Marc Palmer – Welsh Labour

We asked all the candidates to provide a candidate statement of up to 750 words, which should include some background about them and why they’re standing.

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Marc Palmer

Welsh Labour



My name is Marc Palmer and I am the Welsh Labour Candidate in the forthcoming Whitchurch and Tongwynlais by election. I live at home with my wife and two boys.

I have deep roots in the area as I grew up in Whitchurch and attended Whitchurch High School and lived there for 30 years. Most of my family and friends still live in the village and it’s a place very close to my heart. For almost ten years now I have been running my own business in Tongwynlais.

I am passionate about this community and am a strong believer in giving something back. I can often be seen initiating and taking part in litter picks, planting flowers, building paths and installing benches to improve the community. I now want to make more of a difference and have more influence in shaping the community in which we live and the services from which we benefit.

I’m a Trustee and active member of AWEN (Arts, Whitchurch, Eglwys Newydd) a group formed to support and bring events to Whitchurch Library. Our events are well attended, especially by local children. I’m also a committee member of AFC Whitchurch. A club that has over 400 children, a senior and youth team and a walking football team registered.

This is a great area in which to live and bring up a family but I believe we can make it even better. I would like the opportunity to take your ideas forward and shape the future of our local community and Cardiff as a whole.

If you would like to get in touch, please contact me @marcPalmer75. I would be happy to have a chat and answer any questions you may have. You can also find more information about my community involvement over the years on my Facebook page: Marc Palmer – Whitchurch and Tongwynlais Community News.

My plans

Cleaner Air and Safer Streets

Campaign for cleaner air, active travel (walking and cycling) and a 20mph speed limit in residential areas of Whitchurch and Tongwynlais. This will enable people to feel happier if they’re able to walk along the streets with 20mph limits in place and parents will feel much happier in enabling their young people to play outside.

Community Investment

Fight for future investment into the Whitchurch Well-Being Hub/Library to be refurbished and the service expanded to services for older people to address isolation and loneliness.

Supporting Local Business

Lead on supporting local business to keep our high streets vibrant. I’m involved with the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers to save the High Street. I am also working with independent traders across both Villages to jointly promote their businesses through my Small Business Saturday event which can be found on Facebook @Small Business Saturday – Whitchurch and Tongwynlais.

Road Maintenance

Secure vital road maintenance to roads and potholes in Whitchurch and Tongwynlais.

Affordable Housing

  • Work with Welsh Labour Cardiff Council to roll our new affordable housing across the city.
  • Plan to deliver 2000 new council homes and at least 1000 by 2022.
  • We are on site in 10 locations which will deliver 195 Council Homes 28 Assisted Home Ownership and 68 Homes for sale, of which 66 Council properties have been handed over and 68 open market sales completed.
  • Planning permission granted for a further 4 sites delivering 366 new homes 112 council, of which 44 will be care ready for older people. Out to Consultation on a further 11 sites delivering around 500 homes.

We live in a great part of the City, a City which is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK. If selected, I will work tirelessly for the ward and its constituents. It will be an honour and a privilege to be elected as a Labour representative and to serve our local community and the City of Cardiff.

David Griffin – The Green Party

We asked all the candidates to provide a candidate statement of up to 750 words, which should include some background about them and why they’re standing.

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David Griffin

The Green Party


I’ve lived in Whitchurch for 12 years and have 3 children who are at or have recently graduated from the local school. By day, I’m an engineer with a broad focus including energy related technologies, food production, and waste reduction.

I was a school governor at Eglwys Wen (later Whitchurch Primary) school through the period of the schools reorganisation programme, and I now sit on the committee of the City of Cardiff (Melin Griffith) Brass Band (who rehearse in Tongwynlais).

I’m a keen cyclist (and member of Sustrans) and a dog walker, so naturally I feel very lucky to live in a beautiful green city like Cardiff.

I was first attracted to the Green Party by their environmental platform but soon found that their policies match my views across the board, including issues of equality, social justice, education, and economic development. On every major issue, from the Iraq War through austerity to Brexit, the Green Party has made the right call from the start.

