Mumbles Community Council have announced the appointment of a new chairperson, Councillor Martin O’Neil.

Martin has lived in the West Cross area for over twenty-two years and currently works at Cardiff University as a lecturer in the School of Medicine, having spent his early career in the NHS.

Married with two grown children who were previously pupils at local schools, Martin is also a governor at Bishop Gore School.

Martin told us, “I take over the chair of Mumbles Community Council at a particularly challenging time as we emerge from one of the greatest public health crises within living memory. Although there are challenges to be faced I strongly believe MCC is in a prime position to make a real difference to people’s lives by being an organisation grounded in the community that can respond to local needs.”

“I have a particular interest in the health and wellbeing of older people as I believe it is vitally important that as we all age we develop services and facilities that help our older residents enjoy a fulfilling, healthy and happy life.”

“We have ambitious plans within MCC including significant improvements to facilities at Underhill Park, a new state of the art skatepark, development of the Ostreme Centre and also plans for the tennis courts at Langland Bay. In my new role as chair I will seek to prioritise moving forward on these projects and bringing together the various stakeholders to ensure their successful completion. The residents of Mumbles are lucky enough to live in a fantastically beautiful and vibrant community that is also an asset to the surrounding area. I hope that in my new role as chair I can help to contribute to enabling MCC to play a key role in ensuring that Mumbles and its communities realise their full potential.“

Martin O’Neill was elected at the Mumbles Community Council Annual Meeting held on Tuesday, 19th May 2020. He replaces outgoing MCC chair, Councillor Carrie Townsend Jones.


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