Whitland Town Council - Your Councillors
The Mayor of Whitland for 2018/19 is Councillor Frank Connor-Hughes. The Deputy Mayor is Barry Chapman.
Councillors – Cynghorwyr
- Sue Allen, Jonathan Blandford, Sian Davies, Rob Morgan, Ron Jenkins MBE , Raymond Jones, Len Shipton, Frank Connor-Hughes, Barry Chapman, Gabriela Poore.
In 2016/17 Councillors resolved to work on the following projects on behalf of the town:
It was decided to keep the precept at its current level for 2017/18; Takeover of Bryngwenllian Playground from the County Council to ensure permanent continuation within the Whitland Community; Put in place a slightly extended grass cutting contract for the next three years; Support the continuation of the Whitland Town Council Car Park area on the lower dairy site (by courtesy of the Owners) ; Work to improve the visual amenity for St Mary street residents; Provide additional seating in the Town Centre to assist those that would like a rest; Adopt the disused red telephone kiosk on Velfrey road and include some local information for visitors; Support our Town Council Staff Member, Mr John Lewis, with the many jobs around the Town and ongoing re-painting of street furniture to keep the Town looking it's best; Continue to update the website to inform residents; Help the retailers within the Town by facilitating events such as the very successful Christmas 2016 Fair; Refresh paintwork at the Public Toilets as required; To work with Network Rail who have supported the Town Council by improving the cleanliness and providing the large flower tubs to be maintained by Mr John Lewis.
In 2015 /2016 Councillors resolved to work on the following projects on behalf of the Town:
Following on from the previous year of work a new pathway was complete in Parc Dr Owen and Solar panels were installed on the Bowls Club and Rugby Club. The heritage sculpture seat was installed at Parc Dr Owen. A successful bid to Safe Routes means traffic calming improvements throughout the Town scheduled to be complete by March 2017. The big campaign for a re-sited bus park at the West of the Town goes on. A Christmas sub Committee has been formed to improve the annual celebrations along with other groups and businesses. It is open to all interested parties and involves a Christmas Market event on St John Street. The 106 monies will be used to provide a resurfacing of the By Way between King Edward street and Cross street to be completed before Christmas in 2016. A PoP up Shop consultation event was held in ML Davies (Mrs Monty’s) in September 2016 in order to help support the Town Centre. Donations and support to Whitland groups including YFC, QT Dementia group and Breastfeeding support group.
In 2014/2015 Councillors resolved to work on the following projects on behalf of the Town :
A weekly Job Club called "Whitland Works Well" to assist people improve their chances of work or changing jobs; the re-siting of the school bus park to the outskirts of the Town by Whitland engineering to reduce congestion on North Road and support safe walking to school; extra grass trimming around Pont Pipriac and Maes Abaty to improve the tidiness of the Town; reducing the cost of Christmas Lighting; improving pathways around the Town; assisting the Memorial Hall with their celebration project garden for 2016; solar panels for the Bowls club. Two new Councillors were welcomed Leeann Smith and Rachel Calvert.
In 2013/2014 Councillors resolved to work on the following projects on behalf of the Town :
Flood strategy for the Town; Renewable Energy policy and projects; Further Train Station improvements; sharing a grant aided Project and Events Coordinator with St Clears Town Council to support community groups and promote both Towns and create a Facebook page. The cycle club and walking clubs were initiated via the Project Coordinator, Helen Williams, with the support of Sue Adams at the Station House and Gareth Edwards and his cycling pals. These clubs are still going strong.
In 2012/2013 Councillors resolved to work on the following projects on behalf of the Town :
New Informative Website; Open Public Toilets 24 hours; Leaflet for the Abbey Walk; Financial help towards school uniforms for Ysgol Llys Hywel; Adopt the Train Station; Adopt model standing orders and join One Voice Wales; Employ a P/T Handyperson to enhance features of the Town; Donations to local individuals and groups.
Your Town Council Staff
- Mrs Suzanne Davies , Mr John Lewis, Mrs. Vicky Mitchell
Town Council Auditor
- Llewelyn Davies of Whitland.