Local News

Bus network shrinks by 20%

The distance travelled by local bus services has dropped by 20% in 10 years with people in rural areas feeling the consequences of sudden route closures, according to latest figures compiled by the BBC.

 

Local politicians meet with Post Office to discuss banking services

Local politicians have met with senior Post Office officials to discuss banking services in Mid Wales.

 

Russell George, Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, invited Post Office management to meet with him after a series of banking closures across Powys in recent years.

 

Newtown Bypass unaffected by Carillion collapse

Following the collapse of Carillion, Britain's second largest construction firm, assurances have been sought by Montgomeryshire Assembly Member, Russell George, about the future of major construction projects in Mid Wales including the Newtown Bypass.

 

New funding to protect rural post offices

The announcement that the UK Government is to invest £370 million to extend opening hours, cut queue times and protect rural post office branches has been welcomed by Montgomeryshire Assembly Member, Russell George.