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Cimla is located in Neath Port Talbot
Location within Neath Port Talbot
Population3,940 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSS760962
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEATH
Postcode districtSA11
Dialling code01639
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • John Warman (Labour)
  • Adam McGarth (Labour)
List of places
Neath Port Talbot
51°39′03″N 3°47′38″W / 51.65088°N 3.79375°W / 51.65088; -3.79375Coordinates: 51°39′03″N 3°47′38″W / 51.65088°N 3.79375°W / 51.65088; -3.79375

Cimla is a suburb (and electoral ward) of the town of Neath in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales. It is set high up on a hill. It is pronounced Kim-la. The Welsh language spelling is Cymla, pronounced the same way.

Cimla consists of a residential area in the western central area, which is part of the built up area of the town of Neath. The residential area is surrounded to the north, east and south by open moorland. The whole of Cimla is set on high ground.

Government and politics[edit]

Cimla is also the name of an electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot coterminous with the suburb. Cimla falls within the community of Neath and the parliamentary constituency of Neath. Cimla is bounded by the wards of Tonna to the north; Pelenna to the east; Briton Ferry East and Neath East to the southwest; and Neath South and Neath North to the west.

In the 2017 local council elections, the results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
John Warman Labour 871 Labour hold
Adam McGarth Labour 568 Labour hold
Charley Cross Liberal Democrats 320

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 36.86%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
John Warman Labour 949 Labour hold
Alan Carter Labour 706 Labour gain
Des Sparkes Liberal Democrats 226
John Williams Independent 183


Crynallt Primary School is an English-Medium primary school serving Cimla in South Wales. It is located on Afan Valley Road. Crynallt is a feeder school for Cefn Saeson. The school colours are white and royal blue. School starts at ten to nine and finishes at twenty past three. The primary school officially opened in September 2013 after the amalgamation of Crynallt Infant & Junior Schools.

The local secondary school is Cefn Saeson. Cefn Saeson serves Cimla, Tonna, Tonmawr, Pontrydyfen and parts of Neath. The nearest Welsh medium secondary school is Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, with the nearest Welsh primary being YGG Castell Nedd. The nearest faith schools are Alderman Davies CiW Primary, St Joseph's RC Primary and St Joseph's Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre.


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 12 April 2015.

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