Today marks the pre-election period for local government elections in Wales. Nominations close at 4pm on Tuesday 5th April.

The Town Council is hosting a drop-in information event 4-7pm on Fri 25th March in the Town Council Chamber, Brisco House, The Cross (side entrance in Severn Street), at which potential candidates can lean more about the role and meet the Mayor and council staff for a Q&A on the experience.

Nomination packs are available below and from the Town Council offices.

Town Clerk Ed Humphreys encourages potential candidates to step up to try to make a difference “If the people of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn want to try to make a difference for the better to their community, then being a town councillor is one of the ways to try to do it.

Town Councillors are elected to represent the community, and then as a Council, volunteer their time to debate and make decisions on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the community as a whole.

It is important that councillors come from a diverse range of ages, gender, ethnicity, abilities, experience and other backgrounds, so I encourage people from all walks of life not to be backwards in coming forwards.

If you think the status quo needs to change for the better, make sure you vote on election day.  Even better have a go at being a town councillor yourself– there are professional, qualified, skilled and experienced staff here to help you be an effective one”.

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