Glangrwyney Village Hall Social Evening

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Glangrwyney Village Hall

Serving the Community of Llangenny & Glangrwyney

The Trustees of the Village Hall cordially invite all residents and hall users to a

Social Evening and brief AGM

on Friday, 21st September from 7:30pm.

Free refreshments including cheese and wine.

7:30 refreshments available
8:00 Brief AGM (15-20 mins)

To vote at the AGM you must be over 18, living within the electoral wards of Glangrwyney or Llangenny and entered onto the electoral register.

To hire the hall contact the Chairman, P Bowker on 01873 811533
Website:  glangrwyneyvillagehall.co.ik

Are you eligible to pay less council tax?

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The Welsh Government has produced a document to explain about Council Tax and in particular where reductions may apply.

To see if you are eligible to pay less click on the following link below:

Council Tax – Eligibility for Reductions (Guidance)

Want cheaper electricity?

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

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Notice of Appt of Date for Exercise of Elector's RightsLocal government accounts notice

2018/19 Police Precept Consultation

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The Police & Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, is running a public consultation on police funding, and would like to ask for your assistance .

Local policing is funded from a Home Office grant, as well as contributions from the public via the Council Tax, known as the police precept. Decisions made in recent years have resulted in less money being available to deliver vital services for our communities, and with the continued threats of cuts from central government alongside the recently announced review of the funding formula it is a critical time for Police funding.  Mr Llywelyn firmly believes the public should have a strong voice in the decision to make changes to the public’s contribution through the Council Tax and that once agreed, the impact is clearly explained.

Funding decisions must be translated into impact on services, and if the budget is cut, the public must realise what might be lost. On the other hand, if the decision is to increase the contributions, it is important that the public feel that they are getting value for money and a tangible benefit from the increase.

The questions Mr Llywelyn would like to seek the public’s views on are included on this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SZ9956P

The survey includes detail on the impact that various changes to the police precept would have both on the public’s purse, and also on the overall policing budget.

The survey ends on the 15/12/2017.


Black Mountains Land Use Partnership awarded grant of just over 1 million

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The Black Mountains Land Use Partnership has been successful in securing a grant of £1,004,155.00 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) for its Sustainable Management Scheme project funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. This will ensure that the partnership can move forward in its aim to promote continued improvement, restoration and sustainable management of the natural resources of the Black Mountains, an iconic expanse of upland common that spans Wales and England across the counties of Breconshire, Monmouthshire, and Herefordshire.

Bwlch yr Efengyl yn y Mynyddoedd Duon gan Valley Visuals- Gospel Pass i

The Gospel Pass in the Black Mountains by Valley Visuals

The pioneering partnership brings together key stakeholders in the area, including graziers from the Black Mountains Graziers Association and private land owners; Glanusk Estate, Tregoyd Estate, Bal Mawr/Bal Bach Estate, Duke of Beaufort Estate, Glanusk Estate, Michaelchurch Estate and Ffwddog Estate. Along with public land owning bodies including the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Natural Resources Wales, Natural England, Welsh Water and support from the Young Farmers Club. Working together the partners aim to improve the viability and quality of the traditional farming practices that contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources. Across the landscape of the Black Mountains these will include bracken management, heather regeneration, improvement of grazing land and the protection of peat resources. Planned improvements to livestock access will help with stock management and also provide a better visitor experience of the area. Local communities will be involved through developing a rural skills programme, engagement with schools and the creation of employment opportunities including two partnership ranger posts.

National Sheep Association Chief Executive and Chairman of the Black Mountains Land Use Partnership – Phil Stocker commented:
“The successful outcome of the SMS funding bid to the Welsh Government is very welcome news and the result of a huge amount of effort and commitment from all the partners working together in a process that has taken over a year. The Black Mountains is a living and working landscape that is dependent on the viability of hundreds of private businesses working within, and reliant on, an environment and landscape that is sustainable, attractive, and delivering multiple economic, environmental and social outcomes. This grant will not only make a huge difference to the future of its rural communities but also to the people who visit the area.  The learning gained through this work also has the potential to benefit many other communities in Wales and beyond and we are pleased and excited to now be able to start putting some of our plans into action.”

To find out more about how the Partnership are working follow them on Twitter @BMLUP and at www.blackmountains.wales

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