Ian Michael Childs


Email mike.childs@newtown.org.uk
Ward Llanllwchaiarn West
Party Affiliation Welsh Labour
Office Deputy Mayor

Committee Services, Resources, Strategy and Corporate Projects


I have lived in Newtown for 35 years and used to teach in Llanidloes High School. This is my second term on Newtown Town Council. Previously I was lead Councillor on the 20mph speed limit outside Penygloddfa school, the new Play park, one of the Kicking off Xmas events and also the new Town welcome signs.

Councillor Stats

Date took office 8.5.17 – (The start of continuous service)


DNA – Data not currently available
X – Councillor not in office

Attendance Record

Your Council’s decisions are made at meetings of the council or its committees.  Your Councillors have a duty to attend all meetings of the Council and meetings of the Committees of which they are members, unless an absence is approved by the meeting for a stated reason, for example a council duty elsewhere or ill-health.

Note that some councillors have been required to attend more meetings than others by reason, for example, of a shorter term of office or lesser number of committees to which elected, so the reader is advised to consider both the total number and the percentage when interpreting the attendance record.

Year (April – Mar) Total Required Meetings Total Required Meetings Attended (including Approved Absences) % of Required Duty Met Other Meetings Attended
May 22 – May 23 DNA      
2023 – 2024 DNA      
2024 – 2025        
2025 – 2026        
2026 – 2027        

Training Record

There are no legal requirements for councillors to undertake training either before or after being elected.  However, this Council does require that all councillors undertake Code of Conduct training within six months of taking office and encourages all councillors to take advantage of training offered by organisations operating in the local council sector.

Year Course
2022-23 Code of Conduct – Module 9
2022-23 OVW Innovative Practice Conference

Outside Body Appointments

Year Outside Body
2022-23 Going Green for Living Land & Community Trust (trading as Open Newtown)
  Open Newtown – Where the Severn Smiles Project
  St Mary’s RC
2023-24 Going Green for Living Land & Community Trust (trading as Open Newtown)
  Open Newtown – Where the Severn Smiles Project
  St Mary’s RC


Project Leads and other Responsibilities


Start Date

End Date

Develop a space in Union Street to celebrate the weaving industry

Pre 2022


Refurbish one playpark (subject to Sec 106 monies received)

Jun 23


Prepare a business continuity plan (to be placed in years 2-5)

Jun 23


Sarah Brisco House: transformation project

Pre 2022


PP OS3- Section 106 monies priorities

Jun 23


Riverside Venue Construction

Jun 23



Declarations of Interests

Your Councillors are obliged to observe the Code of Conduct.  In doing so they will declare their personal and prejudicial interests in matters being discussed in meetings.  Note that in Wales councillors are not required to declare interests in a Resister of Interests, but must declare them whenever they occur in meetings.

Payments to Members

Your Councillors are entitled to payments (remuneration) at levels determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales though they may choose to opt out of all or some of the payments.  Note that some councillors may have lesser entitlement if joining or ceasing part way through the year.

The total amounts shown here, are made up of various allowances including a care allowance.

Year Total Payments
May 2022 – May 23 £0

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