In 30 years of engineering I’ve learnt that the most important step in dealing with any issue is to have a clear and honest understanding of the problem first. It’s more important now than ever that our elected representatives tell us the truth, whether it’s about the severity of the climate crisis, who stands to lose or gain from a no-deal brexit, or where the money goes when we privatise essential public services. If we’re not told the whole truth, then we’re not fully informed, and we’re no longer living in a democracy. Soundbites are no substitute for the whole truth.

I’m standing in this by election because the most important issue by far facing us (and threatening our children’s future) is the climate crisis, and it is not being taken seriously enough by our government (or our media). The Welsh Assembly declared a climate emergency but we have yet to see tangible changes to our day to day world as a result of it.

The health of our planet should be considered in every decision, whether it be global, national or at local government level. And that will rely on awareness being raised whenever policy is being made.

Students from Whitchurch and the rest of Cardiff have repeatedly marched on the Senedd, demanding that the national curriculum is reformed to address the ecological crisis as an educational priority. They shouldn’t have to do that.

The UK Committee on Climate Change report released in May recommended a 20% decrease in meat consumption and an increase in the consumption of plant-based proteins. Based on this, the Soil Association sensibly recommended that all state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week. I would like to see the Welsh Government adopt a similar approach, not just for schools but in catering provision in all public buildings.

Transport plays a huge role in our environmental impact. We and our kids should be able to get around safely without needing to be driven in cars all the time. Less cars on the school run can reduce congestion across the board.

But as well as adequate buses, we require safe routes for cycling that don’t force the cyclist to run the gauntlet of deep potholes, broken glass or puddles reaching halfway across the road. Road resurfacing priorities shouldn’t only revolve around the main routes that cars use.

Another proven way to keep children safer while cycling and walking to school is to reduce speed limits to 20mph along their daily route. 69% of respondents to the British Social Attitude Survey (2016) were favour of 20mph in residential areas.

The negative effects on motorists’ journey times (generally dominated by junction delays) are small.

On the other hand, needless congestion really does slow people down. I’d push for double yellow lines on the park side of Velindre Road to put a stop to the unnecessary daily gridlock and queuing onto the Library roundabout that holds up cars and buses alike. 

More active travel improves public health and wellbeing. I’ll be supporting the #cycleonthesenedd event on 2nd October.

I believe the main parties are well represented on the council already and it’s time for some different local voices to be heard.

Sian Donne – Welsh Liberal Democrats

We asked all the candidates to provide a candidate statement of up to 750 words, which should include some background about them and why they’re standing.

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Sian Donne

Welsh Liberal Democrats


I live in Tongwynlais with my family and work in health and safety. I studied at Cardiff University and have lived in the city for the last fifteen years. I have a background in politics, law and working with vulnerable people. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, travelling and spending time with my family.

I’m standing for election because I believe we need a strong local voice for our community. People are feeling let down by politicians locally and nationally; we need to restore that trust.

I would work hard for our local area, tackling key priorities including reducing anti-social behaviour, making our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists and re-opening a recycling centre in the north of the city. We need investment in local facilities such as libraries and playing fields to give our children safe places to spend their time. Walking and cycling bring huge benefits for our health and our environment, but there needs to be more joined up planning for traffic free routes. Labour have failed to deliver on the new facilities for recycling that we were promised in our area and we need to hold them to account on that.

I’m passionate about creating a fair society; ensuring that pupils from deprived backgrounds have the support they need to achieve their full potential, protecting our environment for future generations and investing in mental health services. Actions must begin at home, in our schools and communities and councils have an important role to play in developing measures to enable this.

I’m a strong supporter of our membership of the EU, the rights and freedoms that membership gives us to live, work, travel or retire abroad and the benefits that European workers bring to our vital services. I believe we’re stronger as an open, tolerant nation, working together across borders, uniting to achieve common goals and overcome challenges facing the world such as tackling climate change. The EU needs reform but it’s better to be a part of positive change from the inside. The Conservatives are making a mess of Brexit and it’s time for the people to have a final say on the future of our country. 

Voters are feeling let down by Labour and the Conservatives and are looking for a change. I would work hard as a fresh, new, liberal voice for our communities in Whitchurch and Tongwynlais.

Dan Allsobrook – Plaid Cymru

We asked all the candidates to provide a candidate statement of up to 750 words, which should include some background about them and why they’re standing.

Dan Allsobrook

Plaid Cymru



I have decided to run for election because our local and national politics in Wales and the UK have been dominated by the old parties, Tories and Labour, for many years and it’s time for a change.

