Tracy Owen


Ward North
Party Affiliation None
Committee Economy and Environment, Strategy and Corporate Projects


I was born in Newtown, and have lived in Newtown & Montgomeryshire for all of my life and currently live with my family in the Llanllwchaiarn North ward. I went to the Welsh unit at Hafren Primary school, and all of my children were educated at Penygloddfa Primary School and Newtown High School.

I currently work part time as a book-keeper & office administrator for a small, local firm, but I have also always been a keen volunteer. Over the years I have ran various children’s groups, including the Friends of Penygloddfa School, worked for Barnardo’s, still help run Maldwyn Netball Club, a local netball club for children & adults, and am Treasurer of Northside Community Hall.

Mainly I am very passionate about Newtown – its history, its people, and its future. I have joined the town council to be a part of making this town a great place for people to live in, work and visit.

Councillor Stats

Date took office 25.11.19 (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 34 33 97 0
2023 – 2024 36 33 92 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
2023-24 Mid Wales Tourism Conference 2023

Outside Body Appointments

Year Outside Body
2022-23 Treowen CP
2023-24 Newtown Twinning Association
  Montgomery Waterways Restoration Trust
2024-25 Montgomery Waterways Restoration Trust
  Newtown Twinning Association


Project Leads and other Responsibilities

Project Start Date End Date 
Identify & publish details of surrounding historical & heritage sites and trails June 23  
Identify partners & funding opportunities & implement ‘Discover Newtown’ projects to support, celebrate & showcase the architecture & heritage of the town June 23  
Provision of Digital Notice Boards Pre 2022  
Adoption of the Red Phone Box Pre 2022  
PP CA1-Increase the range of attractions for teen / young people June 23  
Newtown Food Festival June 22  
Twinning – support for twinning activities with Newtown’s twin town, Les Herbiers. Liaison role 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.

Tracy Owen Declarations of Interests 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 2023 £990.00

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