The Ponty Mag replaced the ‘Community Mag’ back in 2018, offering a more local and personal feel to its predecessor. Vince launched the magazine in the 1990s and the residents of Pontardawe, Alltwen, Ynysmeudwy, Rhos, Rhydyfro and Trebanos have enjoyed a free monthly magazine through their doors ever since.
The magazine brings local events and information to its readers and enjoys regular contributions from Pontardawe Art Centre, Pontardawe Town Council, The Swansea Canal Society, local community councillors, My Green Valley and much more.
Since Vince retired in 2021, his sons Leon and Matty, who both live in the area, have been proud to continue with the magazine.
Number of copies – 5,000
Size of Magazine – A5 Full colour
- Llangiwg – The lost name & history of the Swansea ValleyIf any of you have stumbled across old maps of these parts (as you do), then you’d notice that the names Ystalyfera, Clydach, Morriston and Pontardawe are relatively new. For over one thousand years, Llangiwg (with various spellings) was the geographic identity of the mid-lower Swansea Valley and I worry that we are losing that.
- Pharmacist “astonished” that third pharmacy in Pontardawe is rejectedLocal Pharmacist Mr Ajmol Ali is “astonished” that an application has been rejected for a third Pharmacy in Pontardawe. Mr Ali, who has worked for many years in the Town, is asking the community for support with his appeal. The Pharmacy has been rejected by the Pharmaceutical Application Committee of the Swansea Bay University Health
- Football Coach and junior Player hospitalised after Pontardawe assaultA football coach and a young footballer have needed hospital treatment after being attacked at the playing fields in Pontardawe. In a statement, Pontardawe Town Football club have said “We are sad to report that on the evening of Monday 9th August there was an incident at Parc Ynysderw Playing Fields where coaches and players
- Ystradgynlais a sad example of Welsh working class becoming pushoversThe Welfare Playing ground dispute in Ystradgynlais is a sad tale of 21st century Britain. A strong working class community facing the loss of their playing fields. That is unless they can raise £100,000. However, the real issue is greater than the fields involved. In 1831, coalminers in Merthyr took to the streets. Merthyr rising
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