Council Information

Clydach Community Councillors are volunteers who have an interest in the wellbeing of their community. The Community Council has an important role of consulting the community on local issues and making those views known to the City and County of Swansea and other public bodies. The City and County of Swansea has a duty to consult Community Councils on how local services are delivered and other issues affecting the neighbourhood. Community Councils have the right to be consulted on any planning applications affecting their areas and are also kept informed about licensing applications. Our planning committee meets monthly prior to the normal monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month excluding August to consider applications in our area. We also organize local events including Clydach in Bloom, A summer fete, November fireworks and a Christmas event and hope to expand on this programme in the future. The Community Council is a member of One Voice Wales which is the national representative body for community and town councils in Wales and provides us with invaluable support and training.

COUNCIL STRUCTURE – Clydach Community Council consists of 16 elected Councillors. There are four wards represented on the Community Council – Clydach, Vardre, Graigfelen and Glais. Elections are normally held every four years although the next election has been put back for one year to 2017. Nomination papers are sent to the Clerk and the completed forms are returned to the City and County of Swansea. If more than the required number of Councillors are received then an election is held, if less then those candidates are automatically elected and vacancies may be filled through co-option by elected officers. There are currently three vacancies on the Council so if you are interested please write to the Clerk.

COMMITTEES The Council has a number of Committees to deal with specific area including Audit, Finance, Planning and Events.