A MEETING to brief Powys councillors regarding National Grid’s preferred corridor route connections in Mid Wales is being moved because of public safety concerns.
The meeting, to be hosted by National Grid, was scheduled to take place at Welshpool Town Hall today (August 1) between 5pm-7pm but is being moved to Powys County Council’s Neuadd Maldwyn building in the town on police advice.
Powys County Council, Executive Leader, Councillor David Jones said: “Welshpool Town Hall is currently undergoing refurbishment work and police have advised that the National Grid meeting is moved on public safety grounds.
“The county council has agreed that the meeting can be held at Neuadd Maldwyn in Severn Road, Welshpool. There will be very limited parking available and those attending are being advised to use pay and displaying parking in the town.”
A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Due to the number of people expected to attend this meeting, the current refurbishment work at Welshpool Town Hall, and the associated public safety concerns we advised that the venue for the meeting be changed.
"The co-operation of Powys County Council demonstrates the commitment to public safety.”