Plaid Cymru has nominated the well-known environmental campaigner Anne Greagsby to stand for election to Penarth Town Council in the Penarth’s St Augustine’s Ward in next May’s council elections .
She joins fellow Plaid Cymru candidate Sandy Clubb who has already been selected by Plaid to contest another of the St Augustine’s seats . [See http://tinyurl.com/jjn743g0 ]
St Augustine’s Ward has 2 seats on the Vale of Glamorgan Council (currently held by Cllr Lis Burnett (Labour) and Cllr Gwyn Roberts (Labour) – and has 5 seats on Penarth Town Council (currently held by Cllr Lis Burnett (Labour), Cllr Gwyn Roberts (Labour), Cllr Mike Cuddy (Labour), Cllr Rosemary Cook (Labour) and Cllr Philip Rapier (Labour).
Anne Greasgby is a member of Penarth Civic Society committee, the Friends of Belle Vue Park committee, is a member of the Vale Over 50s Forum and is a “Sustainable Penarth” activist [Sustainable Penarth is the new body formed following the collapse of the former “Gwyrddio Penarth Greening”] .
With Cardiff West Plaid member Neil McEvoy, Anne Greagsby has also been involved in a campaigns in Cardiff against the city’s LDP, against plans to close the Waungron Road Recycling Centre, has opposed the Viridor Incinerator project in Splott and coordinated the campaign against the St Athan Military academy.
She has also been campaigning to Save Penarth Trees – particularly the town’s street trees and those currently threatened at Northcliffe and Headlands .