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Llandrindod Wells Lake and Llangorse Lake now free from blue-green algae
Following the identification of blue-green algae at Llandrindod Wells Lake in August 2021 and in Llangorse Lake in May 2021, sampling by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has confirmed levels have now reduced at both sites.
Concerns raised over ambulance waiting times
Guarantees that people won’t have to wait for hours before being treated by ambulance staff cannot be given at this time councillors were told this week.
Changes to ambulance cover in Powys are explained to councillors
Following a review, an increase of ambulances will be seen in Powys as Ambulance chiefs revealed their plans to councillors.
Councillors discuss cost of future motions
A proposal that the costs of future motions presented to Powys County Council are worked out before they are discussed by councillors, has been approved.
Council will not be sending letters urging the UK Government to keep the £20 weekly Universal Credit uplift
Powys County Council will not be sending letters urging the UK Government to keep the £20 weekly Universal Credit uplift.
Final stage of Presteigne's active travel project to be complete
The final element of the project to improve active travel routes within Presteigne will be completed next week when Hereford Street becomes one-way.
Cradoc School closes due to Covid outbreak
Cradoc Primary School in South Powys has closed after a spike in coronavirus cases, Powys County Council can confirm.
Council congratulates Powys Paralympian on winning gold at Tokyo Games
A Powys Paralympian who won gold at the Tokyo Games has been congratulated on their success by the county council.
Consultation on draft WESP has been approved by Powys cabinet
A consultation on a draft document that will shape Welsh language education in Powys for years to come, has been approved by councillors.
Return to the council chamber will not happen until January
Councillors will not be returning to face to face meeting at the council chamber at County Hall in Llandrindod Wells, until at least the New Year.
Less office base working will help reduce the council's carbon footprint
Over 1,300 staff could be working from home permanently in move that will have both financial and environmental benefits for Powys County Council.
Councillors will get to interview candidates for vital education role
Councillors will get to decide who will be the new Powys County Council director of education.
Consultation to be held on Welsh in Education Strategic Plan
A plan that could shape Welsh-medium provision in schools across Powys over the next decade will go out to consultation, the county council has said.
Big Welsh Walk celebrates the Offa's Dyke Path 50th Anniversary in Knighton
The Ramblers Cymru, Big Welsh Walk touched down in Knighton last Saturday for the second of their walking events to celebrate the Offa's Dyke Path 50th Anniversary.
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