There are seventeen Community Councilors representing around 8,500 residents and they manage a budget of approximately £430,000. Unlike County Borough Councilors, they receive no pay or expenses – in other words, they give their services free to the residents they represent.
The Council has a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, who deals with all administration matters and to whom all correspondence should be addressed:- The Council also employ 9 full time and 3 part time staff in addition to the Clerk.
Council meetings are held twice a month on the first and third Wednesday, except for August recess when there is only one on the second Wednesday. There are also Committee Meetings held at various intervals. These are Finance & General Purposes, Estates, Personnel, Cemetery, Festivals and Project Development
The Council is responsible for two Community Centers, which are available for hire to local community groups.
The Council also owns three community centers in outlaying wards that are run by community volunteers.
The Council runs and maintains Skewen Park, Tennant Park and playgrounds in Llandarcy, Jersey Marine and Crymlyn Burrows.
The council runs two festival events a year; a summer Fun day in the Park, and funds a Christmas Parade, grotto and table sale in conjunction with a local school. The Council makes no profit from these events but hosts them to enable small charities and local groups, raise much needed funds.
The Council funds the supply of Christmas Lights for the main road in Skewen.