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Newtown Chamber of Trade

The Aims of the Newtown Chamber of Trade are:-

  • To promote and market the town
  • To support businesses of all types in the town
  • To act as a pressure group by lobbying local and national government

Our main achievements to date are:-

  • Established as an effective voice for town businesses in negotiation with:
  • Newtown & Llanllwchairan Town Council
  • Powys County Council
  • Welsh Assembly Government
  • The Chamber has been leading the consultations with Welsh Assembly Government and Powys County Council Highways Department regarding the two major issues which are putting people off coming to Newtown, namely Traffic Congestion and Parking. These are ongoing and have involved the following proposals:-
  1. Trial switching off of the Traffic Lights at Tesco
  2. Widening of the filter lanes at the Traffic Lights at McDonalds
  3. Provision of an exit from the Riverside Car park for traffic turning left onto the Cambrian Bridge
  4. Traffic at the west end of Park Street to have no exit onto the A483
  5. Reduce parking time in town centre from 45mins to 30mins to cater for genuine drop offs
  6. Parking in the Council Car Parks to be free for the first hour
  • Hosted a successful Street Party for the Queens Jubilee Celebrations
  • Collaborated with the Town Council in organising
    • The Food Festival
    • Christmas Lights Switch On
    • Powys High Street Meanwhile Users Project


Our Membership Benefits include:-

  • The opportunity for business-business support and promotion
  • A greater say in what happens in the town – more voices make more noise
  • The chance to put your ideas forward and the backing to get them implemented
  • The opportunity to be part of and raise the profile of events and activities in the town which bring additional business and trade
  • Inclusion on the new Newtown Town Council website where members will have an enhanced entry on their business directory


Meetings: First Wednesday of each month, 6pm at the Elephant & Castle Hotel meeting rooms (except AGM in January which is held on the second Wednesday


MEMBERSHIP is only £25 per year (less than 50p per week)

Join us in 2014 and have you say!


The Elephant & Castle
Broad Street
SY16 2BQ