Jack Griffin Lewis
|Office||Vice Chair Services,|
|Committee Membership||Economy & Environment
I grew up in and around Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn, and have worked in Newtown for most of my adult life.
I went to Welshpool High School and studied Art & Design at NPTC Group College Newtown Campus, before going onto study Fashion at Coventry University. I currently work in Fashion Enter Ltd, Newtown Factory as a Pattern Cutter.
My aims as a Town Councillor are to create more opportunities, build a more tolerant, safe and open place, empower our people’s creative and physical abilities, improve our environmental protection and enforce our climate change pledges.
I’m happy to talk to anyone about any ideas that they may have to help improve the local area, and I will do my best to support and serve you all with my skills and experiences. Let’s build a future Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn that we can be proud of!
Date took Office – 25.7.2022 (The start of continuous service)
DNA = data not available
X = Councillor not in office
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|
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.
|2022-23||Health & Safety – Module 7|
|Understanding the Law – Module 4|
|The Council – Module 1|
|The Council Meeting – Module 5|
|The Council as Employer|
|Introduction to Community Engagement – Module 8|
|Code of Conduct – Module 9|
|Local Government Finance – Module 6|
|Chairing Skills – Module 10|
|Joint OVW/SLCC Conference|
|Information Management – Module 15|
|Use of IT, Social Media and Websites – Module 16|
|Equality and Diversity – Module 14|
|Advanced Local Government Finance – Module 21|
|The Council as Employer|
|Solving Problems in Planning|
|Community Engagement Part ll – Tools & Techniques – Module 13|
Outside Body Appointments
Project Leads and other Responsibilities
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|Kicking off Christmas||June 22|
|Continue to develop the Newtown Brand||June 23|
|Continue to develop plans for an improved Tourist Information Centre||June 23|
|PP CF4 (D/E) – Identify partners & funding opportunities & implement ‘Discover Newtown’ projects to support, celebrate & showcase the architecture & heritage of the town||June 23|
|Encourage people to leave the bypass & come to town centre via the Discover Newtown brand||June 23|
|Work with Visit Wales to obtain Attraction Status for park||June 23|
|Provide additional info boards around the town centre||June 23|
|Finding a new route (The Tourism Plan) review||June 23|
|Expand the programme of providing more flowers & plants (inc. roadside bulbs on entrances from the bypass)||June 23|
|Consult with residents on further features (e.g. benches)||June 23|
|PP CF4 – Increase promotion of existing activities and community venues||June 23||Nov 23|
|PP HW2 -Strongly encourage the North Powys Wellbeing Programme team to continue to work with the local community on site design and other appropriate aspects of the proposed campus.||Oct 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.
No current declaration of interests to display
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.
|May 2022- May 23||