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Current Issues & Points of interest

In endeavouring to communicate issues/events as quickly as possible to the community we will draw attention to any urgent matters that arise here as well as including them in their respective sections, this will avoid having to scroll through each area of interest.


Powys County Council Vision 2025

Powys County council have released a booklet outlining their visions for 2025 - click here for more information. There is also a survey linked to this, your views are sought by midnight on Sunday 17 September 2017, to view the Vision 2025 notes and access the survey please click to here


Broadband and Mobile Coverage - Updates 11th August 2017

Aug 2017 - Montgomery Broadband Summit meeting click on link for full update from that meeting

July 2017 - Further update received from BT Openreach is that October is the likely roll-out date.

July 2017 - Manafon CC are pursuing 4 avenues of potential for securing mobile coverage, will update as developments arise



Please click here for more information related to some job vacancies that may be of interest to our community

Advertisements will appear here when made known to Manafon Community Council


[Last Updated  25 May 2017]   


Broadband and Mobile Coverage - Updates

Aug 2017 - Montgomery Broadband Summit meeting click on link for full update from that meeting

July 2017 - Further update received from BT Openreach is that October is the likely roll-out date.

July 2017 - Manafon CC are pursuing 4 avenues of potential for securing mobile coverage, will update as developments arise

May 2017 - BT Openreach advise an issue with a wayleave has delayed roll out to June

May 2017 - We are waiting for a response from EE to arrange a meeting to see if we can have some remote equipment in public places to facilitate a mobile signal in the valley.

Feb 2017 Mobile Project - Despite a decision to place this on hold, we have now received further correspondence from the Home Office and EE, see below to those links for more detail. Manafon CC will now share this information with other local community councils with the expectation that if we all continue to lobby fiercely we will get a resolution sooner rather than later and we urge all sister councils to join us in this fight for a reasonable communication platform in the valley.

Response from Home Office

Response from EE

Presentation from EE

Feb 2017  - Broadband  - For updates when we can expect a service being live from Superfast Cymru access the web site by clicking here when-can-i-get-fibre

Jan 2017 - Broadband BT appear to be well underway with building the infrastructure for Superfast Broadband down the valley, installation has been taking place since around the 5th January, Clerk will monitor and update here with any further news.

Jan 2017 - Mobile Project - Manafon CC have decided to put the Mobile Project on hold for now as progress is limited, we will see what progress is made now there is more focus from central government on mobile ' not spots' see link here for more information - 

Jan 2017 - Mobile Project - Clerk has escalated to the Home Office and EE to seek feedback on whether or not the local Tetra Mast can be used for public use.


[Last Updated 11 Aug 2017]                                                                                                                                                                

Bypass Scheme - Updates

Updates on the development of the new bypass can be found in the May edition of Russell George's newsletter.


[Last Updated  16 May 2017]    

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Communications General

The Council receive regular updates from external sources often containing useful information, these will be displayed here.

Jul 2017 - Campaign for the protection of rural Wales - Montgomeryshire Newsletter Jul 2017

Jul 2017 - Cae Post Newsletter July 2017 

May 2017 - Powys Newsline May

Apr 2017 - CAB Powys News On Funding

Apr 2017 - Cae Post Newsletter April 2017

Jan 2017 - CAB Debt Advice


[Last Updated  27 Jul 2017]      

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Dyfed-Powys Police - general information and notices

We are going to publish regular press releases from Powys-Dyfed police here.

Click here for the latest newsletter 

PCSO attended our August meeting and the notes from that meeting are attached to the draft minutes for August, PCSO also introduced us to the 'Gate tag scheme' to assist landowners, click on link for more details - Gate Tag Flyer

[Last Updated  11 Aug 2017]    

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Flix in the Stix

Details of new films showing in Welshpool, also see local notice boards for current information - for latest showing click here 


[Last Updated  6 Sep 2017]   

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Fund Raising Initiatives

No current information


[Last Updated 25 Apr 2017]

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Health Issues, includes information on screening, newsletters from the NHS, Community Health Council etc

There is a great deal of news related to health and provision of services in the Montgomery area, we will endeavour to keep everyone up to date with information as we receive it. The links for information on screening & NHS general information can now be found in the archive folder.

Powys Community Health Council have published their meeting schedule for 2017/2018 which the public are invited to attend, please click here for details 


Poster depicting Health & Care In Powys , click here for more information Health & Care In Powys At A Glance

Powys Health and Care Strategy

Please find below the draft Powys Health and Care Strategy which was published on 25th January 2017 for a period of engagement until 21st February 2017. Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council are looking to encourage people to find out more from a dedicated webpage at

Note that these are the main headline materials but alongside this you will find on the website a set of supporting materials.  This includes a suite of 21 two-page summary briefings covering issues such as Heart Health, Carers, Respiratory Conditions and more.  Some people may feel more comfortable engaging around their experience of a particular condition or life experience, rather than around the more general principles within the Draft Strategy.

Some of the related information can be found by clicking on the links below:-

Powys Health And Care Strategy Announcement

Media Announcement Health and Care Strategy 

Draft Health And Care Strategy 

NHS CHC Dementia

NHS CHC Dementia 2 

MPs debate A&E change fears for Powys patients - click here to see the news - A&E change fears for Powys patients

Future meeting dates published by Powys Community Health Board, click here for information Powys Community Health Council Schedule of Meetings

Community Health and Wellbeing 

PAVO Health and Well Being

[Last Updated  23 Jul 2017]   

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Highways issues/updates/road works etc.