I’m standing for Plaid Cymru because we offer a radical alternative to the tired old approach. We also need to fight against the rise of populist right-wing ideologies put forward by the Brexit and Tory parties.

Locally my focus is on how we get around whether for work, learning, or leisure. I am very worried that Whitchurch and Tongwynlais have become increasingly dominated by cars at the expense of all other modes of travel, from walking to travelling by bus. This needs to change if our area is to be a safe, healthy, and pleasant place to live.

Our area deserves better, which is why my campaign calls for ‘A Better Cardiff’. We are an ambitious city but too often that ambition is not backed up by action. If elected I aim to change this.

One Year as a County Councillor: Fenella Bowden


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We’ve invited all the County Councillors in Cardiff North to write about their first year since being elected in May 2017.

This article is by Fenella Bowden, Independent Councillor for Heath and Birchgrove.


It’s always a mix of elation and exhaustion following an election; and 2017 was no different! Thankfully, I was able to resume my daily routine of answering residents’ queries, & holding surgeries, alongside dealing with the usual local issues – such as potholes, waste collections, planning applications and parking issues – quickly.

I think it’s fair to say that the past year has been dominated by several key issues for residents in Heath Ward:

The planned closure of Wedal Road HWRC;

  • the development of the Aldi store on Caerphilly Road;
  • the development of the Highfields site in Allensbank Road; and
  • the lack of a Park & Ride facility in Cardiff North.

The continuing lack of infrastructure and an integrated transport system in Cardiff is keenly felt in Heath & Birchgrove. Congestion which affects air quality; parking pressures from UHW; and managing traffic at the school gates all remain challenging. But it was good to see a 20mph scheme introduced in Birchgrove Road, after much campaigning, albeit that it is not of the standard we’d have liked.

Fenella Bowden litter picking
Heath and Birchgrove Councillor Fenella Bowden

Planning applications continued to be controversial, as was seen by both the Aldi development on Caerphilly Road, and at the former Highfields site. However, it has been good to see the Council investing in affordable housing across the city, and I welcome the inclusion of Council owned units at Highfields.

This year I have been concentrating on several wider concerns:

  • The role of councillors as corporate parents;
  • Food poverty in Cardiff;
  • The health risks around rubber crumb pitches; and
  • How to overcome the barriers that are preventing more diversity within Council chambers.

Councillors are corporate parents for those young people who are in care. Making the decision to exempt those young people who are leaving care from Council Tax until the age of 25 was unanimous in 2017. But there is still a great deal to do to ensure that these young people get the support that they need whilst in care; and when they leave. I shall continue to campaign for young people in LA residential care to be given the same choice as those in foster care: to be able to stay beyond 18 years old.

The Council’s partnership with UNICEF highlighted to me the obligations that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child place on councillors. I have been asking questions about how we ensure that children’s rights are placed at the heart of Council policy. I believe that we must encourage more consultation with young people, including those under 16, and listen to their experiences and aspirations before making significant policy and spending decisions that affect their future.

Food poverty during school holidays hit the headlines last year both nationally and locally. While looking for ways in which our local communities could come together to help to alleviate the problems, I visited projects like the Pentrebane Zone to find out more about communities providing for themselves.

This is just a snapshot of my year. Happy to answer any questions!

By Fenella Bowden (Councillor for Heath and Birchgrove)

One Year as a County Councillor: Phil Bale





We’ve invited all the County Councillors in Cardiff North to write about their first year since being elected in May 2017.

This article is by Phil Bale, Labour Councillor for Llanishen and Thornhill.


Last May, I was honoured to have been re-elected to represent Llanishen and Thornhill on the City Council. Llanishen is one of the largest wards in Cardiff – represented by four Councillors – and its also where I grew up and have lived for most of my life. Yet it’s fair to say the past twelve months have been different to my previous five years on the Council!

For a start, I’ve moved from working in a team of three local Labour Councillors, to a team of just one! Across Cardiff North, the number of Labour Councillors elected in May 2017 also fell from eleven to four, although the number in Cardiff increased from 39 to 40 (out of 75).

As a result, I’ve had to work differently to manage my workload and am also working even closer now with others, including Cardiff North’s Assembly Member and Member of Parliament, Julie Morgan and Anna McMorrin, to ensure the voice of residents is heard within the Council and beyond!

