Cyngor Tref Y Drenewydd a Llanllwchaearn

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

 

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council was established in 1974, comprises 16 elected Members and employ 10 members of staff. Newtown Town Council is the largest of its kind in Powys and operates within boundaries that can be viewed here; Newtown has a population of over 11,000 people. There are currently over 5,000 residential properties in the town.

Vision Statement for the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

"The Town Council will, through trusted leadership, help provide a community and town which is sustainable, prosperous, resilient and with a strong sense of identity in which people chose to live, learn, work and to visit.”

Mission Statement for the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

“The Town Council will serve and represent the interests of its citizens and community directly or through others, within our legal powers and resources, by:

  • Securing, protecting, improving and providing quality services for people and future generations
  • Securing, protecting, improving and providing a safe, sustainable and healthy economy and environment
  • Using resources efficiently, economically, effectively and sustainably in order to achieve continuous improvement.”

Contacting the Council

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council offices are open Monday - Friday 9am-4pm. 

We are situated in: The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB

You can also contact the office on 01686 625544

 Council Arrangements

Meeting When? Where? Details
Services  First Monday of the month Town Council Chambers LINK
Economy and Environment  Second Monday of the month Town Council Chambers LINK
Resources Third Monday of the month Glanhafren Market Hall LINK
Full Council Fourth Monday of the month Glanhafren Market Hall LINK

 

The dates of all meetings including committee's can be viewed here.

 

The work of Newtown Town Council

The council has a number of areas it works on, below are the broad areas the work will fit into:

    • Direct services and events offered to the town.
    • A local voice on behalf of the town to other organisations, groups and individuals.
    • A consultee between different organisations, groups and individuals.
    • A recipient of information on behalf of the town from other organisations, groups and individuals.

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   Community and town councils are the grassroots level of local governance in Wales.

 

There are over 730 community and town councils throughout Wales. Some represent populations of fewer than 200 people, others populations of over 45,000 people; but they all work to improve the quality of life and environment for citizens in their area.

Community and town councils are accountable to local people and have a duty to represent the interests of the different parts of the community equally.

About 8,000 people in Wales give voluntary service as community and town councillors.

What can town councils do?

There is a restricted list of powers that have been vested in Town and Community councils by Acts of Parliament. They are summarised in this PDF as a guide to Councillors and others. Each description is brief and is intended to be a general indication. Like all powers given to public bodies the powers of local councils are defined in detail in legislation and these details may include a requirement to obtain the consent of another body (for example the approval of Powys County Council to the provision of a car park). 

The Good Councillor's Guide 2012 (courtesy of One Voice Wales © 2012)

How councils are elected.

Councillors are elected to office, usually in May or June, for a period of 4 years. Elections are administered by Powys County Council, and the qualifying conditions for office can be readily obtained from the Powys County Council elections office in Welshpool. 

Anyone on the electoral register can vote in the elections.

If you are interested in being a councillor you can read the document below that gives you an insight into what it entails.

Become a councillor (courtesy of One Voice Wales) 

How are town councils funded?

The income for most town councils is a precept to be raised by the principal local authority as part of Council Tax. This is paid by residents of the town. Town councils may also receive other income such as grants and fees for letting buildings. The income is used to improve the quality of life for residents. 

 

For more information and frequently asked questions visit the Welsh Government FAQ

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Forthcoming Meeting

Economy & Environment Committee
Economy and Environment Committee on 10/04/2017
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Previous Meeting

Economy & Environment Committee
Economy and Environment Committee on 13/03/2017
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Full Council
Full Council on 24/03/2017
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Resources Committee
Resources Committee on 20/03/2017
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Services Committee
Services Committee on 06/03/2017
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