DINAS Powys Community Council has appointed Councillor Chris Franks as its new chairman.

Plaid Cymru’s Cllr Franks, who represents the Murch ward, said that he was “thrilled” to be elected to the role and thanked his fellow councillors for their support.

“Considering we are a relatively small authority we do a great deal in the community,” he said.

“In the last year or so we have built the play area on the common, as well as maintaining the parish hall and working throughout the community.”

He added: “I hope that we will continue to work as a team in the council on behalf of the community.”