Val Howard


Elected

Telephone01686627719 – 07989151408
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WardEast
Party AffiliationIndependent
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Profile

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

Dates: Took office 14.6.99

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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 MeetingsTotal Required Meetings Attended (including Approved Absences)% of Required Duty MetOther Meetings Attended
April 21 – Jan 221712710
2020-211612751
2019-202215680
2018-19222091DNA
2017-18DNADNADNADNA

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.

YearCourse
2017-18Module 9 – Code of Conduct
2017-18Module 7 – Health & Safety
2018-19GDPR Awareness

Outside Body Appointments

YearOutside Body
2021-22Northside Community Hall Management Committee
 Treowen Community Hall Association
 Sarah Brisco Trust
2020-21Northside Community Hall Management Committee
 Treowen Community Hall Association
 Sarah Brisco Trust
2019-20Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
 One Voice Wales Montgomeryshire Area Committee
 Sarah Brisco Trust
 Northside Community Hall Management Committee
 Treowen Community Hall Association
2018-19Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
 One Voice Wales Montgomeryshire Area Committee
 Northside Community Hall Management Committee
 Treowen Community Hall Association
2017-18Robert Owen Museum Council of Management
 One Voice Wales Montgomeryshire Area Committee
 Northside Community Hall Management Committee
 Treowen Community Hall Association

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.

Val Howard Declarations of Interest 2017-2022

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.

YearTotal Payments
Apr – Sep 2021£75
2020-21£150
2019-20£0
2018-19£14.85
2017-18£409.03

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