Severn Trent to hold Newtown drop-in session ahead of latest phase of £5m project in Powys

Thursday 13th April

Severn Trent is to hold a community drop-in session ahead of carrying out work to install new water pipes in an area of Newtown as part of an ongoing investment in Powys.

The work forms part of a £5m project that is currently being completed in Powys to make sure residents and businesses have a water supply they can rely on.

Gareth Mead, from Severn Trent, said: “Some of the pipes in our network in Powys have been in place for a long time and are starting to become more prone to leaks and bursts. That’s why we’re making this big investment to make sure everyone has a reliable supply.

“Ahead of this latest part of the work we want to meet with as many local people as possible to make sure they’re aware of what we’re doing and where we’re doing it. The session is also an opportunity for residents and businesses to raise any concerns and help shape our plans for the future.”

The drop-in session will take place at Newtown FC’s Latham Park on Tuesday 18 April from 3pm to 6pm.

This latest phase of the project will see engineers working on Park Lane in Newtown from Tuesday 2 May for around two months. Work will start in private land near to the Lon Cerddyn roundabout before the new pipes are installed beneath the roundabout, across the car park of the football ground and into Park Lane up to the junction with the police station.

Gareth continues: “To make sure our engineers can work safely we will need to have road closures in place during the work. We’ve been working closely with the local council to plan this and have agreed that access will be made available along the bus lane leading from Lon Cerddyn roundabout to Park Lane. This will allow staff and visitors to access the car park areas of Robert Owen House and the football club as normal.

“Our contractors from Amey will work closely with local people during the work and they’ll aim to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.”

For more information about the project visit To receive updates during the work from Amey text the word PARK to 01952 780 333.