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For Council updates on activities approved by Council please click HERE (updated January 2017)

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30/09/2016 NEWS MOVED TO FRONT PAGE

The latest and most recent Town Council news is now on the front page of the web site.

23/07/2016 NEWS ON FRONT PAGE

The latest news story list for Welshpool Town Council will appear on the home page of the web site.

28/05/2016 NEW MAYOR FOR WELSHPOOL

Cllr Stephen Kaye was elected to the post of Mayor on 25th May 2016

26/01/2016 DAY CENTRE TO RE-OPEN KITCHEN

The Westwood Day Centre is to re-open its kitchen for the provision of meals from 8th February.

26/01/2016 COUNCIL SET TO TAKE OVER STREET SCENE

The Town Council is set to make a decision on taking over the street scene from Powys County Council. this includes litter bins, graffiti, fly tipping, verge cutting etc.

31/12/2015 EVENTS 2016 ARE PUBLISHED

The Town Council events list is now complete.

31/12/2015 PUBLIC SERVICES CONSULTATION

The consultation is now completed and the results presented to the Council.

16/08/2015 VJ IN WELSHPOOL

What day. Saturday 15th August 2015 saw a parade leave the Berriew Stret Car Park lead by a brass band with standards, venterans, the Town Council, our MP, the Royal British Legion, Air Cadets, Scouts and public taking part. The procession headed to the Town Hall with crowds applauding the veterans as they passed. At the Town Hall there was a siren, a minutes silence, a prayer by Rev Roger Brown and the bells of St Marys before the band lead the parade with a salute to the veterans. On arrival at the back of the Town Hall the procession dismissed. There was then a tremendous spread in excellent surroundings in the market for all with a special VJ Day cake cut by John Gwilt of the RBL. There was the band to entertain before the veterans were joined by Councillors and friends for dinner in Bistro 7. A day to remember.

02/07/2015 Westwood Day Centre Saved

The Town Council takes over day centre on 1st July.

07/06/2015 COMMUNITY AWARDS 2015

The 8th annual Community Awards were held at the Town Hall in Welshpool on Sunday 7th June 2015. The awards were presented by the Mayor Cllr Malcolm Douglass. There was a celebration cake shared by all afterwards.

25/05/2015 WELSHPOOL CARNIVAL 25th May 2015

Thousands turned out to see the procession and the events on the Carnival Field at Maes y Dre. There was everything from Duck and Ferret racing, to crazy golf - an inflatable pirate ship to donkey rides. Something for all the family.

05/05/2015 WELCOME TO 2 NEW COUNCILLORS

The Town Council welcomes Heather Chave and Heather Sherlock. Both new Councillors were inducted today by the Town Clerk so that they were ready to take a full part in the life of the Council.

01/03/2015 ELECTIONS FOR TOWN COUNCIL

Over the summer months there will be an election for two vacant seasts on the Town Council. It is hoped that those who are 'critical' of public services will throw their hat in the ring.

26/02/2015 WELSHPOOL TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

A grant of £24,000 has been awarded to the club from the Welsh FA for works to the grandstand, toilets, floodlighting and other facilities.

21/02/2015 BURGESSES LAND TRUST GRANTS

The Trust is seeking grant aid applications from local groups in the Welshpool, Guilsfield, Trewern and Castle Caereinion areas.

29/01/2015 BUDGET SET FOR 2015-2016

The Town Councilhas set its budget and precept for the ensuing year. The Council Tax for a band D property is £4. Existing services remain and there will be more taken over in the next year including the Day Centre.

11/01/2015 WILLIAM WARING VC COMMEMORATIVE STONE

The National Government of the UK issued a granite memorial stone for each Town where a resident was awarded the Victoria Cross in the Great War of 1914-1918. The stone was unveiled at a special ceremony on 10th January 2015.

11/12/2014 SCULPTURE OPENING

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway sculpture park by the Tourist Information Centre was formally opended by the Mayor of Welshpool today.

07/12/2014 WILLIAM WARING VC

The presentation board to commemorate his life and bravery was unveiling on Saturday 6th December by the Mayor and Family.

