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P-05-824 Newtown Brimmon Oak Bypass

Completed petition

P-05-824 Newtown Brimmon Oak Bypass

This petition was submitted by Mervyn Lloyd Jones and Rob McBride having collected 402 signatures.

Text of Petition

We the undersigned call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to consider our proposal to officially name the much needed, & historic, new road section of the A483, the ‘Newtown Brimmon Oak bypass’.


In recognition of the enormously positive publicity and attention that one of the most significant ‘Natural Monuments’ of Montgomeryshire, namely the Brimmon Oak, has brought to Newtown, to the region and to Wales.


Firstly becoming ‘Welsh Tree of the year’, followed by winning the title of ‘UK Tree of the year’ shown on national TV , and ultimately, in being awarded second place in the highly prestigious European Tree of the year contest (2017) in a much reported ceremony in the EU Parliament Brussels. We feel that this culturally significant ancient Welsh Oak tree that has now become known throughout Wales, the UK & indeed around the globe be honoured in this ultimately fitting manner.


Brimmon Oak



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 29/01/2019.

The Committee considered correspondence and agreed to close the petition in light of the definitive rejections of the proposal by the Welsh Government and Powys County Council.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/07/2018.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Montgomeryshire
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 04/07/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee



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