The Council provides general information on local councillors, including details of who they are and what they do.
As a result of the Local Government Act 2000, the role of councillors has changed with the introduction of an executive/scrutiny system. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in common with other council’ in Wales adopted the Leader Cabinet model.
This means that the council is run on a system similar to that at central government whereby the Leader of the majority party appoints a Cabinet. The Cabinet is the main strategy and policymaking arm of the council. These policies can be scrutinised by members of the council at anytime.
What do Councillors do?
Your councillor is the person elected every 4 years to represent your area.
They can help if you are dissatisfied with a council service by advising or directing you to someone who can help sort out your problem and can sometimes progress the case on your behalf. This is often done in advice surgeries where you can meet with the councillor for your ward and discuss your problem.
As community leaders they put forward proposals to improve their ward, which may include bringing together different community groups to develop a case for change.
Who is my Councillor?
To find out who is your councillor please browse our Councillor pages, or use our online search facility below.
Find Your Councillor Find your local councillor online. Enter your postcode below:
Councillors can also be contacted by email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I become a Councillor?
To find out information on how to become a Councillor, please see our Electoral Nominations pages for further information.