Pontardawe Town Council once again hosted a 'Question Time' for local people to question their Assembly Members and Local County Borough Councillors on hot topics. The event was once again well attended and provided some interesting talking points.
PONTARDAWE TOWN ST DAVID'S DAY SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION
Menter Iaith Castell-nedd Port Talbot in partnership with Pontardawe Town Council and the Chamber of Trade organised a shop window display competition to coincide with St David's Day. A number of shops took part in the competition which was judged by the Mayor of Pontardawe, Peter Williams.
It proved to be a difficult decision but in the end the first prize of a £100 was shared between Nifty & Co. and Blissful Bake which was presented to the staff of both shops by the Mayor.
Menter Iaith would like to thank the Mayor and Pontardawe Town Council the Chamber of Trade and especially the businesses that took part.
We look forward to next year's competition with anticipation!
Trebanos Together Project
Trebanos Park was looking a little sad... "We've got a great safe place to hang out" the kids said, "but apart from our smart new Climbing Boulder we only have a few swings and a tiny toddler slide. Can we get some more equipment?"
The Town Council listened and with the help of £50000 funding received from WREN who award grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund, and some third party funding from the Town Council... We said yes!
Mike Snell, General Manager External Affairs, for FCC Environment said: "The funding for the 'Trebanos Together Park refurbishment project' which has been awarded by WREN, will create a real hub for the local community to come together. FCC Environment is all about helping people improve their communities in a sustainable way and this project is a great example. We hope many people in Trebanos enjoy it for many years to come."
For more information on WREN visit www.wren.org.uk or contact WREN's Wales area Grant Manager Meleri Jones on 01248 674907
New Town Mayor
We would also like to thank Councillor Peter Williams for his work as Town Mayor for 2014/15 and welcome our new Mayor for 2015/16 Councillor Brian Thomas from Trebanos. Our best wishes for the next year in office.
Also best wishes to our new Deputy Mayor who is the youngest Deputy ever appointed at Pontardawe Town Council.......
Councillor Rebeca Phillips also from Trebanos who as well as a Town Councillor is also our County Borough Member at Neath Port Talbot Council.