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 Viv Davies


My husband and I moved to Gowerton 25 years ago because our sons were in Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr. Their lives improved 100% when they could walk to school, go cycling and play football in the Elba with their friends. When in Gowerton we scrambled through the small, delightful, Gowerton urban woodlands with a view to sorting out formal maps of paths in them, but almost immediately the LDP was revealed and Gowertonians lost access to three, privately owned woodlands.


Swansea Council couldn’t  afford to maintain the remaining woodlands, so I suggested to the locals that we should start a Friends Group to ensure access. Friends of Gowerton Woodland & Outdoor Spaces was created. I also belong to the local history group.


I feel that Gowerton has a lot of potential as a really pleasant Village between the Gower Peninsular and it’s natural, historical neighbours of Waunarlwydd, Loughor and Gorseinon. The Community Council has always treasured the memories of its industrial past, encouraged it’s sporting links, the developments of the Cycle Track, protection of the countryside and green spaces, the refurbishment of the Railway and must now ensure that it’s future is secure as a thriving community with good schools and small businesses to employ the local people


Councillor Linda Bolchover


I moved to Gowerton from Scotland 28 years ago.  My career was as a research cell biologist and virologist.  My youngest children attended Gowerton School and my grandchildren are attending Gowerton Primary.

I have always been very active in the community, keen to preserve Gowerton’s history and to protect and enhance our local environment to ensure that we have a safe, clean and pleasant place to live.  I feel that it is important to look after our environment and our wildlife.

When Swansea Council asked for volunteers to run the Rechabite Community Hall (which they own), I and 6 other volunteers took it on.  25 years later I am still the hall manager, bringing clubs and activities for all ages to the village.

I joined Community Council in 1997.  Over the years I have enjoyed getting involved in many initiatives including the Safe Routes to School, promoting walking and cycling.  For the last 20 years I have been the lead organiser of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition, which every year showcases the excellent, imaginative work created by school pupils, groups and local people.

I am a member of Gowerton Women’s Club, two art groups and joined the Friends of Gowerton Woodlands and Open Spaces when it started five years ago, doing litter picks and protecting trees.

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