Have your say on public participation

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Have your say on public participation
29 September 2022 The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 requires all local authorities to prepare a Public Participation Strategy setting out how they will encourage local people to participate in decision-making. Powys County Council believes all stakeholders, including residents, partners, and businesses should have opportunities to participate and engage, so their voices influence

Financial plans to be reviewed

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Financial plans to be reviewed
26 September 2022 Surging inflation and rocketing energy costs will have a significant impact on Powys County Council's financial planning for this and future financial years, the Cabinet has been warned. The County Council approved a Medium-Term Financial Strategy in March setting out its spending plans until 2027 but recent world events have meant that

Driver Theory Refresher workshops available for mature drivers

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Driver Theory Refresher workshops available for mature drivers
22 September 2022 Are you aged over 65 and living in Powys?  Mature drivers are being given the opportunity to revise and improve their road knowledge by taking advantage of a free, online driver theory course, organised by the county council. The newly updated course will cover the recent changes to the Highway Code and

Annual self-assessment report published – Powys County Council

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Annual self-assessment report published – Powys County Council
22 September 2022 Powys County Council's first corporate self-assessment report is now available to view on its website. Covering April 2021 to March 2022, the document collates information gathered from a variety of sources, demonstrating how the Council: Exercises its functions effectively Uses resources economically, efficiently, and effectively Is underpinned by effective governance The aim

Cabinet to consider outline business case for new primary school

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Cabinet to consider outline business case for new primary school
21 September 2022 Exciting plans that could transform education for south Powys learners move a step closer if Cabinet give the go-ahead to submit plans to the Welsh Government. Powys County Council is planning to build a new 150-place dual stream primary school to replace Sennybridge C.P. School's current building. The council's strategic outline case

Ysgol Bro Hyddgen – Powys County Council

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Ysgol Bro Hyddgen – Powys County Council
21 September 2022 Revised plans to construct a replacement building for a north Powys all-through school are to be considered by Cabinet, the county council has announced. Powys County Council has been planning to provide a replacement building for Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, an all-through school in Machynlleth, since 2017. In November 2020, the council's combined

Have your say on public participation

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Have your say on public participation
21 September 2022 The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 requires all local authorities to prepare a Public Participation Strategy setting out how they will encourage local people to participate in decision-making. Powys County Council believes all stakeholders, including residents, partners, and businesses should have opportunities to participate and engage, so their voices influence

Secondary school applications now open

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Secondary school applications now open
20 September 2022 Applications are now open for children starting secondary school in September 2023, Powys County Council has said. Parents or carers of children who are now in Year Six have until Friday 11 November 2022 to complete their application. Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: "All parents/carers are encouraged

Town centres in mid-Wales to benefit from additional Placemaking funding

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Town centres in mid-Wales to benefit from additional Placemaking funding
20 September 2022 The Welsh Government's Placemaking Grant funding for the mid-Wales region will see an investment of £5.08 million to help revitalise Powys and Ceredigion town centres over the next three years. As part of the wider Transforming Towns regeneration programme, the Placemaking Grant is designed to offer broad and flexible support for a

No planned waste or recycling collections on Monday 19 September

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No planned waste or recycling collections on Monday 19 September
13 September 2022 As a mark of respect for the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Powys County Council has confirmed that there will be no planned waste or recycling collections on this coming bank holiday, Monday 19 September. "Normally the crews always plan to work over the bank holidays to avoid causing undue disruption

Council services – 19/9/22 – Powys County Council

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Council services – 19/9/22 – Powys County Council
13 September 2022 Following the announcement of the bank holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral on Monday (19 September), Powys County Council will be making the following service changes: Waste & RecyclingThere will be no planned waste or recycling collections on 19 September.The waste and recycling collections next week, including garden waste

Cost of living crisis and warm spaces

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Cost of living crisis and warm spaces
13 September 2022 As the cost of living crisis worsens and with winter approaching, Powys County Council intends to do everything it can to support its residents during these difficult times. However, the council will need help and support from its partners as well as community groups and organisations across the county and work together