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.
Mr Gwyn Davies
Clerk to the Council
11 Maes Caenog
Phone numbers: 01824 750283 or 07887 955613
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.
Bob is a retired university principal lecturer in Statistics, Marketing, Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He also taught Maths at secondary and sixth form levels.
Bob and his wife have lived between Llanferres and Llanarmon-yn-Iâl for over 29 years. They have two daughters and three teenage grandsons.
He has been a Denbighshire County Councillor and has served on local Community Councils for over 21 years.
Bob is also on Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Llanferres and Llandegla Community Councils. The main reason for standing in all these Communities was to develop a series of clusters, where BT is unlikely to establish superfast fibre broadband. This should allow these groups to pool Welsh Government grants for local solutions and thus to get all these Community Councils to work together.
He is also Vice Chair of the Conwy/ Denbighshire Area Committee of One Voice Wales. Bob is also enjoys sport on TV, especially Rugby, and is very keen quizzer.
My wife Rachel, daughter Hannah, and I moved to Llanbedr DC only quite recently. We fell in love with this beautiful place after having visited the area many times over the years and eventually decided to make the Big move. I previously worked for a local council for twenty-eight years within the Parks department, managing landscape and building renovation projects. I also have general building experience having had my own house renovating company. Both my wife and I are very keen to be involved and help as much as we can within the local community of this outstanding place
Ken has lived in Llanbedr for over 40 years, and is now retired. Throughout his working life, he was very active in the Labour movement. For several years, he was North Wales representative at the Labour Party Conference. He also represented Wales on the National Milk Council. Ken joined the Community Council through the Community Garden Scheme in Maes Derwen, and has been on the Council for three years.
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.
I have lived at Willowbank Cottage, between Llanbedr and Hirwaen, since 2007, and I became a community councillor in 2017. I have worked in Town and Country Planning since 2001. I hope to support village facilities and businesses to prosper and help our community remain an attractive and vital place to live.
I have lived in Maes Celyn, Llanbedr D.C with my wife since 2013 and enjoy bringing up my two young daughters and two energetic dogs in this wonderful part of the world. I was brought up in Ruthin, and moved back to the area after Univesity and a period living in Manchester and working in Huddersfield. I work for Jaguar Land Rover as a Launch Manager, based mainly in Speke, Merseyside but often commute to Coventry and Gaydon, Warwickshire to support project needs.
I joined the Community Council in October 2018 as I wanted to make an active contribution to the community going forward and hopefully make Llanbedr an even better place to live for existing and new residents.
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.