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Following the pandemic the Council has now returned to face to face meetings, alternating between Llangenny School Hall and Glangrwyney Village Hall.   Councillors and members of the public have the option of joining “virtually” via the video conferencing platform “Zoom”. 

Members of the public are welcome to attend to observe, however to speak need to apply under the Council’s  Public Speaking Policy.

Log-in details for meetings can be obtained by clicking on the link below or contacting the Clerk

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Meeting ID: 709 222 7948  Passcode: VoG160123

If you are unable to join via the internet the meeting can be accessed via mobile or landline using the numbers below:

Mobile:

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2022
Agenda – 16th January 2023 cp
Agenda – 19th December 2022 – cp
Agenda – 21st November 2022 cp
Agenda – 17th October 2022 cp
No meeting in September 2022

Agenda – 15th August 2022 – cp
Agenda – 8th August 2022
Agenda – 18th July 2022 – cp

Agenda – 20th June 2022 – cp
Agenda – Annual Meeting 16th May 2022 – cp
Agenda – 25th April 2022 – cp
Agenda – 21st March 2022 – cp
Agenda – 21st February 2022 – cp
Agenda – 17th January 2022 

2021

Agenda – 20th December 2021 – cp
Agenda – 6th December 2021
Agenda – 15th November 2021
Agenda – 18th October 2021
Agenda – 20th September 2021
Agenda – 16th August 2021
Agenda – 19th July 2021
Agenda – 21st June 2021
Agenda Annual Meeting – 17th May 2021
Agenda – 19th April 2021
Agenda – 6th April 2021
Agenda – 15th March 2021
AGENDA – 15th February 2021
Agenda-23rd-January-2021 – CANCELLED
Agenda – 18th January 2021
Agenda – 11th January 2021 –  CANCELLED

2020

Agenda – 21st December 2020
Agenda – 16th November 2020
Agenda – Annual Meeting – 19th October 2020
Agenda – 21st September 2020
Agenda – 15th September 2020
Agenda – 17th August 2020
Agenda – 20th July 2020
Agenda – 15th June 2020
Agenda – 14th May 2020
Agenda – 23rd March 2020 – CANCELLED
Agenda – 16th March 2020
Agenda – 17th February 2020
Agenda – 20th January 2020

2019

Agenda – 30th December 2019
Agenda – 16th December 2019
Agenda – 18th November 2019
Agenda – 21st October 2019
Agenda – 16th September 2019
Agenda – 27th August 2019
Agenda – 19th August 2019
Agenda – 15th July.2019
Agenda – 17th June 2019
Agenda – Annual Meeting – 20th May 2019
Agenda – 15th April 2019
Agenda – 18th March 2019
Agenda – 18th February 2019
Agenda -21st January 2019

2018

Agenda – 17th December 2018
Agenda – 19th November 2018
Agenda – 15th October 2018
Agenda – 17th September 2018 
Agenda – 20th August 2018
Agenda – 16th July 2018
Agenda – 18th June 2018
Agenda – Annual Meeting 21st May 2018
Agenda – 16th April 2018
Agenda – 19th March 2018
Agenda – 19th February 2018
Agenda – 15th January 2018

2017

Agenda – 18th December 2017
Agenda – 20th November 2017
Agenda – 16th October 2017
Agenda – 18th September 2017
Agenda – 21st August 2017
Agenda – 17th July 2017
Agenda – 19th June 2017
Agenda Annual Meeting 15th May 2017
Agenda – 24th April 2017
Agenda – 20th March 2017
Agenda-20th-February-2017
agenda-16th-january-2017

2016

Agenda- 19th December 2016
Agenda 21st November 2016
Agenda-17th-October-2016
Agenda-19th-September-2016
Agenda – 15th August 2016
Agenda – 11th July 2016
Agenda – 20th June 2016
Agenda Annual Meeting 16th May 2016.doc
Agenda – 18th April 2016
Agenda – 21st March 2016
Agenda – 15th February 2016
Agenda – 18th January 2016

2015

Agenda – 21st December 2015
Agenda – 16th November 2015
Agenda – 19th October 2015
Agenda – 2nd October 2015
Agenda – 17th August 2015
Agenda – 20th July 2015
Agenda – 15th June 2015
Agenda-Annual-Meeting-18th-May-2015
Agenda – 20th April 2015
Agenda – 16th March 2015
Agenda 16th February 2015
Agenda – 19th January 2015

Council Meetings

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The Council normally meets on the third Monday of the month rotating between each of the village halls.  Meetings start at 7.30pm.

