Officials from the Welsh Government will visit Llanfyllin on Thursday to learn more about a major shake-up of council services.

Community councils in North Montgomeryshire have been working together for more than three years to create a community interest company (CIC) group that will takeover responsibility for some services which are currently provided by Powys County Council.

It comes as PCC continues to make multi-million pound budget cuts.

The services include litter picking, street cleaning and grass verge cutting.

And their success has led to them receiving recognition from the Welsh Government, including a grant of £4,700 which is going towards helping to cover the costs of establishing the group.

Peter Lewis, who represents Llanfyllin Town Council on the cluster, said details of the takeover are still being "thrashed out" with Powys County Council.

He added that it is unlikely they will meet the April 1 deadline that was initially set out by both parties.

But he did say the cluster has agreed how it will fund Llanfyllin Library with all local authorities signing up to pay a share that will guarantee its continuation for the next five years.

He continued: "Llanfyllin is paying the lion's share as the library is here and we have the most residents, but all community councils have signed up which is very positive and very unique. We are the only CIC in Wales.

"The Welsh Government is coming because they want to see what is going on here."

Cllr Lewis continued: "We are still thrashing out details of the transfer so we will have to wait and see.

"Once we have got the service transfer right we will be bale to go out to tender for people to undertake the roles - whether it will be one for each community council or one for each job we will wait to see.

"Everything is very positive at the moment," he added.

Earlier this year the cluster was formally turned into a CIC meaning it will be a not-for-profit organisation that will reinvest funds into the communities its serves.