Llanigon Green Space petition for former village school site goes straight to the top

Tuesday 12th April 2022 11:00 am
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Cllr Rosemarie Harris, receives the ‘Say Yes to Llanigon Green Space Petition’ from Gwernyfed Community Councillor and campaigner, William Lloyd
Cllr Rosemarie Harris, receives the ‘Say Yes to Llanigon Green Space Petition’ from Gwernyfed Community Councillor and campaigner, William Lloyd (Talgarth & District Regeneration Group )

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Powys County Council leader, Rosemarie Harris met with a community councillor to discuss a recent petition for a former school site to become a community asset.

Gwernyfed community councillor William Lloyd, who presented the petition originally to ‘caretaker’ Gwernyfed County Councillors William Powell and Gareth Ratcliffe, has been the leading representative for the Llanigon Communty Green Space Group which is looking to enter a discussion with Powys council with the aim of the community taking posession of the former Llanigon school site for use by the wider community.

During the hour-long meeting last week, Cllr Harris listened to the concerns of local residents, captured in the petition and suggested a focussed discussion with senior Powys County Council officers would be useful, to take the matter forward.

William Lloyd (centre) with Cllr William Powell (left) and Cllr Gareth Ratcliffe (right) with petition supporters
William Lloyd (centre) with Cllr William Powell (left) and Cllr Gareth Ratcliffe (right) with petition supporters (Janette Hill Images ) (Janette Hill Images)

However, due to the upcoming Community and County Council elections, such a meeting would have to take place after Thursday, May 5.

Commenting on his meeting with the PCC Leader, William Lloyd said: “We greatly appreciate the time that Cllr Rosemarie Harris took out of her busy schedule to meet us today.

“The level of support for our ‘Say Yes to Llanigon Green Space’ petition means that this issue is not going to go away – and there is a will locally to get things done. Now that the Leader of Powys County Council has heard our concerns at first hand, it is imperative that we continue to build our momentum.”

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