Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Weekly Update 03/02/17

February 3, 2017



For immediate release


Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Weekly Update 03/02/17


New Deputy Mayor

At the meeting of the Full Council on Monday 30th January, following the resignation of Cllr L Woodward from the office of town councillor with effect from 24th January the town council elected Cllr Sue Newham as the new Deputy Mayor until the elections in May. Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council would like to thank Linda Woodward for her hard work and determination over the term of office and wish Linda well for the future.


Newtown Community Recycling Sites

Powys County Council has made the decision to close two Community Recycling Sites in Newtown at Morrisons and Gravel Car Park.


Powys County Council are reviewing all sites in Powys as the need for such a large number of sites has reduced, particularly those duplicating the collection of materials also collected at the kerbside (paper, glass, cans and plastics).


The Community Recycling Site at Back Lane Car Park in Newtown will remain in place. There is also the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Wern Ddu Lane.


Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council have an ‘adopt a site’ agreement on the Gravel Car Park site and have received written termination of the agreement that will now end on 24th February 2017.


Honorary Freeman of Newtown

Council accepted the recommendation to draft a policy and procedure for a Scheme of Honorary Freeman of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn. The Mayor (Cllr Richard Edwards), Deputy Mayor (Cllr Sue Newham,) Cllr Richard White and Cllr Phill Watkins will work with officers on preparing a draft Scheme and report to the February meeting for approval.  It was agreed that it would not be appropriate to discuss awarding the honour until a proper Scheme is in place.


Employers’ Volunteer Firefighters

At the meeting of the full council on Monday 30th January it was decided to establish a town council annual civic award, to encourage local businesses to employ and support retained firefighters. Research will be undertaken to find an appropriate format for a scheme to honour local businesses that employ retained firefighters.


Town Council Surgeries GO LIVE!

Newtown Town Council will use Facebook Live to host the next surgery live on Facebook; allowing residents to join in the discussion live and ask questions in an hour session on the 22nd February at 6:30pm. Join us on


Motions passed by Full Council.


Motion proposed by Cllr P Hough: Traffic Speeds Milford Road/ Hendidley Way area.

‘This Council supports the concerns of the residents of Milford Road/ Hendidley Way area regarding traffic speed on Milford Road when approaching Hendidley Way, and requests that Powys CC install, undertake and analyse a traffic speed census at that point, informing the town council of the findings and advising of appropriate action.’


Motion proposed by Cllr J Thorpe: Encouraging Candidates for Town Council Elections May 2017

‘This Council supports a proposal for the town council to promote and host a public event/meeting to allow residents of the town to find out more about the work of the council, with the aim of encouraging more residents of the town to consider standing in the town council elections in May.’


Motion proposed by Cllr P Watkins: Accident and Emergency Provision at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

‘This Council calls on the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust to retain full Accident and Emergency provision at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital during its Future Fit Sustainability and Transformation Plan.’