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    With the ban on fossil fuels (oil) being used as home heating in the next 10 years what is PCC doing about this and when are they going to communicate with oil users? Air or ground heat pumps need bigger radiators 30% who is paying for these? What about solar panels? Can PCC give a schedule of what they are doing?

    MartinB asked 5 days ago

    Proposals at the moment are for a phasing out of fossil fuel-based heating systems in new builds by 2025, so any new house built after this point will need to use a non-fossil fuel heating solution. 

    Homes in England and Wales are eligible for the UK Government’s boiler upgrade scheme.

    Grants are available for:

    • £5,000 towards an air source heat pump
    • £6,000 towards a ground source heat pump (including water source heat pumps and those on shared ground loops)
    • £5,000 towards a biomass boiler

    You can find more information regarding this here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-boiler-upgrade-scheme

    The Energy Company Obligation Scheme may also be of interest to those receiving one of several benefits: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-and-social-schemes/energy-company-obligation-eco/homeowners-and-tenants

    Warm Wales has details on some more detail on ECO schemes within Powys: https://www.warmwales.org.uk/powys-energy-saving-scheme-2/

    Powys County Council will continue to work with its regional partners and the Welsh Government on the transition to non-fossil fuel heating systems in Wales.

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    I wonder why the "paved" section of High Street, Llandrindod is subject to parking restrictions (1 hour maximum up to 1800 hours) as this portion of the road is a "No Through Road" and is one way and it is not busy. And yet the section of Spa Road from the mini roundabout to the Holy Trinity Church is not subject to parking restrictions. This section is also one-way but it is very busy.

    Seahorse asked about 1 month ago

    The paved section of Llandrindod Wells High Street is only wide enough for parking on one side of the carriageway, with parking bays marked along one side. The parking restrictions are in situ on the other side of the carriageway to prevent parking that will obstruct and block the free flow of traffic. 

    Restrictions are not required on the one-way section of Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, as there is sufficient carriageway width to allow parking on both sides.

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    Please can you explain why a decision to close Llanfair Caereinion leisure centre from Dec 23rd to end of March was taken without consulting the people and groups that use it regularly. This is a disgusting decision abd needs to be looked at as a matter or urgency.

    Paul Burns asked about 2 months ago

    The proposals put forward by Freedom Leisure to Powys before Christmas, were measures to help reduce an in year deficit position, caused by a significant increase to energy prices which has had, and is still having a detrimental effect on leisure centres throughout the UK - with some already closed for a short, or extended period of time. 

    Any decision to temporarily close a facility is not taken lightly and the impact to users is acknowledged and minimalised where possible. These proposals however, were in response to an immediate issue that had to be addressed at the time. Temporary closures of facilities do not require specific consultation. 

    A review of leisure provision in Powys is due to be undertaken during 2023 with consultation and engagement of users and stakeholders as part of the process and will take account of the points you have raised.

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    Please could I have an application form for a Bus Pass?

    Janet Bodily asked 13 days ago

    Information regarding bus pass applications can be found via our website - https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/7792/Apply-for-a-bus-pass

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    Hi I been recently told that the New build for Ysgol Cedewain is too small to provide respite. Therefore what is your plan to provide respite for children North Powys who do not meet the criteria for continuing health care.

    T123 asked 6 months ago

    There are a number of different avenues which the Local Authority would explore when a child/young person is assessed to have the need for short break care. This can include options such as short break foster care or a residential short break. When this is required, the Children Services practitioner will explore the options available in the area which best meets the assessed need of the child/young person. An example of a short break provision in which the Local Authority utilise in the north of the county is Dal-dy-Dir.

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    Why oh why are street lights left burning day and night on canal road SY22 6PR not just on the roundabout but on canal road itself? Not to put too fine a point on bloody annoying all through the might but a total waste of money and resources through the day

    Elwyn asked 3 months ago

    The affected lights are owned by the Trunk Road Agency and the system that is used for controlling them became faulty. 

    This has since been resolved and all lights are working correctly.

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    What percentage increase did members get to their allowances for 22/23, compared to workers on the main pay scales?

    Wyeknot asked about 1 month ago

    The Council does not determine the salaries and allowances paid to Councillors and co-opted members. They are determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (IRPW) which makes an annual report with determinations on these matters. Whatever the IRPW recommends is the rate the Council is required to pay Councillors and Co-Opted Members for that financial year.

    The 2022-23 Annual Report of the IRPW is available on its website as follows:

    Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales: annual report 2022 to 2023 | GOV.WALES

    The individual salaries paid to Councillors and Co-Opted Members is available in the Members’ Schedule of Remuneration on the Council’s website and is published annually as follows: 

    View councillors allowances and expenses - Powys County Council

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    Why do you continue to give permission for Industrial Poultry Units that Natural Resources Wales have agreed are damaging our rivers, their bio diversity and the enironment in general.

    peter asked about 2 months ago

    Powys County Council as a Local Planning Authority has a statutory duty to determine all planning applications that it receives including those for intensive livestock units in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. As part of the determination process, the Authority consults Natural Resources Wales on relevant applications and follows its advice in relation to phosphorus sensitive river Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) available via: https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/12563/Phosphate-Guidance

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    The Llanfair Leisure Centre is closing for the winter because Powys CC says they need to save money. The LC is not heated and has motion sensitive lights and the showers are closed. The LC is hired out for parties and sells drinks. Surely the savings are minimal and compared to the social wellbeing that is offered to clubs and individuals, not worth making. I am the manager of the walking football club who meet there every week to play. 10 senior players (oldest is 76) each week derive important social interaction and exercise. Other clubs play there and individuals too. The nearest othe LC is a further 20 minute drive away and that is on top of the members drive from their home. Additionally we have not even been asked if we would want to pay more or help voluntarily at the LC to help with costs. In light of the above please explain what savings are expected and why a remote LC - Llanfair has been targeted.

    DavidCribb asked about 2 months ago

    A consultation exercise will be undertaken in 2023, where a summary of all the relevant information will be provided.

    The full review of leisure centres in Powys will take account of the points you have raised with requests for users and communities to contribute to the consultation process.

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    Why are leisure facilities being closed, during winter months when indoor facilities are needed so much?

    Toni Mannell asked about 2 months ago

    The proposals put forward by Freedom Leisure to Powys were measures to help reduce an in year deficit position caused by a significant increase to energy prices which has had a detrimental effect on leisure centres throughout the UK, with some already closed for a short, or extended period of time. Any decision to temporarily close a facility is not taken lightly and the impact to users is understood. This however, was in response to an immediate issue that had to be addressed. 

    Also, unfortunately as a result of the significant increase in energy prices, large buildings such as leisure centres and swimming pools are extremely costly to maintain and operate, hence the need to close some temporarily. There are fourteen leisure buildings in Powys, with twelve having swimming pools.

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