The Community Council, which meets monthly, is led by fifteen local Community Councillors (receiving no salary or expenses), serving three wards. The staff of the Council at present comprises of two full time employees, four part time employees and three part time seasonal employees.
The Council controls the Welfare Grounds at Tregwilym Road, which comprises: a community hall with meeting and changing rooms, a children's playground, trim trail, multi-use games area, two full size football pitches, two mini football pitches (seasonal), one grass cricket pitch, one artificial cricket wicket, two tennis courts, riverside walks, nature areas, a pond, picnic and barbeque areas, public toilets, and a new accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. Other open spaces are at High Cross, Cefn Wood (including woodland area), and Mount Pleasant. There are two allotment sites at Bethesda Place and Cefn Road. All of these facilities have to be serviced and maintained and are available to all residents in the area. Financial assistance is provided to local non-profit making organisations, such as, sports/ children’s/ senior citizens /arts groups.
Community (or former Parish) Councils are usually formed in rural areas, e.g. Graig (Bassaleg & Rhiwderin), Penhow, Marshfield etc. and do not exist in urban areas, e.g. Lliswerry, St Woolos etc.