Rupert Taylor


Ward Central
Party Affiliation Conservative
Office Chair, Resources Committee
Committee Strategy and Corporate Projects, Resources


I have lived in Newtown for many years.  I have been employed by Nidec Control Techniques for over twenty years holding a number of different roles during this time.

I was delighted to be co-opted onto Newtown Town Council in June 2017.  This is because I am committed to Newtown and passionate about the town.  For these reasons, I would like to help make a difference to Newtown to the town itself and the town’s people along with the other Town Councillors especially with the many challenges currently facing the town.  I would like to do this with the skills, knowledge and experience I have gained over the years along with my energy, passion and commitment.

In my spare time I like to keep fit by going to the gym and swimming.  I like reading and following football.

Councillor Stats

Date took office 26.6.17 (The start of continuous service)


DNA = data not available
X = Councillor not in office

Attendance Record

Your Council’s decisions are made at meetings of the council or its committees.  Your Councillors have a duty to attend all meetings of the Council and meetings of the Committees of which they are members, unless an absence is approved by the meeting for a stated reason, for example a council duty elsewhere or ill-health.

Note that some councillors have been required to attend more meetings than others by reason, for example, of a shorter term of office or lesser number of committees to which elected, so the reader is advised to consider both the total number and the percentage when interpreting the attendance record.

Year (April – Mar) Total Required Meetings Total Required Meetings Attended (including Approved Absences) % of Required Duty Met Other Meetings Attended
May 22 – May 23 33 33 100 0
2023 – 2024 DNA      
2024 – 2025        
2025 – 2026        
2026 – 2027        

Training Record

There are no legal requirements for councillors to undertake training either before or after being elected.  However, this Council does require that all councillors undertake Code of Conduct training within six months of taking office and encourages all councillors to take advantage of training offered by organisations operating in the local council sector.

Year Course
2023-24 Code of Conduct – Module 9
  Chairing Skills – Module 10

Outside Body Appointments

Year Outside Body
2022-23 Ysgol Calon Y Dderwen
2023-24 Ysgol Calon Y Dderwen
  Sarah Brisco Trust


Project Leads and other Responsibilities

Project Start Date End Date 
PP CF1-Community Hall Provision: review June 22 March 24
Sarah Brisco House: transformation project June 22  
Any follow up work from the audit of any issues or gaps in provision of community halls June 23  
PP CH4 (D/E) Identify partners & funding opportunities & implement ‘Discover Newtown’ projects to support, celebrate & showcase the architecture & heritage of the town (inc. Red Phone Box)” June 23  
PP ST10 (D)Work with Powys CC, Professional Leads in Trading Standards, Community Safety and Emergency Planning Officer to obtain information on forthcoming highways works in the town and share the information with the local community June 23  


Declarations of Interests

Your Councillors are obliged to observe the Code of Conduct.  In doing so they will declare their personal and prejudicial interests in matters being discussed in meetings.  Note that in Wales councillors are not required to declare interests in a Resister of Interests, but must declare them whenever they occur in meetings.

No current Declarations of Interests to display

Payments to Members

Your Councillors are entitled to payments (remuneration) at levels determined by the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales though they may choose to opt out of all or some of the payments.  Note that some councillors may have lesser entitlement if joining or ceasing part way through the year.

The total amounts shown here, are made up of various allowances including a care allowance.

Year Total Payments
May 2022 – May 2023 £1448.33

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