The Community Council is made up of eleven members for the wards of Llansantffraid (8) and Deytheur (3). The Councillors are unpaid volunteers who have the community at heart. A Councillor is appointed for a period of four years and, although appointed to a ward, takes an interest in the whole of the community.
Two Councillors are voted into office as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman at the Annual General Meeting and hold the post for two years.
The Council raises a precept (local community charge) towards its running costs and projects that it has decided upon. It also takes into consideration applications for small financial aid from organizations within the community.
Elections are held every fourth year and, if not enough members of the public put their names forward, the remaining vacant seats are filled by co-option. Members of the community are asked to volunteer themselves and, if there are more names than the required number, then the present members of the Council interview and select enough members to fill the vacancies.
The Council is the eyes and ears of the community - the link between the community and Powys County Council. All planning applications within the community come before the Council for observations.
The Council meets on the last Monday of each month (except August and December) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, unless there are urgent matters to be discussed.