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Hay on Wye, a market town with a long and colourful history located in the Welsh county of Powys close to the border with Herefordshire.


Joint Statement from Hay Town Council and Hay Chamber of Commerce - Update on Temporary Social Distancing / Pedestrianisation Measures for Hay

Thank you for your patience and contributions regarding the pedestrianisation of Hay town centre for public health reasons. Here is an update on progress:
If you are a resident and you have any queries/concerns, please e-mail: haytownclerk@hotmail.co.uk 
If you are a business and you have any queries/concerns, please e-mail: chair@hayonwyechamber.co.uk 
The temporary measures will be put in place on Tuesday 28th July at 11.00 a.m. Please click on the links below to see a map of the proposed road closures, as well as a more detailed, supporting written proposal.

Social Distancing Measures for Hay town centre - Plan

Social Distancing Measures for Hay town centre - written proposal



Covid-19 - Information and Support 

 Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.


Hay Town Council.

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.  

Latest Minutes - Covid-19

Council Meetings - Hay Town Council will now be holding council meetings to discuss urgent business only as we continue to follow Government advice on Covid-19. These meetings will be held remotely until or unless the advice from Goernment changes. All our remote meetings will be published on this website. 

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.

Notes of Remote Meeting June 2020











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Latest News

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Hay Covid-19 Support Group -  Grant from PAVO's C-SERT fund

Get in Touch

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Hay Town Council, Council Chamber, Broad Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5BX


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