Maer Tref Aberteifi 2021-22, y Cyng. Debra Griffiths a consort Mr Cerdin Griffiths

The Mayor of Cardigan 2021-22, Cllr Debra Griffths and consort Mr Cerdin Griffiths

The history of Cardigan Town Council goes back to 1653 although the council in its present form dates from 1973 when most of Cardigan Borough Council’s activities were assumed by Dyfed (and in 1996 by Ceredigion). The Town Council’s Chairman, who is elected by the councillors each year, serves as the town’s mayor, carrying out the role’s traditional duties including the Mayor Making Ceremony, the Mayor’s civic service, Remembrance Sunday, the Agricultural Show, Barley Saturday and the Mayor’s Ball, as well as supporting the town’s various clubs and societies. The role of the Mayor dates back to 1394 when the town was given the right to elect a Mayor by Richard II. 

The current mayor is the 625th. The Town Council is the trustee of the King George V Playing Field Charity and has overall responsibility for the upkeep and management of the playing fields, home to our Rugby, Football and Bowls clubs. The council has other responsibilities including some lighting, bus shelters and pathways around the town.
Twice a year the council provides grants to support local clubs and societies and provides financial assistance to local institutions and events including Gŵyl Fawr Aberteifi, Theatr Mwldan, River and Food Festival, Menter Aberteifi, Cardigan Swimming Pool and  Cymdeithas Aberteifi Society. The Town Council makes observations on planning applications and other local issues.