Ponty Mag & Clydach & Co

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Ponty Mag & Clydach & co

Email: vince@communitymag.co.uk

Phone: 07970 968120

77a Herbert Street,

Should We Sell Pontardawe’s Mayor Chains To Spend The Money On The Community?

We recently held a poll on line which was open for three days. 210 of you cast your vote. Below is the wording and the subsequent result. Vince from the Ponty Mag is to propose to the Town Council that the council sells the Mayors chains (valued at £13,000) as the money can be better spent within the community. He ...
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Future of Craig Cefn Park Prmiary School ‘on the table’

As required by the Welsh Government the City and County of Swansea are undertaking an exercise to look at the sustainability of schools designated as ‘small’ in the local authority. Craig CefnParc Primary School falls into this category with its present number of pupils. On the 21st June 2018 the Labour Administration Cabinet will determine whether or not to undertake ...
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Neath Train Station is staying on the mainline

By Jeremy Miles AM I would like to reassure the residents of the Neath constituency that there are no government plans or proposals to downgrade Neath train station, despite claims that have been made in relation to the recent campaign. Mark Barry, a Cardiff-based transport expert floated at the end of last year a plan for a Swansea Bay area ...
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Congratulations to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Pontardawe

Councillor Linet Purcell – Town Mayor 2017/18 Having taught Music for many years Linet entered politicsin 2008 when she was elected to both the County Council and the Town Council. She is proud of the Town Council’s initiatives to encourage young people to participate. She said: “Young people are our future and I am delighted that we have an elected ...
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Pontardawe congratulates new Mayor & Deputy Mayor

Pontardawe have elected Linet Purcell – Town Mayor 2017/18. Having taught Music for many years Linet entered politics in 2008 when she was elected to both the County Council and the Town Council. She is proud of the Town Council’s initiatives to encourage young people to participate. She said: “Young people are our future and I am delighted that we have ...
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Pontardawe Town Council Spending

The Town Council is proud to support communities by providing Grants to various organisations. For 2018/19 the Town Council will be awarding the following Grants: Gwaun Cae Gurwen Brass Band – £450.00, Royal Air Force Cadets – £700.00, Pontardawe Senior Citizens Welfare Association – £100.00, Heart of the Valley Show – £1000.00, Neath Age Connects – £300.00, Pontardawe Community Sports ...
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Gellionnen Chapel

Gellionnen Chapel came into being in 1692 as a single storey building serving the people of the area who had previously met in each others homes. Although today it seems to be a place apart, we have to remember that it sits where four roads converge, leading from Swansea and Brecon, Neath and Ammanford. We must also remember that it ...
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Swansea Canal Society

One of our most precious features in our valley has to be our canal. It’s a shame that past generations didn’t have the foresight to keep the canal intact, it would have been a huge boost to tourism in our region. However it is still a regular haunt for walkers, cyclists and joggers and remains an important asset to the ...
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Ty Croeso – Clydach

It’s just over five years since we launched Tŷ Croeso, Clydach, a community project at 97 High Street.  With around 20-25 volunteers at any one time over the five years, we’ve been able to provide weekly sessions as a branch of Swansea Foodbank and of Neath Port Talbot Credit Union.  These are also ‘Place of Welcome’ drop-in sessions:  Tuesdays 10-12 ...
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I first moved to South Wales 30 years ago and to Ponty 17 years ago.

I have been running Community Magazines in the area for 28 years and in Ponty for 26 years continually. Apart from the magazine I’ve been a Town Councillor for 6 years and Chair of the local food bank, PANTRY, for over 3 years.

I love Ponty, I think we are blessed to have the facilities that we do. Very few towns of our size can boast an Arts Centre, Leisure Centre, Swimming Pool, Library as well as all the excellent shops that we have.
The residents are warm and creative. And although, sadly, the Pontardawe Festival as we knew it has long gone, it’s legacy remains in the excellent music venues around town.

And smaller festivals still occur including the brilliant ‘Hearts of the Valley show.
The surrounding countryside is a haven for all types of wildlife and the Tawe and canal offer easy and excellent walks for those that want to relax.
We need to protect and enhance Ponty and the magazine continues to highlights all that’ on offer in our special little town.