New bus stops and a better tennis court are among the spending plans being made by Llanfair Caereinion Town Council for the coming year.

At a full council meeting in November, the town council approved its budget for the financial year of 2024/25, laying out a list of projects it plans to complete in 2024, with some already underway.

This list includes works to refurbish the churchyard wall along Broad Street and High Street and works to stabilise the lychgate with new foundations.  

Other projects include redecorating the Chapel of Rest, surface treatment for the tennis courts, placing a number of new bus stops around town, redecoration of the Watergate Street telephone box and refurbishing street furniture throughout the town.

Also at the meeting, a council tax increase of five per cent was set, going from £54.73p to £57.67p per band D property, which will go towards covering the running of the services the council delivers annually.

The council also pledged to continue supporting initiatives that began in 2023, such as the community café and the youth club, which began in June 2023 after several months of planning.


The youth club became a reality after the council set in motion an initiative laid out in the town’s Action Plan, first adopted in November 2021, which included a section promising to deliver a youth club, after consulting with the Youth Forum set up from the high school and receiving a grant of £9,950 from Award for All Wales and appointing Matt Evans as youth leader to spearhead the project.

The council is also eager to continue supporting the community café after its 27 volunteers welcomed over 500 people to the facility over the course of 2023.

The project was launched in April 2023 in a pilot scheme and is now backed by two grants from Tirgwynt Community Fund and the Mick Bates Community Memorial Trust to help with its marketing and running costs.

Looking beyond the next financial year, Llanfair Council also included a list of projects that they aim to complete in 2025 as well. This includes new Christmas lights for the town, works repair surfaces of Deri Woods and Mount Field car parks and a monthly road sweeping surface.

The full budget report can be found on the council website.