About the Council
Pembrokeshire County Council is comprised of 60 Councillors, who each represent residents in different areas of Pembrokeshire. The Council has adopted the Leader and Cabinet model of governance. The Cabinet is a mix of Labour, Plaid Cymru, Liberal Democrat and unaffiliated Councillors led by an unaffiliated Leader. Every five years a local election takes place, where Councillors are elected to their position by residents of Pembrokeshire. In addition to working in communities, Councillors meet together regularly as ‘the Council', where they decide overall policy and set the organisation's budget for the year.
The Council elects a Leader and a Cabinet is appointed, by the Leader, to assist him in his work. Up to ten Councillors form the Cabinet and each has an area of responsibility. The Cabinet meets regularly and makes decisions that are in line with Council's overall policies, with support from Council officers.
For further details of the political make up of the Council please click here.
For further about the Council’s constitution please click here.
What we do
Pembrokeshire County Council's headquarters are in the county town of Haverfordwest. We provide a wide range of services for residents, businesses and visitors. We:
- Serve a population of over 124,000 people
- Collect rubbish and recycling from over 62,000 households
- Maintain approximately 2,500 kilometres of road, 650 bridges and 15,000 street lights
- Provide over 90 car parks with in excess of 8,000 spaces
- Are responsible for 67 schools, providing education for more than 18,300 pupils
- Provide support to pupils with additional learning needs; child protection, safeguarding and youth services
- Own and manage more than 5,600 homes
- Provide adults with information and advice to help them to live independently in the community, as well as direct support for over 5,000 vulnerable adults
- Develop a Local Development Plan, which we are required to review every four years, and process around 1,200 planning applications a year
- Provide a wide range of public protection services, including environmental health, trading standards and licensing
- Help maintain Pembrokeshire's award winning beaches, which boast 12 Blue Flag, 14 Green Coast and 28 Seaside Awards
- Manage the county's leisure facilities, and its libraries, museums and archives