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Rented properties and houses of multiple occupancy

Whilst Census day has passed it’s not too late to complete!

If you are a landlord and rent a property to a tenant/tenants can you please let your tenant know that by law they need to complete the census, they can be fined £1,000 if they don’t. Whoever pays the household bills needs to complete the census. If the property is a HMO and all members of the household share a kitchen and living/dining room one form needs to be completed, although they can complete individually if they don’t want others to know their personal information.

If each household has their own facilities they should fill in separate household forms. For example in a bedsit or studio flat.

Everyone will have received a Census letter in the last few weeks either enclosing a paper questionnaire or providing a unique access code to complete online, if they have lost their letter or code then please contact us urgently.

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10-07-2020 2:36 PM


The commemorating of the opening of the refurbished Daniel Protheroe Memorial Park took place at 3.15pm on Saturday 1st July 2017. 

Daniel Protheroe began his vocal career in Ystradgynlais and won first prize at the National Eisteddfod in 1880 and 1881. 

After emigrating to the United States in 1886, he gained great fame on both sides of the Atlantic as a conductor, educator and composer, renowned for over 1500 compositions. 

The unveiling of a commemorative plaque had originally taken place in August 1954 erected above the front door of 6 Gough Buildings the birthplace of Daniel Protheroe. Following the demolition of the properties in the 1970’s the area was grassed over to form the park. 

The refurbishment project led by the Ystradgynlais Heritage Society in conjunction with the Town Council as the new landowner included the rebuilding of the landscaped area and construction of a central feature to which is attached four plaques outlining the lives of locally born musicians, composers, ministers and poet :– Daniel Protheroe 1866 – 1934 ( Composer and Conductor) ;Thomas Levi   1825-1916 (Minister and Publisher) ; William Leyshon Griffiths 1863-1925 ( Minister and Poet)  and John Thomas Rees ( 1857-1949  Composer and Conductor) . 

The unveiling of the central memorial was undertaken by Mrs. Hannah Protheroe Griffiths a great niece of Daniel Protheroe . 

The Voices of the Valley Choir from Valley View High School , Scranton USA  sang the American national anthem and hymns associated with Daniel Protheroe together with support from Cor Dathlu and Cor y Gyrlais.