Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council extends heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated outdoor team for their commendable efforts in maintaining and safeguarding public spaces within our town. The invaluable work they perform, often unseen by the public, plays a crucial role in ensuring a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

At its recent meeting on 11th Dec’23 your council’s Services Committee heard how one recent incident highlights the resilience and efficiency of the outdoor team. Vandalism was reported on the roller shutters at the gravel car park early in the morning by cleaning staff at 8am. This act of vandalism had immediate consequences, preventing the opening of public toilets. Understanding the urgency, the outdoor team promptly addressed the issue, successfully repairing the rollers and reopening the toilets by midday.

It is important to acknowledge that much of the work carried out by the outdoor team involves responding to unforeseen challenges like this act of vandalism. These dedicated individuals work diligently to rectify issues promptly, ensuring the continued operation of town council provided public amenities.

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council faces an ongoing challenge of balancing a budget funded by taxpayers with the continuous costs associated with incidents such as vandalism. Instances like vandalism not only pose a threat to public safety but also result in financial burdens on taxpayers. A spokesperson added “The committee wishes to remind council taxpayers that they will ultimately be paying for the mindless vandalism and lack of respect for community property as it will affect the level of the precept”.

Your Town Council is committed to providing residents and visitors with facilities that enhance their experience in our town. Despite the challenges, your outdoor team remains devoted to maintaining the quality of public spaces. Your council understands the impact that acts of vandalism can have on the community, and we appreciate the vigilance of our residents.

We encourage all residents to be vigilant and proactive. If you witness any acts of vandalism in the town, please report them promptly to the Police or directly to us at the Town Council. By working together, we can ensure a safe, clean, and enjoyable environment for everyone in Newtown.

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