Monmouthshire Labour Councillors – May 2017
I have been your Ward Councillor since June 2004. I have represented your interests at County Hall by: Interacting with relevant Monmouthshire County Council officers to resolve or alleviate your particular problem; Providing each household in Croesonen Ward with a quarterly newsletter; Being local, active, effective and approachable; Participating in regular 'street surgeries', with housing association representatives and the Police; Ensuring that your concerns are aired on the various bodies that are provided by MCC to alleviate or eliminate problems.
I have served Dewstow residents diligently for the past nine years.
I recognise the social issues, and have successfully supported Monmouthshire Housing to redevelop half of the flats, refurbish the remainder, and demolish Brookside.
At County level I sit on several committees which drive forward Monmouthshire County Council's policies. I believe I have the deep level of commitment required to fulfil that role. I am committed to equality of opportunity for all. This opportunity begins at birth, and I am proud to bring the Flying Start programme to the town. This programme supports parents to give young children a better start in life.
I have lived in Caldicot for 50 years and worked at Llanwern Steelworks for 34 Years. The rapid expansion of Caldicot has not been matched with the required provision of services and infrastructure.
Our area has enormous potential. However, we need to work harder to maintain our town centre, to enhance existing facilities and provide new ones. We need to enhance people's lives and well-being by expanding our affordable housing. We also need to deal better with dog fouling and do more to control litter.
I have lived in Abergavenny for over 30 years. I spent many years in education and I care about getting the best possible schools. Dignity and quality of life in old age is our right, as is trying to ensure that families grow up in safe streets and happy communities.
I was born in Clydach in 1965, the fourth generation of Williams in the village. I am employed as a Development Officer for Lifelong Learning by the TUC in Wales.
I feel that being a local person is vital in understanding the issues Govilon faces. I have worked at addressing highways problems, housing issues, street cleansing and many other issues that Govilon residents have faced.
I was born in the Swansea Valley and grew up in a council house. My parents instilled three beliefs in me: aspiration, education and equality. I taught in Abergavenny for many years and played an active role in establishing Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni. I also worked for the Welsh Examination Board as Examination Officer
I have lived with my family in Caldicot since 1980 and was employed in the Steel Industry at Ebbw Vale and Llanwern. My years in industry included representing work colleagues through my Trades Union duties.
I have been involved in local government continuously since 1983 and have represented Severn Ward on Monmouthshire County Council since 1999.
It has been an honour and a privilege to have been your local County Councillor and Leader of the Labour Group at County Hall over the last few years. I do my best to listen, represent and fight for your views. I have concentrated my efforts on getting things done for Bulwark such as improving roads and pavements, fixing faulty street lights, challenging the police to tackle speeding in the area and anti-social behaviour, housing problems, fly tipping, car parking problems and many other issues.
I am a long standing member of Chepstow's community. I run a local business, my children attend local schools and my partner works in Chepstow. I have been involved with the Chepstow Festival, I was chairperson of Thornwell FC and have been Mayor twice.
I have served West End residents diligently for nine years. During that time I have always worked to promote the whole of Caldicot. But of course I have worked especially hard to look after the interests of West End, my own ward. This is a vibrant part of the town with its own substructure and its central shopping area.
At county level I sit on several committees which drive forward Monmouthshire County Council's policies.
I strongly believe in equality of opportunity for all. This opportunity begins at birth, and I am proud, together with other Caldicot Labour County Councillors, of having introduced the Flying Start programme to the town.