Town Council

Brynmawr Town Council operate under the Freedom of the Information Act 2000 as laid down for Parish, Town & Community Councils, collectively known as Local Councils, in England and Wales.

Town Mayor 2023/2024 - Councillor Wayne K. Hodgins

Deputy Mayor 2023/2024 - Councillor Andrew Talbot

The political make up of the Town Council is: Labour / Others 12 Members.

Powers and Duties

The powers and duties of the Town Council are governed by: Legislation, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations. Regular activities of the council include.


Town council offices
Council Offices

Representation on:
Primary School Governors; Brecon Beacons National Park; One Voice Wales; Unitary Authority; Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum; Brynmawr Working Group.

Respond to Consultation Documents:
Planning Applications; Local Regeneration Plans; Local Development Plan; Highways; Education; Health; Local Government (Wales) Measures and changes to local and national policy as proposed by the Wales Government.

Provision of:
Public Seating; Allotment Gardens; War Memorial and Town Clock.

Community Grants awarded annually.
Pensioners Associations; Air Training Corps; Local Dance Club; Ebbw Fach Creative Arts; Disability Wales; Blaenau Gwent Otters; Brynmawr Town Centre Partnership - Christmas Lighting together with the summer floral displays on Market Square; Terence Garden; Brynmawr Business Forum (BNB Arts and Heritage Festival); Earl Haig Poppy Appeal; Shelter Cymru; The Royal British Legion Brynmawr Branch; Brynmawr Foundation School Presentation Evening; Sponsored an award for GAVO; Brynmawr Amateur Operatic Society; Bobath Cymru; The Monster Rebels Youth Dance Group; Urdd Gobath Cymru; National Eisteddfod of Wales; 1st Brynmawr Guides; St Davids Children Society; Cor-y-Cymoedd (Choir); Brynmawr Town Junior/Senior Cricket Club; The Teenage Cancer Trust; The Kids Cancer Trust; Tenovus; 1st Brynmawr Brownies; NSPCC; The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society; Brynmawr Institute; Hafan Cymru; St Mary's PCC Church; Nevil Hall Hospital Children Centre; Brynmawr AFC (under 8's); B'wr Town Junior Football Club; Woolly Friends; Walking With The Wounded; BRfm Radio; Young Dimensions Dance Troupe; and many other deserving causes.

Brynmawr Town Council operates two standing committees which meet on a monthly basis;

Planning & Urgent Matters

Mayor, J.M. Gardner, Deputy Mayor, A. Talbot    Mrs. D. Brown, G.D. Jones, J.M. Sutton,             B.M. Sutton, Mrs. O.M. Swales, E.M. Hillier


Mayor, J.M. Gardner, Deputy Mayor, A. Talbot   Mrs. D. Brown, G.D. Jones, J.M. Sutton ,           B.M. Sutton, Mrs. O.M. Swales, E.M. Hillier


Mayor, J.M. Gardner, Deputy Mayor A. Talbot    Mrs. D. Brown, B.M. Sutton, J.M. Sutton,           G.D. Jones, Mrs. O.M. Swales