take centre stage at a prestigious sports awards next month. The Brecknock and Radnor Sports Partnership Annual Sports Awards for 2017 take place at Brecon’s Theatr Brycheiniog on Friday 2 March. Over 30 sporting individuals and clubs have been shortlisted for the awards, which recognise and celebrate their sporting success at all levels.&...[more]

Powys libraries are top f...

12 February 2018

There’s been a surge in interest in researching family trees in Powys during January 2018, according to a monthly report compiled by MALD/National library of Wales, who provide the Ancestry resource for people to use for free in public libraries and museums across Wales.  Researchers using Powys libraries carried out 3456 Ancestry searches in the month, a surge of interest second only to Sw...[more]

The youngest to join Powy...

12 February 2018

Powys youngsters are being encouraged to sign up for library membership as early as possible to get them interested in books at an early age. Isla Bound joined Llanidloes Library at nine days old and became the youngest new member of Brecon, Newtown, Llanidloes and Rhayader libraries during the Babies First Shapes Pilot Scheme in the county. The library presented Isla’s mother with a gift of pic...[more]

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