Mayor of Llantwit Major

A Year in the Life of the Town Mayor at Llantwit Major. Every year each Council Choose their Mayor to Hold office for One year.

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Location: Llantwit Major, Wales, United Kingdom

I live in Llantwit Major with my two Children Jessica aged 11 years and Laura aged 10 years, I am President of the Twining Organstion. Chairman of Planing, Chairman of Youth Forum, Chairman of School Gardens Commitee, Chairman of the Citzens Awards, Chairman of the Stillbirth and Childrens memorial Garden, Vice Chairman of S.M.I.L.E, Trustee of Crossroads in the Vale.

Friday, July 28, 2006

High Sheriff of South Glamorgan Medieval Charity Dinner

On July 8th I attended the High Sheriff Lady M Webb Charity Dinner held at St Donats castle in aid of her Charity Youth awards.

There was an excellent five course meal with a welsh flavour. with Medieval entertainment throughout the night.

There was an opportunity to tour the castle free of Charge, which was most enjoyable.

I attended with Cllr Ann Mathews (Llantwit Major Town Council were we took 1st place in the fancy dress competition , were we won a meal for two at the Hilton Hotel Cardiff.

Chamber of Trade

The Llantwit Major Chamber of Trade invited me along to one of there meetings, so I could give a talk to them about what plans I had for my year in office.

I talked about my hope of Llantwit Major becoming a Fair-trade town and was encourage with the support that the chamber gave me over this.

I also talked about forging stronger links between the Council and the Chamber in the hope that we can work together to make Llantwit Major a prospers town, and together we can work in promoting Llantwit Major throughout the Vale of Glamorgan and indeed Wales.

I am very thankful to the Chamber for the work they already do within the Town and look forward to working with them in the future.

My Civic Service

On Sunday July 2nd my Civic Service was held at St Illtyds Church Llantwit Major.

The Event was an ecumenical Event that was blessed with beautiful Weather.

The Service was conducted by Rev John Webber of Church in Wales, the Rev Duncan Ballantyne of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church,Rev Howard Heburn bethel Baptist and Father Piers Maher of Our Lady in St Illtyds Catholic Church.
I was delighted that all the Church leaders were represented, as I wanted them because collectively they represent the Community, and along with all the organisations, it was made very accessible day to everyone.

The Readings were given by Lesley Stokes Town Clerk, Coun Gwyn John and Gordon Taylor of Llantwit Major Community Church.

The RAF from St Athan lined the church steps, while the Brownies,Guides and Boys Brigade lined the south side of the church.

The Welsh guards also stood at the entrance to the church dressed in the Queens Guards uniform.

It was brilliant to see so many youngsters taking part in the community event.

Riders Charity Barbecue

I attended a Charity BBQ on July 1st at Davies Fields Dimlands to show my surport for what our local Riders are doing for the Enduroafraica Challenge.

Enduro Africa is a unique and challenging motorbike adventure in aid of the charity Riders for Health. The trip involves 100 bikers from all over the world tackling 14 days of dusty and demanding riding through some of South Africa's most rugged and isolated terrain.

I was very impressed in What has already been achieved by the Riders. And would recommend visiting their website at


I was delighted to be asked along to our local schools Eagleswell Primary, St Illtuds Primary and Llanilltud Fawr Primary to present the Children whom had recently completed there Kerbcraft Training.

The Department for Transport Road Safety Division has appointed Transport Consultancy MVA to set up and manage a five year National Pilot Network of Child Pedestrian Training Schemes. The project, a key element in the Government's Road Safety Strategy, 'Tomorrow's Roads: Safer for Everyone' supports selected local authorities in providing local training schemes, with priority being given to children in more deprived areas and those with higher accident rates. The overall aim of the Pilot Network is to demonstrate how effective child pedestrian training schemes may be established and sustained in the longer term.

It is designed to teach pedestrian training skills to 5 to 7 year olds by means of practical road-side training rather than in the classroom. It is built around teaching three skills:- choosing safe places and routes; crossing safely at parked cars and crossing safely near junctions. Children are taught by trained volunteers near their schools