What is YOUR opinion on Neath Port Talbot Council? Have your say!

Please complete this short survey about Neath Port Talbot Council. With council elections next year, we want to understand what you think of the current council.

Is Neath Port Talbot reaching its potential?

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Local democracy is far more relevant than some people realise. The Westminster elections always get all of the headlines but our councils makes a huge difference to our lives.

Our council tax, our schools, recycling, bin collection, roads, social services. The role our council play is vitally important.

Despite this, often a council election goes unnoticed. At the last Neath Port Talbot council election, there were seats that went unchallenged. That is that councillors were elected without anyone contesting against them.

Three councillors in the Port Talbot ward alone got elected unopposed. These councillors have huge responsibility. Their votes were the difference between the Swansea valley primary schools staying open or not.

There is a County Council election in 2022 and we hope that there will be no free seats. For the sake of democracy, we need to challenge every person with the power to close schools or increase taxes.

10 thoughts on “What is YOUR opinion on Neath Port Talbot Council? Have your say!

  • August 15, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Pontardawe doesnt appear to exist in NPT unless they want to force changes and charge us ridiculous amounts of council tax 😡 I’m a life long labour supporter but am at a loss with this council 😡😡💩

  • August 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    My council tax is ridiculously high for very little return. There’s no care in the community and any council employee you come across is stood around, the bin men/recycling men just slam things at the side of the van rubbish strewn everywhere. Local communities destitute with lack of funding and poor education. No support for children inevitably struggling from poverty and mental health issues. Government does not understand the “grubby” aspects of real life and it’s struggles. It’s glaringly obvious. Go to Briton Ferry, cwmavon and Fairfield, and where exactly is our council tax going because these communities are struggling and do any of you care?

    • August 15, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      They plant trees on the highway and don’t maintain them. When you phone about it they don’t want to know just tell you to go to land registry saying they don’t own. Ehen clearly do as they cut the grass around them on the curb side. Iam paying over £2000 per year for nothing that benefits anyone only wrecking our cars with potholes.

  • August 15, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Why do we need super schools? There’s no point. We’ve got a higher tax rate than most of the first class areas in England and yet were does all the money go, our roads are full of potholes, our bin collection service is rubbish, our educational resources are rubbish so where is the money going?

  • August 15, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Our council tax is through the roof and what do we get for it? No one answers the phones. A four car house can only park one car on their road where permits are needed. Then the three other cars are being vandalised on the streets where they are having to be parked. We pay for our parks in Skewen so what the hell are we paying npt for then? Neath town Center is a dump with no prospect for jobs. The only nice building is the council office. York taxes are half of what we pay npt. York is an amazing town and they manage to run things at half the cost. It’s time for labour to step aside and let the other parties sort out their mess. Hand the parks over to the the people in the villages. Council staff need to start thinking about the residents that pay their wages like the bin men. Why throw the bins to one side and break them? They are costing us money. The re are a lot of improvements needed. It’s a shambles are the residents are paying for it.

  • August 15, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Don’t listen to community issues, do what they think is needed rather than listen and deliver what they believe is required!

  • August 15, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    “Let’s lower the speed limit past the steel works and blame motorists for the pollution in that area”. How come pollution isn’t so high on the rest of the M4? 🤔

  • August 16, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Council rarely listen, School closures is crazy These people who decide on primary school closures where did they start school? Nursery to infants to Juniors at their local school and that’s been taken away by these pen pushers. It’s better for children to start at their local school and then they are prepared for Comprehensive schools. If savings need to be made start with getting rid of all Town Mayors and the posh cars, it doesn’t mean a thing it just costs money that can be used elsewhere, Council has always got money to waste but never money to spend.

  • August 16, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Council tax too high, bin men do a good job except they shout a lot and are loud. I could hardly hear myself drilling last week on bin day.

  • October 25, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I am totally disallusioned by the Labour run council, a party that says it listens to its voters sadly they do not. Despite having requested that their land with dangerously high trees are maintained they won’t do anything. Us residents have asked our local councillor and MS on numerous occasions about this, but nothing gets done. Our road is full of pot holes, they build new houses on land that has now caused flooding to houses which have never been flooded since they were built, but it’s not their problem! Our council tax is the highest for what? For hidden funds to pay for labour ideas not what is actually needed in the areas. Neath is an eyesore, I feel for the small independent businesses who are trying their best to survive with little help from this authority. PARKING should be free! Support these businesses get the footfall back into towns & businesses. Also how much money have you saved by not having your offices open? No heating, lighting to pay? Us residents should have a council tax rebate. Time for change we need new vision for NPTCBC roll on May ‘22

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