Hay Town Council.
Temporary Road Closures - Statement
Please find below a link to an updated statement from HTC on the temporary road closures for 2021 following the Town Council's Special Council meeting on 26th April and discussions with Powys CC and our local County Councillor.
Amendments to Temporary Road Closure Timings for Hay dated 28th April 2021
Hay Post Office Update
We are aware that there has been much concern expressed by residents and businesses since Steve Like announced that he was retiring, and that Hay Post Office will be closing at the end of June.
For years, Hay Post Office has provided a key service to businesses and residents in the town and surrounding areas, even more so since the banks closed. The Council would like to thank Steve and his team for their hard work and dedication, especially in the last year, which has been challenging for all of us.
Following Steve's announcement we had a positive discourse with the Post Office, and they have issued this statement:
"Our long-serving Postmaster in Hay-on-Wye plans to retire this year after 35 years of supporting the local Hay community, and we thank him for his loyal service. Post Office remains committed to providing services for the local Hay-on-Wye community and are actively identifying alternative locations to establish a new Post Office. More information will be made available as these plans progress and we will ensure there is a continuity of post office services as this transition takes place."
This is a very strong commitment from Post Office to provide a new site in Hay and to minimise the disruption caused by any gap between the old site closing and the new Post Office opening.
Until the new site is confirmed, we will be working closely with the Chamber of Commerce, Gareth Ratcliffe and Fay Jones as well as the team from 'Access to Cash' to ensure a positive outcome for Hay.
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.
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.