Occasionally a change of date or venue may be necessary, so please check if you plan to attend.

The Public are welcome to attend but not permitted to address the Council without submitting a request to the Clerk to the Council at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.  All requests must comply with the Public Speaking Policy.

Priority Services Register – are you eligible for help from your energy supplier?

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The Priority Services Register is a free support service that makes sure extra help is available to people in vulnerable situations.

You are eligible for support if you:

  • have reached your state pension age
  • are disabled or have a long-term medical condition
  • are recovering from an injury
  • have a hearing or sight condition
  • have a mental health condition
  • are pregnant or have young children
  • have extra communication needs (such as if you don’t speak or read English well)
  • need to use medical equipment that requires a power supply
  • have poor or no sense of smell
  • would struggle to answer the door or get help in an emergency.

You might still be able to register for other reasons if your situation isn’t listed. For example, if you need short-term support after a stay in hospital. 

Get help from your supplier – Priority Services Register | Ofgem

There is also a Priority Services Register maintained by Welsh Water so make sure to contact them.

https://contact.dwrcymru.com/en/priority-services-register

Warm spaces directory launched

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A directory that lists places that can offer Powys people a warm welcome this winter has been launched by the county council.

Powys County Council’s Warm Spaces Directory is made up of libraries, community centres, churches and other places that are opening their doors to anyone who needs them.

The council has worked together with its partners as well as community groups and other organisations across the county to provide this network of warm spaces, which can offer Powys people a warm welcome this winter and a chance to socialise, work or take part in activities whilst keeping warm.

The directory can be found by visiting www.powys.gov.uk/costofliving – the council’s cost of living information hub. The warm spaces directory will be available in Welsh shortly.

The information hub, which was launched in October, has a wide range of information in one place to ensure people know what help is already available and how to access it.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “The cost of living crisis that the UK is experiencing is putting unprecedented pressures on people, who will be forced to make tough decisions about when and what they eat, what they can do in life, and when they can afford to heat their home.

“The warm space network can offer Powys people a warm welcome this winter and a chance to socialise, work or take part in activities whilst keeping warm.

“I would like to thank those organisations that have come forward to provide a warm space this winter.  They will be making a positive difference to our communities and will be helping Powys people during this crisis.”

Community groups and other organisations in Powys who are willing to provide a warm space can still fill in an Expression of Interest form by visiting www.powys.gov.uk/costofliving and clicking Creating warm spaces for Powys.

Launch of Green Living Guide for Powys

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The launch of a new green guide for Powys residents and businesses will be a ‘go to’ place for environmentally friendly suppliers, and a range of actions to take part in to create a greener, more cohesive and more prosperous Powys.#

Photo: Jackie Charlton, Powys County Council Cabinet Member for A Greener Powys
Credit: Vlad Morozov

After much preparation and expert input, Powys Action on the Climate Emergency (PACE) has produced an interactive website for people and organisations across the county. It will enable anyone to get involved and share ideas on how individuals can make small but significant contributions to helping fight the crisis affecting the climate and nature.

“From taking easy steps to make sure your bank or pension fund is not investing your money in planet wrecking business, to knowing which phone to buy to minimise its environmental footprint, we want all to share ideas and experiences” said the project coordinator Diana Allen.

“Wherever you live in the county, there are simple, small, low or no cost tweaks people can make, and the more that follow your example, the more effect it has. Powys is a big county, and this website aims to bring people and communities together, as ‘Team Powys’.

“Green community organisations and businesses can list on the site and create their own page. Organisers of environment friendly events can post here – all for free. Online is a great way to network every corner of our large County”.

PICTURE OF POWYS LANDSCAPE

Powys based green businesses are encouraged to list themselves on the guide, so residents can easily find them, buy local and ‘greenswap’ – that is, swapping your usual brand for an environmentally friendly version. The aim is to help the entire county community to work together for the planet, the local economy and the future, creating a greener and more prosperous Powys.

