Going Off My Trolley!

One of the biggest problems facing Northville (The area that I am lucky enough to represent on Cwmbran Community Council) is the plague of abandoned shopping trolley's that festoon the estate.  Living so close to the Town Centre with seven supermarkets within a quarter of a mile radius, coupled with low car ownership in the …

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Velothon VIP

Today was the Wales Velothon a, 140 km (87 mile) cycle ride beginning in Cardiff and going through the counties of Caerphilly, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Newport before finishing back in Cardiff town centre. As the route goes through Torfaen, The Mayor and by extension I as her consort were invited to attend the race at …

Civic Saturday

It has been a long day today, this morning we went to the Mayor of Caerphilly's Civic Service, A civic service is a church service in which the new mayor is blessed and god is asked to bless the works of the council, its officers and its Mayor, they are often a fancy to do …

Armed Forces Day

Today was the armed forces day celebrations of Cwmbran Community Council,  I attended in a dual capacity as both Mayors consort and as a community councillor. It was a lovely service and a beautiful day, and thankfully it was over pretty quickly, because the sun was really beating down fiercely, and wearing a suit and the …

The Big Event

Today was the day of Cwmbran's Big Event, hosted by Cwmbran Community Council (for which I am a councillor) and Torfaen County Borough Council (for which I am the Mayor's official consort). The event itself showcases the best of Cwmbran, from entertainment and music, to fun and games, and highlights the works of local businesses, …