This post will only be of interest to Powys Council anoraks. My very good friend, Edna Mopbucket is spending a lot of time at the headquarters of Powys County Council at the moment. Regular visitors will know that she has a love interest in one of the Councillors, so she hangs around the members tearoom whenever she's on a break. She was there today, and heard a very odd rumour.
Now for visitors who are not familiar with the political allegiances in Powys, I should explain that there are two 'Independent' groups as well as political party groups. There is the Montgomeryshire Group, which includes 12 (I think) councillors from the North of Powys. And there's the larger Powys Independent Alliance which is the larger group, and includes councillors from all over Powys, including the North. Edna tells me that there's no love lost between them.
Anyway, today Edna heard some of the Powys Independents discussing jumping ship and joining the Montgomeryshire Independents. But what's odd is that they live in the South. And the way they were talking today, it seems that some serious discussion has already taken place. So much so that the Montgomeryshire Group has discussed the issue, and even considered a change of name to accommodate the new situation. Perhaps it will be called the 'Shires' Group. I know this is only of interest to those closely involved in local government in Powys, but I thought I should mention it.