There are over 730 community and town councils throughout wales, with around 8000 people giving voluntary service. More details
Community councils are accountable to local people and have a duty to represent the interests of the different parts of the community equally, they have many powers and some duties depending on the size of the community they represent. Community and town councils work closely with the county or county borough council in the area. For more details visit ‘One Voice Wales site’ – What are community and town councils?
To become a community councillor you must be over 18 and a British national or qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union. Council seats are awarded either through election or by co-option. Co-option is used where there are not enough candidates at election time or the electorate does not call for an election when a seat falls vacant.
Community councillors can represent a political party or be politically independent.
If you are interested in the roles of Town and Community Councils then also see the Good Councillors Guide for more info.
If you would like more information on how to become a Community Councillor please check out the ‘Be a Councillor 2012’ guide or contact our: Clerk Mr Haswell.
E-mail: St Athan Community Council Tel: 01446 750050 (between 2pm and 4pm)
St Athan Community Council comes under the Vale of Glamorgan County Council