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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Review of Powts

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.”

Houses of Parliament

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Members of the Vale of Grwyney Community Council recently enjoyed a tour of Westminster Palace courtesy of the Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, Chris Davies.

 Chris Davies

The tour commenced with a walk through the Queen’s Robing Room, along the ornate Lord’s Long Room into the House of Lords, then the House of Commons ending in Westminster Hall.

Following this Councillors were invited by Chris Davies MP to join him for a Question & Answer session in one of the Committee Rooms which provided an ideal opportunity to discuss many of the issues facing our community.

Members agreed it was a fantastic opportunity which they thoroughly enjoyed.  

Town and Community Council Review

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Help Llanbedr School win £5,000

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Llanbedr School has been nominated for an Aviva Community Fund award and, with your help, could win a grant of £5000 to make improvements to its playground and pond area.


The school has got through the first round.  It now needs to get as many votes as possible, to get through to the final.

Please show your support by clicking on the following link before 21st November 2017:

Vote for Llanbedr School 

The link will ask you to register, you then get 10 votes which you can give to the project.

Please help Llanbedr School… and spread the word.. !!

Aviva Community Award

Llangenny Playground needs YOU

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You may have noticed the playground in Llangenny is undergoing a huge transition with an array of exciting new play equipment currently in the process of installation.

The Friends of Llangenny Playground must be congratulated as they, with the support of the Church, have worked tirelessly to raise over £30,000 to transport the playground into the 21st Century.  The playground will provide areas suited to both tots and teens… and (hopefully) grown ups too… !!  Whilst The Friends have done a fantastic job funding is still required to enable them to fulfil their dreams of installing training equipment for adults, as well as towards maintenance/insurance costs, etc…. so… now…the power is in your hands…..

The Friends have applied to TESCOs via their charity bag scheme for grant funding of at least £1,000.   So, if you shop in TESCOs please show your support by placing your blue tokens in the box supporting Llangenny Playground…  Even if you don’t normally shop at TESCOs, please pop in… for an item or two … (and a token or two..)    After all……. “Every little helps…!”


Recording the history of the Vale.

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Are you free sometime between 10am – 5pm on the weekend of the April 29/30th (Llanbedr Village Hall)  and/or May 6/7th (Llangenny School Hall)?  

Young people 50 plus, are invited to help record the history of the Vale as part of the Gwanwyn Festival festival this summer

Join local company PuppetSoup and other local residents as part of the Gwanwyn Festival celebrating the history and lives of the people of the Vale.

Over two weekends we will collect an array of stories about the Vale of Grwyne to bring the community together and create an archive of life in the Vale.

Enjoy two weekends of drop-in workshops to share your stories, record your local history and learn new skills such as puppet-making, crafts and theatre.

PuppetSoup will help you to create a community memory box that can be shared with families and generations to come.  How this memory box takes shape is up to you, the community,  but could take the form of written or recorded storytelling, a short performance, a song, a piece of art or photographs of puppets that you make.

Whether you have a story to tell or would just like to help support this event, you would be very welcome to come along and join in!

All community contributions are welcome and each day will be different.  You need no particular skills to join in, just come along and have a go!

Fun and free with meals , teas, cakes and refreshments included!
Come and help record the history of the Vale.
Supported by the Parish of Grwyne, Chris the Vicar and Gwanwyn Festival 2017

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