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The role of a councillor

All County Councillors are expected to carry out duties serving all members of the community equally, fairly and without discrimination.

The main duties of a County Councillor is to represent the needs, priorities and aspirations of the electors for your area, as well as the whole of Monmouthshire, by making yourself known in the area you represent, being accessible and consulting/liaising with local communities, organisations and businesses. You will also need to regularly attend a number of meetings and make decisions on behalf of the electorate to help improve the lives of local people.

Councillor Role Description

The WLGA produced guidance at the 2012 local elections for people considering standing as a councillor as well as more detailed guidance for new councillors that were elected.

Political representation

We have 43 Councillors representing 42 electoral divisions that are elected by registered voters in their wards.

The political representation on Monmouthshire County Council is:

  • Conservative: 19
  • Liberal Democrat: 3
  • Labour: 11
  • Independent: 10

Since May 2012 the council is led by Peter Fox (Conservative), with Robert Greenland (Conservative) and Phil Hobson (Liberal Democrat) as Deputy Leaders. The Chief Executive is Paul Matthews.

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andrewnp70hf commented on Highways:

I am a regular user of the road from the Corn Exchange in Gilwern to the Usk Bridge crossing at Glangrywny. Over the the years the amount of traffic using this narrow road which is single direction with passing places for part of its length has steadily grown and at times the road is very congested. I now read in the local papers that the planning authority (BBNP) are considering an application to develop housing at the old army camp at Cwrt-y-Gollen in Glangrwyny just over the county boundary in Powys. This is bound to result in an increase in traffic in the event that the development goes ahead which will have implications for the road from the bridge to Gilwern which being in Monmouthshire is a responsibility of MCC Highways Authority. I would be interested to know whether MCC have made any submission to the planning authority in respect of the traffic impact of the development and whether MCC are considering traffic measures to deal with the increasing traffic such as road widening, traffic lights to improve flow, upgrading the bridge. Continue reading 'Highways' >

Peter commented on Street naming and numbering:

Over a period of several years I communicated with you concerning the name on your records of Church Road or Penyglog Road - I live at Grey Squirrels NP18 1JA. The situation was resolved to our mutual satisfaction some time ago and I was assured that all your records would be updated to reflect the agreed name of Church Road - and you sent me a copy of an e-mail to all Council Departments requesting the change be implemented. On looking at your site under My Monmouthshire and selecting to search for places at NP18 1JA I was pleased to note that our address was Church Road. However, the remaining four properties, Cwrt Perrott Cottages, still had Penyglog Road in their addresses. A search on NP18 1HX correctly shows Church Road where relevant. Continue reading 'Street naming and numbering' >