Details of Welsh Government investment in Powys broadband confirmed

The Welsh Government has committed to spending over £9.2million to provide better broadband for around 10,000 houses by March 2021.

It is the next step in the successor project to Superfast Cymru. Lot two, covering an area including Powys, has been awarded to BT.

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Funding to tackle sheep scab is a “positive step forward”, says Kirsty Williams AM

The Welsh Government has announced £5million to help eradicate sheep scab. The funding, through the Rural Development Programme, follows a recent proposal from industry representatives.

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Mobile postal services introduced in Cwmtwrch - changes to hours in Pontneddfechan, Glanrhyd, Coelbren and Ynyswen

The Post Office has confirmed details of changes to its outreach service, affecting communities in the South-West of Brecon and Radnorshire.

A mobile service is available in Cwmtwrch, and there have been slight changes in the timings of the service in Pontneddfechan, Glanrhyd, Coelbren and Ynyswen.

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Kirsty seeks views on the future of the free TV license for people over 75

People over 75 are currently entitled to a free TV license, but the Westminster Government are ending the funding for this.

The BBC are considering the options available to them and are running a consultation.

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New funding for public toilets announced

In a letter to Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh Government has confirmed that funding for the public toilets at the Groe (Builth Wells) and Dark Lane (Rhayader) has been extended.

Funding has been extended for the financial year 2019/20, “at the same rate and under the same conditions as originally agreed.

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New funding for music education “an opportunity Powys must not miss”, says Kirsty Williams

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, has said the recent Welsh Government announcement on funding music education is “an opportunity Powys must not miss”.

The Welsh Government has announced £3m for improving music services for children and young people across Wales over the next two years.

A grant of £1.4 million has been provided for local authorities in 2018-19, of which Powys County Council will receive £59,653.

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