Daugh­ter joined by her mother in top coun­cil posts

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS - Robert Lloyd @rl­loy­dpr [email protected]­line.co.uk 07765 287910

THERE’S a mother and daugh­ter team at the head of af­fairs at Llanelli Ru­ral Coun­cil.

Coun­cil­lor Sharen L Davies has been elected as the new chair­woman of Llanelli Ru­ral Coun­cil for 2019-20.

She was in­stalled at a cer­e­mony at the coun­cil cham­ber at the Ru­ral Coun­cil’s HQ in Vaux­hall last night.

Out­go­ing chair­woman coun­cil­lor Sian Ca­iach gave her vale­dic­tory ad­dress, pick­ing out the highlights of a suc­cess­ful year in of­fice, be­fore hand­ing over the chain of of­fice to Coun­cil­lor Davies.

It is the sec­ond time Coun­cil­lor Davies has been elected chair­woman of the ru­ral. The first oc­ca­sion was in May, 2010.

Coun­cil­lor Davies will be sup­ported by her mother, coun­cil­lor Teg­wen De­vic­hand, who was elected as the coun­cil’s new vice-chair­woman.

It is the first time in the coun­cil’s 45-year his­tory that a mother and daugh­ter have served in of­fice to­gether at the same time.

Coun­cil­lor Davies said: “I’m look­ing for­ward to the year ahead a great deal, es­pe­cially know­ing my mother will be sup­port­ing me through­out the civic year in her ca­pac­ity as vice-chair­woman.

“This means so much to both of us, and I’m sure it is some­thing we shall both rel­ish and en­joy. I take of­fice at a time when there is much to look for­ward to.

“Over the next 12 months, the coun­cil will con­tinue to fo­cus on bring­ing about pos­i­tive changes to help im­prove lo­cal well­be­ing through its am­bi­tious com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme.

“I’ll be play­ing my part in this re­gard by sup­port­ing the coun­cil in ex­tend­ing its reach and in­flu­ence in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

Coun­cil­lor Davies is the In­de­pen­dent mem­ber for Dafen ward and was first elected to Llanelli Ru­ral Coun­cil in 2004.

She also rep­re­sents the Ll­wyn­hendy ward on Car­marthen­shire County Coun­cil.

Teg­wen De­vic­hand will sup­port her daugh­ter as vice-chair­woman.

Pic­ture: By­ron Wil­liams

Coun­cil chair­woman Sharen Davies.

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