Hawthorn, Rhondda Cynon Taf

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Hawthorn is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Location within Rhondda Cynon Taf
Population3,588 (2011 Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceST095877
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCF37
Dialling code01443
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°34′51″N 3°18′24″W / 51.580923°N 3.306597°W / 51.580923; -3.306597Coordinates: 51°34′51″N 3°18′24″W / 51.580923°N 3.306597°W / 51.580923; -3.306597

Hawthorn (Welsh: Y Ddraenen Wen) is a village and electoral ward within the community of the town of Pontypridd in the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, located 10 miles north west of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Historically this fell within the parish of Eglwysilan within Mid Glamorgan.

The village is home to a pub (Hawthorn inn), a few shops, a post office, a leisure center Hawthorn leisure center, a public swimming pool and Hawthorn High School.[2]

Electoral ward[edit]

Hawthorn also forms an electoral ward comprising the settlements of Lower Rhydyfelin and Upper Boat. It elects a county councillor to sit on Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, with Martin Fidler Jones elected in 2017 for Labour.[3]

Initial proposals for a 2018 review of electoral arrangements by RCT Council as part of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales review into electoral arrangements for RCT Council would see the existing Hawthorn ward reduced in size with a new ward created from elements of the neighbouring Rhydfelen Central ward which would equally be reduced in size - creating 3 wards on the footprint of the existing two. The proposals are under consideration by Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, along with submissions from the public. Any chances would take effect from the 2022 council elections.[4]

For elections to Pontypridd Town Council it is divided into two wards, Hawthorn and Rhydefelin Lower, electing three town councillors.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Hawthorn high School inspection report" (PDF). Retrieved 3 July 2008.
  3. ^ County Borough Council Elections 2017, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ Anthony Lewis (30 August 2018). "The number of electoral council wards in Rhondda Cynon Taf could be cut for 2022 election". Wales Online. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  5. ^ Hawthorn Ward, Pontypridd Town Council website. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ Rhydefelin Lower Ward, Pontypridd Town Council website. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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