The VoGCC £1,000 Giveaway

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VoGCC £1,000 giveaway

The Calor Rural Community Fund is now OPEN!

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On 1st January 2026, unrecorded and under-recorded historic public rights of way will cease to exist.

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It’s scary to think how many routes, including some that we take for granted because ‘there has never been a problem’, could be lost forever if we don’t all do our bit to get them recorded on the definitive map before the 2026 deadline. The deadline is close, but THERE IS STILL TIME TO ACT!

Sarah Bucks and Phil Wadey, authors of the research guide: ‘Rights of Way: Restoring the Record’ run FREE TRAINING DAYS on researching and recording rights of way.

The training days are designed to help:

  • Check historic rights on a track;
  • Find extra evidence before a public inquiry;
  • Have confidence to visit an archive office;
  • Check which Act authorized which activities.

Training days in mid/South Wales, organized by Waters of Wales – WoW:

Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Newtown (Powys)

Sunday 24th March 2019 – Glasbury on Wye.

Open to all: BOOKING ESSENTIAL on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

BOOK BY EMAIL: admin@watersofwales.org stating which date/venue you wish to attend, and the names + email contact address of all attendees you are booking for.

THE TRAINING DAYS ARE FREE TO ATTEND.  The costs are borne by the Waters of Wales – WoW campaign, which campaigns for fair, shared, sustainable open access for ALL.  If you wish to contribute towards the costs, donations via PayPal to admin@watersofwales.org will be very welcome.

If you have any queries, please email admin@watersofwales.org, or visit the Facebook page where you can message the admin team:


Play Sufficiency in Powys

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Powys CC is required to complete the Welsh Government Assessment by March 2019

The Assessment requires a review and up to date status of Play Sufficiency Opportunities in Powys, which cover a range of different matters and requires the input and engagement of services, partners and organisations.

We would really appreciate if you would contribute to this Assessment by answering the questions below.

  • How do you feel about the play provision/opportunities in your area?
  • Do you feel there is anything missing? If so, what play opportunities/provision would you like to see?

An online survey for children and young people, aged 0-25 years has been put together to gather their views on play. Please can you share the below links with your communities. The deadline for responses is the 20th January 2019.

English – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NQ9DV2V

Welsh – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWQTFJM

Vale of Grwyne Newsletter

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The Community Council has combined resources with the Vale of Grwyne Parish to produce a newsletter (see link below).  With your help we plan to produce this every quarter.

So, if you have an local event you would like to publicise, local news or have an interesting tale or two please send details to  vogpaper@gmail.com

The link for our first edition is shown below – we hope you will enjoy it.   Let us know what you think!

Issue 1 – Vale of Grwyney News & Events – December 2018

Have you witnessed speeding along the A40?

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Following years of lobbying Welsh Government the Community Council was pleased when earlier this year traffic calming works were undertaken on the A40 in Glangrwyney and a pedestrian island constructed.

How effective the current measures prove will only be assessed over time however the Community Council believe additional measures, ie electronic speed signs, need to be provided to encourage drivers to stay within the 30 mph speed limit.  When the Council approached Welsh Government with this request it was informed a 3 year Speed Limit Review into road safety issues at over 600 sites on all trunk roads in Wales (including this section of the A40) is currently being undertaken and any works arising will be prioritised, as funding permits, over the next three to four years.

Whilst disappointed with this response the Community Council continues to monitor the position  and suggests if you witness dangerous driving or speeding in the village these concerns are reported to Go Safe, the Road Safety Partnership responsible for speed limit enforcement by clicking here 


Volunteers Needed!

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Volunteers NeededVolunteer by emailing:  johne@ctauk.org or call 01782 844 290

Do you want the time restrictions removed from Crickhowell’s lay-by?

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Crickhowell Town Council is petitioning the Welsh Assembly Government to get the one hour time restriction lifted from the lay-by at the eastern entrance to Crickhowell.

If you think the time restriction should be lifted you can sign the petition by clicking on this link.

