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Feedback wanted on improvements during Royal Welsh Show week

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6th August 2018 

Image of crowds in BuilthA survey about the safety and welfare improvements, which were introduced in and around Builth Wells during this year's Royal Welsh Show, is to be carried out by Powys County Council.

Now residents of Builth Wells and visitors to the Royal Welsh Show last month are being urged to take part in the survey and give their views on the safety and welfare improvements.

The survey, which will be available to complete online at www.powys.gov.uk/haveyoursay will be available until midnight Monday, August 27.

Key organisations, including Powys County Council, all emergency services, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Penmaenau Farm and Campsite, Wales YFC, local councillors and volunteers, worked together to improve the safety and welfare of people who attended the area during last month's Royal Welsh Show.

A new 'Green Route' path from Builth Wells town to the Royal Welsh Showground, Penmaenau Farm and Campsite and the YFC Young People's Village was introduced as part of the improvements along with a new welfare facility, which was based in the town at the former tourist information centre and staffed by the council's youth service.

Street pastors were also introduced in the town in the run-up to the show week and throughout the four-day event. There was increased medical provision in the area as well as temporary safety fence between the Groe and the river.

Cllr Rosemarie Harris, Powys County Council's Leader, said: "It is important that we work together combining our experience and knowledge to improve the safety and welfare of people visiting the area during Royal Welsh Show.

"It is the first time that these safety and welfare improvements have been introduced during Royal Welsh Show week and we are keen to seek the views of residents of Builth Wells and visitors to last month's Royal Welsh Show on the improvements.

"The feedback from residents and visitors will be vital as the event safety action group wants to review the improvements and see if anything can be done differently for future shows."

Builth Wells residents who are unable to complete the survey online at home will be able to visit the town's library at Antur Gwy where library staff will help them with the online survey.

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