LibDem Councillor for Llandeilo Town Council

It gives me great pleasure to share my latest political news with you:
From May 2017 I will be on the Llandeilo Town Council as Councillor.
I’m also the LibDem candidate for the Llangadog Ward of the Carmarthire County Council, the election for which will be held on May 4th.
Within the party I’m vice chair of my local Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire LibDem Party.

I’m looking forward to helping to shape my local community.

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I’m community driven and want to ensure that Llandeilo remains an open and thriving community that welcomes visitors and benefits from a lively and charming atmosphere.
My main concerns are for the continued improvement of infrastructure and a business-friendly environment. I also plan to support community projects, from care for our elderly and Syrian refugees to festivals and other commercial events that keep the town on the map in Carmarthenshire and beyond. I believe in both, tradition and innovation. As trained librarian I’m delighted about the new Library premises and I support the by-pass and the proposed foot/ cycle path between Llandeilo and Carmarthen. I believe both projects will add to the value of our town for residents and visitors.
I stood for council to contribute to this wonderful community and now look forward to working with the existing town councillors.I’m an enthusiastic newcomer to Llandeilo.

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Llandeilo Fawr Town Council

The Town Council is an elected body responsible for local government within Llandeilo town. It represents the interests of the town in the provision of local services and liases with other bodies involved in local government – Carmarthenshire County Council, the Welsh Government and the U.K. Government (links open in a new window).

What we do

The Town Council represents the opinions of Llandeilo people in all matters with particular interest in:

  • transport matters – traffic problems, car parking

  • economic development – supporting shops and businesses

  • environmental matters – such as dog fouling, street lighting, footpaths

  • community projects – like our festivals and celebrations

  • leisure, the arts and recreation

The Town Council receives funding primarily via the County Council through its precept – the annual allowance that sets the budget for the provision of services. The Town Council may raise additional funds through loans or grants for special projects – such as the Town Enhancement Scheme.

The Town Council has the main responsibility for:

  • maintenance of footpaths

  • maintenance of some street lights

  • provision of Christmas lights.

The Town Council owns the Shire Hall – bought with a loan and currently leased out to the Dyfed Archaeological Trust.

The Town Council gives grants each year to organisations such as:

  • St Teilo’s church to help with floodlighting and maintenance of the graveyard

  • local festivals

  • schools and youth groups

  • local charities and clubs

  • any other local or national organisations whose work will benefit our townspeople

The Council considers applications for funding, under Section 137 of the Local Government Act, four times a year. The maximum we can spend is currently £5 for every elector, in each financial year. Any individuals or organisations whose project will be of some benefit to Llandeilo people are very welcome to apply – we positively encourage more to do so. Applications should be made in writing to the Town Clerk, should include a balance sheet of income and expenses for the past financial year, where applicable, and should clearly describe the benefits.

Council Fact Sheet in PDF format (opens in a new window)

What we don’t do

Responsibility for services is divided between the various councils. Carmarthenshire County Council is responsible for:

  • Education

  • Social services

  • Housing

  • Planning applications

  • Public transport

  • Highways

  • Waste collection and recycling

  • Police

  • and many other things

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