30/11/2014 TRIPTYCH ARRIVES AT ST MARY'S

The Triptych owned by the Town Council was relocated a few months ago to the National Museum in Cardiff for restoration. A replica has been made and is now in St Mary's Church until the original one returns.

29/11/2014 MAYORAL ELECTIONS TO CHANGE

Welshpool is to break a 40 year old tradition by naming the town's new mayor in May rather than January after councillor's held a secret vote. Since 1974 pre-nominations have taken place in January with the decision rubber stamped at the Town Council annual meeting in May - traditionally followed by a Mayor's reception. The council'a finance, strategy and monitoring committee this week recommended that the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections take place at the May annual meeting and councillors voted 9-6 in favour of the change. Councillors Phil Pritchard and David Senior both said the recommendation was to help avoid an embarrassing situation for the council and prospective Mayor when councillors voted differently to expected and elected someone else. Councillors Shane Squibb and Anne Holloway both said the current system worked and urged members to maintain traditions.

27/11/2014 NEW WEB SITE FOR TOURISTS

A new web site has been launched by Welshpool Town Council for those visiting Welshpool.

18/11/2014 WESTWOOD DAY CENTRE

Welshpool Town Council and day centre services Day centre services in Welshpool could soon be provided by the town council following a series of positive and encouraging meetings with officers from Powys County Council. The council have engaged with local town and community councils to deliver day services across the county to ensure a sustainable future for the service in years to come. Welshpool Town Council has actively risen to the challenge and is working closely with the council to aid not only the savings needed but the protection of services. This agreement will give older people in Welshpool the support and continuity of care that they currently receive from day services. For many older people, a visit to the local day centre is also a place to make social connections and meet other members of the community. Town Mayor Cllr Malcolm Douglas added; “Welshpool Town Council is pleased we have reached agreement and can take forward the protection of another important service for the Town'. Councillor Darren Mayor, Cabinet Member for Adult Services said; “Welshpool Town Council have actively engaged with the council in securing a future for the Westwood Day centre, and over the coming months will develop a strategy to provide services from 2015 onwards. “This is a fantastic opportunity to ensure older people continue to have support, and a place to meet in the community. The town council’s enthusiasm and drive to deliver services will help build stronger communities and give the citizens of Welshpool a service to be proud of.

02/11/2014 ELECTION RESULT FOR LLANERCHYDOL

The election for the vacant seat was held on 30th October with three candidates.

02/11/2014 FIRWORKS DISPLAY

The Annual Fireworks Display at Maes Y Dre was another success.

02/10/2014 TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE BENEFITS WELSHPOOL

The Tourist Information Centres in Welshpool is doing well according the all Wales figures for Tourist Information Centres.

19/09/2014 MAYOR AND TOWN CLERK GET WET FOR CHARITY

The Mayor Cllr Malcolm Douglass and Town Clerk Robert Robinson took the ice bucket challenge today for charity.

29/08/2014 MEALS ON WHEELS TO STAY IN WELSHPOOL

Welshpool Town Council has agreed to take over responsibility for the Meals on Wheels Service working with the existing volunteers.

20/08/2014 TOWN COUNCIL GAINS TOWN AWARDS

Welshpool Town Council has received 2 commendations and 2 awards by the National Active Towns Organisation as follows: 1. Country Park - regional winner for all Wales 2. Web Site - regional winner for all Wales 3. Community Plan 2014-2017 - Commendation for all Wales 4. Motte and Bailey (with Powys County Council) - Commendation for all Wales

17/07/2014 CINEMA FILMS TO RETURN TO WELSHPOOL

Fliks in the Stiks has teamed up with Welshpool Town Council to provide a monthly cinema showing in the Town Hall.

25/06/2014 TOWN COUNCIL TO TAKE STAND OVER ONE WAY SYSTEM

The Town Council has been seeking alterations to the Welshpool One Way System for over a year and has decided that the works are now urgent.

25/06/2014 CHARTER SIGNED BETWEEN PCC AND WTC

A charter for joint working has been signed between Powys County Council and Welshpool Town Council.

18/06/2014 MID WALES HEALTH STUDY

Town Council to help with Study in North Montgomeryshire

10/06/2014 AIR SHOW ATTRACTS RECORD NUMBERS

The 2014 Air Show presented the Red Arrows, Vulcan, Typhoon, Tucano, Wing Walkers, Battle of Britain Flights alongside a transport festival.

