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Hanes February 2016

Powys Archives 

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Powys Archives is developing new facilities to provide better strongrooms for collections and new and enhanced facilities for visitors. From 2 November 2015 the Archive Service will offer reduced public opening hours to allow staff to prepare the collections for move. The searchroom will be available for bookings between 9.00am-5.00pm every other Friday. Please note booking will be essential.
The dates we are open are available our Visit Us page.

On-line catalogue now available to search 

Powys County Archives Office
County Hall
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5LG
Tel: 01597 826086
Fax: 01597 826087
http://www.powys.gov.uk/archives

Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 (www.walesremembers.org) is the official site for information on how Wales will mark the centenary of the First World War in Wales.

 It provides a focal point for information on the latest news, projects, events and signposting services for the programme of commemoration which will take place in Wales from 2014 to 2018.         

Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 (www.cymruncofio.org) yw’r wefan swyddogol ar gyfer cael gwybodaeth am goffáu canmlwyddiant y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf yng Nghymru.

Mae’n lle i gael gwybodaeth am newyddion, prosiectau, digwyddiadau a gwasanaethau cyfeirio at y rhaglen i goffáu yng Nghymru a gynhelir rhwng 2014 a 2018.

Beryl Evans
FFHS Archives Liaison Officer

This message has been received from Ian Cope, Director of Population and Demography Directorate.

I
thought that you would be interested to know that the National Statistician, Jil
Matheson, has today made her recommendation on the way forward for census and
population statistics.

In summary the
recommendation is:

·        An online census of all households and communal
establishments in England and Wales in 2021 as a modern successor to the
traditional, paper-based decennial census. ONS recognises that special care
would need to be taken to support those who are unable to complete the census
online.

This would be combined
with:

·        Increased use of administrative data and surveys in order to
enhance the statistics from the 2021 Census and improve annual statistics
between censuses.

·        Together these would make the best use of all available
data to provide the population statistics which England and Wales require and
offer a springboard to the greater use of administrative data and annual surveys
in the future.

·        Further research is to be carried out over the coming
months and years to determine the most appropriate blend of methods and data
sources.

You can find the National
Statistician’s recommendation
here
and the response from the Sir Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the UK
Statistics Authority
here

The Government will respond in due course.

Discussion with users has played a key role in
informing our view of the best way forward. It strongly underlined the value to
users of existing census data about small areas, about small populations and as
part of the historical record. It also showed that users recognise the potential
value of modernising our approach and making use of other sources. We feel the
resulting recommendation of a mixed approach provides the best possible solution
and a very positive base for the future. Our
summary report of the
consultation
is also published today.

We look forward to continuing to work with you
as we refine the approach over coming months and years.

Please contact us at beyond2011@ons.gov.uk if
you have any questions or wish to discuss further.