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: The Green, Human Resources and the Finance Committee.

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 Model Code of Conduct (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016 can be found here. The Amendment Order was adopted by the Community Council on 18th April 2016. In brief, the Order has:

  1. Removed the obligation on members to report potential breaches of the Code to the Ombudsman (thus relying on local low-level complaint resolution processes);
  2. Transferred responsibility for maintaining the Register of Member’s Interests to the Clerk (the Register of Interests can be found in the ‘Your Council’ drop down menu click on Declarations of Interests);
  3. Clarified that all personal interests disclosed must be entered in the Register;
  4. Clarified the position in relation to member’s participation in any business relating to constituency interests.

Llansteffan and Llanybri Community Council

Chair – Cllr Cerian Lodwick – Llanybri Ward
Committee Membership: The Green and HR Committee.

Vice-Chair – Cllr Anthea Evans – Llansteffan Ward
I came to live in Llansteffan in 2015 after spending 10 years running a Chambres d’Hôtes with my husband in southwest France. Prior to this I lived in Yorkshire, North Wales and Warwickshire. We were so delighted to find Llansteffan and we have not been disappointed. I feel very grateful to be able to live in such a wonderful place with such an interesting and friendly community. I have worked in education for over 35 years as a teacher, headteacher and a school’s Inspector. These experiences have strengthened my belief in the importance of contributing to one’s community. I have been very involved with Llansteffan Memorial Hall since living in Llansteffan and am currently Secretary to the Hall Committee. I became a councillor in early 2019. I enjoy creative pursuits, walking and am a keen conservationist.
Committee Membership: The Green, HR Committee and Finance Committee.

Cllr Brian Charles – Llanybri Ward
Contact Tel:  01267 241340
Cllr Brian Charles

Cllr Ian Roberts – Llanybri Ward

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.
Rhys Schelewa-Davies – Llanybri Ward

Having grown up in Llansteffan I am passionate about preserving the vibrant character of this special community. In particular I am interested in representing the viewpoint and needs of the younger generations living locally, of promoting environmentalism, and of implementing flourishing but sustainable tourism. I have a BSc in Marine and Freshwater Biology, have worked in six different local hospitality businesses, and am also keenly involved in the local History Society and Llansteffan Sports Club.

Committee Membership: The Green Committee.

Cllr Caroline Curtis – Llansteffan Ward

The community spirit of the people of Llansteffan has inspired me to join the LLCC. Our picturesque village, beaches and countryside need to be protected from over development and environmental pollution. Our community and businesses need to be supported to ensure the vibrancy of the village continues. I am passionate to work hard on behalf of the residents so please contact me with any concerns about or suggestions to improve village life.

I started my career as a chartered surveyor choosing to work with local authorities and housing associations to provide affordable housing for key workers. Once I started a family, I worked part time in schools helping children struggling in education including supporting parents to access assessment and to benefit from Local Authority funding. Since my move to Llansteffan, I now volunteer with a charity in Carmarthen helping people struggling with debt to get themselves back on track.

Committee Membership: The Finance Committee.

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.

Cllr Gareth Thomas – Llansteffan Ward


Committee Membership: The HR Committee and Finance Committee.

Cllr Hywel Thomas – Llansteffan Ward


Committee Membership: The Finance Committee.


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

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.