31/05/2014 WOOFATHON ATTRACTS DOG WALKERS

The first Woofathon for Dogs was held on Saturday 31st May in Welshpool.

12/05/2014 DOL Y FELIN PLAYGROUND

New swings are ready for the summer.

25/04/2014 ALCOHOL ORDER FOR WELSHPOOL

Welshpool Town Council has submitted an application to Powys County Council for a DPPO (alcohol controls) with regard to street drinking.

25/04/2014 COMMUNITY PLAN APPROVED

The Town Council has set out its plans following public consultation with a new Community Plan for the period 2014 to 2017.

30/03/2014 ALLOTMENTS COMING SOON

The Town Council has two allotment site coming on stream soon.

29/03/2014 COMMUNITY AWARDS FOR 2014

Call for local hero's.

29/03/2014 NEW SWING FOR DOL Y FELIN

New swings on order.

23/03/2014 KEEP WELSHPOOL TIDY WEEK

Keep Welshpool Tidy week comes to an end with help from any individuals and groups.

15/03/2014 RED ARROWS COME TO 2014 AIR SHOW

The Bob Jones Memorial Air Show is to take place on Sunday 8th June. The Show is run by Welshpool Town Council with Mid Wales Airport. Entry is £5 (£3 for school age children)

15/02/2014 CARNIVAL QUEEN & ATTENDANTS

The Carnival will be appointing a Carnival Queen with 2 attendants on Friday 9th May.

13/02/2014 WOOFFATHON - Saturday 31st May 2014

Wooffathon Details released.

12/02/2014 ALN SCHOOL PROPOSALS

Powys County Council consultation on ALN is responded to by Welshpool Town Council.

12/02/2014 COMMUNITY PLAN FOR WELSHPOOL

The Community Plan consultation is starting on Monday 17th February and runs until Sunday 23rd March. You can do the survey online or call into the Tourist Information Office.

05/02/2014 IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS

Irresponsible dog owners take note.

30/01/2014 TOWN COUNCIL SETS BUDGET

The Council has set its budget for the year 2014-2015.

20/01/2014 COMMUNITY PLAN 2014-2017

The Town Council will be conducting a consultation with regard to the new Community Plan for Welshpool for the period 2014 to 2017.

10/01/2014 COMMUNITY AWARDS 2014

Do know of a local hero, if you do the Town Council would like to hear from you.

25/12/2013 WELSH CRAZY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Welsh Crazy Golf Championships are coming to Welshpool on Monday 25th August 2014. Please click on headings below for information.

24/12/2013 CAMBRIAN RAIL SURVEY

The survey carried out by the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Liaison Committee has been published.

23/12/2013 MOTTE AND BAILEY WELSHPOOL NOW WITH TOWN COUNCIL

On Monday 23rd December leases exchanged between the owners and the Town Council.

17/12/2013 ALLOTMENTS NEARLY THERE

Two sites for allotments have been found and are close to being available.

17/12/2013 BROOKFIELD ROAD PLAYGROUND OPENS

The infant playground at Brookfield Road is now open.

07/11/2013 ART PROJECT FOR CENTRE OF TOWN

An art project is to proceed located on land around the Tourist Information Office.

20/10/2013 CAMBRIAN RAIL SURVEY

A survey to support improved services on the Main line comes to an end.

20/10/2013 THE TOWN REMEMBERS TEGWYN EVANS MBE

A service the celebrate the life a remarkable man.

26/09/2013 THE TOWN REMEMBERS APRIL JONES

Hundreds met at the Town Hall on 26th September.

24/09/2013 PUBLIC TOILETS SECURED FOR WELSHPOOL

The Town Council has taken control of the town's public toilets.

26/08/2013 COUNTRY PARK OPENS

The new country park near the Flash is ready to open.

25/07/2013 CYCLE ROUTES FOR WELSHPOOL

The County Council has secured £118,00 funding from the Welsh Assembly for new cycle routes.

17/07/2013 AWARD FOR COUNCIL

Active Market Towns give an award to Welshpool Town Council for their regneration and community plans.