Cllr Charlton said “We all know that the worlds temperature is rising, we all know we have a climate emergency on our hands, but that doesn’t mean to say that we can’t do something about it.”

She continued, “There has never been a better time for young and old, town and country, to come together and join forces to secure a sustainable and prosperous future. The Green Guide is here to help all of us do just that.”

The launch will be online on Monday 5th December at 7.30pm. Information at www.pacepowys.cymru/Powys-Green-Guide-Launch

View above Llanrhaeadr

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Photo: Powys landscape – overlooking Dyffryn Tanat
Credit: Diana Allen

Contacts

Lisa Sture
Powys Green Guide
07971148531
contact@powysgreenguide.cymru

Diana Allen
PACE (Powys Action on the Climate Emergency)
079589623622
diana.allen@pavo.org.uk

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Are you eligible for extra support?

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Your Powys Voice

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Powys County Council launches cost of living information hub

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An information hub with advice and support about dealing with the cost of living has been launched, the county council has said.

Powys County Council has worked closely with local partner organisations to pull together a wide range of information in one place to ensure people know what help is already available and how to access it.

The online hub, which can be found at www.powys.gov.uk/costofliving, has been created to offer as much advice as possible to those in Powys who may need it during this time.

The hub has also been divided into sections for ease of access to information.  Those sections are:

Each section has useful information, guidance and advice that may help with a cost of living related problem. Phone numbers and webpage links to other services across Powys and the UK that may be able to help should you need more information on a specific issue are also available.

The council is also creating a network of warm spaces across Powys. These are places that can offer Powys people a warm welcome this winter and a chance to socialise, work or take part in activities whilst keeping warm. Details of these spaces will be added to the online cost of living hub shortly.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “As the cold winter months get closer, the impact of the cost of living crisis will be felt more now than before.

“Our new hub has been created to provide residents and communities with the latest information and advice to help them get through this difficult period.

“We want to make sure people in Powys can get the most up to date information about help, support and funding easily and quickly.  Our hub will be updated regularly, and we will continue to work with residents and our communities to mitigate the impacts of the cost of living crisis.”

To find out more about what help is available, visit www.powys.gov.uk/costofliving

Powys County Council’s Review of Education in the Crickhowell catchment

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Powys County Council is carrying out an area review of education in the Crickhowell catchment to identify how education will be delivered in the catchment in the future

As part of the area review, Powys County Council would be grateful if you could complete this initial questionnaire which will help it identify ideas for how to improve provision in the catchment in the future. The questionnaire will be open for 4 weeks.

After the 4 week period has ended, Powys County Council will prepare a report outlining the feedback received, and will develop a paper on the preferred way forward for the catchment, which will be considered by Powys County Council’s Cabinet early in 2023.

Following this, there will be further opportunities for stakeholders to give their views on the plans, either through further engagement, or through formal consultation processes, depending on the outcome of the first part of this work.

A link to the questionnaire can be found here: https://www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/crickhowell-area-review

Further information about the questionnaire is available by emailing transforming.education@powys.gov.uk or phoning 01597 826618.  

All responses must be received by Thursday 10th November 2022

Want a part-time job?

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Llanbedr School is looking for a part-time cleaner – 15 hours per week (3 hours a day after school).  

To apply please contact the school – 01873 810619.   

Enjoy baking?

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Calling all lovers of cake. The Great British Bake Off kneads you!

Applications for the Great British Bake Off series 14 are now open! Please apply using the link below.

www.applyforbakeoff.co.uk

Take Part in “The Great Big Green Week”

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Police are seeing a spike in scam reports

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Dyfed-Powys Police is warning people to be on their guard after an increase in reports of attempted scams in recent days.

DC Gareth Jordan from Dyfed-Powys Police’s Economic Crime Team said: “We have seen a spike in reports saying they have received phone calls from people pretending to be police officers and telling them that their credit card has been cloned.

“We’ve had 11 such calls in the past two days and they appear to be targeting the Ceredigion area.

“So far no-one has reported any losses but we may only be hearing from those that recognise this is a scam.

“Often the realisation of these crimes may come weeks later – when the criminal has been successful.”

DC Jordan said the caller tells the potential victim they are from Paddington or Paddington Green Police Station Specialist Fraud Team.

