Mayor - General Information


Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf - Cllr John Watts

Mayor Cllr John Watts is a father and grandfather who was born in Llwynypia and raised in Ystrad.

He is looking forward to not only raising the profile of the role of Mayor, but also supporting, through his Charity Appeal, good causes that do so much to help the people of Rhondda Cynon Taf and beyond.

  • MacMillan Cancer Support (RCT)
  • The Royal British Legion

He will also be supporting his local charity - The Rhondda Appeal (a local cause for Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs) during his year in office.

Cllr Watts is a retired electrical engineer who has four children, Clayton, Bradley, Emma and Ryland and eight grandchildren. He spends a lot of time supporting his family, especially with rugby games.

He retired in 2010 after a long career in electrical engineering, which began in 1958 with an NCB apprenticeship at Tonypandy Powerhouse, moving on to Cambrian Colliery and Lady Windsor Colliery, before starting at Bamber Engineering, where he worked all over GB and completed a placement in China.

Cllr Watts plans to have a busy year in office and is looking forward not only to the traditional Mayoral Calendar of events, but also to staging a host of new opportunities.

He is keen to get as many residents as possible involved in his efforts and is inviting people from all walks of life to make contact and share ideas on how he can raise awareness of his charities and also the role of Mayor.

Cllr Watts will be supported by his wife of 52 years, Anne, as his consort.

The role of Mayor is a far-reaching one, of which raising charity funds is just a part. As the First Citizen of the County Borough, Mayor Watts will support a number of civic events, including the Council’s important support for Armed Forces Day, Remembrance Day and more.

Make a donation online to the Mayor's Charity Appeal. Simply select Mayor's Charity Appeal when you reach this page.


How do I contact the Mayor?

Mayoral crest

If you wish to invite the Mayor to attend a function or require further information on the role of the Mayor, contact the Mayoral Office.

The Mayor's Office 
The Pavilions
Cambrian Park
Clydach Vale

CF40 2XX

Telephone: 01443 494061
Fax: 01443 424198