Cllr S Carter 2011 - 2012
Councillor S Carter received his chain of office on the 25th May 2011 having previously served as deputy Mayor to Councillor Gwen Williams.
He is currently a member for Treforest. He was born in Pontypridd spent his early years in Rhydyfelin, then moved to Pentyrch for several years before finally settling in Graigwen Pontypridd, where he has been for the past 37 years. He is married to Hilda with two daughters Diane and Karen and one son, Rhys.
Cllr Carter spent most of his working life in mechanical Engineering working for British Airways, Saudia Airways and the MOD in St Athan and before retirement worked as a part time researcher for Dr Kim Howells for several years.
Cllr Carter was member of Taff Ely Council for 4 years and a RCT Councillor for 4 years for Pontypridd Town. He has also been a member of Pontypridd Town Council for 14 Years for Pontypridd Town.
He has many interests such as Chair of Pontypridd YMCA Board, Chair of the RCT Local Access Forum, Chair of Lanwood Environment and Footpath Protection Group, Vice-Chair of RCT Community Arts Board and Vice President of Côr Meibion, Pontypridd. Member of Governing Bodies of Coed Y Lan Primary School, Pontypridd High School Coleg Morgannwg, RCT Access group, Fifty Plus Older Peoples Forum (Taff Ely).
Cllr Carter has chosen gtfm Radio Station as his nominated Charity for his mayoral year.
He wishes his support for gtfm to benefit as many other Charities who use the free use and air time that gtfm give to charities in our Community.
To contact gtfm: www.gtfm.co.uk
Telephone Number: 01443 406111
Cllr Steve Carter, Sunday 18th September 2011, St David's Uniting Church
Members of the Pontypridd Canal Conservation Group met the Pontypridd Town Mayor, Councillor Steve Carter, during clean up work last week. The Group is campaigning for restoration of the historic canal and locks but is also carrying out pre-restoration clear-up work and on that occasion members worked north of Nightingales Bush clearing undergrowth and at the locks where tree stumps on the lock sides were removed.
Bill Hockey, the Group Project Leader, reviewed the plans for restoration with the Mayor and moves to obtain grant aid. The Mayor commended the Group for its work and encouraged more publicity of the Group and creating links with other voluntary bodies. The photographs show a view of Lock 31, the Mayor with Colin Gregory, Chair of the Conservation Group and the working party.
Cllr Gwen Williams 2010 - 2011.
Councillor Gwen Williams received her chains of office on the 26th May 2010 having previously served as deputy Mayor to Councillor Avril Reid.
She is currently the member for Rhydyfelin Central. She was born in Treforest and has spent all her life living in Pontypridd, married to Mal they have a daughter and son. Cllr Williams spent most of her working life employed at Fram Filters (now Sogefi) in Llantrisant, where she worked for 37 years.
Previously she has served as a Treforest Councillor on Taff Ely Borough Council for 9 years.
She has many interests such as:
During their year of office each Town Mayor raises money for good causes which have a personal connection to them and Cllr Williams has chosen the following:
This charity was founded in 1867 by Thomas Barnados to bring out the potential of every young person in need. Even though this charity is worldwide the money raised will go to the Pontypridd Branch.
This charity was set up by parents of partially sighted and blind youngsters. It provides a support network for parents and carers of children in similar circumstances. Those who took part in the Town Council's Fun Run in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd in June 2010 would have run alongside members of the charity. The charity relies on donations to help them carry on with their good work.
The Mayor Cllr Williams says:
It is a great honour and privilege to be elected Mayor and I will do my best together with my fellow Councillors and staff of Pontypridd Town Council to organise many exciting and memorable events which will in turn raise money for these worthwhile causes.
Cllr Gwen Williams would like to thank everyone for all their help and support during her mayoral year. She said "It has been an honour and privilege to serve as Mayor of Pontypridd". During the year Gwen raised £3,700.00 for her chosen charities and presented them with their cheques on Tuesday 24th May.
|POPSY (Parents of Partially Sighted and Blind Youngsters)||£1,600.00|
|Pontypridd War Memorial Appeal||£500.00|
Cllr Gwen Williams, Sunday 18th July 2010, Capel Rhondda Welsh Baptist, Hopkinstown.
Pontypridd Town Mayor, Cllr Gwen Williams would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning held to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 24th September in Pontypridd Museum. The total raised was £207.00.
Cllr A Reid 2009 - 2010.
Cllr A Reid received her chains of office on 27th May 2009 having previously served as deputy Mayor to Cllr Barrie Morgan of Cilfynydd ward.
She is currently the member for Lower Rhydyfelin having previously served in Treforest. She was born in Pontypridd and worked there as a Government servant for most of her working life.
In addition to raising two sons she has served Treforest in a voluntary capacity in many areas such as Regeneration and has over the years been a mentor to school children of all ages.
During their year of office each Town Mayor raises money for good causes which have a personal connection to them and Cllr Reid has chosen the following: -
The Squadron introduces cadets to all aspects of aircraft maintenance and flying etc whilst at the same time building their personal confidence and life skills.
Their success in doing this is very apparent by the way the cadets have conducted themselves over the years whilst serving the Town Council most notably during Remembrance Day events.
The M H Lewis Research Project is based at the Royal Glamorgan and looks at major arterial disease within the abdomen. These are called abdominal aortic aneurysms.
It identifies the swollen arteries prior to them breaking or rupturing and with the appropriate treatment the patient has a normal life expectancy.
This project has been running for the last 15 years and is self funded. The screening is shortly being extended to Prince Charles and hospitals north of Cardiff.
"It is a great honour to be elected as Mayor and I am looking forward to raising the profile of my chosen good causes and of our historic town.
I have enjoyed my time as Deputy Mayor and seen the good work put in on your behalf by Cllr Barrie Morgan. It has inspired me to continue and hopefully build on his achievements.
I have chosen local causes where every pound raised will be put to maximum good use. They are also a tribute to my late father who was decorated for services to radar during World War II and to my elder son who suffered an aortic aneurysm at the age of 41.
The Council with myself as figurehead will be organising many fun, exciting and interesting events most notably our Vintage Transport Day in August. I hope I will see as many of you as possible at these events.
I also hope that even in these difficult economic days I can count on your support for my very worthwhile causes."