New number for GP out of hours services

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Phone 111

Twinning Meeting

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Crickhowell once had a very successful twinning with a small town in Brittany.  The town, Scaer, is of similar size to Crickhowell and is famous for its truly spectacular carnival – See the Website Carnaval Scaer

Whilst the Twinning was up and running there were many visits to and from with families, schools and sports groups, and all gained from the cultural exchange.

A number of people have expressed the wish for this twinning to be re-established and in response Crickhowell Town Council is arranging a meeting to gauge the public interest and would also like to see what clubs and societies are interested in reforming links with their counterparts in France.

If you would like to see the twinning up and running again, please come to the Clarence Hall on Friday 12th October at 7:00pm


Notice of Conclusion of Audit

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit - Year ended 31 March 2018

Welsh Hearts Training Session

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The Community Council recently invited Welsh Hearts, a charity which has played a leading role in improving heart health in Wales to Llanbedr to provide training in CPR and the use of defibrillators.

Our trainer Liz provided clear instructions on how to perform CPR and demonstrated how easy defibrillators are to use.

Although we hope it won’t be necessary, Liz’s excellent training instilled confidence in how to cope with a life-threatening situation and explained that whilst we cannot guarantee to save a life, by doing CPR and using a defibrillator we have tried our very best…  and what more can anyone ask.

Thank you Liz…

Thank you Welsh Hearts

Welsh Hearts


Want cheaper electricity?

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Energy Local Crickhowell

Need funding for a project? The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme could help.

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The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is a new Welsh Government funding programme which provides grants of between £5,000 and £49,999 for local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill and fulfils certain criteria, details of which can be found online:


The next round of funding opens in October with a closing date of January 2019.

We hope to hold a meeting with all interested parties in October to discuss ideas, so, if you have a project, or idea for a community bid, please email the Council on  valeofgrwyneycc@gmail.com  or telephone 01873 890777

We look forward to hearing from you.


Power Up! Energy Advice

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Power Up


Want to help Marie Curie?

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Marie Curie

Notice of Appointment of Date for the Exercise of Elector’s Rights

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Review of Electoral Arrangements for the County of Powys

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Proposal to divert Public Footpath No 2 – Ty’n y Cae, Glangrwyney

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The Vale of Grwyney Community Council has been consulted on an application to move Public Footpath No 2 which currently lies just outside the curtilage of the dwelling at Ty’n-y-Cae, Glangrwyney to a largely parallel route next to the Grwyne Fawr River (albeit several metres from the river bank).  The proposed new route would be 3 metres wide and gated at one point only (see plan below).

Footpath No 2 - Page 1Footpath No 2 - Page 2The Community Council would welcome your views on this proposal.

Comments must be received before the 14th January 2018 and should be sent via the Clerk to the Council


Waste and recycling collections – update

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Residual waste (black bin) collections will take place two days later than usual for Powys households due a collection this week, the county council has confirmed.

Powys County Council suspended recycling and waste collections Monday and Tuesday this week (December 11 and 12) because of the substantial snowfall over the weekend which caused disruption across the county.

The council will now move residual waste collections back by two days for all households in the county and will start collecting later tomorrow morning (Wednesday, December 13).

This week’s recycling and food waste collections have been suspended and will not be collected.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “The substantial snowfall has disrupted waste and recycling collections across the county.  Although collections were suspended for two days this week, our waste and recycling collection staff were redeployed to help clear snow from the county’s roads.

“Residual waste collections due this week will be running two days later than planned. So Monday’s collection will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) and so on with Friday’s collection taking place on Sunday, December 17.

“However, there will be some parts of the county we may not be able to get to because of the road conditions. We will try and collect from those areas when road conditions improve.

“To help us concentrate on the residual waste collections, we have decided to suspend recycling and food waste collections for this week so we are asking households to hold onto it and put it out for collection next week.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause for householders. We will make every effort to restore our waste collections back to normal as soon as we can.”

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