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Have your your say on town council's five year plan

Created on 15/05/2018 @ 13:36
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A five year plan set out to take Newtown forward has been published by the town council for public consultation.

The five year plan includes new services and activities to be undertaken by the council in areas including the town centre, green spaces and the enviornment, residential areas, visitors and marketing, young people, heritage, culture, arts and events, life after the by-pass and sport and recreation.

Under its plans, it sets out taking over the town centre street cleaning, similar to what Welshpool Town Council has done, as well as revitalising the Tuesday street market.

Under its residential plans it includes taking over the Northside Meeting Hall from Powys County Council to provide for local residents.

These are just a few of the plans the council sets out for the next five years.

The council said: "The town council is moving away from being one which merely deals or responds to events placed on it by others or by natural circumstances.

"It realises that whilst the council should learn from the past and try to deal with the present, to really make a difference to the community it must prepare for the future."

A four week public consultation is running from 6th June with a chance to win a cash prize of £50 for over 16’s who complete the survey. 

The town council is responsible for a range of services around the town such as maintaining the public toilets, play areas and gardens, events and tourist information and is interested to hear:

people’s views on the plans already set out for 2018/19 and
additional ideas for the years 2019 - 2023

You can give your views on the following topics:

Town Centre
Green Spaces and the Environment
Residential Areas
Visitors and Marketing
Young People
Culture, Arts and Events
After the By-pass
Sport and Recreation?

"The feedback will be used to help put together a final version of the plan," added a council spokesperson.

The survey can be found online at
Paper copies of the survey are also available at the Town Council offices at 
The Cross, Broad Street (The Robert Owen Museum building).

Also look out for the council's stall at the Tuesday market on 22nd May and 5th June for your chance to take part.

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