Powys Council votes to reverse Day Centre charges increase

By the slimmest of margins (2 votes) members of Powys County Council have voted to call on the Council’s Cabinet to reverse the decision the previous Cabinet took in March this year to increase charges for attendance and meals at the county’s social care day centres.

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Lib Dems to push for wider review of car parking in Powys

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Group on Powys County Council is to push for a wider review of off-street parking provision in the county, following the recent decision by the Council’s Cabinet member for highways to review the previous Cabinet decision to impose charges on several previously-free car parks.

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James Gibson-Watt to stand in Brecon & Radnorshire for Welsh Lib Dems

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Cllr James Gibson Watt has been selected by local Welsh Liberal Democrats members to stand in the General Election in Brecon and Radnorshire.

James is a local businessman and County Councillor for ward of Glasbury, who lives just outside Hay-on-Wye with his wife and family. He is leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Powys County Council and has led the fight on the council against local school closures and cuts to day centres.

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Powys County Council elections: Lib Dems beat Conservatives in Brecon & Radnorshire

In today’s Powys County Council elections the Welsh Liberal Democrats won ten seats in Brecon and Radnorshire with the Conservatives winning just five.

All seven sitting Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillors were returned, with gains also made by former MP Roger Williams in Felinfach, Jackie Charlton in Llangattock, and Pete Roberts in Llandrindod South.

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Day Centre Charge Increase "Outrageous"

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Group on Powys County Council has reacted with fury at the decision by the Council’s Cabinet to increase charges to the county’s day centre users by 50% from next month, for both attending the centres and their meals. Attendance charges will rise from £10 to £15 per day and meals from £5 to £7.50 per day.

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Powys Lib Dems slam Brecon High School Welsh Stream decision

The Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrat Group on Powys County Council, Cllr James Gibson-Watt, has condemned the council Cabinet’s decision today (Tue 14th March) to close Welsh medium education at Brecon High School as:-

‘a thoroughly retrograde step, brought about in large part by a lack of support for the school by the Local Education Authority (LEA) over a number of years’.

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