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Tickets still available for council tax public meeting

 
Created on 11/02/2019 @ 14:08
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A Newtown Powys county councillor is urging residents from the town to sign up for a public meeting being held on Wednesday night to discuss the impending 9.5 per cent council tax increase.

Cllr Mark Barnes has arranged the meeting at Newtown Football Club on Wednesday, 13 February when members of the council's Cabinet and others will be on hand to discuss the tax rises and to answer questions.

Tickets can be booked by residents from throughout Powys.

He said: “My view is that both residents and the Council should make every attempt to understand each other’s viewpoint.  Residents are understandably concerned about diminishing services combined with increased charges, but these are unfortunately what we are facing."

The meeting will take place at 7.30pm and "will include a transparent discussion covering all issues that fall under the Council’s responsibility."

Members of the panel confirmed so far include Cllr Aled Davies, Portfolio Holder for Finance, Countryside and Transport and Cllr Myfanwy Alexander Portfolio Holder for Learning and Welsh Language and Cllr Stephen Hayes.

Cllr Barnes said he feels that increased communication between the Council and its residents is key to everyone understanding each other viewpoints and this is the reason he has arranged two open public meetings in as many weeks.

For more information email cllr.mark.barnes@powys.gov.uk or call 07590 005692.

Tickets can be reserved by clicking here.

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