Meet the Council September 2018
Thank you to everyone who came along to the event at the Swan Hotel.
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.
The Minutes of the last Council Meeting can be viewed here. For other minutes please use the Meetings and Minutes tab at the top of the page.
Please note that minutes are generally a month behind as they have to be agreed and signed off at the following month's council meeting.
View the Calendar for dates of council meetings and other events
Hay Walking Festival is running from 12th to 14th October with 19 walks and two free evening events (donations to charity welcomed) over the three days of the festival. Please visit the Walking Festival's own website for a more detailed look at the programme www.haywalkingfestival.com You can also find out more by downloading the pdf brochure.
The winner of the first Hay on Wye Citizen of the Year award is John Evans. John was one of four prominent members of our community who were nominated for this years award. The others were Malcolm Eager, Kelvyn Jenkins and Trish Kiddle.
Hay Town Council took part in an Open Grant application process with Natural Resources Wales, which had made available £1.4 million for projects in Wales towards improving natural habitats and people's health and wellbeing. We were successful in our application for £10k towards an overall project of £20k. The project is called "Shared Spaces".