Message from the Mayor

I am pleased to have been re elected to serve as the Town Mayor for 2023/24. I feel the life of the town has returned to normal after the difficult years of the pandemic. My charity for the year will be AP Cymru which supports autistic young people and their families. Over the years the Town Council Mayors have raised over £50,000 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 2023 as works are currently underway at the Castle and unfortunately impact on the launch site.

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. Town Council meetings are now multi location meaning you can attend remotely via the internet or in person at the Twyn Community Centre.   If there is a particular matter on the agenda on which you wish to speak this can be arranged by giving notice to the Town Clerk. You will also need to contact the Town Clerk a few days before a meeting to get the remote access invitation link.

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.

The pandemic had far reaching impacts on shops, businesses, families and individuals, schools and education, leisure, sport and community activities in the town and now there is the challenge of the cost of living crisis.  The tremendous community efforts across the town to support the vulnerable and most in need will need to be sustained as sadly the cost of living will be a continuing crisis for many families.

Mike Prew