The Council consists of 17 Councillors, each of whom is elected for a four-year term in office.
The Town Council is the tier of local government closest to the people, providing a wide range of services and amenities including a community centre, sports changing facility, green spaces and cemeteries.
The Council conducts the majority of its business through monthly evening meetings of Full Council and two Standing Committees. These meetings are open to the general public except where personal or confidential matters are being considered.
The Council has continually strived and will continue to strive to improve the town for both residents and visitors alike.
Town Clerk/Financial Officer
The precept paid by the people of Haverfordwest pays for a variety of services and amenities provided by the Town Council. These include a community centre, sports changing facility, green spaces, town centre floral arrangements, festive lighting displays and cemeteries.
The Picton Centre
A spacious community centre that offers facilities not only to local organisations and groups but also by people organising events and classes from all over West Wales. It is situated in the centre of town and has adequate private parking facilities. The Centre is a modern purpose-built centre with a large hall, which can be sub-divided, a fully equipped kitchen, stage area, toilets and is fully accessible to all. The space can accommodate up to 100 persons depending on the event. Contact us for more details on hiring the Centre – please go to the “Get in Touch” page.
Situated on the edge of the Racecourse. Cricketers and footballers of all ages, both male and female, use these facilities extensively.
10 acres of leased land that is maintained as a wildflower meadow and is part of the Cleddau Reaches Walkway.
St. Martin’s and Prendergast Burial Grounds
These are maintained to a high standard by the Council.
The Bridge Meadow
The Council are sole trustees of the Bridge Meadow Trust Haverfordwest which is 13.2 acres of land near the centre of town which houses a children’s play park and one of the best football complexes in Wales. The footpaths are part of the Cleddau Reaches Walkway, with a footbridge forming a circular link back to the town centre with the Old Mill Ground footpath.
87 acres of common land, which accommodates five football pitches, three cricket grounds and many acres of open space to be enjoyed by visitors and wildlife. The area is owned by the Town Council and managed by the Portfield Recreation Committee, who maintain the Lower Racecourse. The Upper Racecourse is leased to the Haverfordwest Racecourse (Public Park) Trust.
Festive Lighting Displays
We provide and maintain the festive lighting displays in the town centre, along with the Christmas Tree in front of St Mary’s Church on the High Street.
We fund the provision of the floral arrangements in the town centre all-year round.
Promotion of the town as a place to be enjoyed by the inhabitants and visitors alike – Haverfordwest is the County Town. The holiday industry accounts for a large portion of the county’s prosperity and as such, the Council is sensitive to the need to project an image to visitors that will encourage them to enjoy themselves and want to return.