12/06/2013 WELSHPOOL YELLOW LINE REVIEW

The Town Council Planning, Development and Environment Committee has considered the review and has made a recommendation to the Full Council.

10/06/2013 AIR SHOW BIGGEST EVER

The Air Show on 9th June was a success.

08/06/2013 WIND FARM PUBLIC INQUIRY UPDATE

The first week of the inquiry ends with it all resuming on 3rd September

06/06/2013 YOUTH COUNCIL ATTEND PUBLIC INQUIRY

As the wind farms public inquiry gets under way on 4th June the Youth Council is there to put the case for young people.

06/06/2013 WIND FARM PUBLIC INQUIRY

The public inquiry into wind farms and a 132 kva power line along the Severn Valley gets under way.

23/05/2013 COUNCIL ATTENDANCE FIGURES 2013

The annual report of attendance at the Council and Committee Meetings is now available.

18/05/2013 Anti Social Behaviour Survey

Council seeking information to enable action to be taken to tackle anti social behaviour in the town.

18/05/2013 YELLOW LINE REVIEW

Welshpool on street traffic measures are being reviewed.

16/05/2013 WIND FARM PUBLIC INQUIRY

Welshpool Town Council has decided to give its evidence with regard to the inquiry via the Montgomeryshire Local Council Forum.

30/04/2013 POWIS CASTLE GARDEN PARTY

Details of the Powis Castle Garden Party.

27/04/2013 DOG CONTROL COMMITTEE

Town Council seeks volunteers.

20/04/2013 AIR SHOW 2013

Vulcan Bomber joins Lancaster and Spitfire at Air Show

28/03/2013 MAYORS CALENDAR COMPETITION

The Mayor of Welshpool is seeking photographs for the next years calendar.

28/03/2013 DOG CONTOL ORDER DETAILS

The Town Council has confirmed some dog control orders which will come into effect on 1st June 2013.

25/03/2013 MARKET HALLS CAFE HAS WiFi

You can get free WiFi in the cafe of the Markets.

25/03/2013 WiFi comes to the Tourist Information Centre

New Wifi is available at the Tourist Information Office.

25/03/2013 TOWN GUIDE & EVENTS LEAFLETS

Both the Town Guide & Events Booklet for Welshpool have arrived.

17/03/2013 EASTER EGG & DRAGON HUNT

Complete the hunt and get a free Easter Egg and a certificate.

08/03/2013 POWIS GARDEN PARTY ANNOUNCED

Welshpool Town Council has teamed up with Powis Castle and the National Trust.

22/02/2013 WIND FARM PUBLIC INQUIRY UPDATE

Public Inquiry surveys complete. Local Council Forum Evidence being prepared.

28/01/2013 AIR SHOW with TRANSPORT FESTIVAL - 9th June 2013

The Air Show is well into planning stages.

19/01/2013 WIND FARMS - PUBLIC INQUIRY

Welshpool prepares its case for the public inquiry.

05/01/2013 Regeneration Plan for Welshpool

A plan to help the Town Centre

24/12/2012 One Way System Welshpool

The County Council has completed its review of the one way system.

20/12/2012 WELSHPOOL TOWN PLAN 2013

The Town Council is seeking to adopt its new revised Town Plan (setting out the Town Council's Policy) at their meeting at the end of January 2013.

17/12/2012 Town Council Charges held for 2013-2014

The Town Council has not increased any charges or tolls for next year.

17/12/2012 Events for 2013

The events list for 2013 is getting up to date.

17/12/2012 Wind Farms (TAN 8)

This is the Council Policy on TAN8 and its effects on Montgomeryshire

17/12/2012 Art Project for land by Tourist Office

The Town Council has received funding for a new art project.

13/12/2012 Flags and Sculpture for Tourist Information Office

Funding gained for flag poles and sculpture for Welshpool.

11/12/2012 One Way System Review

Town Council looses patience with County Council over time taken to complete the review.

01/12/2012 Country Park

The Council has secured land for a small country park near the Flash Leisure Centre.

04/11/2012 Fireworks Display 2012

Over 2,000 attend annual fireworks display at Maes-y-Dre on Saturday 4th November.

