Civic Offices in BarryThe Vale of Glamorgan Council

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has 47 elected members or Councillors, each representing an electoral division, or ward.


The Council is led by the Leader and Cabinet, a body of seven Councillors that makes key decisions about policy and budget.


The Council's Chief Officers are divided into Directors, Heads of Service and Operational Managers. As service managers they make recommendations to, and are held accountable by the Cabinet.


  • Rob Thomas, Managing Director
  • Miles Punter, Director of Environment and Housing 
  • Lance Carver, Director of Social Services
  • Paula Ham, Director of Learning and Skills



Have Your Say

The public can participate in various Council and Committee meetings held by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

  • Public Questions at Council Meetings
  • Public Speaking at Planning Committee
  • Public Speaking at Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee
  • Speak at a Scrutiny Committee: Corporate Performance and Resources, Environment and Regeneration, Homes and Safe Communities, Learning and Culture or Healthy Living and Social Care.


Public Participation at Council Meetings



Council Committees


Scrutiny Committees

  •  Corporate Performance and Resources Scrutiny Committee (10 members)

    Chairman: Councillor George Carroll;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Vincent Driscoll

    Councillors: Robert Crowley, Owen Griffiths, Stephen Griffiths, Ian Johnson, Peter King, Neil Moore, Leighton Rowlands and Eddie Williams

  • Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee (10 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Vincent Bailey;

    Vice-Chairman: VACANT

    Councillors: Andrew Davies, Pamela Drake, Vince Driscoll, Stewart Edwards, Gwyn John, Neil Moore, Andrew Robetson, Ruba Sivagnanam and Steffan Wiliam 

  • Healthy Living and Social Care Scrutiny Committee (10 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Kathryn McCaffer

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Rachel Nugent-Finn

    Councillors: Julie Aviet, Bronwen Brooks, George Carroll, Christine Cave, Stewart Edwards, Kevin Mahoney, Leighton Rowlands and Neil Thomas

  • Homes and Safe Communities Scrutiny Committee (10 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Christine Cave

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Stephen Griffiths

    Councillors: Bronwen Brooks, Millie Collins, Sally Hanks, Michael Morgan, Margaret Wilkinson, Mark Wilson and Marguerita Wright (plus one vacancy)


    One representative, as a non-voting observer, from each of the following organisations:


    Citizens Advice Bureau


    plus four representatives from Tenant Working Group/Panel.

  • Learning and Culture Scrutiny Committee (10 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Lis Burnett;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Nic Hodges

    Councillors: Rhiannon Birch, Stephen Griffiths, Kathryn McCaffer, Michael Morgan, Jayne Norman, Rachel Nugent-Finn and Sandra Perkes (plus one vacancy)


    Also invited to attend as co-opted members:

       Roman Catholic Church

       Church in Wales

       Parent Governor - Secondary Sector

       Parent Governor - Primary Sector


    Also invited to attend as non-voting observers:


       Welsh Medium Education


       Vale Youth Forum

       Vale Youth Forum



       Free Churches


Quasi-Judicial Committees

  • Planning Committee (17 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Ben Gray;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Vince Driscoll;

    Councillors: Jonathan Bird, Lis Burnett, Christine Cave, Pamela Drake, Nic Hodges, Ian Johnson, Peter King, Rachel Nugent-Finn, Andrew Parker, Bob Penrose, Leighton Rowlands, Neil Thomas, Margaret Wilkinson, Eddie Williams and Marguerita Wright.

  • Planning Sub Committee (Public Rights of Way) (5 members)

    Councillors: To be appointed by the Planning Committee

  • Public Protection Licensing Committee (15 members)


    Chairman: Councillor Vince Driscoll

    Vice-Chairman: ;

    Councillors: Janice Charles, Geoff Cox, Robert Crowley, Pamela Drake, Owen Griffiths, Ian Johnson, Kevin Mahoney, Kathryn McCaffer, Anne Moore, Jayne Norman, Leighton Rowlands, John Thomas, Margaret Wilkinson and Marguerita Wright.

  • Statutory Licensing Committee (15 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Vince Driscoll

    Vice-Chairman: ;

    Councillors: Janice Charles, Geoff Cox, Robert Crowley, Pamela Drake, Owen Griffiths, Ian Johnson, Kevin Mahoney, Kathryn McCaffer, Anne Moore, Jayne Norman, Leighton Rowlands, John Thomas, Margaret Wilkinson and Marguerita Wright.

  • Appeals Committee (6 members, none of whom should be members of either the Early Retirement/Redundancy Committee or the Investigating Committee)

    Chairman: Councillor Robert Crowley;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Rachel Nugent-Finn;

    Councillors: Owen Griffiths, Sally Hanks, Neil Moore and Michael Morgan.

