Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Weekly Update 30/06/17

July 3, 2017

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Weekly Update 30/06/17


Town Council fill seats

At the meeting of the Full Council on Monday 26th, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council co-opted four new members to fill the vacant seats on north ward, central ward and east ward. Below are your new Town councillors.


Llanllwchaiarn North Ward

- Dianne Williams


Newtown Central Ward

- Michael Jones


Newtown East Ward

- Victoria Ruff-Cock

- Rupert Taylor


Town Clerk, Ed Humphreys “We were delighted to have so much interest in the four vacant seats on Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council, it shows the increasing importance of town and community councils in the changing local government environment.”


Newtown comes 2nd in Wales final

In a Revive and Thrive competition final held in Blackpool’s home of the illuminations, Lightworks, Zak Howard (Marketing, PR and Events Officer) of the Town Council presented to a panel of judges in a Welsh final for a prize sponsored by Blachere Illuminations.


Newtown came away with a second prize of £1,000 worth of Christmas tree lights.


Newtown Town Council would like to thank Revive and Thrive, Blachere Illuminations and the panel for judges at the event.


Back Lane crossing improvements

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council considered a response put forward from their Economy and Environment Committee to a consultation from Powys County Council on the improvements and changes to the Back Lane crossings.

The Economy and Environment Committee resolved in the draft minutes:

 ‘Committee wishes to make the following response regarding the PCC Consultation - B4568 – Back Lane Pedestrian Crossing Improvements and requests the input from Services Committee on point ii) before the consultation deadline of 7th July:


  1. NLTC requests assurances that the Ambulance Service has been consulted on the improvements. The angle of the ramp could cause injury to people being treated in ambulances.


  1. There could be a safety issue for cars turning left from High Street onto Back Lane, with the existing bushes blocking sightlines. NLTC requests that the bushes are removed and be replaced by railings.’


Mayor Update

Mayor Cllr Sue Newham congratulated the Town Clerk, Ed Humphries on his recent success in gaining his qualification for the certificate in local council administration (CILCA.) The Mayor remarked that this is part of the continuing work in making the Town Council fit for purpose and is likely to be part of the Welsh Assembly Government criteria for the title of ‘competent council’ in the Local Government Reform.


Mayor Cllr Sue Newham will be attending the Broadband summit hosted in the Elephant and Castle Hotel on 17th July organised by Russell George AM. In attendance will be the Minister for Skills and Science Julie James AM.


Mayor Cllr Sue Newham is due to make a presentation at the One Voice Wales larger council’s conference, regarding devolution of services and assets, paying particular attention to day time activities for older people.