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What is the role of a Councillor?

Councillors are elected to represent their local community in the running of their local council. Councillors help to decide how local services are provided, funded and prioritised. Councillors work with the employees of the council to make sure that services are relevant and delivered effectively.

Being a councillor is a rewarding form of public service that puts you in a unique position where you can make decisions about local issues and improve the quality of life for people within Rhondda Cynon Taf. It gives you the opportunity to help your local community and be part of a dedicated team providing key services for your area.

A councillor's role can take in:

  • representing your local ward
  • decision-making
  • policy and strategy review and development
  • overview and scrutiny
  • regulatory duties
  • community leadership and engagement.