Introduction to the Council

Cwmbran Community Council was formed following the reorganisation of Local Government in 1974 and is one of the largest Community (town) Councils in Wales. Covering the main part of Cwmbran, the Council serves approximately 30,000 residents.

As a democratically-elected statutory body the Council raises its funds through setting an annual ‘precept’ which is collected by Torfaen County Borough Council and passed on to the Community Council. The Council then uses this money on a wide variety of services in the community. You can read about these services on this website.

The Council comprises 19 Councillors or “members” (representing you on a ward by ward basis) who make decisions on the services and activities provided and, in their representational capacity, liaise with their County Borough Council colleagues to deal with other issues of interest and concern such as consultation on planning applications. Details can be found on the “Your Councillors” part of this site.

The Council is serviced and supported by a small team of dedicated staff, under the direction of David Collins, Clerk to the Council. The team undertakes all the necessary administrative, organisational and financial tasks, in accordance with the Council’s wishes and aspirations to provide services for all age ranges and situations, based on regular contact with the community.

If you would like:-

  • more information about the services we provide?
  • our Chairman to attend one of your events?
  • to apply for a grant?
  • to nominate an unsung hero for a community award?
  • tickets for one of our coming events?

Then please contact the Clerk to the Council, David Collins at

Note: We have updated this site recently but we want to do more. Please keep visiting these pages to see how they develop and to find out information about Council services and actvitites.

If you have any views, opinions or comments about how you would like us to develop these pages – or about our services in general – please do not hesitate to contact the Council.

You can also learn about our services by visiting our Facebook pages. Please help us measure the activity on our site by “liking” our Facebook page. We are also on Twitter @CwmbranCouncil.

David Collins

Clerk to the Council

23 August 2017