Llanelly Community Council consists of fourteen elected Councillors who collectively represent the villages of Gilwern, Clydach and Llanelly Hill.

A Community Council is the elected tier of local government which is closest to the people. It represents the interests of the community and can influence other decision makers such as the Planning Authority (Brecon Beacons National Park) and the Unitary Authority, (Monmouthshire County Council) through its role as statutory consultee. It also has powers to provide amenities, such as community centres and recreation grounds. Its objective is to protect and enhance the locality and help build a strong community.

Council meetings are usually held every Second Monday of the month at the Community Centre.