Message from the Mayor

Due to the unprecedented circumstances of 2020 the AGM this year was held by remote access and the Town Council decided to leave all appointments unchanged. I am proud to be able to serve a third term as Town Mayor. As the life of the town returns to normal I hope to visit various events and attend functions once these can again safely resume and observing the social distancing that is now required My charities are Mind Cymru and Caerffili Lions.  Over the years the Town Council Mayors have now raised over £40,000 for local charities. Unfortunately the cancellation of the 2020 Fireworks Display at Caerphilly Castle means there will be no street collection for my charities.

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, once we are able to resume face to face meetings. If there is a particular matter on which you wish to speak this can be arranged by giving notice to the Town Clerk. (Note the Town Council is not able to meet physically at the current time and Town Council meetings are being held by remote access).

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 is having 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. The Town Council has made donations of £750 each to Caerphilly Foodbank, and Llamau who are working to address the serious difficulties faced by individuals and families.

In the coming weeks the Town Council will be considering how the town can recover as the restrictions are eased.

Follow the social distancing guidance and stay safe.