Llanharan Community Council     

Working for the Community 

  • Llanharan Community Council serving the communities of Llanharan, Brynna, Bryncae, Llanilid and Ynysmaerdy. 
  • The council meets on the third Thursday of every month and all are welcome to observe these meetings. Forthcoming dates and documents can be viewed         in the Committees and minutes - Full Council section of this website
  • The formation of the Community Council was in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972 as the sucessor to the former old Parish Councils
  • The Community comprises of three wards, with 14 Councillors. 
  • Each ward has Councillors for that area, 6 covering Llanharan (including Ynysmaerdy) 6 covering Brynna and 2 for Llanilid
  • The Councillors represent our community, providing local views on planning, listening to and advising residents as well as providing a link with the local               authority
  • Llanharan thrivied during the British Industrial Revolution, with several tin and coal mines in the location providing employment to the village residents
  • The Community benefits through its proximity to the M4 Motorway and railway station
  • Community and Town Councils are the most local level of government in England and Wales and are independent of Borough Councils although they                 maintain a close working relationship
  • In Wales there are 736 local councils, in Rhondda Cynon Taff there are 11 Community Councils and 1 Town Council (Pontypridd)
  • Representative Councillors have an active interest in their communities and work in partnership with residents, local groups and collaborate with other                 Councils when necessary
  • Councillors help provide local services and take decisions that form the policy of the Council.  Councillors are not paid nor do they receive expenses; they           have to abide by a Local Government Code of Practice, declaring any financial, personal or prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion at a Council         meeting
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Council is held in May and the Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Councillors and Working Groups are formed
  • The Council employs 3 staff providing administration, legal and financial services and general maintenance of areas within our responsibility 
  • Provision of allotments at Bridgend Road, Jubilee Road and Pendre
  • We give grant aid to over 20 local voluntary organisations and support the senior citizens' Christmas dinners, the annual firework display and Brynna                   Carnival
  • We assist with funding of the Llanharan Community Development Project to enable out-reach work across the community.  We are also helping to fund the        work by the Wildlife Trust to develop Brynna Woods as a recreational amenity within our community
  • The Council provides and maintains 36 bus shelters and benches, looks after over 37miles of footpaths and bridleways, along with maintenance of the war         memorial and memorial gardens and clocks in Brynna and Llanharan
  • The Council provide defibrillators around the community for use of life saving 
  • The Council own and are currently undergoing the restoration of the K1 Red Telephone box located in the Square