How to become a Town Councillor
Election Year for Local Government in Wales.
The Election Years usually run in a four year cycle with
the Elections normally held in May of that year. Both
Blaenau Gwent County Borough and Tredegar Town Councillors will be
elected to serve for a period of four years. The previous
Election Year was 2012, however, on this occasion the cycle has
been extended to 5 years meaning the next Election Year will be
All Town Councillors are unpaid and receive no monetary benefits
from their role. They are required to attend the two monthly
meetings of full Council - on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each
month except during recess in August - plus any other meetings for
sub-committees or outside organisations for which they may have
been nominated to sit on.
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council will publish a Notice of
Election for the three Town Council Wards not later then the
end of March of in the Election Year. Anyone wishing to stand in
Sirhowy, Tredegar Central & West or Georgetown need first to
check that they are eligible - usually this means that they are on
the Electoral Register - and can get a Proposer and Seconder to
sign their nomination form. Both the Register and the necessary
forms are available from and MUST BE RETURNED to Blaenau Gwent
County Borough Council's Returning Officer.
The form must show the Register number of yourself, your
Proposer and your Seconder.
The Election normally takes place in the beginning
of May and the count on the following day.
A new publication is now available from the Welsh Local
Government Association which gives information on the role of a
Councillor. Please click on 'Being a Councillor
2012' to view the document or visit http://www.wlga.gov.uk/english/be-a-councillor
for further information.