Powys Teaching Health Board Up-dates

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Please see message below from Powys Teaching Health Board:

Thank you for everything you have been doing during this challenging year to support communities across the county and to Keep Powys Safe. As the festive period fast approaches, we are encouraging everyone to please think carefully about what you ‘should do’ rather than what you ‘can do’.

Coronavirus is spreading faster and wider in Wales than at any other point in this pandemic. Our public services are under intense pressure as they work around the clock to care for people and keep Wales safe. Frontline workers are putting everyone’s health and care first, every day. But as the virus continues to spread, so too does the strain on our NHS and other public services. We must do everything we can to protect our NHS and save lives. The virus is also having a major impact on our emergency services. Over the coming days and weeks, we need to make sure they are there for those who really need them – for real emergencies. Thank you so much to all of you who continue to follow the rules.

Sadly, as coronavirus cases grow ever higher, our chances of catching and spreading this awful virus also increase. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe this Christmas, please avoid mixing wherever possible For most people the virus will cause a mild illness but there are many who are at risk of serious illness if they catch it. Too many families have already lost loved ones to this terrible virus – if we don’t act now, even more deaths will follow. And, these pressures also mean that public services are less able to respond to the many other needs that we all have. Our actions and decisions over the festive period, and in the coming weeks and months, will shape Wales for years to come.

Please, let’s all think carefully before we act – and protect our public and emergency services so they’re there for when we really need them. And, ahead of the Christmas and New Year period I wanted to share with you a few updates on COVID-19 prevention and response in Powys Teaching Health Board.

1. Coronavirus Testing in Powys

It remains vitally important for everyone to get tested if they have Coronavirus symptoms – new continuous cough, fever (high temperature) or loss of change to sense of smell and taste.   Our Coronavirus testing options remain unchanged in the week ahead, with home testing kits available across the county as well as the option of visiting a testing centre in Brecon, Newtown, Llanidloes, Ystradgynlais and Builth Wells.   Full details of how to book a test in Powys are available from our website (link below) and updates are also shared regularly through our social media channels.   We continue to be grateful for your support in promoting the availability of Coronavirus testing to Powys communities.   The image and text below provide a short and simple message that you can share through your own channels if you wish.

2. Travelling to Coronavirus Tests

We recognise that the issue of travel to and from testing centres can be a source of anxiety in our communities.   We continue to reinforce the importance of travelling safely to and from the test, and also promoting the option of home testing to reduce the need for travel and for people who are unable to travel to a testing centre.   Information about safe travel is available on our website (link below) and is being shared regularly through our social media channels.   The image and text below provide a short and simple message that you can share through your own channels if you wish.

When you go for a Coronavirus test you MUST follow the self isolation rules: www.pthb.nhs.wales/news/health-board-news/travel-safely-for-coronavirus-tests Information about Coronavirus testing is available from the PTHB website: www.pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/coronavirus-testing

3. COVID-19 Immunisation in Powys

COVID-19 vaccination is under way in Powys, with the first vaccinations beginning last week for frontline health and care employees. More information about the roll out of COVID-19 vaccination to other groups will be available soon.   Due to the limited quantities of the COVID-19 vaccine presently available – as well as the very stringent requirements for temperature control and storage – our first vaccinations in Powys are focusing on frontline health and care employees.   We expect to receive more supplies of vaccine on a weekly basis, and there are good signs that more different types of vaccine will become available soon. This means that we are making plans for vaccination of other national priority groups, beginning with care home residents and people aged over 80. We expect this to begin in the New Year, and we will be contacting people direct to arrange an appointment.   We also currently expect that when priority groups are offered COVID-19 vaccination, this will also be offered to their unpaid carers.   Advice on national priority groups is provided by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation.   The COVID-19 vaccination is currently only available through our vaccination hubs for frontline health and care employees. Please do not contact your GP Practice, pharmacist or hospital for an appointment.   We know this can be an anxious time, but we are working very hard to ensure that all those eligible receive their vaccine in turn as supplies are provided to us.   Understandably, there will be a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find answers to most frequently asked questions on the Public Health Wales COVID-19 vaccination information pages.   We have also added a new section to our own website about COVID-19 vaccination (link below) and information is also being shared through our social media channels.   The image and text below provide a short and simple message that you can share through your own channels if you wish.

