Councillors & Committees

By scrolling down, you can refer to the following:-

  1. Interested in becoming a Community Councillor?
  2. Wards & Seats
  3. Member’s Code of Conduct & Register of Interests
  4. Chair, Vice Chair & Members
  5. Council Committees: Which Councillors are on what committee(s)
  6. Health & Safety: Area of Responsibility

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR? A great chance to work together as a team and get the best for your community! To find out more, have a chat with our Clerk or any of our members. “The Good Councillors Guide” is also helpful and can be found here.

WARDS & SEATS: Each community councillor represents a ‘Ward’. There are 10 seats on the Llansteffan and Llanybri Community Council – 5 seats for Llansteffan Ward and 5 seats for Llanybri Ward.  Llansteffan and Llanybri are a joint Ward, all 10 councillors work together for the good of both villages.  Contact details for all councillors can be found below. You may find it easier to contact councillors representing your village, but as Llansteffan and Llanybri is a joint ward you do not have to.

MEMBER’S CODE OF CONDUCT: The Council has adopted the Local Authorities Model Code of Conduct which governs the conduct of councillors when acting in that capacity – English copy here and Welsh copy here. The Code of Conduct for members of local authorities in Wales Guidance from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales can be found here.

Llansteffan and Llanybri Community Council 

Chair – Cllr Cerian Lodwick – Llanybri Ward
Committee Membership: The Green and HR Committee.
H&S area of responsibility: Morfa Play Area



Cllr Ian Roberts – Llanybri Ward
Committee Membership: The Planning Committee
Cllr Mel James – Llanybri Ward
Contact Tel: 01267 241870
Cllr Mel James
I am 61 years old and I have lived in the area all my life. In the past I have worked for the Plas estate in Llansteffan and for CADW at Llansteffan Castle. For the last 36 years I have worked for Carmarthenshire County Council. I am a founder member of Llansteffan Football Club for which I played for 6 seasons and I have been involved with other organizations such as Llanybri Rangers and Llanybri Community Association. I now serve as a Community Councillor for Llanybri area.
H&S area of responsibility: Hen Gapel

Cllr Lauren Stacey – Llansteffan Ward


I have enjoyed living in Llansteffan since 2019, and have previously lived and worked in Devon and Hertfordshire.  I am a Youth Worker by trade, but also take a keen interest in nature, sewing and cooking!
I’m married to Gwyn, and we have Bryn the collie.
Committee Membership: The Green Committee and the Planning Committee.

Cllr Gareth Thomas – Llansteffan Ward


Committee Membership: The HR Committee and Finance Committee.

Cllr Hywel Thomas – Llansteffan Ward


Committee Membership: The Finance Committee.

H&S area of responsibility: Llansteffan portion of the Coastal Path


Rhian Worrell is the Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to the Community Council and can be contacted as follows:
Tel: 07539699440
Address: Craig y Môr, Llansteffan, SA33 5JY

Carmarthenshire County Councillor – Plaid Cymru

County Councillor Carys Jones
Cllr Carys Jones


Since moving to Llansteffan in 1993 I have been involved in many aspects of village life, including the Sports Club (ex Company Secretary), Côr Meibion Llansteffan and the Tourism Association. I come from a farming family with a long history of service on both Community and County/District Councils.  I was a Community Councillor for Llansteffan and Llanybri from 2008 to 2017 before becoming a County Councillor.  I am a free-lance designer, working mostly on educational and developmental projects for children and young people for CYW (S4C) and UCW Trinity St. David’s.
Ers symud i fyw i Llansteffan yn 1993 ‘dwi wedi bod yn weithgar iawn yn y pentref gyda mudiadau fel y Clwb Chwaraeon (cyn Ysgrifennydd Cwmni), Côr Meibion Llansteffan a’r Gymdeithas Twristiaeth. ‘Dwi’n hannu o deulu amaethyddol gyda hanes hir o wasanaeth ar Gynghorau Cymuned a Sir/Dosbarth a ‘dwi wedi bod yn Gynghorydd Cymuned i Llansteffan a Llanybri ers 2008. ‘Dwi’n gweithio fel cynllunydd llaw-rydd, yn bennaf ar brosiectau addysgiadol a datblygiadol ar gyfer plant a phobl ifainc i CYW (S4C) a CPC Y Drindod Dewi Sant.