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Powys Projects

Powys County Council works together with communities and the private sector to deliver a wide range of programmes and projects to improve the wellbeing of people living and working in the County.  This section highlights some of the ways in which the Regeneration team have assisted our communities.


War Memorials

The project will see the identification and recording of all War Memorials in Powys and put into place a programme of repair and improvement to ensure our memorial heritage is conserved for the future. Training and workshops will be organised with community groups and schools and the results of the project shared with opportunities to reveal the stories uncovered about local heroes. 

Start-up and existing small land-based businesses in Powys looking to diversify and generate a new income stream can get free expert advice under a newly-launched scheme.


Agora is a two-year project to help producers of goods grown, grazed or made across 11 local authority areas in mid and south-east Wales. 

Works to enhance a lake park area in mid Powys are well underway, the county council has announced. Powys County Council is carrying out works in Llandrindod Wells’ Lake Park area, thanks to a £126,400 grant.

The roll out of superfast fibre infrastructure has provided better connectivity for some but in more rural locations alternative solutions are required. 

The local community of Crai in the Brecon Beacons were faced with just such a problem. With help from Powys County Council and Welsh Government’s Access Broadband Cymru scheme the residents were able to develop their own community broadband solution. This is their journey…

With European Regional Development Funding, the Severn Valley Regeneration Programme was launched in 2010 to cover the Severn Valley area including the three main towns of Welshpool, Newtown and Llanidloes. Delivered and match funded by the Welsh Government and Powys County Council, the project was designed to improve economic prospects and to make the Severn Valley an attractive area to work, live and visit.

Walking with Offa is a cross border cooperation project between Welsh and English Local Action Groups, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a National Park and local authorities whose territories include the border area along the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail. The project commenced late 2011 and completed in late 2014.This project concentrated not just on the National Trail itself but the wider area called Offa’s Country.

People in Powys benefit from a thriving diverse economy. 

High Street/Retail initiative that will aim to address current issues in the high street and identify ways of increasing footfall/use, reducing vacancy rates and stimulating enterprise by developing a toolkit for Town Centre Revitalisation

This project implements actions to test activities in the Pilot towns of Newtown and Rhayader. Selected actions are from recommendations made by an independent research report: 

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Severn valley
Walk with offa
Vibrant Towns
Crai Project
Workways Plus
Lakeside project
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