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NEXT FULL COUNCIL MEETING: WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY 2021 AT 7.00 PM.
Note this meeting will include the Annual Meeting and Mayor Making and will take start in the Judge's Lodgings, Broad Street, Presteigne. The main meeting will then take place in the Assembly Rooms, Broad Street, Presteigne.
Members of the public should wear masks and ensure that they sit in the seats allocated and observe social distancing. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. You will be required to supply contact details to enable track and trace to be used if necessary.
Meetings are normally held at the Assembly Rooms, Broad Street, Presteigne. During the coronavirus crisis Welsh Government has issued legislation to permit virtual meetings and the Council met in this way from May 2020 until April 2021.
NOTE: NEXT COUNCIL SURGERY - ALL SURGERIES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
(Please contact the Town Clerk with any urgent matter)
Town Council Surgeries
These are held on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January from 10am to 12pm in the Memorial Hall, Presteigne alongside the Farmers Market. No appointment necessary. Please call in to discuss any concerns you may have.
To download an application form to go on the waiting list click Allotment Application Form
Existing Tenants: To download an application form for a shed, water butt etc click Shed Application Form
These are available for use by community groups located within the Presteigne and Norton Town Council area. An application form must be completed and any damage must be rectified. If you need more information or to chat about potential use please contact the Clerk, Tracey Price @ email@example.com. Please apply at least two weeks in advance.
The Town Council awards a small number of grants to local organisations such as Presteigne Colts, Presteigne and Norton Community Support. Grants are flexible and can be for one off items or to help towards general running costs. For full details see the Council grant awarding policy and application forms. If you would like to discuss the possibility of a grant please contact the Clerk or speak to any Councillor.
The Town Council
The Town Council consists of thirteen members, nine representing the town of Presteigne and four covering the village of Norton. All members are chosen by ballot every four years, having been proposed and seconded by parishioners. To be eligible for election, a prospective member has to reside in the community or within three miles of the Parish boundary or own property in the parish.
Once elected, the councillors select their own Chairperson for the year (then known as the Mayor) and a deputy. The Mayor presides over all meetings of the Council, which meets once a month.
The Council employs a Town Clerk. The duties of the Clerk include -
ensuring that the council conducts its business lawfully
administering all the council's paperwork
ensuring that meeting papers are properly prepared and the public is aware of meeting times
implementing the council's decisions
overseeing the implementation of projects
keeping property registers and other legal documents
managing local facilities. In Presteigne and Norton this covers the recreation grounds Went's Meadow and Eddie's Meadow, town allotments and two blocks of public toilets.
Among the main concerns of the Town Council are local planning applications, which are forwarded by Powys County Council for any comments or objections.
Financial responsibilities include paying our clerk, giving donations to help run local organisations, maintaining local amenity grounds belonging to the town and the running and upkeep of two toilet blocks which Powys CC intended to close.
A place on the Council is an interesting position, enabling local people to help care for their own area and environment.
Who are our Councillors?
Councillors for the Presteigne Ward are: Beverley Baynham, Colin Kirkby MBE, Rose Bamford, Rory Bennett, Trevor Owens, Fiona Preece (co-opted), Nicholas Rogers and Lisa Veary (co-opted). Currently there is one vacancy.
Councillors for the Norton Ward are: Peter Smith (co-opted), Deb Edwards, Chris Ruby and John Wilding.
Mayor for 2019/20 is Trevor Owens and Deputy Mayor is Fiona Preece.
If you would like to know more about the Town Councillors please see the Council Members page. On this page you will also find individual contact information should you wish to contact one specific Councillor.
Contact and Agendas
To contact the Town Council or any Councillor or to request an Agenda for a forthcoming meeting, please write to our clerk, Tracey Price, Garn Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire, SY7 0BT, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 01547 528575.
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FEBRUARY 2017 -
Details now to be found on the Archive page http://presteigne.org.uk/node/148.