Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council weekly update 28/07/17

July 31, 2017



For immediate release



Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council weekly update 28/07/17


Motions Passed at Full Council

At the meeting of the full council on Monday 24th June, two motions were passed for further work and development.


Motion proposed by Cllr R Williams – Youth Representation

The below motion was passed by full council and Cllr R Williams will now begin work on drafting up a youth representation policy. If you haven’t already, you can see Cllr Williams’ report here:


“Council re-affirms its commitment to working with young people and accordingly;

  1. approves of the recommended proposal (Community Youth Representatives), and
  2. appoints Cllr Richard Williams as the lead councillor to take forward and work with officers on a draft youth policy and present it back to full council for approval.”

“I am delighted that the Town Council agreed to support engaging with young people in Newtown and approving the proposal of Community Youth Representatives, the next step now is to put together a plan for how the Council will do this in practice and I hope to present it back to them at the earliest convenience for final approval.” Cllr Richard Williams

Motion proposed by Cllr G Parsons: Electric Charging Points

The below motion proposed by Cllr G Parsons was passed for further investigation work;


“This council notes the potential for growth in numbers of electric vehicles, and the absence of charging points in Mid Wales, and is of the view that such points in the town centre may attract commuters/ holiday makers and tourists into town to charge cars, with potential economic benefit to the town through shopping or dining.  This council therefore supports Cllr Geoff Parsons to investigate and set out a business case for the installation of electric vehicle charging points on one of the town car parks.”


"I am happy that at the recent meeting of the Council that my fellow councillors backed my motion, to investigate and set out a business case for the installation of electric vehicle charging points in Newtown. My next steps are to seek out a potential location, funding and suppliers." Cllr Geoffrey Parsons


Volunteers needed to support us at Newtown Food Festival 2017


The committee that are putting on the Newtown Food Festival 2017 are searching for helpers to assist with a range of tasks on the 2nd and 3rd of September to make the food festival a real success.


At this stage it is difficult be precise as to the nature of what will be required as we will be seeking to use the skills you have in the best possible way.  It would be helpful if you could give an indication of your area of interest.  Areas of support are likely (but not exclusively) Festival Kitchen, marshalling, programme distribution and bar staff.


Festival lead Rina Clarke said “As well as having a significant benefit to the community, volunteers continue to be the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows a connection to your community to help make it a better place.  Helping out with even the smallest tasks and a few hours of your time can make a real difference.”


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