Please find below the Notice of Election for Crynant Community Council.
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NOTICE OF ELECTION
CRYNANT COMMUNITY COUNCIL
FOR THE UNDERMENTIONED WARDS
1. An election is to be held of ELEVEN Community Councillors for the Community of
2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the office of the Returning Officer, Room
233, Civic Centre, Port Talbot, SA13 1PJ, on any day after the date of this notice, but
no later than 4pm on 5 April, 2022.
3. Alternatively, electronic copies of completed nomination papers must be submitted
to: email@example.com as per the arrangments set out in the electronic
4. Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer, Room
233, Civic Centre, Port Talbot, from 7 March 2022.
5. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on 5 May 2022.
6. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12
midnight on Thursday 14 April 2022. Applications can be made on line at:
7. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral
Registration Officer at Room 233, Civic Centre, Port Talbot by 5pm on 19 April 2022.
8. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration
Officer at Room 233, Civic Centre, Port Talbot by 5pm on 26 April, 2022.
9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical
incapacity, for work/service reasons, or the need to comply with an enactment or
guidance from Welsh Ministers relating to Coronavirus must reach the Electoral
Registration Officer by 5pm on 5 May 2022. The pysical incapacity must have
occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022. To apply on the grounds of
work/service or Coronavirus, the person must have become aware that they cannot
go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022.
Please find below the information for the Election of County Councillors throughout Neath Port Talbot.
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NOTICE OF ELECTION
NEATH PORT TALBOT
COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL
FOR THE UNDER-MENTIONED
1. AN ELECTION IS TO BE HELD OF COUNCILLORS FOR THE UNDERMENTIONED ELECTORAL DIVISIONS.
2. NOMINATION PAPERS MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE RETURNING OFFICER,
ROOM 233, CIVIC CENTRE, PORT TALBOT, SA13 1PJ ON ANY DAY AFTER
THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, BUT NO LATER THAN 4PM ON 5 APRIL, 2022.
3. ALTERNATIVELY, ELECTRONIC COPIES OF COMPLETED NOMINATION
PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO: NOMINATIONS@NPT.GOV.UK AS PER
THE ARRANGEMENTS SET OUT IN THE ELECTRONIC STATEMENT
4. NOMINATION PAPERS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICES OF THE
RETURNING OFFICER, ROOM 233, CIVIC CENTRE, PORT TALBOT, FROM 7
5. IF ANY ELECTION IS CONTESTED, THE POLL WILL TAKE PLACE ON
THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022.
6. APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER TO VOTE MUST REACH THE ELECTORAL
REGISTRATION OFFICER BY 12 MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 14TH APRIL 2022.
APPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE ON LINE AT:
7. APPLICATIONS, AMENDMENTS OR CANCELLATIONS OF POSTAL VOTES
MUST REACH THE ELECTORAL REGISTRATION OFFICER AT ROOM 233,
CIVIC CENTRE, PORT TALBOT BY 5PM ON 19 APRIL, 2022.
8. APPLICATIONS TO VOTE BY PROXY AT THIS ELECTION MUST REACH THE
ELECTORAL REGISTRATION OFFICER AT ROOM 233, CIVIC CENTRE, PORT
TALBOT BY 5PM ON 26 APRIL, 2022.
9. APPLICATIONS TO VOTE BY EMERGENCY PROXY AT THIS ELECTION ON
THE GROUNDS OF PHYSICAL INCAPACITY, FOR WORK/SERVICE
REASONS OR THE NEED TO COMPLY WITH AN ENACTMENT OR
GUIDANCE FROM WELSH MINISTERS RELATING TO CORONAVIRUS MUST
REACH THE ELECTORAL REGISTRATION OFFICER BY 5PM ON 5 MAY
2022. THE PHYSICAL INCAPACITY MUST HAVE OCCURRED AFTER 5PM ON
TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2022. TO APPLY ON THE GROUNDS OF
WORK/SERVICE OR CORONAVIRUS, THE PERSON MUST HAVE BECOME
AWARE THAT THEY CANNOT GO TO THE POLLING STATION IN PERSON
AFTER 5PM ON TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2022.
Please see below for the Advert for a Vacancy in the position of Community Council Clerk. The image is available as a pdf file below.
The following PDF attachments provide more information about the post offered. Please also see our specific policies that are relevant for your application. For any further information or any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
This Remembrance Sunday, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at St. Margaret’s Church at 11 am. This will be preceded by a Service of Remembrance for all faiths at 10 am.
This year marks 100 years since collective Remembrance traditions were first brought together.
“Remembrance means different things to different people,” writes The Royal British Legion. “For some it’s about observing traditional elements of Remembrance such as the Two Minute Silence and the laying of wreaths. But over the years, and across different cultures and communities, Remembrance is evolving. Remembrance now takes many forms and means something different to everyone. It can be a collective act or something deeply personal.”
Last year saw the first time that the Remembrance service was live-streamed through social media. We know that for some people, getting out and together with others is still very difficult. We are sharing this video from The Royal British Legion here to encourage everyone to act and remember in the way they are most comfortable with and to know that however that may be, we are still together.
Publication of audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021
Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2021, Crynant Community Council publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 together with any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General.
The accounting statements in the form of an annual return have been published on the Council’s website. However, the accounts are published before the conclusion of the audit. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Auditor General has not yet issued an audit opinion.
