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European elections next month – have you registered your vote?

22 April

Powys voters could be denying themselves the chance to vote in the forthcoming European elections because they are not on the electoral register, the county council has warned.

Voters only have until Tuesday 6 May to make sure that they are registered in order to vote in the European elections on Thursday 22 May.

Returning Officer Jeremy Patterson said: “We want to make sure that no-one misses...


Practice for your driving theory test at your local library

22 April
Students

Learner drivers in Powys wanting to brush up on their theory knowledge can do so thanks to a new library service, the county council has announced.

Powys County Council’s Library Service can provide free access to Theory Test Pro to library members who need help with their driving theory before taking the test.

Theory Test Pro is a realistic, online simulation of the UK’s driving theory and...


Cancellation of the Planning, Taxi Licensing & Rights of Way Committee 16 & 17 April, 2014

15 April

The Planning, Taxi Licensing & Rights of Way Committee, Powys County Council was scheduled to meet on 16th & 17th April, 2014 to consider a Village Green application in respect of Cae Prior Fields, Brecon. The meeting was to be in the Brecon Beacons National Park Office, Brecon.

The landowner has made an application to the High Court for Judicial Review and he has been granted a temporary...


New gypsy and traveller site officially opened

14 April
New site

A new gypsy and traveller site in Brecon has been officially opened by the Welsh Government’s Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Powys County Council has announced.

The Kings Meadow site has been built by the council thanks to a £2million grant from the Welsh Government’s gypsy and traveller capital grant scheme.

Jeff Cuthbert AM opened the new site last Wednesday (9 April) and is the...


Farmer prosecuted by council

11 April

Powys’ farming community are being reminded of their responsibilities to ensure that they dispose of animal carcasses in the correct manner after the county council successfully prosecuted a Builth Wells farmer.

Richard Morgan Davies of Tirafon, Aberedw, Builth Wells pleaded guilty to six offences under the Animal By-Products (Wales) (Enforcement) (No.2) Regulations 2011, with a further 29 other...


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