Giles is a local County Borough Councillor, former Mayor of Torfaen and former Deputy Presiding Officer.
As Mayor, Giles arranged and oversaw the lighting of the local landmark ‘The Folly’ in purple as a beacon of hope on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, he has also featured in the Wales Audit Office – Good Practice Exchange (2016), where the author stated that he was “Blown away with how Giles was using social media” to better communicate with the people of Abersychan Ward that he represents.
He was instrumental in implementing the Armed Forces Covenant and Motor Neurone Disease Charter at Torfaen County Borough Council.
During his 10 years as a County Borough Councillor, Giles has set up various events in the ward he represents, such as the annual Pantomime, Free to a good home and is heavily involved with Carols Under the Arch which attracts up to 1000 residents each Christmas, he was a founding member of the Llanerch Pit Disaster Memorial Fund.
Giles put forward a motion to block payday high interest websites from all Council owned IT equipment to help protect the most vulnerable from extortionate interest rates, which was successful and implemented.
His recent projects have included, Homelessness Packs, Ward Scarecrow competition and the Light up the Ward, Christmas event.
His ongoing ‘Back to School’ Scheme has attracted large donations from Melin Homes and Bronafon Community Housing Association as well as residents.
More recently, Giles has been re-elected to the position of Chair at local Charity, The Garnsychan Partnership and is also a founding member of Tin on a Wall – Abersychan Ward.
Giles was also the Chair of Licensing at Torfaen County Borough Council as well as serving on Pontypool Community Council, before resigning both positions.
He is a Governor at Abersychan High School.
Giles resigned from the Labour Group during April 2023 and current sits as an Independent Councillor.
If you would like to contact Councillor Giles, you can email him on email@example.com or contact him via Mobile on 07966 463948.