Trefeglwys area Community Council 

Trefeglwys Community Council Wins Commendation Award for Third Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE 
 
Date:  11 May 2020
 
Trefeglwys Community Council Wins Commendation Award for Third Consecutive Year
 
 

 

PRESS RELEASE 
 
Date:  11 May 2020
 
Trefeglwys Community Council Wins Commendation Award for Third Consecutive Year
 
Due to the Corona Virus One Voice Wales decided to cancel their National Awards Conference 2020. However this week they announced the winners.  One Voice Wales is the National Representative Organisation for Community and Town Councils in Wales.
 
Cllr. Morris Smith,  Chairman for Trefeglwys Community Council said:
 
"We are absolutely delighted to have won a Local Council Service of the Year Commendation Award for the third year running. This competition covers the whole of Wales and includes entries from Town Councils as well as Community Councils. Our Council is made up of Business Owners and Councillors who are very experienced in their own professional capacity. Our Clerk provides advice and administrative support and takes action to implement Council's decisions. As a team, this is the secret of our success."
 
The Overall Winners were Blaenavon Town Council and four Councils received Commendation Awards.
 
The Council's entry for 2020 was made up of the following:
 
Trefeglwys Community Council represents approximately 413 dwellings.
 
The Council has two elected members on One Voice Wales Montgomeryshire Area Committee.
 
A TCC   Councillor has been elected onto the National Executive
Committee.
 
A  TCC Councillor has recently been elected onto the Powys Public Service
Board to represent Montgomeryshire.
 
 
A TCC Cllr has worked alongside Llanidloes Town Council and other local organisations to campaign against the unacceptable situation regarding the Bed Status at Llanidloes War Memorial Hospital, and 2 TCC Cllrs. attended a meeting with the CEO of PtHB regarding this vital issue. Following a number of meetings with members of PtHB an action plan to improve staffing levels and expand inpatient, outpatient and day hospital services has been implemented and it is anticipated that the hospital will be at full staffing levels and bed occupancy within the next few months.
 
A  TCC Cllr was awarded Montgomeryshire Young Farmers Senior Member of the Year for 2019/20 allowing him to become a County Official for the year. Alongside this, he is also Chairman of Trefeglwys YFC and Montgomery YFC Field Day Chairman in 2019, in Trefeglwys.
 
The Council
 
·         Provides funding for the upkeep of 2 village halls,
 
·         Covers the inspection cost of the local play area,
 
·         Facilitates maintenance of flower boxes at 3 entrances to the village tended to by voluntary community members,
 
·         Administers a Community Fund from Carno Wind Farm to offer financial support to local groups catering for all ages and interests including;
o   Local Cylch (Mes Bach) project at the local Welsh stream primary school to provide a new outdoor play area.
o   Local Young Farmers who have been very successful at local and National Eisteddfod competitions.
o   Local Eisteddfod in order to support Welsh language and culture in the local area.
o   Llawryglyn Village Association: purchase of 2 BBQ’s in order to continue offering its summer event.
o   Defibrillators to ensure three areas within each Trefeglwys ward have one available.
 
·         Is investigating the possibility of erecting a bus shelter at one end of the village for high school children to use,
 
·         Is working to overturn a proposal to alter Electoral Boundaries which are opposed to within the community, (If this went ahead, it would mean TCC would have to join up with Llanbrynmair Community Council and could lose their identity in the process)
 
·         Following a request from members of the community, produced a film relating to Christmas activities involving several local groups. The film is live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgQTntx7azI and has had over 1.5k Facebook views.
 
 
One Voice Wales has adopted the following Mission Statement to guide its work:
 
“To represent the interests of Community and Town Councils; raise awareness and understanding of this primary tier of government; and work collaboratively with our partners to ensure the sector contributes fully to the goal of developing dynamic and sustainable communities in Wales.”
 
One Voice Wales wishes to thank all those Councils that submitted an entry for the Innovative Practice Awards 2020.
 
Well Done Congratulations to You All.
 
Aerial Photo Attached Compliments of P.V.P.Systems Television UAV

 

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