Councillor Lynford Thomas
Lynford is a native of the Swansea Valley but has lived in Ceredigion since 1969 when he moved to Felinfach with his family to work in the Milk Marketing Board factory as an electrical engineer - a move from coal to milk.
On the closure of the milk factory in 1988 and by now a Registered Safety Practitioner, he set up his own Health and Safety Advisory Service from his home in Ystrad Aeron offering a consultancy service for various clients throughout the UK, until his retirement in 2010.
An active member of the Aeron Valley community, Lynford has held various offices within local organisations ever since moving to the area. Any spare time is devoted to his 7 grandchildren.
In May 2012 he was elected to serve as County Councillor for the Llanfihangel Ystrad Ward which serves the villages of Felinfach, Ystrad Aeron, Dihewyd, Cribyn, Talsarn, Bwlchllan and parts of Penuwch and Abermeurig.
Lynford says “the local community has always been very important to me, in particular the preservation of the Welsh way of life, the language, village schools and wherever possible, retaining young people within their locality.
The provision of adequate work and suitable, local housing is therefore of paramount importance and I hope that my experience will assist Tai Ceredigion in maintaining their excellent progress to date”.