Val Howard


Telephone 01686627719 – 07989151408
Ward East
Party Affiliation Independent
Office Chair, Services Committee
Committee Services


I’m Val Howard I have lived in Newtown for 50 years and have raised 4 children here, I also have 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  I met my late husband Cliff here and lived in Newtown to support our family.  I joined the Town Council 23 years ago, to work with the community.  I became mayor in 2002 – 04 and again in 2011 – 2013. I endeavour to do my best.

Working on the Town Council has taken me in various directions, and I arrange day trips and holidays for residents of Newtown.

My interests are driving, dancing, cooking and sewing and generally being around the young and old inhabitants of the town.

Councillor Stats

Date took office 14.6.99 (The start of continuous service)


DNA – Data not currently 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 21 19 90 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
2022-23 Code of Conduct – Module 9
2023-24 Chairing Skills – Module 10
2026- 27  

Outside Body Appointments

Year Outside Body
2023-24 Northside Community Hall Management Committee
  Sarah Brisco Trust


Project Leads and other Responsibilities

Project Start Date End Date 
Continue to revitalise Tuesday market 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 currents 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 £1,088.33

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