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Leader's Blog June 2020

  • Council Leader, Kevin O'Neill
  • 26 Jun 2020

A lot has been going on since my last update in May.

Coronavirus is, of course, still at the forefront of all that we’re doing, and it has had a profound effect on everyone not only in our town, but of course across the UK and indeed, the world.

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Leader's Blog May 2020

  • Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Kevin O'Neill
  • 01 May 2020

Almost six weeks have passed since the lockdown was imposed and sadly, many of our residents have been affected by the coronavirus.  As of April 30, the number of confirmed cases in Merthyr Tydfil stood at 249, which is lower than in other local authority areas, but still a distressing statistic.

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Leader's Blog January 2020

  • Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Kevin O'Neill
  • 16 Jan 2020

Happy New Year!

I wanted to start 2020 with a reflective look back at 2019 and some of the positive things that have happened for this Council and our communities. 

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Welsh Local Government Provisional Settlement 2020/21

  • Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Kevin O'Neill
  • 20 Dec 2019

The Provisional Settlement was announced on Monday 16th December and indicated total revenue funding for Welsh Local Government of nearly £4.5 billion for 2020/21; an increase of 4.3% after allowing for transfers into the settlement.  The increased settlement includes monies to reflect the additional costs associated with teachers’ pensions and pay award.

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I was was born in Merthyr Tydfil 1959 and am married with two children and one grandson. 

I was Chief Superintendent Divisional Commander of Northern Division at South Wales Police and retired in October 2014 after completing 37 years’ service.

I was elected as Town Ward Councillor on 4th May 2017 as an Independent Councillor and elected as Leader in June 2017.

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