04/11/2012 Bus Shelter for Gungrog Road

Welshpool Town Council has approved the moving of a bus shelter to Gungrog Road.

23/10/2012 Leighton Farm Proposals

Powys County Council is to object to the application for a large cattle farm in Leighton.

18/10/2012 Town Hall revised programme ahead of schedule.

Scaffolding coming down over next month.

01/10/2012 Welcome to the new Welshpool Town Council Website

The Mayor of Welshpool, Cllr John Meredith, is pleased to welcome everyone to the new web site of Welshpool Town Council. The site will be updated most days with news and information for those living in or visiting Welshpool. Please note the new website name and email address www.welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk and town.clerk@welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk.

01/10/2012 Town Hall Works

Scaffolding coming down after completion of the first stage of the external woks.

16/09/2012 Race the train 2012

This year there were 54 entries (11 more than last year) with 15 managing to beat the train, 36 missing out and 2 retired.

15/09/2012 Welshpool Town Hall Works

The works to the Town Hall stonework are under way with much extra works found to be necessary.

04/09/2012 Tour of Britain Cycle Race

Friday 14th September.

01/09/2012 Town Centre Plan

The consultation period has finished with over 1,500 responses which will be used to help the Councillors formulate a future Plan for the Town Centre.

01/09/2012 Playgrounds for Welshpool Children

There are three new playgrounds planned to be in place during 2013.

26/08/2012 Town Plan Review

The responses from the Town Plan Questionnaire have now all been received with over 1,500 received. Thank you. A full report will be presented to the Council during September with a draft plan expected in October 2012.

22/08/2012 Motte and Bailey Project

An Agreement has been reached on the project which will be taken forward by Powys County Council. The project includes a new car park and access, improvements to the Castle with public access and retention of the bowling green.

15/08/2012 Playgrounds

The two new playgrounds due to be constructed at Brookfield Road are now the subject of their planning applications. It is hoped that the first playground will be ready for use early in the spring.

14/08/2012 County Park

The new playground, picnic area and open space to be provided by the Flash is proceeding well. It is hoped that the facility could be available before the summer of 2013.

01/06/2012 Welshpool Town Council - Jubilee Shop Window Competition

Over 60 window displays were judged by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Welshpool, they were all great. ‘It was difficult to pick a winner and there were so many which we would highly commend’ said Cllr John Meredith the Mayor.

16/05/2012 Cllr John Meredith to be new mayor

At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council held on 16th May Cllr John Meredith was elected to the position of Mayor for the ensuing year.

16/05/2012 Welshpool Town Centre Review

The council aims to complete a review of the Town Centre Plan in conjunction with the electorate. The consultation will cover the following areas: Road pattern; Future shopping development; Car Parking; Loading and unloading; Markets; Other business uses; Themes for the plan and The Portas Report on regeneration. The plan will also need to take into account the emerging Local Development Plan being currently prepared by Powys County Council.

01/03/2012 Burgess Land Sale

This information is to bring you up to date with regard to the Burgesses’ Land development proposals as shown of the attached plan here.

15/02/2012 Information Points for Town Centre

A series of 42 inch information screens are to place at strategic sites around the town to enable visitors to find out more about the town.

14/12/2011 101 is the Number

Remember 101 is the Number. On TV room 101 was great but telephone 101 is more important! The Police number for non emergencies is easy to remember, it is 101. Remember 101 is the Number.

13/12/2011 Farmers Market Moves From Welshpool Town Centre

The Farmers Market which is held on the 1st Friday of each month has moved to Coed-Y-Dinas.

19/10/2011 Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

A presentation was given by the NHS Trust which gave a detailed account of the future plans for both Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals and how these proposals affect Mid Wales in particular. The Committee AGREED to support the proposals and welcomed the changes.

18/07/2011 New Playground for Maes-Y-Dre Recreation Ground

A state of the art playground was today open bt Cllr Estelle Bleivas at Maes-y-dre Recreation Ground. The total cost of the works is approx £45,000.

27/04/2011 CCTV cameras to protect the New Playground at Maes-Y-Dre Recreation Ground

Following vandalism of the new play ground at Maes-y-dre Recreation Ground CCTV cameras will monitor the area and anyone caught will be prosecuted.