Pencoed Town Council is one of 737 Community and Town Councils in Wales which are independent of the Welsh 22 Unitary Authorities. It is a Town Council since it took the decision to have a Mayor of Pencoed but its legal status is the same as a Community Council.
Pencoed Town Council has the power to represent and support its community, and is responsible for establishing policies for action and for deciding how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community. It is responsible for spending public money lawfully and without risk, and for achieving the best value for money.
The Town Council is warded, as follows: Hendre, Felindre, and Penprysg Wards, and comprises of thirteen councillors making up the membership of Pencoed Town Council.