Message from the Mayor

I am honoured to have been re elected to serve a fourth term as the Town Mayor. I am very much hoping that the life of the town will be able to return to normal as the coronavirus restrictions are gradually lifted and that I will be able to safely attend events and functions. My charities for the year will be the Autism Directory and Sense Cymru. Over the years the Town Council Mayors have raised over £40,000 for local charities. The main fund raising event is the street collection at the annual Fireworks display at Caerphilly Castle. Keep an eye on the website for news whether this event will go ahead in 2021.

There are many different groups in the town – young, elderly, disabled, social and sports, special interest and hobby – all with differing needs. I will be happy to receive any suggestions you would like to make about the work of the Town Council, or information that you would like to see on the website.

The Town Council meets monthly (except August and December) and members of the public are always welcome to attend. The June and July meetings will be remote access and we will be reviewing arrangements from September 2021 onwards taking account of any Covid 19 secure measures still in force.  If there is a particular matter on which you wish to speak this can be arranged by giving notice to the Town Clerk.

If you would like me to attend your organisation to mark a special occasion or perform a presentation please contact the Town Clerk. You can use the Contact Enquiry Form to send your invitation. This is obviously dependent on when things get back to normal.

The coronavirus epidemic has had far reaching impacts on shops, businesses, families and individuals, schools and education, leisure, sport and community activities in the town. My thoughts are with all those who have lost family members through the virus. I recognise the tremendous community efforts across the town to support the vulnerable and most in need.

Follow the Welsh Government guidance and stay safe.