Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is committed to building a prosperous and sustainable community for future generations. One of the ways hopes to achieve this is through the establishment of a Newtown town partnership. The goal of the partnership is to bring together public, private, and voluntary sector organisations to create long-term economic, social, and environmental benefits. This initiative was inspired by the Community Place Plan, which was developed by the community itself.

With more than 50 organisations already expressing interest in joining a partnership, the council has sought professional advice in conducting a feasibility assessment. Chris Jones, Regeneration has conducted the initial intensive background research and is keen to engage with all interested parties to discuss their ideas on how the town partnership should function.

Since this is intended as a partnership of equals, the participation of others is crucial to its success. The council invites organisations in the Newtown area – public, private and voluntary – who are interested in joining the feasibility discussions/workshops to get in touch with them. Although the proposed town partnership is not a closed shop, engagement at this feasibility stage is vital. The council encourages all organisations to become involved in the process of building a brighter future for Newtown.

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Clerk, Ed Humphreys stated, “Establishing the feasibility of a partnership is vital before considering going further – and to do that with others. To that end your town council agrees that this work should be undertaken by an independent facilitator. Chris Jones Regeneration looks forward to speaking to potential partners in June to gauge their thoughts and idea on how a partnership would work for Newtown towards common goals for the benefit of the town as a whole”.

If you would like to participate in the next step, please contact either Cllr Pete Lewington ( or the Town Clerk Ed Humphreys (

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