  • Investigating Committee (7 members, none of whom should be members of the Appeals Committee)

    Chairman: Councillor Andrew Robertson;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Kathryn McCaffer;

    Councillors: Lis Burnett, Christine Cave, Gwyn John, Anne Moore plus one vacancy

  • Standards Committee (9 members including 5 independent members; 3 councillors other than the Leader and not more than 1 member of the Executive; and 1 member of a Town/Community Council wholly or mainly in the Council’s area)

    Councillors: Lis Burnett, Robert Crowley and Ben Gray


    Independent members:

    Mr. R. Hendicott (Chairman) 


    Mr. R. Alexander


    Mrs. P. Hallett

    Mrs. L. Tinsley (Vice-Chairman)

    Mr. G. Watkins


    Town and Community Council Representative

    Councillor: Councillor M. Cuddy

  • Standards Committee Appointment Panel 

    1 Community Councillor, 1 Lay Person (to be appointed by the Monitoring Officer) and 1 Vale of Glamorgan Councillor from each political group (who is not a member of the Standards Committee)

  • Standards Committee Appointment Committee (3 members) 

    Councillors: Elected Members who sit on the Standards Committee.

  • Discretionary Housing Payments Review Committee (7 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Kathryn McCaffer;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Andrew Parker;

    Councillors: Lis Burnett, Kevin Mahoney and Neil Moore

Committees / Sub-Committees / Panels

  • Audit Committee (7 members plus 1 lay member)

    Chairman: Councillor Mark Wilson;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Pamela Drake;

    Councillors: George Carroll, Vince Driscoll, Dr. Ian Johnson, Kathryn McCaffer and Leighton Rowlands.

    Lay Member: Mr. Paul Lewis

  • Community Liaison Committee (13 members) 

    Chairman: Councillor Janice Charles;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Christine Cave;

    Councillors:  Julie Aviet, George Carroll, Stewart Edwards, Sally Hanks, Nic Hodges, Peter King, Kathryn McCaffer, Michael Morgan, Sandra Perkes, Andrew Robertson and Mark Wilson

  • Democratic Services Committee (10 members) 

    Chairman: Councillor Owen Griffiths;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Stephen Griffiths;

    Councillors: George Carroll, Nic Hodges, Kathryn McCaffer, Neil Moore, Michael Morgan, Leighton Rowlands, Neil Thomas and Eddie Williams. 

  • Democratic Services Sub Committee (3 members)

     To be appointed by the Democratic Services Committee

  • Early Retirement / Redundancy Committee (7 members, none of whom should be members of the Appeals Committee) 

    Chairman: Councillor Vincent Bailey;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Stewart Edwards;

    Councillors: Christine Cave, Pamela Drake, Gwyn John, Anne Moore and Neil Thomas.

  • Joint Consultative Forum (7 members) 



    Councillors: Vincent Bailey, Janice Charles, Pamela Drake, Ben Gray, Stephen Griffiths, Gwyn John and Neil Thomas. 

  • Senior Management Appointment Committee (6 members) 

    Chairman: Leader;

    Vice-Chairman: Deputy Leader;

    Councillors: Lis Burnett, Ian Johnson, Neil Moore and Bob Penrose.


    With the Cabinet Member with portfolio responsibilities for the service involved invited to attend.

  • Trust Committee (7 members) 

    Chairman: Councillor Hunter Jarvie;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Andrew Parker;

    Councillors: Robert Crowley, Pamela Drake, Kevin Mahoney, Neil Moore and Andrew Robertson

  • Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee (8 members plus seven voluntary sector representatives and one representative as nominated by the Community Liaison Committe from Town and Community Councils) 

    Chairman: Councillor Christine Cave;

    Vice-Chairman: VACANT;

    Councillors: Lis Burnett, Millie Collins, Gordon Kemp, Neil Moore, Michael Morgan and Jayne Norman (plus one vacancy)  

  • Welsh Church Act Estate Committee (7 members) 

    Chairman: Councillor Geoff Cox;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Andrew Parker;

    Councillors: Pamela Drake, Ben Gray, Neil Moore, Steffan Wiliam and Marguerita Wright

  • Appointment of Local Authority Governors Advisory Panel (6 members - to be chaired by the Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture) 

    Chairman: Cabinet Member (Learning and Culture) Councillor Bob Penrose plus

    Councillors: Lis Burnett, Nic Hodges, Gordon Kemp, Rachel Nugent-Finn and Margaret Wilkinson 



Other Bodies (including Joint Bodies)

  • Glamorgan Heritage Coast Advisory Group (7 members)

    Chairman: Councillor Stewart Edwards;

    Vice-Chairman: Councillor Andrew Parker;

    Councillors: Jonathan Bird, Lis Burnett, Sally Hanks, Neil Thomas and Steffan Wiliam

  • Equalities Consultative Forum (6 members - to be chaired by the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources)

    Chairman: Cabinet Member (Performance and Resources) Councillor John Thomas plus

    Councillors: Millie Collins, Owen Griffiths, Kathryn McCaffer, Jayne Norman and Ruba Sivagnanam 

  • Central South Consortium Joint Education Service Joint Committee (1 Member)

    The revised Governance Model for the Consortium included a streamlined Joint Committee, which consisted of a reduced number of Leaders or nominated representatives.  Each constituent Local Authority appointed one Member, which (according to the National Model) should be the Leader or nominated representative.


    Representative - Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture

  • Shared Regulatory Services Joint Committee (2 Members plus 2 Substitutes)

    Cabinet Member for Regulatory and Legal Services and the Chairman of the Public Protection Licensing Committee.

    [Substitutes: Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport and Vice-Chairman of the Public Protection Licensing Committee]