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Dewi JonesCouncillor Dewi Jones - Chair
I am originally from West Wales and a product of Gwendraeth Valley GS. I have lived in Michaelston-le-Pit since 1997 and been a councillor since 2011. My wife and I were teachers and local government officers including, in my case, periods as Director of Education, and a member of the School Teachers’ Review Body for England & Wales. I am now semi-retired but continue part time consultant work. Our son, Owain, is currently a Lecturer in the Open University Business School. I am also the proud owner of “Alys” a good natured Short Haired German Pointer with whom I enjoy walking in the area.
Gillian MarksCouncillor Gillian Marks
I have lived in Leckwith for thirteen years and am very content to remain here as I really like the area and its inhabitants. I am very busy looking after our dogs, cats, goats, ponies and chickens. These are mostly rescue animals. My other hobbies are gardening, Egyptology and genealogy. I have just retired as Chairman of the Council but will continue as a councillor.

Nicky KeepingCouncillor Nicky Keeping
I grew up on Dartmoor, but have now lived in Michaelston-le-Pit, for four years. I am married with two children and work at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff

Carole RobertsonCouncillor Carole Robertson
I have lived in the community for most of my life and since 1983 at Beggan Farm, Leckwith. I am married to Andy. We have a herd of organic Welsh Black cattle and we also run a furniture business. I have two grown up sons.
I am interested in history, environmental matters and conservation, though most of my spare time is spent attempting to tame our garden.
Peter AkersRoy Skelton – Clerk to the Council
I was born in Lancashire and educated at Bury Grammar School and Liverpool University. I am married to Julia with four children two of whom live in Abergavenny, one in Amersham and the youngest daughter living with us at home in Penarth. For many years I was a community education officer with Gwent County Council, I am now semi-retired. My interests are playing golf, family history and charity work, I am currently Chair of the FAN charity based in Cardiff. This is my second stint as Clerk to the Council.