Wefan Gymraeg

Rowland Jones (Ystwyth ward)


Born in Rhydyfelin and has lived in Llanilar for 42 years. Educated at Ardwyn Grammar School, he was employed as a Customer Care Manager at Aberystwyth Post Office where he worked for a period of 41 years except for 2 years National Service in the Royal Air Force. He took early retirement in February 1991 and has since devoted most of his time to Local Government work.

He has taken a keen interest in the community, having served as Clerk to the Llanilar Community Council for 18 years. He was elected to represent the Ystwyth Ward on Ceredigion District Council in 1988 and Dyfed County Council in 1989. He sat on both councils until 1996 when he was elected to the new Ceredigion County Council. He served as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for the year 2000/2001. He is a member of St Hilarys’ Church and a past Peoples Warden.

He is Chairman of the Governing Bodies of Llanafan and Llanilar schools. He was Chairman (2011—2013) of The Welsh Council for Deaf People and is also Chairman of the Aberystwyth & District Branch of the British Heart Foundation (Wales).

He was awarded the M.B.E in the 2003 New Year’s Honours List for services to Local Government and to the Local Community.

He is married to Mair, who was brought up in Llanilar and has close family connections with the communities of Abermagwr and Cnwch Coch.

You can contact him at: [email protected]

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