Llanidloes Town Council is housed in the Town Hall, a listed building
given to the town by the Davies family of Llandinam. Its original
purpose was to provide temperance accommodation as an alternative to
the spirited establishments elsewhere in the town. It also provided a
private room where farmers could strike their bargains on market day in
full sobriety without being diverted by the dangerous intemperance of
the public house.
Today its uses are somewhat different. On the ground floor we have a
market hall which houses the Saturday market and a butcher's stall.
There are also a variety of sales held there from time to time selling
such things as bedding, bargain clothing and plants.
On the first floor of the Town Hall there is a Reading Room with a
choice of daily newspapers and the Snooker Room which is open daily
from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Monday to
Friday and alternate Saturdays from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
The Council meets on the fourth Monday of each month in the beautiful
oak-panelled Council Chamber. This room is now licensed for marriages
and anyone interested in booking it for a wedding should contact the
Town Clerk for details.
Daytime and evenings there are rooms available for hire at reasonable
charges. These have to be pre-booked with the Town Clerk.
The Town Council is also responsible for the Skatepark, Severn Porte
area, Victoria Park and area around the football field, the Recreation
ground and part of the cemetery.