Gowerton Community Councillors

Your Local Community Councillors are:


Councillor Barbara Small


My name is Barbara Small nee Rowlands. I joined Gowerton Community Council at the elections in June 2004. 

I was born to Bob and Betty Rowlands (who were very well known to all living in our village) at number 11 Park Road and I have lived in the village ever since. 

I live on the same road my grandparents used to live on at Bryn-y-mor Road so I am a true Gowertonian.

 I worked in various places including Gowerton CO-OP, (where Gibsons vets is now). After having my children I worked as a Quality Control Inspector at L.R.C. Products. I later became a Registered Childminder looking after over 50 children over nearly 35 years and a lot of them also still live in our village.

 I feel it’s a privilege to represent and support our village.




Councillor Rosalind Holt


My name is Rosalind Holt aka Ros ( nee Davies) I have the privilege of being a 4th generation Gowertonian. My greatgrandfather Thomas Morgans moved his family to Gowerton in 1891 when he took up employment in the Elba Steelworks.

 I attended all 4 schools in Gowerton from infants to Gowerton Girls Grammar School. I have always been involved in and supported  social and cultural activities in our village, from playgroups with my children and grandchildren, PTA in schools, sports clubs with my sons and singing groups for myself and my husband.

 I am a member of Gowerton History Group and a Station Adopter working on the flower beds and tubs to create a welcoming environment for people arriving in Gowerton by train.

 I love my village of Gowerton and have had the privilege to be a member of your Community Council for 15 years


Councillor Lyneth Howells-Snodden


My name is Lyneth Howells Snoddon and I am a Gowertonion born and bred. My mother was Joyce the shop a very keen textile artist in Sterry Road and my father was known as Les the Dragon man as he made ceramic dragons and clay figurines.


I am their youngest daughter, and have followed in their footsteps.  I have been an art teacher for 28 years but am now retired and living in Gowerton.


I have volunteered as a Community Councillor as i wish to offer my skills in art to creat a more visual and creative Gowerton.


I believe Gowerton has many talented people that need to exhibit and show off their skills and i am hoping to help this happen by organising galas, fetes and shows.






Councillor  Paul Emmerton


My name is Paul Emmerton and have lived in Gowerton for the past twenty years having  moved back  to Swansea from Hereford.


Married with three children and three grandchildren, all of whom have flown the nest. Not too far in the case of my son, who also lives in Gowerton, along with my sister.


I spent my working life in British Telecom, stretching from the invention of Busby into the age of the internet. I took early retirement in late 2015.


Looking for an opportunity to contribute to village life, I joined the community council in 2017. I feel incredibly privileged at this time to be taking up the mantel of Chairman.


In my spare time, I’m a novice gardener and slowly finding all those local nook and crannies I missed in the first twenty-years. I’ve also been known to don a red jacket and beard at a certain time of year. 






Councillor Ann Guard


My name is Ann Guard (nee Rowlands).  It is a priviledge for me to be a Community Councillor for Gowerton, a village i love.  I was born and brought up in Gowerton and spent my life here. My two sons and their families all live here also.  


I have been on the Community Council for ten years. Gowerton is a very close knit community with everything here that we can enjoy.


Care in the community is very important and I shall do my best to help keep Gowerton a very special and welcoming village.






Councillor Brian Edy FIMMM, CEng, BSc (Hons)


I was born in the Bridgend area and studied Metallurgy at Swansea University, graduating in 1977.


I have lived in Gowerton since 1981 along with my wife and where we raised our children.


I have worked in Manufacturing for 36 years, where I held senior managerial roles, gaining extensive business and technical management knowledge. 


I joined Swansea University in 2013 with the objective of improving engagement between the University and the Metal Sector in Wales. This resulted in the creation of a Metals Innovation centre in South Wales. During this period, I developed good and trusting working relationships with stakeholders in academia, government, and industry.


I am a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IoM3), a Board member of the Iron and Steel Society and a past president of the South Wales Materials Association.


I was also the Chair of Governors of the Joint Governing Body for the Tregwyr Infants and Junior Schools located in Gowerton.

Cllr June Merrells


I have lived in Gowerton all my life as did my mother, my grandparents and great grandparents. My children and grandson all live in Gowerton too. So my roots go back a long way.

I know a lot of people in the village and feel that I can be approachable if anyone has a problem or query that they would be able to contact me for help or advice and I could point them in the right direction.

I run Gowerton RFC bar as my full time job, so am out there in the village/public eye making it easier to connect to people.



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