Richard Edwards


Party AffiliationPlaid Cymru
Committee Membershiptbc


I went to Hafren Primary, Newtown High School and Coleg Powys before completing a HND course at Aberystwyth University.

I work at Cultivate; a Co-op based in Newtown and that runs a Community Garden and shop. In addition, I run my own market garden near Kerry, growing vegetables for the local market.

I’m especially interested in the regeneration of Newtown, promoting the use of our parks, greater sustainability and care for the environment including reducing the amount of litter in the town.

I believe that by working together we can make Newtown a successful place to live, learn, work and visit.

Councillor Stats

Dates: Took Office – 25.6.2012

DNA = data not 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 MeetingsTotal Required Meetings Attended (including Approved Absences)% of Required Duty MetOther Meetings Attended
April 21 – Jan 223937870

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.

2017-18Module 9 – Code of Conduct
2017-18Place Plans – rolling out the concept
2017-18OVW/SLCC Joint Conference
2017-18Module 20 – Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 / Sustainability
2017-18Planning Aid Wales Annual Conference
2017-18Annual Conference 2017
2017-18An Introduction to planning workshop
2017-18Free Planning training workshop
2017-18Pre-application community consultation: going beyond the requirements
2018-19GDPR Awareness
2018-19OVW/SLCC Joint Conference
2018-19Place Plans & The Value of Community Engagement in Planning
2018-19Module 13 – Community Engagement part 2
2018-19Module 12 – Community/Place Planning
2018-19Mid Wales Tourism Annual Conference
2019-20One Voice Wales Society of Local Council Clerks Joint Conference
2019-20Shaping your Community – The Role of Community Plans and Place Plans
2019-202nd Innovative Practice Conference
2021-22Joint OVW/SLCC Conference
2021-22Module 10 – Chairing Skills
2021-22OVW Innovative Practice Conference
2021-22Zero Carbon Britain Carbon Literacy for Local Authorities

Outside Body Appointments

YearOutside Body
2021-22Mid Wales Tourism
 Mid & North Powys Destination Network
 Maesyrhandir CP
 Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd
2020-21Mid Wales Tourism
 Mid & North Powys Destination Network
 Maesyrhandir CP
 Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd
 Newtown Twinning Association
2019-20Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
 Going Green for Living (Open Newtown) Board
 Newtown Twinning Association
 Maesyrhandir CP
 Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd
2018-19Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
 Going Green for Living Board
 Newtown Twinning Association
 Mid & North Powys Destination Network
2017-18Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
 Going Green for Living Board
 Newtown Twinning Association

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.

Richard Edwards Declarations of Interest 2017-2022

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.

YearTotal Payments
Apr – Sep 2021£241.67

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