Mayor’s Activity

2019/20 Mayor, Cllr Reg Carroll:

First and foremost, I would like to say what a privilege it is to have been elected to be the Town Council Mayor for 2019/20.  I am looking forward to representing the council in the local community and engaging with as many different organisations as I can.

If you would like me to attend your Organisation, make a presentation of flowers at a golden, diamond or platinum wedding anniversary, or help a family member celebrate a 100th birthday, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the Town Council Clerk or any council Member.

You will mostly find me tending to the  planters; either outside the Town Hall or at the Miner’s Heads; as I am passionate about the environment, enjoy working together to improve the wellbeing of our local community and making it a pleasant place to live.

To date, throughout my time as Mayor I have worked with Members to deliver a party for 120 of our Senior Citizens at Gilfach Workingmen’s Club, welcoming our MP Wayne David and our AM Hefin David as invited guests to the event.  [see the images in our Gallery].  Town Council received two large donated planters, and with the generous support of Councillors Price and Stephens, we planted and maintained said planters throughout the Summer months.

The August recess saw the Bargoed Town Council Mayor attending the Bargoed and District Art Society display in Llancaiach Fawr, and also the Caerphilly County Borough Council Summer Sports Scheme in Heolddu Leisure Centre.

In September I represented Town Council at the Business Forum facilitated by Hefin David AM.  Then in November 2019, after leading on installation of the Town Council Remembrance poppies throughout the town centre, it was my honour to attend the Royal British Legion Remembrance Concert at Heolddu Comprehensive School; to welcome the Archbishop of Llandaff to St Margarets Church in Gilfach; and to lay the Bargoed Town Council wreath at the Cenotaph at St Gwladys Church, Bargoed.

On to the Christmas festivities and in preparation for the Town Council Christmas Grotto I worked with other Members of Council, and our willing volunteers, to wrap over 600 selection boxes ready for Santa to give to the children.  We worked hard to set up the Christmas Grotto, and I appeared not with my chain of office, but took on the role of Mr Frosty for the duration of the two days of the Grotto.

The start of 2020 has been equally as busy (and completely rewarding), with the attendance at a Platinum wedding party, and a 100 year old birthday, at which I presented flowers from the Town Council.  I also represented Town Council at the opening of the Card Factory shop on Lowri Plaza.

There is still a few months left in my time as Mayor; so if you would like me to come along to your organisation, please use our contact form or speak to one of your Councillors.