Clerk to the Council
The clerk to Llanbedr Community Council is Darren Knipe. He can be contacted by email on email@example.com. It is requested that formal matters for council’s consideration are submitted via Darren to ensure proper procedures are followed.
Linda Roberts - Chairman
Also on the Hall Committee. Area Representative for Village east of Hall to include Maes Celyn.
Area Representative for Mold Road, Bathafarn and Llanrhydd. Responsible for the Community Gardens/Waen Woods, Village Green and on the Hall Committee.
Responsible for Business Community. Area Representative for road from Llanbedr Farm to school and houses at bottom junction.
Married to a local farmer and working at Llysfasi as an Agriculture lecturer, I have a strong interest in farming. I am here to listen to the views of the local community, and hopefully to help develop and enhance our local businesses and resources. Munchkins Committee (day care centre at Ysgol Llanbedr). Community Art Project, Website, Facebook, Twitter.
Responsible for Events, Registration of village greens, community gardens. Area Representative for Troed y Fenlli, Maes Derwin up to the Old Rectory, West of Llanbedr village. Also on the Hall Committee.
Siân Jones - Vice Chairman
Area Representative for Clwyd Gate, Highlands and A494 east of Tan Yr Unto. Responsible for The Link, registration of village greens and Governor Llanbedr Primary School.
Area Representative for Lon Cae Glas, Tan Y Bryn, The Annual Christmas Lights Event co-ordinator.
Area Representative for Llanbedr Hall and Drive, Lon y Mynydd, Business community & funding officer.
What do councillors do?
Councillors have three main components to their work:
- Decision making – Through meetings and attending committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
- Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
- Getting involved locally – As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations.
These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include:
- Going to meetings of local organisations such as tenants’ associations.
- Going to meetings of bodies affecting the wider community.
- Taking up issues on behalf of members of the public.
- Running a surgery for residents to bring up issues.
- Meeting with individual residents in their own homes.
Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what happens there. If you are interested in attending please give the Clerk a call to find out when the next meeting is taking place.
How much time does it take up?
Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about three hours a week. Obviously there are some councillors who spend more time than this – and some less, but in the main, being a community or town councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community, and helping to make it a better place to live and work.