Local News

Barclays has betrayed Llanidloes 

Barclays has been heavily criticised for showing little regard for communities in North Powys after it emerged that it intends to close its branch in Llanidloes.


Politicians celebrate opening of mobile post office in Llandinam

Local politicians have celebrated the opening of a mobile post office in Llandinam.

Russell George, Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, and Karl Lewis, County Councillor for Llandinam, visited the mobile post office this week (1st August 2017).

Cross-border talks with farming unions and payment agencies

Farming families with land either side of the England-Wales border have too often been left behind when it comes to receiving farm payments, with many facing extreme financial pressures and being placed at a competitive disadvantage as a result.

Council Chairman’s role and expenses should be examined

The decision to buy a £37,000 car for the new Chairman of Powys County Council to use as transport for official functions has prompted a call for a full review of the role and expenses associated with the office of Chairman.


Celebrating Mill Close in full bloom

The residents of Mill Close, Newtown, have been congratulated by their local AM and County Councillor after recently taking responsibility for maintaining the communal flower beds in the Close.


George: Recycling plans change welcomed

Montgomeryshire AM, Russell George, has said that he had received a huge response to his recycling survey and the decision by the Council’s new cabinet was to be hugely welcomed.


Calls to rethink North-South Air Link

The public subsidy for the controversial north-south air link should be scrapped, according to Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Russell George.