Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot
County borough
Coat of arms or logo
Logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Leader
A.H. Thomas, Labour Party
Mayor of Neath Port Talbot
H.N. James
Structure
Seats 64
50 / 64
8 / 64
5 / 64
1 / 64
Elections
First past the post
Last election
3rd May 2012

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is the local governing body for Neath Port Talbot, UK. It is currently controlled by the Labour party, under the leadership of Councillor Alun Thomas, who succeeded Derek Vaughan when he became an MEP in May 2009. The deputy leader is Councillor Peter Rees.

Political makeup[edit]

Elections take place every five years. The last election was 3 May 2012.[2]

Current composition[edit]

Group affiliation[1] Members
Labour 50
Plaid Cymru 8
  Independent
5
Social Democrat 1
 Total
64

Historic results[edit]

Year Labour Liberal Democrats Plaid Cymru Residents association Others
2012 52 0 8 0 4
2008 37 4 11 3 9
2004 36 2 10 9 7
1999 40 2 10 5 7

Neath Port Talbot is a Labour stronghold. Labour have been in power in Neath Port Talbot since 1996.[3]

Mayoralty[edit]

The mayor of Neath Port Talbot for 2014-2015 is Councillor Hugh James and the deputy mayor is Councillor Arthur Davies.

Electoral wards[edit]

The county borough is divided into 42 electoral wards returning a total of 64 councillors. Some of these wards are coterminous with communities (parishes) of the same name. Each community can have an elected council. There are 19 community councils in the county borough area. The following table lists council wards, communities and associated geographical areas. Communities with a community council are indicated with a '*':

Ward Communities (Parishes) Places covered
Aberavon Aberavon
Aberdulais Blaenhonddan* (Aberdulais and Cilfrew wards) Cilfrew
Allt-Wen Cilybebyll* (Allt-Wen ward) Cilhendre, Trebanos
Baglan Baglan and Baglan Bay Baglan Moor
Blaengwrach Blaengwrach* and Glynneath Town* (West Central ward) Cwmgwrach
Briton Ferry East Briton Ferry Town* (Craig-y-darren and Cwrt Sart wards) Goytre
Briton Ferry West Briton Ferry Town* (Brynhyfryd and Shelone Wood wards) Giant's Grave
Bryn and Cwmavon Bryn and Cwmafan Brynbryddan, Pontrhydyfen
Bryncoch North Blaenhonddan* (Bryn-côch North ward)
Bryncoch South Blaenhonddan* (Bryn-côch South ward)
Cadoxton Blaenhonddan* (Cadoxton ward) Cilfrew
Cimla Neath* Town (Cefn Saeson and Crynallt wards) Cefn Saeson, Cimla
Coedffranc Central Coedffranc* (East Central and Central wards) Skewen, Caewathen
Coedffranc North Coedffranc* (North ward) Birchgrove, Moore Town, Longford, Skewen
Coedffranc West Coedffranc* (West and West Central wards) Coed Darcy, Crymlyn Bog, Crymlyn Burrows, Pant y Sais, Jersey Marine, Llandarcy, Skewen
Crynant Crynant* Tre-Forgan
Cwmllynfell Cwmllynfell* Bryn-Melyn, Pen Rhiw-fawr,
Cymmer Glyncorrwg (Cymmer ward)
Dyffryn Dyffryn Clydach* Bryncoch, Dyffryn, Longford, Neath Abbey, White Gates
Glyncorrwg Glyncorrwg (Glyncorrwg ward)
Glynneath Glynneath Town* (East, Central and West wards) Blaengwrach, Cwmgwrach, Morfa Glas, Rheola
Godre'r Graig Ystalyfera* (Godre’r graig ward) Cilmaengwyn
Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen* (Cwmgors and Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen wards) Cwmgors, Gwaun Laision.
Gwynfi Glyncorrwg (Gwynfi ward) Abergwynfi, Blaengwynfi
Lower Brynamman Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen* (Lower Brynamman and Tai’r Gwaith wards) Tairgwaith
Margam Margam and Margam Moors
Neath East Neath Town* (Melyncrythan and Penrhiwtyn wards) Melincryddan, Pencaerau, Penrhiwtyn
Neath North Neath Town* (Castle and Llantwit wards) Llantwit
Neath South Neath Town* (Gnoll and Mount Pleasant wards) Cimla, Mount Pleasant
Onllwyn Onllwyn* Banwen, Dynffyn Cellwen
Pelenna Pelenna* Pontrhydyfen, Tonmawr
Pontardawe Pontardawe Town* (Pontardawe and Rhyd-y-fro wards) Rhyd-y-fro, Ynysmeudwy
Port Talbot Port Talbot Cirrinau, Cwm Dyffryn, Mynydd Emroch, Pen y Cae, Velindre
Resolven Clyne and Resolven*
Rhos Cilybebyll* (Gellinudd and Rhos wards) Cilmaengwyn, Gellinudd
Sandfields East Sandfields East
Sandfields West Sandfields West
Seven Sisters Seven Sisters* Bryndulais, Tynewydd
Taibach Taibach Goytre
Tonna Tonna*
Trebanos Pontardawe Town* (Trebanos ward) Craig Trebanos, Pontardawe
Ystalyfera Ystalyfera* (Ystalyfera ward) Gurnos

Council premises[edit]

Office complexes for the council are located at the

  • New Neath Civic Centre,
  • Port Talbot Civic Centre, and
  • The Quays in Baglan Bay.

The site of former Neath Civic Centre was is now undergoing re-development as a shopping mall.

Council Interests[edit]

The Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council currently administrates or jountly controls a number of business interests, which include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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