FROM WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL
RACE THE TRAIN 2015 DETAILS RELEASED
The annual Race the Train will take place on Sunday 20th September 2015 starting from Raven Square Station at 11.15am. Booking in from 10.15am. Entry is £6. Entries are sought from those wishing to race the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Train on their bikes. Min age is 14 with parents consent.
BRITISH LEGION FLAG TO FLY AT TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
On Monday 10th August meeting at the steps by the Tourist Information Office at 10.15am there is a ceremonial handover of the Royal British Legion Flag from Welshpool Town Council. Following the ceremony the flag will fly on the centre flagpole until after VJ Day. All are welcome to the ceremony and to tea and coffee afterwards in the Tourist Information Centre.
VJ DAY COMING SOON IN WELSHPOOL
Saturday 15th August. Watch out for details from the Town Council.
There will be a procession with a lead band from the Berriew Street car park to the Town Hall where there is a short ceremony before the procession moves on the back of the Town Hall. There will be a siren, minutes silence, prayer and belling ringing (as it was at the end of WWII Japan) with a salute to the veterans. The public will be invited to join the procession and any WWII veterans invited to join the local veterans on the day. The event is being organised by Welshpool Town Council with the British Legion.
MOTTE AND BAILEY CASTLE AND RAILWAY DOCKS
The works to clear the undergrowth from the old railway docks has been completed. The next stage is to keep the undergrowth under control and restore the sheep pens at this Transfer Station. In due course there will be interpretation boards and perhaps some rolling stock to represent the era. The Cattle Docks are close to the start of the Town Trail being prepared. The area around the Tourist Information Centre has some sculpture interpretation of the railway and will be in the middle of the Town Trail which leads people closer to Raven Square Steam Railway Station.
MINISTER TO MEET TOWN COUNCIL
The Town Council is to meet with Edwina Hart to discuss the delays to changes planned for the one way system in Welshpool along with the Brook Street/Union Street proposal (to return the roads to two way). A date has yet to be set.
WESTWOOD DAY CENTRE
The Westwood Day Centre has been transferred to Welshpool Town Council as from today. The Town Council is committed to continuing with the service and to develop it further over time. There was a ceremonial
handover on 9th July where Cllr Darren Mayor of Powys handed over a key to Cllr Steve Kaye Deputy Mayor of Welshpool.
The Town Crier Competition will take place at 3pm on Sunday 9th August outside the Town Hall. Voting for the winner will involve a panel of judges and the public present. For details of how to enter please email email@example.com or call