For immediate release
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Weekly Update 06/12/16
Motions Passed at Full Council
At the meeting of the full Council on Monday 28th November council debated and resolved to support the following motions:
Wilding of the Verges
‘The current by-pass scheme calls for ‘woodland planting and hedgerows along the scheme’ which would indicate that they are committed to planting new hedges and trees away from the road, but doesn’t appear to mention anything about the newly created verges along the carriageway itself. These are likely to be simply grassed by default and will look bland and unattractive to both visitors and wildlife. Examples of what can be achieved in time can be found in the appendix 1 “Life on the Edge”.
Household Waste Recycling Centres Savings
‘This Council notes the current consultation regarding the possible closure of the Newtown Recycling Centre (Potters). It is our view that the Centre is a vital resource for the Town and surrounding areas to enable proper recycling of household waste. The implications of closure are serious and we urge Powys Council to withdraw the proposal immediately.’
Traffic Calming Commercial Street and Cambrian Way, Newtown
‘This Council supports the concerns of the Penygloddfa CP School regarding child safety and requests from Powys County Council some form of traffic calming measure(s) along Commercial Street and Cambrian way.
In addition the new care complex on Cambrian way that will house vulnerable, disabled and older persons adds to the strength of the case for traffic calming measure(s) along Commercial Street and Cambrian way.’
Community Fund Presentation
Successful grant applicants came together on Friday 2nd December to receive their cheques in the Town Council Chamber, Over 40 guests gathered to receive the cheques and to enjoy a short performance from ADIICT DANCE.
Cllr David Selby Chair of the Resources Committee “In this round over £10,000 has been granted to 19 community groups, for the second year of the grant in its current form its popularity has grown round by round. It is great for the council to be able to help these clubs and community groups to help themselves.”
Img1: Cheques awarded from Mayor Cllr. Richard Edwards.