Almost 3000 health and care staff will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Powys by Christmas. Vaccination for care home residents and people aged 80 and over will begin early in the new year. Information about COVID-19 vaccination in Powys is available from the PTHB website at www.pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination

Community Assembly Meeting

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Community Assembly Meeting – 2nd December 2020

Warning – Fake phone calls to residents pretending to be from the Police!

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Dyfed Powys Police inform us criminals pretending to be Police officers are calling residents in Powys and trying to carry out what is known as ‘Courier Fraud’… this could be happening in the rest of Wales too

They phone you to tell you about fraudulent activity on your bank card, but then start asking you for personal information or even your PIN to verify who you are.

They may try to offer you peace of mind by having someone pick up your bank card from you to save you the trouble of having to go to your bank or local police station (Courier).

  • These callers are criminals who will try gain your trust by making you think they are police officers.
  • Do not engage in conversation with them.
  • Do not allow them to arrange collection of bank cards.
  • Put the phone down. 
  • Block the number they called from.
  • Tell your friends and neighbours about this scam

Report it to your local police force by contacting them via their online webpage or 101

Interested in getting involved?

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Booked an GP appointment during the pandemic?

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COVID-19 has changed the way appointments are conducted by the NHS.

Powys CHC would like to hear patients’ experience and feedback about appointments in their GP Practice during this pandemic and we have developed a survey to obtain people’s views.

We will share the feedback we receive with Welsh Government and with Powys Teaching Health Board.

The Online Survey is available at the following link: 


Paper copies of the survey are available.  To request a copy, please telephone 01686 627632.

The closing date for the survey is 30 September 2020

Did you know BT want to remove the pay phone in Llanbedr?

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The Vale of Grwyney Community Council believes it’s important to retain a payphone service in Llanbedr however wants to know what the community wants. 

Alternatively contact the Clerk before Saturday 19th September 2020:

Pontyspig Bridge is Open

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Locals, as well as those from further afield, can now delight in the knowledge that once again Pontyspig Bridge, Fforest Coal Pit (or Bishops Bridge as it is also known) is open.  Marine engineers have skilfully repaired the Grade II structure which was damaged by fallen timber and other debris forcibly travelling at speed down the River Grwyne in heavy storms earlier this year.

As can be seen from the photograph below the bridge took a battering with vital supporting stones becoming dislodged, putting the bridge in imminent damage of collapse.

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Dislodged stones

Urgent underpinning was required to support the arch and save the bridge

Whilst the undoubted attractiveness of this historic structure has always been appreciated, its true function of providing safe passage for residents and visitors to the area – Partrishow Church and the Black Mountains beyond, can now, once again, be truly appreciated.

The bridge is now fully repaired and operational

Notice of Electors’ Rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

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Notice of Electors' Rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

Update on Test, Trace, Protect in Powys

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Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council are working in partnership with local communities, the armed forces, Public Health Wales, Welsh Government, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, NPTC Group and other partners to deliver our NHS Test Trace Protect Service here in the county.

This vital service plays a key role in Keeping Powys Safe by:

  • Testing people with coronavirus symptoms, asking them to isolate from wider family, friends and the community.
  • Tracing those who have been in close contact with people with coronavirus.
  • Providing advice and guidance, which is particularly important if the person with symptoms or their contacts are in the shielding group or have other risk factors.
  • Ensuring that if symptoms are not due to coronavirus that people can get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.

This has taken an enormous amount of work across the county, and will continue to do so for as long as coronavirus remains a major threat to public health. We would like to thank everyone involved in establishing and delivering this vital service.

 Progress So Far: Testing

In Powys we have a comprehensive testing programme in place. This includes a range of testing options in place to make this as convenient as possible:

  • A Home Testing Kit
  • A local test here in the county at our drive-through facilities in north, mid and south Powys
  • Drive-through testing in neighbouring counties
  • Testing in hospitals and closed settings such as care homes

More details are available from www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus-testing including how to request a test if you have symptoms.

