Rhodri Davies: Melindwr


Why vote for Rhodri?

"I have Lived in Melindwr Ward all my life, growing up in the village of Pisgah with my parents and 2 brothers. I then moved onto live in Llywernog Ponterwyd on a smallholding for the last 18 years, I was fortunate enough to renovate a miner’s cottage.

During my time as your councillors since 2008 I have worked with the council, other agencies and you the residents to bring many improvements to Melindwr. I have a good relationship with officers of the authority which helps when dealing with reports to get the best for our local community. In my role as councillor, I have attended meetings of the three community councils on the ward, Melindwr, Blaenrheidol and Devils bridge. I am also a governor at Penllwyn primary school and Syr John Rhys Ponterwyd. I am also a member of Capael Bangor show committee, Capel Siloam Cwmystwyth and a member of Meibion Y Mynydd which I thoroughly enjoy. I also help from time to time with Trisant young farmers club which is close to my heart as I was once a member and have fond memories, enjoying the acting side. Although it was postponed for 2 years I am chair of the Ceredigion Eisteddfod campaign committee for Blaenrheidol and Ponterwyd, I am looking forward to getting back to this.

During the Covid Pandemic I set up a Melindwr matters support facebook group, which has gone from strength to strength. This has helped residents to support one another through difficult times, by collecting important medication and food for those most vulnerable. It has enabled communication within the local community and when times have been tough raised spirits amongst residents."

Rhodri's priorities

"One of my main priorities is improving Road Safety in the Ward. During my time as a councillor, I have been successful in changing speed limits to 20mph zones around the schools in the ward, but there is still a need to campaign for safer roads for our children and residents. Improvements are needed on the A44 and the county roads throughout the Ward.

We are still working on bringing faster broadband to the ward, even though we have managed to improve services to some areas there is still some work to do. I would also like to work closely with the authority and mobile mass companies in providing better phone signal around Melindwr Ward.

Work is ongoing at Pont Rhiwarthen in Capel Bangor to strengthen the bridge. This is work that needs to be done as soon as possible to minimise the effects on the businesses and farmers who are having to work around the weight restriction.

I would also like to work closely with Natural Resources of Wales, and other agencies to improve areas that have been or likely to suffer flooding to reduce the flood risk.

I would like to look at the possibility of re introducing a bus service through Devils Bridge to Aberystwyth. Also, with other companies to provide bus services in more rural locations of the ward.

Boosting the rural economy is a priority for me. If there are very good job opportunities in the area, then this will attract and retain younger people to move into or stay in our areas. They will need somewhere to live. As a member of Ceredigion's Development Control committee, I want young people to have the opportunity to buy or build a lifelong home in the community where they grew up. The community element is very important to me and I would like to see more of our younger residents being able to remain in the area."

Contact details
07976 266578
01970 890437
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  • Carys Lloyd
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