Jackie Charlton, Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor for Llangattock, and Jake Berriman, Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor for Llandrindod North, joined protestors affiliated with the Sustainable Food Knighton group, as they took to the streets of Llandrindod Wells to demand that Powys County Council take action to address bio-diversity and natural habitat loss.
Two Powys Liberal Democrat Councillors have called on the Welsh Government to provide urgent clarity on the future of music festivals in Wales, as well as increased support, after organisers of Green Man Festival warned that the August 2021 event may not be able to go ahead.
Crickhowell Councillor John Morris (whose ward includes part of the Green Man site) and Talgarth Councillor William Powell want the Welsh Government to clarify why COVID-19 regulations still prohibit large outdoor music festivals, whilst increasingly allowing indoor entertainment and large sports events to take place.
"The reassurance given to Cllr Pete Roberts (Lib Dem, Llandrindod South) in Cabinet today should spell the end of the current Llanfihangel Rhydithon Primary School closure plan". That is the view of the Powys Lib Dem/Green group in a letter they have sent to the Portfolio Holder this afternoon.
Last Saturday, a group of parents and supporters cycled the 40 miles from Llanbedr Church in Wales School to County Hall in Llandrindod Wells to deliver letters and a petition of objection to the proposed closure of Llanbedr Church in Wales Primary School.
The cyclists made it all the way and were supported on the start and finish by pupils from the school cycling alongside them. The event also raised over £2500 to support the school in its fight to stay open.
The inclusion of Powys schools on a website listing allegations of rape culture within British schools has been highlighted by Powys Liberal Democrats.
‘Everyone’s Invited’ is a website which posts testimonies (mostly but not all anonymous) from current and former pupils and students of schools, colleges, and universities, detailing experiences of sexual harassment, assault, and coercion and a general culture and normalisation of misogyny. The website reports allegations of incidents and behaviour occurring within education institutions, as well in other environments such as house parties or school buses.
Powys Lib Dems call for open air consultations on school closures
Powys Lib Dems today have called for the Powys County Council to organise open air consultation events for all schools planned for closure.
“Today (7th June) the Welsh Government have announced changes that allow the organised outdoor gatherings of up to 4000 people in standing and 10000 seated events to take place. Powys CC should take advantage of this change to enable direct face to face consultation with parents and pupils affected by their closure plans “ commented former Senedd Candidates Cllr William Powell and Alison Alexander.