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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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train commented on Bus services:

A minor point on the revised Service 60 timetable, should the time at Usk College Grounds (0857) on the 0825 journey from Newport, be coded 'College days only'. As it stands, the bus appears to call there every day (including Saturdays). Stephen Continue reading 'Bus services' >

philip53 commented on Potholes:

I have lived in Monmouth all my life and never have I seen such terrible road surface conditions in terms of potholes,uneven roads through recent repairs in all parts of the town for example; Rockfield Road,Drybridge street,Monnow street,St James Street through to St Johns Street,Priory Street,Dixton Road etc. I must also say that the calming ramps that have been put in place on the Watery Lane during the development of the new estate should now be partly if not all be removed as this is causing more damage to vehicles as the ramps are spaced far too close which will leave the council subject to claims for damages from the motorist and rightly so. Therefore I am requesting the council to review the conditions of the roads/highways listed within this email and prioritise for the removal or part removal of the calming ramps on the Watery Lane. Just recently my car was damaged through these calming ramps even at minimal speed, I might add.However, I have not placed a claim against the council on this occasion but I will if I continue to receive problems through sheer neglect from the highways division if these matters are not put right in all areas of the town.Our highways are a disgrace and there is no excuse for the lack of maintenance with all the billions pounds of revenue that is taken from the motorist year on year that roadways should never be in a position like they are now. Continue reading 'Potholes' >