If they are calling a landline, they tell the recipient to dial 999 to confirm it is the police, but the line is kept open by the caller.

The aim is to get the victim to either part with their credit card details, or possibly to get them to withdraw money and have it picked up by courier (Courier Fraud).

Remember:

  • The police will not phone you and ask you to convey details of your debit or credit card
  • The police will not contact you to tell you your debit or credit card has been cloned.
  • The police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account
  • They will also never ask you to reveal your full banking password or PIN
  • Phone a family member or friend to make sure the line has cleared
    and then phone 101 to report to police

Home-Start Cymru is looking for Volunteers

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What do you think about the response to Covid-19 in Wales?

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Living Safely with COVID-19

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Llangenny Flutes Summer School Concerts

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Audit Notice 2021-22

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Electors’ rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

The basic position

By law, any interested person has the right to inspect the council’s accounts. If you are entitled and registered to vote in local council elections, then you (or your representative) also have the right to ask the Auditor General questions about them or challenge an item of account contained within them.

The right to inspect the accounts

When a local government body has finalised its accounts for the previous financial year, it must advertise that they are available for people to look at. Having given reasonable notice of your intentions, you then have 20 working days to look through the accounts and supporting documents. You will be able to make copies of the accounts and most of the relevant documents from the body. You will probably have to pay a copying charge.

The right to ask the auditor questions about the accounts

You can only ask the Auditor General questions about the accounts. The Auditor General does not have to answer questions about the body’s policies, finances, procedures or anything else not related to the accounts. Your question must be about the accounts that are subject to audit. The Auditor General does not have to say whether he thinks something the council has done, or an item in its accounts, is lawful or reasonable.

The right to object to the accounts

If you think that the body has spent money that they should not have, or that someone has caused a loss to the body deliberately or by behaving irresponsibly, you can object to the Auditor General by sending a formal ‘notice of objection’, which must be in writing to the address below. You must tell the Auditor General why you are objecting. The Auditor General must reach a decision on your objection. If you are not happy with that decision, you can appeal to the courts.

You may also object if you think that there is something in the accounts that the Auditor General should discuss with the council or tell the public about in a ‘public interest report’. Again, you must give your reasons in writing to the Auditor General at the address below. In this case, the Auditor General must decide whether to take any action. The Auditor General will normally, but does not have to, give reasons for their decision and you cannot appeal to the courts. You may not use this ‘right to object’ to make a personal complaint or claim against the body.

If you wish to make a personal complaint or claim, you should take these complaints to your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau, local Law Centre, or your solicitor. You may also be able to complain to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales if you believe that a Member of the body has broken the Code of Conduct for Members. The Ombudsman can be contacted at: 1 Old Field Rd, Pencoed, Bridgend CF35 5LJ, (tel: (01656) 641 150).

What else you can do

Instead of objecting, you can give the Auditor General information that is relevant to their responsibilities. For example, you can simply tell the Auditor General if you think that something is wrong with the accounts or about waste and inefficiency in the way the council runs its services. You do not have to follow any set time limits or procedures. The Auditor General does not have to give you a detailed report of their investigation into the issues you have raised, but they will usually tell you the general outcome.

A final word

Local government bodies, and so local taxpayers, must meet the costs of dealing with questions and objections. When the Auditor General decides whether to take your objection further, one of a series of factors they must take into account includes the costs that will be involved. They will only continue with the objection if it is in the public interest to do so. If you appeal to the courts, you might have to pay for the action yourself.

If you wish to contact the Auditor General, please write to: Community Council Audits, Audit Wales, 24 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LJ

Live Music is Back!

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

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A huge thank you to all who joined us in celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  A truly historic event.  With an extra special thanks to the National Lottery, who sponsored the day.

After a difficult couple of years, we hope this gave you the opportunity to chat to friends and neighbours, and enjoy the musical talents of Kirsty Thomas, Jim Ramsey and Howley’s Howlers.  We certainly did – here are some photos to prove it: 

You are cordially invited to join us in Llanbedr on Friday, 3rd June to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee………… don’t be late….!!

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

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Join us in commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on
Friday, 3rd June 2022 (2-6pm) in Llanbedr

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Celebrations include live music, family games (with prizes)
and much more.

Full details to follow!

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