There’s also been a shift in the amount of social media activity by Councillors over the past year or so. It’s now quite common in most of the city to find Facebook or Instagram pages where Councillors are posting local updates and which also help us to find out the views of residents on a whole range of issues. In recent years, my own Facebook page has attracted over 1,000 ‘Followers’ and whilst at times it can feel like you are never far away from it all, these sites are an important tool for communicating locally.

Finally, another noticeable change over recent years has been the growth in local community networks, events and activities. There are now social media networks on ‘Nextdoor’ and ‘Facebook’, including a new page set up by residents living on a new housing estate near Morrisons, helping residents share views and information with one another. One resident has set up a monthly litter pick group, others have set up new charities, whilst the new Community Hub in Llanishen village now hosts free weekly social events. And that’s all in addition to the great work being done by local schools, charities, clubs and businesses to strengthen and improve our community.

Phil at the new Llanishen hub with Anna-louise Bates, founder of Cardiff based organ donation charity, Believe Organ Donor Support.

Campaigning remains an important part of my role on the Council. As well as the restoration and return of leisure and community facilities to Llanishen reservoir, the other main local campaign issue which has dominated my time on the Council has been trying to secure the future of Llanishen Police Station, which at one point was threatened with closure. After a long campaign with local Assembly Member, Julie Morgan and former Llanishen Councillors, Garry Hunt and Julia Magill, the past year finally saw a new Library and Community Hub open on the ground floor of the police station building.

Llanishen is the first ‘Community Hub’ to be based inside a non-Council owned building and is a great example of Councillors working with a range of partners to find ways to keep services local, despite the squeeze on Council budgets. As well as a new full-time library with a children’s reading area, residents in north Cardiff also have access to a range of advice services and training courses (as well as a popular supply of green and food waste bags!). Our local neighbourhood police team are still based on the first floor and hold regular community meetings and drop-in events. Over 700 people visited the Hub during its launch day alone in November 2017, which also coincided with another highly successful Christmas lights switch-on in Llanishen village. I’m very grateful to everyone who helped make this project happen – and if you haven’t had a chance to pop in yet, it’s well worth a visit!

X8 bus public meeting in Thornhill

I’ve also been kept busy with a large and varied mix of casework from residents. Over the past twelve months, this has included lobbying the Health Board after Newborough Avenue Clinic was closed and GP services moved to Gabalfa with little notice (from December 2017). I’ve also tried to help residents unhappy with the disruption and quality of street works undertaken by Virgin Media as part of the roll out of a new superfast broadband network – holding several drop-in events for residents with Virgin Media representatives.

In April, I hosted one of the biggest public meetings in Thornhill in recent years with well over 100 people attending to discuss local bus services. In particular, the re-routing of NAT’s X8 bus service down a residential street in Thornhill – without prior consultation – left a lot of unanswered questions for residents. Whilst NAT decided not to attend the meeting, Cardiff Council and Cardiff Bus did. As a result of local pressure, NAT Group also agreed to carry out a questionnaire with local residents to help decide on a way forward.


However, some of the most frequently raised issues can also be the hardest to solve, and include poor public transport links as well as the condition of local roads and parking problems, alongside a shortage of good quality, affordable homes. In Thornhill, for example, there are just eight Council owned flats in a community of more than 3,140 homes. I’ve therefore tried to use my voice on the Council to lobby for more investment in our city, whether that be in our schools, in more social housing or in our transport system – and not just to benefit my own ward, but all parts of Cardiff.

I’ve also continued to push hard for cultural change within your Council – I firmly believe it must become much more open, transparent and democratic in how it makes decisions which effect all our lives and that the Council needs to get even better at working for, and with, local residents to improve communities across Cardiff.

Over the past six years, it’s fair to say I’ve learnt a great deal about my home city and local Council (both good and bad!) but feel very fortunate to have worked with so many amazing people who continue to work so hard to make our city an even better place to live, work and enjoy. I really couldn’t ask for more than that!

Please feel free to visit my Facebook page Cllr Phil Bale – Llanishen and Thornhill News to stay up to date with my work as a Cardiff North Councillor. I also hold regular monthly advice surgeries and can be contacted via email at


By Phil Bale (Councillor for Llanishen and Thornhill)

One Year as a County Councillor: Rhys Taylor and Ashley Wood



We’ve invited all the County Councillors in Cardiff North to write about their first year since being elected in May 2017.

