I UNDERSTAND that the Risca/Pontymister West Town Council is now up and running with eight town councillors in position to take this community forward. Could I congratulate the merry band of people of all political parties whose hard work has brought this about! Community councils are a non-political body of people who give their time free of charge to the community. I hope when local full council elections come along, some of these town councillors don’t use this as a stepping stone to bigger things.

Idwal Clements, Newpark Road, Risca