Conservatives say they have ‘huge ambitions’ for Powys

By Elgan Hearn   |   Local democracy reporter   |
Wednesday 4th May 2022 1:00 pm
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County Hall in Llandrindod Wells, inset is Cllr Aled Davies.
Powys Conservative leader Aled Davies inset over a photo of County Hall (. )

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Tories say they have “huge ambitions” for Powys and plans to go forward building on their achievements of the last five years

Powys Conservative Group leader, Aled Davies was the deputy leader and finance portfolio holder during the last council administration.

With 46 candidates standing all across Powys, he will be hoping to form a stand alone administration.

Mr Davies said: ‘’When we formed a coalition five years ago, it was the first time that the Welsh Conservatives have been part of the ruling group.

“Tough difficult decisions had to be made to transform our council and it is now accepted that we are one of the best performing councils in Wales.

‘’None of our schools are now in special measures thanks to our teachers and the education service, that have worked so closely together to deliver improvements, our additional investment in schools is paying off.”

With a number of school building projects taking place and approved Mr Davies said that his group will: “Deliver excellent schools for our children and teachers.”

Mr Davies said ‘’For the first time in a generation, council houses are being built, extra care homes are being built by our partners to support independent living.”

‘’We have arrested the decline in road conditions, for the first time in many years the percentage of roads in poor condition has fallen but there is so much more to do.

“Over the next five years we must focus on improving our infrastructure to help grow the economy and by working closely with UK Conservative Government through the Levelling Up Fund, the Shared Prosperity Fund and the Growth Deal and we will deliver.

“We have already seen £22 million worth of announcements in the last six month

‘’We will always deliver value for money and we will not side-step difficult decisions.

“There is so much more to do, lets build on the foundation that we have laid over the last five years.”

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