This article is by Rhys Taylor and Ashley Wood, Liberal Democrat Councillors for Gabalfa and Mynachdy.



It’s difficult to believe that it’s been a whole year since we were elected to represent Gabalfa and Mynachdy! We got to work right away after the election and the last year has been a bit of a whirlwind.

We’ve worked hard to balance addressing day to day resident concerns, and being proactive in identifying opportunities to make our area better. It’s fairly easy to report problems like potholes, waste, problem parking (solving them is a whole other story!), but it’s not so easy to recognise opportunities and ways of achieving them.

It’s a privilege to serve as a councillor – to have the support of residents to represent them at City Hall, and the trust to help them with their concerns or issues they’re dealing with.

For most people being a councillor means dealing with bins, potholes and dog mess which is (half) true! Most of the issues we deal with from day to day is the bread and butter of community issues, and those are the issues that we’ve been fighting to address – pothole repairs, fighting for funding to repair Talygarn Street, calling for more regular sweeping of lanes, calling to improve the safety of subways and pavements, and fighting plans for 350 student flats on Mynachdy Road.

Solving these issues is a bit like a revolving door, but we’ll keep at it!

On a more positive note, we secured the expansion of Maitland Park, a consultation on resident parking, recognition of the need to solve parking on Whitchurch Road, resurfacing Parkfield Place and Newfoundland Road, and supporting the creation of a new community group to ensure a future for the Mynachdy Institute.

Beyond local community issues, we have both been elected to serve on the Public Protection and Licensing Committees, in addition Rhys is a member of the Children and Young People Scrutiny and Bilingual Cardiff Committees whilst Ashley serves on the Environmental Scrutiny.

It’s a privilege to serve on these committees, not only to represent our own communities but to look to the needs of the whole city – how we improve the school estate, how to improve recycling rates, or how to tackle the rising number of children in care. These aren’t easy issues to resolve, and these bring councillors from all parties together to tackle the issues facing our city.

It’s been a great year and we’re looking forward to what’s ahead!

By Rhys Taylor and Ashley Wood (Councillors for Gabalfa and Mynachdy)

One Year as a County Councillor: Linda Morgan


We’ve invited all the County Councillors in Cardiff North to write about their first year since being elected in May 2017.

This article is by Linda Morgan, Conservative Councillor for Whitchurch and Tongwynlais.


A year ago I was returned as the County Councillor for Whitchurch and Tongwynlais I was absolutely thrilled to represent both villages once again, especially as I was born in one and spent most of my early years in the other as were generations of my family.
To me the role of County Councillor is to represent every person equally in both villages irrespective of their political leanings. This is a great honour and privilege.

For me personally it’s not about politics it’s about people and doing the very best you can, the politics really does come second (that’s me deselected next time).

It’s been a very busy, rewarding and sometimes frustrating year. I’m what you would call a back bench Councillor, I have no aspirations to either chair or sit on lots of committees, I just want to do the job in hand. I have made many new friends, laughed and cried with them, and occasionally cried with frustration when things did not come together. As a Councillor you are expected to sit on at least one committee so I sit on The Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee. Also as a teacher I shadow the Cabinet Member for Education. Each month we all attend full council in the City Hall.

Within the wards of Whitchurch and Tongwynlais we attend many meetings such as Hectra, ward surgeries and home visits to residents. During this year I have been successful in helping four young families to be re- housed. I was especially thrilled as the available housing stock is very small and the joy on the faces of these families made it all worthwhile.

I have also been involved in a number of planning disputes in which I have had some success. I was involved with residents regarding the new Velindre Hospital and the Trust.
There have been many anti-social behaviour problems dealt with. I have been dealing with families needing disabled facilities such as disabled parking and H bar markings throughout both villages.

I have been involved in many resident issues that to some may seem rather small but to the individual the could be life changing.

I am constantly working with local authority officers to improve roads, pavements etc. In the next few months in Tongwynlais and Whitchurch a number of roads and pavements will be re-surfaced. I have built up a good relationship with these officers and even though they have budget cuts to consider always manage to help (it’s because I continually nag them). I won’t accept no for an answer, but however some things can be solved immediately, and other work takes a little longer.

