Cancer programme supports parkwalk promotion

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Cancer programme supports parkwalk promotion
5 October 2022 During October parkrun organisers are inviting Powys residents who don't wish to run the 5k distance, to walk it instead.  The offer and message that you can "walk it" is being supported by the Improving the Cancer Journey in Powys programme - a Macmillan funded programme - which is supporting people during

Energy bill support scheme scammers

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Energy bill support scheme scammers
5 October 2022 Powys residents are being urged to be on their guard against energy rebate scammers. Reports of scam emails and text messages are increasing, with fake communications often claiming to be about energy rebates from Ofgem, the independent energy regulator, or the UK Government. The messages claim that the recipient is due an

Co-working and meeting facilities now available in Knighton

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Co-working and meeting facilities now available in Knighton
5 October 2022 Knighton & District Community Centre and Library are pleased to offer the perfect space for co-working for anyone looking for a quiet, calm space to work locally with like-minded others. The four desk co-working room is part of a digital community hubs pilot project, funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund and

Newtown Household Waste Recycling Centre will be closed for three days...

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Newtown Household Waste Recycling Centre will be closed for three days from Monday 17 October
4 October 2022 Essential planned works to upgrade the site's drainage system, will take place from Monday 17 October until Friday 21 October, with the centre reopening on Saturday 22 October. Although the works will take five days to complete, they have been scheduled to ensure that the centre is only closed to the public

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng to host open day

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Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng to host open day
3 October 2022 Parents in the Welshpool area considering a bilingual education for their child will have an opportunity to tour the new Welsh-medium school that is being built in the town. Powys County Council is building a new 150-place school for Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng which will include early years and community facilities. The

Primary and junior school applications now open

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Primary and junior school applications now open
3 October 2022 Applications are now open for children starting primary and junior school in September 2023, Powys County Council has said. Parents or carers have until Friday 6 January 2023 to complete their application. Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: "All parents/carers are encouraged to complete this application as soon

Help with fuel costs now available

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Help with fuel costs now available
3 October 2022 Grants for helping with fuels cost are now available from Powys County Council and eligible residents are being encouraged to apply online. Any households getting certain benefits may be entitled to a one-off payment of £200 from Powys Council to provide some support towards paying fuel bills as part of the Welsh

Family Centre in Welshpool set to open next month

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Family Centre in Welshpool set to open next month
30 September 2022 Work to refurbish the Oldford infant school site in Welshpool to create an Integrated Family Centre in the area is now complete.  The Welshpool Integrated Family Centre opening on 10th October 2022 will be a "one stop shop" providing services and support to children, young people and their families. The centre will

Viability work starts on establishing Welsh-medium education in mid Powys

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Viability work starts on establishing Welsh-medium education in mid Powys
30 September 2022 Work to explore the possibility of establishing Welsh-medium education at a new location in mid Powys has begun, the county council has said. Powys County Council is investigating the viability of establishing Welsh-medium education in the current Llanfihangel Rhydithon C.P. School building in Dolau near Llandrindod Wells. A key element of the

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