From next week, our testing facilities at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells and at NPTC Newtown / Theatr Hafren in Newtown will also be available for you to book direct:

The current testing programme is an “antigen test”. It uses a swab (normally in the throat and/or nose) to test whether you currently have the virus. The test works best between 2 and 7 days after your symptoms start.

Progress So Far: Contact Tracing

Our testing programme is supported by our new Contact Tracing service. This brings together colleagues from the Council and the Health Board.

If you have been in contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus you may be contacted by our Contact Tracing team. They may advise you to self-isolate, and to request a test if you show any symptoms of the virus. Your Contact Tracing advisor will talk you through this and support you. The team has already been in contact with 19 people from Powys who have tested positive for coronavirus, helping to stop the spread in the county.

Across the UK there have been some reports of scams in operation. We would like to reinforce that our contact tracers will:

  • Never ask you to dial a premium rate number.
  • Never ask for payment or bank details.
  • Never ask for password or PIN numbers, or ask you to set up passwords over the phone.
  • Never disclose your personal or medical information to your contacts.
  • Never ask you to download any software to your PC or phone, or ask you to hand over control of your device.

We also have clear guidelines in place to protect personal and confidential information. You can read our privacy notice at www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/test-trace-protect-privacy

More information about Contact Tracing in Wales is available from the Welsh Government website at https://gov.wales/contact-tracing-your-questions

 Next Steps: Antibody Testing

Most recently, the Chief Medical Officer has also asked local health board’s in Wales to begin antibody testing. This tests whether someone has previously been exposed to coronavirus infection and developed antibodies.

The programme of testing will provide important information on the prevalence of coronavirus in different settings and help us better understand how the disease spreads.

Whilst a positive antibody test will show that someone has had the virus, but:

  • It does not mean that they have immunity
  • It does not mean that they cannot pass on to others, or
  • It does not mean that they cannot be re-infected.

Social distancing and hand washing and other control measures therefore remain essential for us all.

The Government has asked us to prioritise antibody testing for an initial sample of up to 200 teachers and other school staff who have supported vulnerable children and children of key workers since March of this year. This will begin from next week. This sample of teachers and other school staff from operating school hubs will therefore be the first group of key workers we will be offering the antibody test to.

Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board will be working together with schools to deliver this programme, and we will be contacting those teachers and other school staff who are included in this initial sample by telephone next week to offer them an appointment.

The Welsh Government has also confirmed that some healthcare workers and patients will be given priority for antibody testing. We expect more details soon to confirm the priority groups.

We are working at pace to put put antibody testing into operation in Powys and we will make further announcements as details are confirmed.

More background information on antibody tests can be found on the UK Government link below, but please note the roll out is different in England and Wales and further information from the Welsh Government will follow.


 Impact of Coronavirus in Powys

Each week the Office for National Statistics publishes information about the number of people who have died with confirmed or suspected Coronavirus (based on death registrations).

Their latest report published on 9 June 2020 confirms that sadly 86 people from Powys have died with coronavirus. This includes 45 people who have died in care homes, 35 people in hospital, and 6 people in private homes.  It is clear that coronavirus has had a very real and tragic impact here in the county, and our thoughts are with everyone affected.

Thank you for your continued co-operation during these extraordinary times. We can only find a way to re-build our working and home lives if we work together to test, trace and protect ourselves, our families, our communities.

Thank you for the part you play in Keeping Powys Safe.

Useful Resources 

Coronavirus Testing Information from Powys Teaching Health Board: www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus-testing

Coronavirus Information from Powys County Council: www.powys.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus Information from Welsh Government: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Coronavirus Information from Public Health Wales: https://phw.nhs.wales/coronavirus


New COVID-19 testing centre launches at the Royal Welsh Showground

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Hundreds of people in Powys with COVID-19 symptoms can now be tested each day thanks to a new partnership between Powys Teaching Health Board, UK Armed Forces, Powys County Council, and the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

Anyone with symptoms – new continuous cough, fever, or less of sense of taste or smell – can request a home testing kit via the Welsh Government website or by ringing 119 or 18001 119 for people with hearing or speech difficulties.