I also believe it’s important to be involved in voluntary work within the ward. I am the musical director of The Castell Coch Choral Society, Chairman of the Tongwynlais Village Hall, Chairman Whitchurch and Tongwynlais Festival committee, Secretary of Churches Together, member of I Love Ton. I work with the Tongwynlais School Choir and Whitchurch Primary School year 3 and 4 choir, I am also a Sunday school leader.

On a personal note I hope to be allowed to continue fighting for the residents of Whitchurch and Tongwynlais for as long as possible. I believe there is no better place in Wales, our communities are vibrant with a great community spirit. They should be treasured, and by working together we can keep it that way.

By Linda Morgan (Councillor for Whitchurch and Tongwynlais)

One Year as a County Councillor: Joel Williams


Joel Williams

We’ve invited all the County Councillors in Cardiff North to write about their first year since being elected in May 2017.

This article is by Joel Williams, Conservative Councillor for Pontprennau and Old St Mellons.


Since the Local Elections in May 2017 it has been a busy time I’m sure for all Elected Members, particularly newbies like me. Immediately following the declaration of the election results I was given an envelope with contact details and dates for training sessions. The roller coaster had begun.

The first emotion I recall as an Elected Member was frustration. Like many Elected Members, I find it a privilege to represent my community and the area in which I have lived all my life. Pontprennau and Old St. Mellons is a growing community with nearly 5,000 additional dwellings proposed under the Local Development Plan. Currently, along with Councillor Dianne Rees, my ward colleague, we have around 7,500 electors living in the Ward. There are many complex issues residents ask for our assistance in dealing with and it is frustrating that these requests take time.

As a Councillor there are four key parts to your role.

Firstly you’re elected to represent your community, in my case, Pontprennau and Old St Mellons, to represent the views of those who elected you and those who didn’t elect you. As a Councillor I’m there to represent all stakeholders in my community and that includes those who didn’t vote for me. In terms of representing my community this would include speaking in Full Council debates on issues relevant to Pontprennau and Old St Mellons, such as the need to address anti-social parking and associated congestion, a new primary school for residents in St Edeyrn’s (the new development between Pontprennau and Old St Mellons) and raise individual residents observations and concerns with Council Officers.

Secondly you’re elected to represent our City, Cardiff. This would include city-wide projects such as the recently introduced cycle hire scheme, known as the ‘Boris Bikes’ and speaking on additional funding for Cardiff. Something I raised recently was the fact that Cardiff doesn’t benefit from capital city funding. As a capital city we are the economic power hub of our region, hosting worldwide events such as the Champions League Final and international boxing matches. As a result we should receive, like Edinburgh, capital city funding from Welsh Government.

Thirdly many of us are elected on political party basis and therefore are expected to promote the values and beliefs of our parties. As a County Councillor it is not as prevalent politically as being perhaps an Assembly Member however we have adopted local party policies which we believe serve in the best interests of Cardiff and Cardiff’s communities. An example of this is our opposition to the Council’s mass development plans. Alternatively we want to see positive engagement with stakeholders and developers to improve infrastructure before embarking on mass development, we also believe in developing a regional approach to development so all parts of South Wales can share in future economic prosperity. Recently the Council have published a consultation document regarding transport, something which our group on the Council called for, the document includes the suggestion of a congestion charge and clear air zones. The introduction of a congestion charge in the City risks destroying our local economy, with consumers choosing to shop online as public transport alternatives simply aren’t good enough.

Finally the forth key part of being an Elected Member is your duty as a Councillor to your Local Authority. For example, we are all corporate parents to the children in the care of the Local Authority. We are also expected to sit on committees. I sit on the Standards and Ethics Committee, the Council’s Appeals Committee which sits to determine housing and school transportation appeals and the Licensing Committee which is responsible for granting licenses. All the committees I sit on provide a diverse range of service to stakeholders. It has given me an important insight into how the Council operates and I thoroughly enjoy working with colleagues from across the political spectrum to get the best deal for our City and for my community.

I get real zest from my role as an Elected Member and want to see Cardiff and its communities succeed and reach its full potential. They say a year is a long time in politics, let me let you into a little secret; they’re not wrong!

By Joel Williams (Councillor for Pontprennau and Old St Mellons)

Photo by Joel Williams