New Start Centre expands education provision

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New Start Centre expands education provision
30 November 2022 An education setting in Brecon has expanded its provision to support learners aged 6-11 overcome barriers to learning, the county council has confirmed.The New Start Centre, Powys County Council's Pupil Referral Unit in Brecon, has been providing alternative education provision to secondary school-aged learners since 2014. It supports the individual needs of

Still time to submit potential development sites

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Still time to submit potential development sites
30 November 2022 Residents, landowners, developers and community councils still have time to identify suitable land that can meet the needs of their local community.Powys County Council has started a three-and-a-half-year process to prepare its new Replacement Local Development Plan which will cover all of Powys, excluding the Brecon Beacons National Park.The Replacement Local Development

Powys Veterans Urged to Get Involved in Survey

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Powys Veterans Urged to Get Involved in Survey
29 November 2022 Powys armed forces veterans are being urged to take part in a UK-wide Office of National Statistics veteran's survey to learn more about their needs.Powys County Council Deputy Leader and Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Matthew Dorrance said the survey launched earlier this month aimed to learn more about veterans and their families

Cabinet Assistants – Powys County Council

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Cabinet Assistants – Powys County Council
29 November 2022 The Leader of Powys County Council has announced the appointment of two Cabinet Assistants to support the work of portfolio holders in key areas.The new assistants will have specific roles, attend and contribute to cabinet meetings but they will not have voting powers. The roles will support the work of portfolio holders

Four-day school week option removed by council

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Four-day school week option removed by council
29 November 2022 Schools in Powys will not move to a four-day week to reduce running costs, the county council has confirmed.To help support schools with the pressures they face due to increasing energy and inflationary costs, Powys County Council has produced a financial management toolkit which included ideas on how to reduce costs around

Two-year jail sentence for rogue trader

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Two-year jail sentence for rogue trader
28 November 2022 A rogue trader who defrauded a retired Powys resident into paying £60,000 for construction work that was substandard and incomplete has been given a two-year prison sentence.Leslie James Smith of Pershore, Worcestershire was prosecuted by Powys County Council's Trading Standards Service after carrying out work at a property in Felindre.Smith, who pleaded

New compulsory biosecurity and housing measures to further protect against avian...

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New compulsory biosecurity and housing measures to further protect against avian influenza
28 November 2022 Poultry owners in Powys are being urged by the county council to prepare for new biosecurity and housing measures that will come into force later this week.The biosecurity and housing requirements for poultry and captive birds in Wales, which come into force on Friday, 2 December, are being taken to get ahead

Vision for the Future – we want your views

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Vision for the Future – we want your views
28 November 2022 Powys County Council has a new vision for the future, and it is quite simple - Stronger Fairer Greener.The vision is simple the delivery is not and will challenge the county council in more ways than ever before."The cabinet has been discussing the vision since the summer, it will be the foundation

Work to begin on improving walking and cycling links between Builth...

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Work to begin on improving walking and cycling links between Builth Wells and Llanelwedd
24 November 2022 Work to introduce an improved walking and cycling route between Llanelwedd and Builth Wells will begin early next month (5 December).The route for the shared use path was identified and agreed during previous public consultations on the county's Active Travel Network Maps. To be funded by the Welsh Government Safe Routes in

Creating canals for everyone to enjoy

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Creating canals for everyone to enjoy
24 November 2022 Developing connections along the two canal corridors within Powys is the focus of the Canals, Communities and Wellbeing project and, whether you're a resident or a visitor to Powys, we'd love to know what you think about our canals.Until 11 January 2023 we're gathering your thoughts and comments so that we can

Flood review – Powys County Council

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Flood review – Powys County Council
21 November 2022 A review of all flood defences in Ystradgynlais is underway after nearly 50 properties suffered internal damage following torrential rain earlier this month.The review, which will include feedback from residents, elected members and businesses, will assess what areas worked and where additional strengthening is needed after a month's rainfall in less than

Gwernyfed High School – Powys County Council

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Gwernyfed High School – Powys County Council
21 November 2022 A team of senior education officers will work with a Powys secondary school following a disappointing Estyn inspection, the county council has confirmed.Officers from Powys County Council, including school improvement officers, will support Gwernyfed High School after it was placed in 'special measures' by Estyn following a recent inspection.Cllr Pete Roberts, Powys