Pelenna

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Pelenna
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Principal area Neath Port Talbot
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
UK Parliament constituency Neath
Welsh Assembly Neath
Councillor
Martin Ellis (Independent)
Numbers
Coordinates SS798962
Population (2001) 1,173

Pelenna is an electoral ward coterminous with a community in Neath Port Talbot county borough, south Wales. The ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Cefn-Saeson, Tonmawr, Pontrhydyfen in the parliamentary constituency of Neath.

Pelenna is bounded by the wards of: Resolven to the north; Cymmer to the east; Bryn and Cwmavon to the south; Briton Ferry East and Cimla to the west; and Tonna to the northwest. The ward comprises open moorland to the north west and dense woodland to the south east with the largest settlements in Tonmawr and Pontrhydyfen.

Famous people of recent times and yesteryear who were born in the area include: Richard Burton, and Ivor Emmanuel. The Pelenna male voice choir appeared on the BBC's Songs of Praise, as the backing singers with Katherine Jenkins, of Neath.

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout for Pelenna was 59.89%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Martin Ellis Independent 252 Independent gain
Jeremy Hurley Plaid Cymru 227
Kelvin George Labour 64

Coordinates: 51°39′06″N 3°44′20″W / 51.65170°N 3.73885°W / 51.65170; -3.73885