Welcome to the Hay Town Council Website.
Hay on Wye is a market town situated in the Welsh county of Powys on the border with Herefordshire. The Town is home to around 1700 residents but this increases considerably during the tourist season, particularly at the time of the world renowned Hay Festival and other large events and festivals taking place in the town.
Hay is located in the North Eastern corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park which is an area with beautiful and varied scenery and home to one of the first Dark Sky Reserves.
Hay Town Council has 11 councillors (when there are no vacant seats) and two members of administrative staff. The Mayor, who is also the leader of the council, is chosen by the councillors.
The full council meets monthly, usually on the first Monday of the month, unless this falls on a Bank Holiday. The council also has a number of sub committees who meet approximately every six weeks. Where possible we allocate councillors to sub committees that make the best use of their knowledge and experience.
The operation of the council is governed by a set of Standing Orders that cover, for example. how often the council meets and the conduct of meetings.