Y Maer The Mayor
Each year in May the Council elects a Mayor who represents the Town Council at events throughout the year. This year 2019-20 the Mayor is Councillor Tony Konieczny.
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Mayor Tony Konieczny has been a Labour town councillor for Castle Ward since 2017. A retired deputy head teacher, Tony originally came to work in the area in 1981 and has lived in Abergavenny since 1996. Prior to joining the council, he has been a former Chairman of Abergavenny and District Civic Society, a trustee of Ty’r Morwydd (Mulberry House) and also Civic Trust Cymru. Currently he is supporting the PlasGuntermansion project as vice chair of the Friends’ group and he is also vice chair of Friends of Abergavenny Library Service (FOALS).
As part of a Civic Society venture in partnership with the Civic Trust Cymru, Tony co-led a project involving volunteers to survey the character areas of Abergavenny and Mardy. The undertaking took four years and this has provided a valuable reference document with the publication of two books ‘Exploring Abergavenny’ and ‘Take a Look at Abergavenny and Mardy’.
Projects undertaken within the town council include leading the Abergavenny in Bloom scheme. By working in partnership with a number of community groups and volunteers Abergavenny achieved second in its class (large town) for the whole of Wales, a magnificent tribute to the hard work of these dedicated volunteers. For the first time Abergavenny also awarded certificates recognising the efforts of the volunteers and groups at a ceremony in the Priory Centre.
As chairman of the town council’s events committee he organised a successful tribute for the commemoration of the centenary of the 1918 armistice involving the community making thousands of knitted, crocheted and felted poppies which were prominently displayedthroughout the town. In addition the council commissioned a community play ‘The Last Post’ which was performed at the Borough Theatre over two nights with singing from community choirs and the audiences.
He is delighted to be given the opportunity of serving and representing the community as Mayor of Abergavenny.