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Alltwen is located in Neath Port Talbot
Location within Neath Port Talbot
Population2,327 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSN7203
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEATH
Postcode districtSA8
Dialling code01792
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
Neath Port Talbot
51°42′54″N 3°50′46″W / 51.715°N 3.846°W / 51.715; -3.846Coordinates: 51°42′54″N 3°50′46″W / 51.715°N 3.846°W / 51.715; -3.846

Alltwen (or Allt-wen) – meaning "white wooded slope" – is a village in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales, near Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley. Alltwen is served by Alltwen Primary School and is home to rugby union club Alltwen RFC.

Notable residents[edit]

Alltwen was the home village of Ronnie James, British Lightweight Boxing Champion in the 1940s and World Title challenger in 1946. The Welsh character actress Rachel Thomas was born in the village and the film, television, and stage actress Siân Phillips also spent much of her childhood there. Justin Tipuric Wales and Ospreys flanker was born in the village before moving to Trebanos as a child.

Pubs and Clubs[edit]

Local pubs include:

  • The Butchers Arms
  • The Gwyn Arms
  • The New Lodge
  • Clwb Rygbi Alltwen (Alltwen Rugby Club)

Government and politics[edit]

Allt-wen is an electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot county borough and is a part of the community of Cilybebyll. The ward is bounded by Trebanos and Pontardawe to the northwest; Rhos to the northeast; Bryn-côch North to the southeast; Dyffryn to the south; and Clydach (in Swansea) to the southwest.

Most of Allt-wen consists of farmland and woods. The major settlement, occupying a strip of land in the north west of the ward is Alltwen village, which is part of the built-up area surrounding Pontardawe.

In the 2017 local council elections, the electoral turnout was 36.5%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Chris Jones Labour 394 Labour hold
Sioned Williams Plaid Cymru 347
Jacob Jones Conservative 109


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 April 2015.

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