Saturday, May 10, 2008

Powys Council Update.

This may be boring to you but I want to spread the news about how things are shaping up at Powys County Council. Russell George (Newtown) and Gareth Ratcliffe (Hay on Wye) are joining the Management Board as nominees of the new Conservative Group. Both are young bright men who will soon get a grip on their portfolios, whatever they may be.

My guess is that there is a fair bit of tension amongst the PIGs (Powys Independent Group). Wynne Jones (Abermule), Dawn Bailey (Trewern) and Bobby Morgan (Llanbrynmair) have all defected to the PIGs from the MIGs (Montgomeryshire Independent Group), leaving the latter with just 13 members. Wynne Jones (who seemed to be leading the efforts to persuade MIGs to defect at last week's election count), Stephen Hayes (Montgomery), who I was told was helping Wynn in the defection promotion work, and Gwilym Vaughan (Glantwymyn), who I'm told may have influenced Bobby Morgan decision to defect, have all been elected as the PIG Board Members. Its been suggested to me that there could be an element of reward for services rendered here. Anyway, it means that Joy Shearer ( Tregynon), a long standing Board Member has been surprisingly dropped from the Board. The MIGs have not decided on their Board nominees yet, but it will probably be David Jones (Guilsfield), Graham Brown (Llandrinio) and Gwilym Evans (Trefeglwys) - unless there are shocks here as well.

Yesterday, I was talking to Bob Davey, who lost his seat to one of our Conservative members. We had quite a long chat about what had happened. Worth a separate post I think.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

have you met gareth from hay glyn? a nice lad, but no way on earth should he be given any kind of portfolio.

Glyn Davies said...

anon - No, I've never met Gareth, but I'm told he's able and enthusiastic - which should take him a long way.

ROMAN JONES Esq. said...

It seems the PIGS and MIGS are having a good old clash of hand bags, couldn't happen to nicer bunch of people....

As for Anonymous' declamation of Gareth (who I also have never met), if he thinks this young man is not up to the job, then put his money where his mouth is and say why and more importantly - identify him or herself rather than stay anonymous!!!!!

Glyn Davies said...

roman - I've had others tell me that Gareth is a very able young man, since anon's comment appeared. I do allow anons to comment, even if I prefer commenters to expose themselves.

Anonymous said...

What I no of Gareth, he seems increadibly informed and is the man for the job! Also Glyn, I read with interest your blogging on PCC, it dos'nt bore me at all, Russ George

Glyn Davies said...

Russ - I've wanted to blog about Powys County Council, to generate a bit of local interest. But there are some sensitive souls. I've been threatened with legal proceedings by one of the Councillors already. Probabkly post on this in my next Update.