Councillors & Committees

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

  1. Interested in becoming a Councillor?
  2. Llansteffan Ward Local Member
  3. Wards & Seats
  4. Member’s Code of Conduct & Registers of Interests
  5. Chair, Vice Chair & Members
  6. Council Committees: Morfa, Planning, Hen Gapel, Human Resources

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A 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 Melanie our Clerk or any of our members. “The Good Councillors Guide” is also helpful and can be found here. LLANSTEFFAN WARD LOCAL MEMBER: County Cllr. Carys Jones represents Llansteffan Ward. This Ward encompasses Llansteffan, Llanybri, Llangain and Llangynog community wards. WARDS & SEATS: Each community councillor represents a ‘ward’. There are 10 seats on the Community Council – 5 seats for Llansteffan Ward and 5 seats for Llanybri Ward. Contact details for all councillors are found below. You may find it easier to contact councillors representing your ward, but 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. Transfered responsibility for maintaining the Register of Member’s Interests to the Clerk;
  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.

The Register of Declarations of Member’s Interests for 2015 – 2016 can be found here. The Register of Declarations of Member’s Interests from 1st April 2016 can be found here. The onus lies with the individual councillor to abide by the Code and uphold the key Principles of Public Life i.e. SELFLESSNESS, HONESTY, INTEGRITY and PROPRIETY, DUTY TO UPHOLD THE LAW, STEWARDSHIP, OBJECTIVITY IN DECISION-MAKING, EQUALITY and RESPECT, OPENNESS, ACCOUNTABILITY and LEADERSHIP.


Llansteffan and Llanybri Community Council

Chair – CLLR. GERALD HOWELLS – Llansteffan Ward
Cllr Gerald Howells

I have lived in Llansteffan for over 30 years and I have been a Community Councillor and involved in other local organizations for many years. I attend Llansteffan Church, am a Llansteffan School Governor, a member of Three Rivers Estuary Action Group striving to promote the area and I remain on the roll of Solicitors non-practicing.

Rydw i’n wedi byw yn Llansteffan ers dros 30 blynedd ac wedi bod yn Gynghorydd Cymuned a sefydliadau lleol eraill ers blynyddoedd. Rydw i’n gweini Eglwys Llansteffan, Llywodraethwr Ysgol Llansteffan, aelod Grwp Gweithredu Tair Afon sy’n ymdrechu i hyrwyddo yr ardal ac rydw innau’n dal ar Gofrestr Cyfreithwyr ond heb fod yn ymarfer.
Tel: 01267 241255
Email: clerk@llansteffanandllanybri.or

Vice Chair – Cllr Brian Charles – Llanybri Ward

Cllr Brian Charles
Description Tel: 01267 241340 Email:
Cllr Edward Davies – Llanybri Ward Ed With a farming background, I was born and brought up at Cwmcelyn, Llanybri overlooking the River Taf. I have served as a Community Councillor representing Llanybri Ward since 2010. My particular interests include voicing the needs of the younger generation, planning matters and helping to improve the quality of life for local people of all ages. I am self-employed running a property maintenance and landscaping business and doing agricultural contracting. 
Tel: 07984 463619 Email:    
Cllr Brian Harrison – Llanybri Ward 
Description Tel: 01267 241125 Email:
Cllr. Mary Howells – Llansteffan Ward
Description Tel: 01267 241367 Email:
 Cllr Mel James – Llanybri Ward
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.
Tel: 01267 241870 Email:
Cllr. Cerian Lodwick – Llanybri Ward 
Description Tel:  Email:
Cllr.  Sue Robinson – Llansteffan Ward
Description Tel: 01267 241 Email:
Cllr. Bethan Ryder – Llansteffan Ward Bethan Description Tel: 01267 241888 Email:
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 and have been a Community Councillor for Llansteffan and Llanybri since 2008. 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.
Tel: 01267 241563 Email:




Tel: 01267 238794 Email: Address: Towy Villa, Croesyceiliog, Carmarthen, SA32 8DS