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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.


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If you wish for this to be delivered in Welsh and / or any other language please let the Council know, contact us here: townclerk@haytowncouncil.gov.uk 

We endeavour to support all languages in our community.



Hay Town Council has 11 councillors (when there are no vacancies) and one member 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 every 1-2 months depending on requirements. 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.  Councillors are also governed by a set of Financial Regulations which provide guidance on accounting procedures and how councils may spend their money.

The Council also employs one member of staff, our Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. 


Hay Town Plan

Hay Town Council are currently surveying with a view to updating the Town Plan.  Please complete the survey here https://forms.gle/c5LXDNVowancG5Dn9




Meetings & Events

Meetings for 2024

Monday 4th March

Monday 8th April

Monday 13th May - Full Council and Annual Meeting. 

Monday 3rd June

Monday 1st July

August - No Meeting, Summer Break

Monday 2nd September

Monday 7th October

Monday 4th November

Monday 2nd December


Office Opening Hours. 

Monday             Closed

Tuesday            Closed

Wednesday       10am – 2pm

Thursday           10am – 2pm

Friday               10am – 2pm


Please contact the Office to book an appointment

 01497 808 019





Council Meetings - Currently, HTC is meeting face-to-face but there remains the option for Councillors and members of the public to attend remotely, Please see agendas for details of how to join meetings. Minutes continue to be published on this website.

The Minutes of the last Council Meeting can be viewed below. 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. However, new legislation means that Town Councils need to put summary notes on their websites within 7 working days of a meeting taking place. These are not full minutes and will not be signed off until the next meeting.


Draft Minutes from last meeting










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Get in Touch

If you to wish to contact an individual councillor please use the details in the Councillors section.  Messages sent from this page will be picked up by the Town Clerk and passed to the relevant person.


Hay Town Council office, The Pavilion, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5DY