Montgomery Town Council
Montgomery Town Council delivers some services and amenities such as children’s playgrounds at Tan y Mur and Gaol Rd, grass cutting of some areas, maintenance at the Whitegate Pool wildlife and picnic area, public conveniences and tourism information. It also owns and manages the Georgian Town Hall which is a feature of the town’s Broad Street, and supports a range of community initiatives. Powys County Council is responsible for services such as education, environmental health, waste disposal, social services and planning for the whole county. (The Town Council is a statutory consultee on planning matters, and can make recommendations but not decisions.)
Community and town councillors can represent a political party or be politically independent. Currently, all the Montgomery Town Councillors are independent councillors. Vacancies are filled by election or co-option.
The full Council meets monthly on a Thursday evening (except in August and December) and Committees of the Council meet at other times, including monthly Town Hall Committee and Tourism Committee meetings. Council and Committee meetings are open to the public, and the meeting details and agendas are posted on the Council noticeboard (between the Spar and chip shop) at least 3 days prior to the meeting (Sunday not included), and on this website. For certain confidential matters, the press and public are excluded, and this is made clear on the agenda.
Montgomery Town Council is funded by a precept, which is a small portion of residents' Council Tax. The precept and how it is used is determined at a Council meeting annually, in November or December. Council minutes, policies, procedures and other documents are made available on this website (link in the panel to the left). Minutes are also archived and available to view in Montgomery Library.
Contact the Town Council via the Contact Us button on the left or contact the Town Clerk or an individual Councillor via the details on the Councillors and Contacts link on the left hand menu or above