Godre'r Graig

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Godre'r Graig
Godre'r Graig is located in Neath Port Talbot
Godre'r Graig
Godre'r Graig
Godre'r Graig shown within Neath Port Talbot
Population 1,644 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SN751068
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWANSEA
Postcode district SA8
Dialling code 01792
Police South Wales
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Rosalyn Davies (Plaid Cymru)
List of places
Neath Port Talbot
51°44′46″N 3°48′36″W / 51.7461°N 3.8101°W / 51.7461; -3.8101Coordinates: 51°44′46″N 3°48′36″W / 51.7461°N 3.8101°W / 51.7461; -3.8101

Godre'r Graig is a village and an electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales.

The village developed alongside the coal workings at the Tarenni Colliery, which closed in 1949.

In 2008 the community came together at a public meeting held in the local primary school regarding the long neglected park. As a result, Godre'r Graig Community Association (GCA) was formed to provide a vehicle for the community to take charge of the park and bring it back into use.

Electoral ward[edit]

The electoral ward of Godre'r Graig forms part of the parish of Ystalyfera. It includes some or all of the settlements of Godre'r Graig, Cilmaengwyn, and Pantyfynnon in the parliamentary constituency of Neath. The ward consists of a settled belt beside the A4067 road and the River Tawe in the Swansea Valley stretching from south-west to north-east. The north-western part of the ward consists of woodland and pasture. The ward is bounded by the wards of Ystalyfera to the north, Rhos to the south-east, and Pontardawe to the west.

In the 2012 local council elections, the electorate turnout was 43.81%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Rosalyn Davies Plaid Cymru 300 Plaid Cymru hold
Jackie Myers Labour 286

In the 2017 local council elections, the electoral turnout was 45%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Rosalyn Davies Plaid Cymru 409 Plaid Cymru hold
Brian Hastie Labour 185
Reg Atherton Independent 69


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