Mrs Ruth Tucker retirement announcement

Published: 10 May 2022

Pontypool Community Council would like to announce that, after 37 years’ service, Mrs Ruth Tucker has resigned her role as Clerk to the Council. Ruth has undertaken the role of Clerk since the Council was created in 1985 and guided the Council through its inception until her recent retirement.

Ruth played a large part in forging Pontypool’s partnerships with its Twin Towns in Longjumeau, Bretten and Condeixa and these relationships are still strong today, with a Youth Festival taking place every year. Ruth supported the Council with distinction and took an active role in events and projects including the Inter Schools Eisteddfod, the Schools Environmental Quiz, Grants Presentation Evenings, Party in the Park, Pontypool Regeneration Partnership, the Poet of Pontypool and other presentation evenings, the Christmas Cavalcade and more.

Ruth played a huge role in the Community Council, as did her family, with her late husband serving as a community councillor and her children serving as youth councillors in years gone by. She has made many good friends and helped ensure a brighter future for the Community Council.

Pontypool Community Council would like to thank Ruth for all her hard work, dedication and commitment over the years and we wish her all the very best for a long, happy and healthy retirement. The staff she worked with over the years, many of whom have become firm friends, will miss her help, support and guidance, admiring her kindness and loyalty to the team.