Alltwen

Alltwen (or Allt-wen; translates to "white wooded slope") is a village in the Swansea Valley (Welsh: Cwmtawe) in Wales. Alltwen forms part of the community of Cilybebyll and is administered separately from adjoining Pontardawe on the opposite bank of the River Tawe.

Alltwen
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Clwb Rygbi Alltwen and the Triangle
Alltwen is located in Neath Port Talbot
Alltwen
Alltwen
Location within Neath Port Talbot
Population2,327 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSN7203
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEATH
Postcode districtSA8
Dialling code01792
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Neath Port Talbot
51°42′54″N 3°50′46″W / 51.715°N 3.846°W / 51.715; -3.846Coordinates: 51°42′54″N 3°50′46″W / 51.715°N 3.846°W / 51.715; -3.846

Alltwen is served by Alltwen Primary School and the village has a rugby union club, Alltwen RFC (Welsh: Clwb Rygbi Alltwen).

Government and politicsEdit

Allt-wen is an electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot county borough and is a part of the community of Cilybebyll. The ward is bounded by Trebanos and Pontardawe to the northwest; Rhos to the northeast; Bryn-côch North to the southeast; Dyffryn to the south; and Clydach (in Swansea) to the southwest.

Most of Allt-wen consists of farmland and woods. Occupying a strip of land in the northwest of the ward is Alltwen village, which is part of the built-up area surrounding Pontardawe.

In the 2017 local council elections, the electoral turnout was 36.5%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Chris Jones Labour 394 Labour hold
Sioned Williams Plaid Cymru 347
Jacob Jones Conservative 109

Notable peopleEdit

PubsEdit

  • The Butchers Arms
  • The Gwyn Arms
  • The New Lodge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 April 2015.

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