Alongside this, anyone with symptoms can book an appointment at drive-in testing units in the county. These are currently located at Bronllys Hospital, Theatr Hafren in Newtown and from later this week at a new location at the Royal Welsh Showground.

Stuart Bourne, Director of Public Health for Powys Teaching Health Board, said:

“Our drive-in testing units offer a safe and local way for people with symptoms to get rapid access to a COVID-19 antigen test in the county.

“The units provide a quick and simple swab. People being tested do not even need to leave their car.

 “This ensures the safest experience for everyone involved – the people attending for testing, the staff at the unit, and the local community.”

 The new drive-in testing unit for Mid Powys is located at the Royal Welsh Showground.

Steve Hughson, Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, said:

“We are delighted to be hosting a drive-in testing unit at the Royal Welsh Showground and will continue to work with partners to support our local communities in tackling this pandemic. 

“COVID-19 is likely to be with us all for many months to come. With our large showground site we are able to provide a great facility for COVID-19 testing, whilst also continuing our careful planning for the safe resumption of other activities on the Showground site.

“We are proud to be playing our part in helping people to get a test, stop the spread and keep Powys safe.”

The drive-in testing units are available by appointment only.

When fully operational the units will normally accommodate around 10 to 15 tests per hour.

Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Economy, Housing and Regulatory Services for Powys Council said:

“These are not drop-in facilities. Please do not arrive without an appointment as you will not be tested.

 “Booking your appointment means that the testing units have your full details when you arrive for your test. It also ensures that there is no disruption for nearby communities.

 “Please do follow the guidance on self-isolation when you attend for a test. You should travel direct to the test centre and return straight home. If you need help with self-isolation then please talk to family, friends and neighbours or contact one of the many community groups across Powys who have provided such amazing support during COVID-19.”

 “Here in Powys we have been one of the first pilot areas in Wales to prepare for the introduction of contact tracing. Expanded test facilities means that we can refer people quickly for a test, helping us to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

The COVID-19 testing programme in Wales currently offers the antigen test, which identifies whether someone currently has the virus. Welsh Government is also working on plans to introduce antibody testing, which will let people know if they have previously had the virus.

Antigen testing is available in several different ways:

  • Members of the public and critical workers can request a home testing kit. This is available online at https://gov.wales/coronavirus, by ringing 119, or by ringing 18001 119 if you have speech or hearing difficulties. Through this link, Powys residents can also book at mass drive-through testing centres in neighbouring counties, which can offer a handy alternative for people living on the county’s borders.
  • Members of the public and critical workers can request an appointment at a drive-in testing unit – in Powys this can currently be booked by emailing powysresourcing@wales.nhs.uk or calling 01874 712600, or by visiting the Health Board website at www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus-testing
  • Hospital inpatients and care home residents are tested in their hospital or care home

The current drive-in testing sites in Powys are:

  • Bronllys Hospital
  • Theatr Hafren in Newtown
  • Royal Welsh Showground (opening week beginning 1 June 2020)

The three sites will be staffed by teams from Powys Teaching Health Board, and from the UK Armed Forces mobile units deployed in Powys. The mobile units will also continue to visit locations across the county, including to support local testing in care homes.

Mr Bourne added:

“We will keep our testing programme under review, including to take account of the introduction of antibody testing when available. Our current programme of home testing and drive-in testing – along with our testing programme for hospital inpatients and care homes – has enough capacity to test everyone who needs a test, and to help us reach out to people right across the county.

“Our testing units have operated from a wide range of locations across the county and I would like to thank all the venues and everyone involved in this true collaborative effort to Keep Powys Safe.”

More information about coronavirus testing in Powys is available from www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus-testing


Council Meetings

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In accordance with the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Wales) Regulations 2020 future meetings of the Vale of Grwyney Community Council will take place remotely using virtual technology.

Members of the public are welcome to observe however to speak must apply via the Council’s Public Speaking Policy.

Meetings will be held via “Zoom” (https://zoom.us/).  Please contact the Clerk for details.

