Councillor Ken Jones states that it is an honour and a privilege to be the Mayor of Nantyglo and Blaina 2019-20 and will carry out that duty to the best of his ability. Originally from Ebbw Vale, Councillor Jones has lived in Nantyglo for the last 23 years and is married to Joyce. They have 13 grandchildren between them.
Councillor Jones worked in the Engineering Department of British Steel for many years before being made redundant. He then qualified as a Social Worker and worked for Gwent County Council in the Blaenau Gwent area for 27 years.
Previously, Councillor Jones has been a Councillor for Blaenau Gwent Borough Council and also as a Retained Fireman with Gwent Fire Brigade. He is a Justice of the Peace and has sat on Gwent Magistrates Bench for 16 years and is currently a School Governor at Coed y Garn Primary School.
Councillor Jones’ chosen charity for his Mayoral Appeal 2019-20 is the Citizen’s Advice Bureau or CAB. He says that we can all face problems that seem complicated and intimidating especially during these times of austerity, Universal Credit, payday loans and other financial problems that result in stress and worry too many households. The CAB however offer free, impartial, sound advice with any problems you may encounter not just financial.