Councillor Martin Ashford

Councillor Martin Ashford

I’ve lived in the area since 1980 when my parents moved to Talbot Green from Porth where I grew up. I married Dot Jones from the Hendy in 1994 and have lived at Ynysddu since. I’m a fully qualified teacher but I’ve spent thirty years working in social housing for various Local Authorities. I’m currently working full time for NPT Homes in Baglan as an Intensive Housing Management Assistant. Over the last fifteen years I’ve been very active as a Trade Unionist within my local branch of Unison. I was the Sports and Social Officer for a number of years. I am a strong supporter of great public services. I have three daughters and a grandson.

Interests

My overriding passion is a love of music and I am a semi-professional musician who sings and plays guitar, bass and drums. I am a keen astronomer with a growing interest in astrophotography. I enjoy keeping fit and have completed the Cardiff Half Marathon twice raising hundreds of pounds for The Alzheimer’s Society.  

Memberships

I am a member of the Labour party

Roles in the Council

Martin is a member of the Economy and Environment working groups of the Council

Contact details

Martin can be contacted on

Mobile 07801 507489

E mail martinashford@pontyclun-cc.gov.wales