Powys Coronavirus Bulletin – 20/04/20

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20 April 2020


A number of residential homes in Powys have now reported suspected Coronavirus cases.

The Rhallt Care Home in Welshpool has informed us that sadly some of their residents have died. Our immediate thoughts are with the families who have lost a loved one. Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board are working closely with The Rhallt to ensure that residents and staff are supported at this difficult time. We ask everyone to respect the dignity and confidentiality of all concerned.

Information published by Public Health Wales today shows there are 334 new cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 7,208, with 121 cases in Powys although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. Sadly, there were a further 41 deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus, taking the number of deaths in Wales to 575.

Latest updates

  • Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has welcomed the temporary suspension of competition laws to support the dairy sector during the coronavirus pandemic.
    • The temporary easing of the competition laws, which applies across the whole of the UK, will enable greater collaboration so the dairy sector, including farmers and processors, can work closer to solve the issues it is facing.

Powys County Council

Key actions already taken:

  • New internal resource. A new COVID-19 intranet portal is now available for staff and councillors. It brings together in one co-ordinated area a wealth of internal corporate announcements, information and resources about COVID-19.
  • Temporary mortuary facility set up on the Wyeside Industrial Estate, Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells. The temporary facilities will mean that the county can be confident that it has the capacity to provide dignity in death for the people of Powys
  • New bereavement support during the Covid-19 Pandemic launched
  • More than £26m paid out to 2,140 Powys business.
  • Reminder to Powys residents to follow national health guidelines when exercising in the county.
  • Additional £181k housing benefit allowance to 1,200 households
  • 483 volunteers recruited 
  • Testing for key roles within social services
  • Powys Community Sector Emergency Response Team register for volunteers
  • Financial support line – 01597 826345
  • Business support schemes launched
  • Emergency childcare hubs for school and early years opened for key workers in strategic locations
  • Council offices:
    • Limited opening hours at County Hall, Neuadd Maldwyn, Gwalia, Neuadd Brycheiniog & The Park – open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays only 8am-12pm.
    • Closed – Old College, Hendreladus and Antur Gwy.
  • Council and Police provide new advice on businesses requirements with Covid-19
  • Public bus service reduced to modified Sunday service  
  • Most council public rights of way open, areas in Brecon Beacons National Park closed 
  • The council is urgently seeking more staff recruiting in a wide range of roles.
  • The council has issued a warning to residents not to fall for scams amidst the pandemic. Staff supporting vulnerable clients in particular are urged to see full story.
  • The Council has stopped all non-essential business. Priority areas are work in response to Covid-19; keep our communities safe and resilient; and Corporate – running the Council
  • Council facilities/services closed – libraries, leisure centres, day centres, museums, playgrounds, Household Waste and Recycling Centres
  • Weddings/civil ceremonies cancelled
  • Parks remain open but crowds of more than two will be dispersed
  • All Council employees who can work from home or remotely should now be doing so
  • Employees should encourage residents/service users to contact council via email, website, apps or phone rather than face-to-face to reduce the risk of transmission
  • Meetings to be carried out using Skype/Teams where possible
  • We are working with partners to coordinate and support emergency response to people in our community who may be affected by COVID 19.  The team, called Community Services Emergency Response Team (C-SERT).  More information.

Current Advice to the Public

Stay Home

Protect The NHS

Save Lives


Stay at home:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.

Welsh Government has published detailed guidance for all people on staying home and staying away from others.

Current Advice to the Public: Shielding

Shielding is strongly advised for people with underlying health conditions who are extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Welsh Government has published guidance on shielding for people who are extremely vulnerable.

Current Advice to the Public: Symptoms

  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature above 37.8 °C and/or new and continuous cough), seek clinical advice using the online coronavirus service at http://111.wales.nhs.uk/covid19  If you do not have access to the internet, call 111.
  • In an emergency, call 999 if you are seriously ill. Do not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre, or a hospital.
  • To help the NHS provide you with the best care if you need to go to hospital as a result of catching coronavirus, please prepare a single hospital bag. This should include your emergency contact, a list of the medications you take (including dose and frequency), any information on your planned care appointments and things you would need for an overnight stay (snacks, pyjamas, toothbrush, your medication etc). If you have an advanced care plan, please include that.
  • After recovery, you should follow the Stay at Home guidance above.

