Margaret Lewington


Ward West
Party Affiliation Conservatives
Office Deputy Mayor
Committee Membership Economy and Environment, Services, SCPC


I live in Newtown and I am delighted to have been co-opted onto Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council representing the West ward.
I take an active interest in local matters and want to work for the benefit of the local community to make life better for our residents.
Newtown is a great place to live, work, learn and play and I wanted to join the Town Council to work towards making it an even better place.
These are exciting times ahead for our town and I want to be part of it.

Councillor Stats

Date took Office – 25.7.2022 (The start of continuous service)


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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 23 23 100 0
2023 – 2024 35 35 100 0
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 Equality and Diversity – Module 14
  Chairing Skills – Module 10
  Community Engagement Part ll – Tools & Techniques – Module 13
  The Council Meeting – Module 5
  Local Government Finance – Module 6
  Code of Conduct – Module 9
  The Council – Module 1
  Understanding the Law – Module 4
  Creating a Community Place Plan – Module 12
  Planning Policy for Beginners
  Use of IT, Social Media and Websites – Module 16
2023-24 Community Engagement Part ll – Tools & Techniques – Module 13
  Equality and Diversity – Module 14
Introducing Strategic Development PLans
  Module 19 – Devolution of Services


Outside Body Appointments

Year Outside Body
2023-24 Friends of Montgomery Canal
  Montgomeryshire Canal Project
  Shropshire Union Canal Society
2024-25 Friends of Montgomery Canal
  Montgomery Canal Partnership
  Shropshire Union Canal Society
  Penygloddfa CP School
  Sarah Brisco Trust
  OVW Montgomeryshire Area Committee


Project Leads and other Responsibilities

Project Start Date End Date 
Kicking off Christmas June 22  
Celebration of Newtown Event June 23  
PP AT8-Encourage a review of the community need (as identified in the Place Plan evidence) for: ecologically sensitive improvements to lighting; improved maintenance and reductions in overgrown greenery; improved signage on existing footpath & cycle routes June 23  
PP AT7-Encourage more walking and cycling by publicising the locations of routes and paths and providing free, led walks and cycle rides June 23  
Supporting new sporting events Jan 24  
D Day Commemorative event 2024 Feb 24  
Consult with residents on further features(e.g. benches) June 24  
Increase the range of attractions for teen/ young people June 24  
PPS3 – Work with PCC to press developer to build or provide money for a play park in Llanllwchaiarn June 24  


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.

Cllr M Lewington Declarations of Interest 2022-2027

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 £762.95

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