Clerk to the Council
The clerk to Llanbedr Community Council, Gwyn Davies, can be contacted by email using the contact form. It is requested that formal matters for council’s consideration are submitted via the Clerk to ensure proper procedures are followed.
Lyn Evans - Chair
I am 65 years old. I moved to Tan-y-Bryn with my wife and eldest son in 1984. I worked as an abattoir manager in Wrexham for over 20 years. Both my sons went to Llanbedr school while my late wife was a governor when the school was last threatened with closure. I was lucky enough to be able to retire early, but to develop another interest I built a two bed extension our house! Subsequently over the last four years I have built another 2 houses on Tan-y-Bryn/Tan-y-Ffordd. I have been privileged to live in Llanbedr for over 30 years and hope to make some contribution to it remaining a wonderful place to live.
Tim Baker - Vice Chair
Tim is a freelance theatre director and writer, working in both Welsh and English. He has lived in Llanbedr for seven years and is passionate about the improvement of village amenities.
Area Representative for Village east of Hall to include Maes Celyn.
Huw Williams - County Councillor
Conservative party County Councillor
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.
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.