More information available from https://phw.nhs.wales/coronavirus  

Welsh Government

More information from Welsh Government – https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Public Health Wales issues a daily statement on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It is issued at 2pm daily and can be found by clicking here


COVID 19 – Can we help?

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Oranges and lemons says the bells of St Clements….

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Whilst our rainy Welsh climate scuppers any hope of growing citrus fruits… we hope (fingers crossed)…  to have an abundance of apples and pears in the not too distant future.

Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Wales & West Housing Association we now have two apple trees and two pear trees in the Community Nature Garden in St Peter’s Close, Llanbedr.  These were planted by Cllr John Morris and Cllr Keith Powell, and whilst they may take a little time to establish we hope to have crops aplenty.

Nature Garden - planting of pear and apple tree

The Community Nature Garden is growing in more ways than one.  If you have any ideas of how you would like to see it develop, please do get in touch.  It is there for the community to use and enjoy, and whilst we cannot guarantee quantity, quality is beyond reproach… after all… grown in the Vale of Grwyney – surrounded by the Black Mountains… who needs oranges and lemons……. time to go a’wassailing….

Minimum Pricing for Alcohol in Wales

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Need to renew a bus pass?

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Transport for Wales is currently managing the reissue of free bus passes across Wales

There are currently around 750,000 bus passes in Wales and the current green coloured cards will all expire on 31 December 2019 and not be accepted on buses. Since September Transport for Wales has received 450,000 applications however  the deadline is now fast approaching and we need to promote the changes as much as possible to ensure as many people as possible have time to re-apply and receive their new-style cards before the end of the year.

Cardholders can either reapply online at www.tfw.wales/travelcards or by paper, which can be downloaded from the website or pick up a copy from your local council. You can also request a copy in the post by calling the helpline 0300 303 4240.

The new cards offer the same travel benefits for 60s and over and eligible disabled persons.


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Town and Community/Parish Councils throughout England and Wales are taking the lead in the organisation of local celebrations marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war in Europe on the 8th – 10th May 2020. After six years of fighting, the end of hostilities were officially announced on the 8th May 1945 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill. That date has since become enshrined in history as VE Day.

VE Day 75, on the weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it. This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives or were physically and mentally injured; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others safeguarded the home front.

SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity – which has been supporting service personnel, veterans and their families since 1885 – are the charity partner for this series of VE Day 75 commemorative events.

Sir Andrew Gregory, chief executive of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, said “It is our duty to keep the events of the past alive in collective memory, including future generations – this is how we ensure that such a conflict never happens again. It is our hope that the nation takes a moment to reflect on the significance of this date, as a milestone that changed the course of history for the whole world.”

We would like to encourage you to engage with your local SSAFA branch to ensure community collaboration. To find out the location and contact details of your local SSAFA branch visit: www.ssafa.org.uk/get-help/find-local-branch/

The planned activities over the weekend are as follows, please go to the VE Day 75 website – www.veday75.org to see the complete overview for this anniversary:

  • The Playing of Battle’s O’er & VE 75 Years
  • The ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’
  • The ‘Cry for Peace, around the World’
  • Churches & cathedrals ‘Ringing out for Peace’
  • Street parties and parties in pubs, clubs, Hotels, on town and village greens and in halls etc
  • Services of commemoration and celebration in churches, including the reading of the ‘Tribute to the Millions’ and the playing of the Last Post

FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020 has been designated a bank holiday by HM Government so all can partake).

Farm Diversification Event – 23rd October 2019

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Did you know BT intends removing the payphone in Llanbedr?

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The Community Council believes it’s important to retain a payphone service in Llanbedr and whilst intending to oppose BT’s removal of this phone it would first like to know what the community wants.

  • Do you think the phone should remain?
  • Do you think the phone should be removed?
  • Do you think the kiosk should be adopted and used as a community facility?

Please let us know what you want

Email:                        valeofgrwyneycc@gmail.com
or write to:                The Vale of Grwyney Community Council
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