Following the sudden and sad death of Plaid Cllr Tony Burnell, there will be a by-election in Ynysybwl. You can read more about Tony here.
Community Activist and life-long resident of Ynysybwl, Paula Evans will be standing for Plaid Cymru in the by-election on 29/09/2022. (Read more about Paula below.)
Plaid Cymru has long been active in the village having strong representation on the Community Council and on RCT County Council. In 2022 the ward went from having one representative to two and Amanda Ellis will continue to serve as your RCT Councillor.
A Message from Paula:
I am pleased to have been selected as the Plaid Cymru candidate for Ynysybwl & Coed y Cwm.
I have lived in Ynysybwl my entire life, still residing in the same street where I grew up. I attended Trerobart Primary School followed by Coedylan Comprehensive and on leaving school at 17 I worked locally, first for Taff Ely Council, then the Inland Revenue in Pontypridd. I was a student administrator with the Faculty of Health, Sport & Science at the University of South Wales in Glyntaff for 12 years, a rewarding role that involved dealing with people of all ages from different cultures and backgrounds.
I have been involved in community groups for more than 35 years, including Action for Leisure, Neighbourhood Watch, Air Training Corps, Ynysybwl Community Project, Ynysybwl Drama Group, Ynysybwl Ladies Choir, Junior Choir and the Bwl Babes Choir. For the past 6 years, I have been a volunteer with Ynysybwl Enterprise Programme, organisers of the annual Gwyl Ynysybwl Festival.
In 2017 I became the Clerk for Ynysybwl & Coed y Cwm Community Council and remained there for 4 years. In this time I gained knowledge and insight into the workings of the Community Council, dealing with the general public, the local authority and other organisations on a daily basis.
In May of this year, I was elected as Community Councillor for the Lower Ward of Ynysybwl & Coed y Cwm, intending to put the knowledge and experience I gained as Clerk to good use.
I am standing for the Council election as I feel I have the right credentials to help local residents and push forward ideas that will improve and progress the community. I am passionate about this village and its people and, if you vote for me, I look forward to working towards making it an even greater place to live.
Live in Ynysybwl or Coedycwm?
to let Paula know you will be supporting her.