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Town Council must pay for residents to access Powis Park

 
Created on 17/03/2022 @ 10:13


Welshpool Town Council has failed to get out of an historic agreement to pay an annual fee for residents to have access to the Powis Park.

The agreement has seen the council paying Powis Estates for the right of Welshpool residents to walk in the grounds which adjoin the Park Lane entrance, off High Street.

Councillors have been in discussions with the Estates to withdraw from the agreement but were told that residents would find the gates locked unless the licence agreement continued.

In a report to the Services & Property Committee Town Clerk, Anne Wilson, said: “Members were reminded that the park was for the people of Welshpool as it had been accessible to them for many years although it had no designated right of way across it and there is a right of access.

“Powis Estates have stated that if the Town Council did not take on the licence they would shut the gate and deny the residents access.”

It was resolved that a new licence be drawn up between the Town Council and Powis Estates noting that all concerns had been addressed and that the park be available to the residents and visitors to Welshpool.

 

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