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If you have a moment to spare, would you be willing to answer a few questions and give us your thoughts? We'd appreciate your feedback and ideas to help us improve our services across Powys.

There are a few ways to get involved:

Take our short survey below (it's only four questions)

Share your ideas with us. Click onto the ideas tab to leave your suggestions

Ask us a question. We will answer as many as we can!

Thanks for your help!

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Perhaps you’d like to know something about the way we run our services, or how we spend your Council Tax? 

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    Why is there so many empty houses in Brecon and people desperately needing accommodation

    Tam asked about 2 months ago

    The council tax register shows for Brecon that 1.03% out of 4085 properties registered for Council Tax, are long term empty. This equals 42 properties in October 2022.

    A long-term empty property is defined as a property that is unoccupied and unfurnished and has been for a continuous period of one-year. In addition, to long-term empty properties, there will be properties that are unoccupied and exempt from council tax such as properties undergoing or requiring major renovation, and properties empty for less than one year.

    In October 2022, there are 238 households registered on the common housing register for social rented housing that are assessed as in housing need and ready to move. These are the households that have Brecon as their preferred place to live.

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    How do you justify raising someone's council tax band without inspecting the property? This happened to me at the last re-assesment.

    Jay Pineapples asked about 2 months ago

    The issue raised is a matter for the Valuation Office Agency.


    The Agency has responsibility for compiling and maintaining the Council Tax List, and for dealing with any appeals against the Banding.


    The Council has responsibility for collecting the Council Tax, based on the Agency’s assessment. 


    The Agency can be contacted via the options below:

     

    VOA website : gov.uk/contact-voa  Telephone Number : 03000 505 505

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    I reported a broken drain (severed from remaining drain by a fallen tree) in January 2022. Despite your “promise” in your emailed response to investigate and respond I have heard nothing and the drain remains broken 9 months later. As winter approaches every time we have rain the broken drain floods my drive and ruins my property. Is your system broken like this drain?

    @mollythevolley asked about 1 month ago

    To discuss your report of the broken drain, please contact the Highways team directly on 0345 602 7035 or email tls.helpdesk@powys.gov.uk 

    To discuss Powys highways and to raise any concerns you have, please contact Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys, Cllr Jackie Charlton.

    Bus mobile: 07444 495633

    Bus email: cllr.jackie.charlton@powys.gov.uk 

    Twitter: @cllrjackieC

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    As the curb side recycling collection has meant some of the recycling centres, for example Presteigne has had some of the bins removed, please could we have a soft/stretchy plastic recycling bin there?

    Ruralgal3 asked about 2 months ago

    The only banks which have been removed from Presteigne bring site is glass and paper. The removal of these was a decision made by the previous Cabinet as it is a duplication of service when budget savings need to be found.  The containers are being removed across the county and not just in Presteigne. 

    Recycling banks such as these were installed long before the introduction of the kerbside recycling service.  Glass and paper are now collected directly from all residents at home and so there is no longer a need for communal recycling points for these materials.  This is not only more convenient but also reduces the carbon footprint of the recycling process.  

    We do appreciate that this will be a change for some residents but we would hope that they would use the kerbside collection service. If more kerbside recycling boxes are required, these can be ordered on our website or through the Customer Contact Centre.

    We are not currently looking to increase the range of materials collected at community recycling sites. However, the majority of supermarkets now provide collection points for soft/stretchy plastics for use by residents. 

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    With the present welcomed improvements around Newtown How come other jobs have been waiting for years due to finance

    Moss asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question, are there any specific projects that you are referring to, if so, please email haveyoursay@powys.gov.uk with the details and we can ask the correct team for more information. To find out more about how we spend money and plans for the council please visit: https://en.powys.gov.uk/council 

    Alternatively you could put forward your question for discussion by a scrutiny committee. Please be aware they cannot consider individual complaints, grievances or areas of concern, or any regulatory matters. Topics suggested must affect a group or community of people living or working in Powys, relate to a service, and have not been dealt with by another committee. To put forward your topic for discussion please visit: https://en.powys.gov.uk/committees or email democraticservicesandscrutiny@powys.gov.uk

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    Why is monies spent on new projects when there are jobs still on a list after years with the reason given Department hasn’t got funds 🤔

    Moss asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question, are there any specific projects that you are referring to, if so, please email haveyoursay@powys.gov.uk with the details and we can ask the correct team for more information. To find out more about how we spend money and plans for the council please visit: https://en.powys.gov.uk/council 

    Alternatively you could put forward your question for discussion by a scrutiny committee. Please be aware they cannot consider individual complaints, grievances or areas of concern, or any regulatory matters. Topics suggested must affect a group or community of people living or working in Powys, relate to a service, and have not been dealt with by another committee. To put forward your topic for discussion please visit: https://en.powys.gov.uk/committees or email democraticservicesandscrutiny@powys.gov.uk

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    What **drives** your decision on speed limits in rural area and villages, is it financial or public safety. So far it seems financial

    Ian Jones asked 5 months ago

    Speed limits are assessed in accordance with Welsh Government Guidance, which you can find by following this link -https://gov.wales/setting-local-speed-limits

    If we deem a speed limit appropriate in accordance with that guidance, we will rank and assess it and include it on our programme.

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    Why is there not greater action on the climate emergency and why has an ecological/biodiversity emergency still not been declared?

    LS asked 4 months ago

    Powys County Council declared a climate emergency on 24th September 2020. This included an ambition to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero, in line with the Welsh public sector target of 2030. The Council is working with Welsh Government, the Growing Mid Wales Partnership, Powys Public Service Board and other stakeholders to act on climate change.

    To view our Climate Change Strategy, please visit: https://en.powys.gov.uk/media/15212/Climate-Change-Strategy/pdf/Climate_change_strategy_.pdf?m=1647938984100

    Following the elections in May 2022, the Progressive Partnership for Powys named ‘Tackling the climate and biodiversity emergency’ as one of the seven key priorities for Powys. For more information please visit: https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/12841/Tackling-the-Climate-and-Biodiversity-Emergency

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    Why is there no respite facilities included in the new build of Ysgol Cedewain?

    T123 asked 4 months ago

    The site of the new build of Ysgol Cedewain was too small to include respite facilities.

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    Does the Authority have any plans to re open the Crickhowell Highways Depot in Dan Y Parc once the current lease expires?

    James asked 4 months ago

    The use and function of the Crickhowell Highways Depot in Dan Y Parc will be reviewed at the ending of its lease.

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