JACKIE HUYBS

Councillor, East Ward - Labour

Place of birth: 

Blaenavon

Education: 

St Peter’s Junior & Infants, Abersychan Grammar Technical, South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education.

Work: 

Reporter and sub-editor with the Free Press and South Wales Argus; press officer, Sports Council for Wales; senior account manager, Freshwater UK; communications officer, South East Wales Community Economic Development programme.  Currently part-time communications officer with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and also freelance with RiverSource PR.  

Family:  

Married to Andrew

Hobbies/interests: 

Running and swimming - founder member of Blaenavon Leisure and Swimming Trust (BLAST) and member of Blaenafon Joggers; Keep Wales Tidy litter champion; former volunteer with Newport and Gwent Samaritans; birdwatching - former editor of Gwent Ornithological Society newsletter; photography; music and films – once interviewed Sir Anthony Hopkins. 

Achievements:  

Representing Wales at cross-country, road running and in the 1994 Mountain Running World Cup; getting elected to Blaenavon Town Council.

What do you think is the best thing about living in Blaenavon? 

"The people’s kindness, camaraderie and sense of humour; the fabulous countryside and heritage."

 01495 790643/449797

Email: jackie.huybs@blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk

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101 High St, Blaenavon NP4 9PT