The Vale of Montgomery Rural Cluster of Councils (VMRC) was established in 2015 as an equal partnership of four Town/Community Councils and representing in the order of 8 000 residents. Originally formed in response to County Council moves towards service devolution VMRC continued in order to share information and expertise and explore co-operative working to the benefit of our communities on areas of common concern. This has included the delivery of specific grant funded projects, such as footpath maintenance and support for community centres and village halls. VMRC is a constituted group with its own Terms of Reference. It is an equal partnership with no lead Council. Each constituent Council nominates two councillors to attend quarterly meetings as voting representatives. The Cluster has an elected Chair, Vice-Chair and a Clerk and RFO.

Terms of Reference

Standing Orders 

9th October Meeting Agenda

9th October 2023 Approved Minutes

15th January Meeting Agenda

15th January, Meeting Minutes approved

8th April, Meeting Minutes not approved 

8th July, 2024 – to be held at 7.30pm, Llandyssil, Old School. AGM & Quarterly meeting


Our Big Nature event - Sunday 30th June 2024

Abermule with Llandyssil Community Council
Berriew Community Council
Kerry Community Council
Montgomery Town Council 


The Vale of Montgomery Rural Cluster, consisting of four local Community Councils, will create a joint event bringing together families and individuals, young and old, from all our local communities who are interested in the natural world around us and how we can look after it.


This event, scheduled to coincide with “Wales Nature Week”, will showcase some of the little things we can all do to help nature thrive, it will promote ideas on how to minimise the adverse impact some of our daily actions might have on the environment around us.


Each Council will hold its own local event. We will invite individuals, charities and organisations who will visit each area in turn, perhaps giving a short narration about their particular field of expertise and so creating a cohesive and truly joint occasion. There will be activities relating to bio-diversity that children (perhaps even adults) can enjoy taking part in. There will be ideas and information to takeaway and hopefully use at home or school, or even in the wider local area, which will all help contribute to earth’s natural biodiversity.


Biodiversity is the variety of life found on earth. Without a wide range of animals, plants and microorganisms we cannot have the healthy ecosystems that we rely on to provide us with the air we breathe and the food we eat.
Working and learning together, we can all help to rebuild and maintain biodiversity.