Well, the elections are over and we have some great Town Councillors onboard, all ready to support Pontardawe, Rhyd y Fro and Trebanos.
So who are our Councillors for 2012?
Trebanos Ward – Councillor Jean Bowen, Hywel Pickrell, Mel Thomas, Eryl Puzey, Rebeca Lewis and Brian Thomas.
Rhyd y Fro Ward – Councillor Bob Williams, Huw Evans and Peter Williams
Pontardawe Ward – Councillor Dyfrig Harris, Mike James, Vince Hotton, Andrew Nicholson, Linet Purcell and Gary Davies
Our Mayor is Councillor Bob Williams and our Deputy is Councillor Brian Thomas.
So what's been happening?
GLANTAWE LIONS – 'Tree of Light'
The Glantawe Lions raised an impressive £515 from the 'Tree of Light' in Pontardawe and have kindly donated it to the Mayor of Pontardawe designated charity, which this year is the Princes Trust.
Each “Tree” enables people to remember a person or cause by sponsoring one of the lights in that person's memory for a minimum donation. Every sponsor is sent a card commemorating their loved one and a list of sponsors and the person remembered is put up at each “Tree”.
The Princes Trust addresses Youth unemployment by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most. They help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
'No Fit State Circus'
May saw the 'No Fit State Circus' coming to town. A rollercoaster of an event organised by the Pontardawe Art Centre in conjunction with its partners and held adjacent to the Leisure Centre at Pontardawe.
No Fit State Circus are leading the renaissance of contemporary circus in the UK, producing professional touring productions at all scales and a wide range of community, training, and education projects for people of all ages.
Their mission is - "to be the circus everyone wants to join".
And we can see why...
And to cap it all... Summer's finally arrived and is beautiful
Thanks to regeneration (courtesy of Neath Port Talbot Council) and some very fetching hanging baskets (courtesy of the Town Council), Ponty is proving to be a very pretty place.
There is a load on in the coming week... From Jubilee parties to the Carnival on the 9th June, so why don't you all come down.