Manafon Community Council endeavour to ensure that our local highways are fit for purpose and we regularly report issues to Powys CC Highways department. To ensure these issues are attended to we maintain a log to ensure matters are dealt with by Powys CC highways department, click here to view current log / latest information -

Highways Log 2017

[Last Updated 6 Sep 2017]    

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Mid Wales Fire & Rescue Service

We are going to publish any press releases received from Mid Wales Fire & Rescue Service that might be of interest to our community, such publications will be listed here:

Newsletter Summer 2017

Strategic Plan and Improvement Plan


[Last Updated 31 Jul 2017]  

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Natural Resource Wales

For access to NRW web site click here for more information NRW Website, click here for latest newsletter from NRW - Natural Resources Bulletin 'what we do'

[Last Updated 5 Dec 2016]     

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Newtown By Pass Update

For the latest update on progress please click here for the latest newsletter from Russell George - Newtown By Pass

[Last Updated 15 May 2017]     

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Planning Application Updates Manafon /New Mills Parish

We are going to publish regular updates on planning applications which are applicable within our area,  any subsequent updates will also be published. The planning monitor will detail all current planning applications and their progress.

Updates on specific applications will be accessible here, click here to access the updated monitor - Planning Monitor, to view applications please go to the planning portal on Powys CC web site, link - Planning Portal and follow the on screen instructions.


[Last Updated  31 Jul 2017]   

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Powys County Council - general information and press releases

We are going to publish regular press releases from Powys County Council that might be of interest to our community, such publications will be listed here:

A number of articles issued by Powys CC please click on the links for more information:-


Sep 2017

Powys Newsline Latest

New opening times and permit information for Household waste recycling centres

Mature Driver Refresher Training


July 2017

Powys Newsline latest

Driver Training

Grass Cutting

Household Waste Sites - To open 5 days

Cycling Grand Tour

Community Grants

Have Your Say

New pay and display ticket machines to be installed

Use Recycling Banks Properly


May 2017

Powys Careers Festival 2018

Community Volunteers Wanted

Annual Garden Competition 


Apr 2017

Census Day - SUNDAY 16th April 

Driver Theory Refresher Workshops Available For Mature Drivers 

Road Safety Training Available for Motorcyclists

School intakes age changes


Mar 2017

Council Recycling Facility Investment Plans

New Tenants Talk Together Events

Bin Collections To Take Place As Normal Over Easter Holidays

Powys Newsline March

Census Is Montgomeryshire Ready For A Test

Highway Capital Investment

Monday Waste Collections To Be Binned

New Opening Days For Waste/Recycling Centres Come Into Effect From April

Tregynon Footpath Improved By Countryside Services

Scam Warning Printer Helpline

New Training Dates For Landlords

Pay And Display Machines Won’t Accept New £1 Coin Council Warns

Powys CC Joins WWFS Earth Hour 2017

Powys Newsline

Powys Route For 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay Announced and map for relay route click here Team Wales QBR Map


Feb 2017

Driver Theory Refresher Workshop Available For Mature Drivers 

Refuse Derived Fuel Warning Issued To Farmers And Landowners

£1m Boost For Town Centre Loan Scheme

Powys County Council Drop In Events 


Jan 2017

Right Waste Right Place Campaign

The Battle Of The Somme Screening Builth Wells

Road Safety Initiatives Available

Street Light Upgrade Works Powys 

Census Test To Take Place In Montgomeryshire

Avian Flu Latest

Consultation on charging for social care

Consultation On Proposals To Ban The Use Of Plastic Microbeads 

Council Extend Bupa Residential Care Home Contract 

Harmonising School Term Dates For 2018 To 2019.pdf

Have Your Say On Council Budget

Trading Standards Warn Against Quick Fix Diet Solutions


[Last Updated  6 Sep 2017]   

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Please click on the links for more information

Sep 2017

New opening times and permit information for Household waste recycling centres


Aug 2017

Results of Russell George AM residents survey on state of recycling in Powys

Household recycling centres in Welshpool and Newtown to open longer 

July 2017 

Powys Council need residents to use recycling banks properly


Apr 2017 

Manafon Community Council response to changes to HWRC's

New Opening Days for HWRC Effective 3rd April

New Waste Collection Day Arrangements Delayed

Mar 2017

Bin Collections To Take Place As Normal Over Easter Holidays

Council Recycling Facility Investment Plans

Monday Waste Collections To Be Binned

New Opening Days For Waste/Recycling Centres Come Into Effect From April



Community Recycling Sites  

Right Waste Right Place Campaign 

For general recycling information follow these links 

A new refuse and recycling collection service facility has been launched on the Powys Council website which enables residents to enter their postcode, select their address and then be provided with a list of future refuse and recycling collection dates.

This new search facility can be found on the ‘Bin Collection’ page, Check your collection day here 

For the full article from Powys CC click here     New Refuse Recycling Collection Search Facility


Recycling Plastic Film Waste


[Last Updated  6 JSp 2017]      

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Road Closures

There is a closure of the B4390 from 0800 31st May to 1700 2nd June 2017, this was changed after Manfon CC intervened to avoid disruption to the RVR event at the weekend


[Last Updated 25 May 2017]    

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Russell George AM 

Regular updates and local news from Russell George AM can be found here of via the "useful links page", click here   Russell George July Newsletter

[Last Updated  13 Jul 2017]    

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Severn Trent Water

 Water Pressures (see road closures for works affecting roads)

Updates on water pressures in the area, see latest letter from STW here STW on water pressure

[Last Updated 30 May 2017]    

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