Cyhoeddi cyfrifon archwiliedig ar gyfer y flwyddyn a ddaeth i ben 31 Mawrth 2021
Mae rheoliad 15 (5) o Reoliadau Cyfrifon ac archwilio (Cymru) 2014 (fel y’i diwygiwyd) yn ei gwneud yn ofynnol, erbyn 30 Medi 2021, i Cyngor Cumuned Creunant gyhoeddi ei ddatganiadau cyfrifyddu ar gyfer y flwyddyn a ddaeth i ben 31 Mawrth 2021 ynghyd ag unrhyw dystysgrif, barn neu adroddiad a gyhoeddwyd, a roddwyd neu a wnaed gan yr Archwilydd Cyffredinol.
Mae’r datganiadau cyfrifyddu ar ffurf ffurflen flynyddol wedi’u cyhoeddi ar wefan y Cyngor. Fodd bynnag, cyhoeddir y cyfrifon cyn i’r archwiliad ddod i ben. Oherwydd effaith COVID-19, nid yw’r Archwilydd Cyffredinol wedi cyhoeddi barn archwilio eto.
New Crynant Takeaway Opens in Crynant Forest!
We have just installed a bird feeding station just past Badger’s Gate so we can help our feathered friends through the winter.
We are grateful to have received two sacks of wild bird food from Zoar’s Stores to start us off. Thank you, Martin & Chris!
The food is kept in a lockable storage bin at the site, but we do need volunteers to pop up and put the food onto the bird table and in the surrounding feeders. If you could spare one visit a week, then we could have a little rota of bird carers, and we and the birds would be very grateful.
If you can spare the time, please ask for Suzanne Waldron on 01639 750082 to agree a day and get the code for the food bin.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
Cyllidwyd y prosiect hwn drwy Cymunedau Gwledig Llywodraeth Cymru – Rhaglen Datblygu Gwledig Cymru 2014-2020, a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru a’r Gronfa Amaethyddol Ewrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig.
Crynant Community Council would like to invite you to take part in celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Segadelli’s through the contribution to a Memory Book that will be given to Stella at the close of the year.
The Memory Book can accept images, short and long text, and can even contain a list of your top 3, 5, 10, or more, sweets, memories, and people. We’d encourage everyone to contribute as much and kindly as possible, and if you can help this Memory Book travel to other users or customers, please feel free to use the ‘share’ buttons below or direct people to the link itself.
We’ve had a couple of requests to have somewhere that people can tie their horses when they have trekked up to our lovely Moongazer Hare. So this is our effort – it’s in shade in the mornings and there are some bits of vegetation they can nibble. Also in response to frequent requests, we have included the Moongazer on our latest signpost.
We hope it’s ok.
Today’s final effort was to put an information panel
in at the bench above Pen Llwynllanc. It shows the mushrooms and toadstools which are found in our Forest.
Thanks as always to our dedicated volunteers as the ground was very rocky and frustrating when it came to hole digging!
- From Suzanne Waldron, April 2021
Following the passing of our late Sovereign HRH The Duke of Edinburgh our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe. We remember him with affection and gratitude for the lifetime of service he gave.
Prince Phillip supported Queen Elizabeth the Second whilst she led this country through many difficult times, and he did so with humility and compassion.
May he rest in peace.
The public may wish to lay flowers at NPTCBC Civic Centers. This should be treated with care and respect.
Books of Condolences
An E-book of Condolence is available via
For all of our wonderful walkers who wish to undertake the Moongazer Hare challenge, we’ve just installed a new picnic bench for giving those hard-working legs a well-deserved rest.
We’ve also added a new information panel at the Beaconsview bench. This is a specially positioned panel that provides information on the landmarks that you can see.
Enjoy your walk!
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (WALES) MEASURE 2011
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN THE OFFICE OF
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 116 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure, 2011 that a vacancy for the above mentioned council will be filled by way of co-option.
For further information regarding the above vacancy and the process of selecting an individual for co-option please contact:
The Clerk to Council, Heidi Mortimer
c/o The Community Centre, Woodland Road, Crynant. SA10 8RF
The deadline for the submission of applications/letters of interest for the above-mentioned vacancy is: 05/03/2021
Dated: 19/02/2021 Signed: H.C. Mortimer
Clerk to the Council
Funerals are to be restricted to immediate family because of the need to maintain social distancing. Keep up to date www.npt.gov.uk/coronavirus
The Community Council will help you if you are unable to visit a loved one buried or interred in Maes yr Hendre Cemetery as you would normally over Easter. Whilst we cannot take individuals to the Cemetery we can provide you with the comfort that you have not forgotten.
With the help of volunteers and advised by Rev. Rhys Locke, we will, with your direction clean away and replace flowers and water existing plants and ensure the grave is as you would leave it.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of anyone who may not have access to this notice please advise them to telephone Heidi on 07483429433 and we will discuss their needs with them.
The key for the Forest gate was finally released by Natural Resources Wales to our project at the beginning of September. The volunteers from the village wasted no time in getting into the Forestry of Crynant East and starting work clearing areas for seating, cutting back the encroaching brambles along the paths and installing our first chainsaw sculptures.
The aim of the project, which is sponsored by the Community Council, is to make the Forest more accessible and attractive to our local community so that we can enjoy the walks and see some of the stunning views from the Beacons to the Mumbles and appreciate how lucky we are to have all this on our doorstep.
The felling of large areas of Larch has given opportunities to open up areas of the forest so views can now be enjoyed that had previously been screened by tall conifers. This, in turn, has opened areas for a variety of plants and creatures to move in making the forest more attractive and interesting. To make the most of this we are putting in seating and picnic tables at appropriate spots throughout.
Our forest stretches from the carpark opposite Cefn Coed, along to the gate off Brynawel and all the way up to Sarn Helen Roman Road. We’ve added a few surprise landmarks along the way. We have had chainsaw sculptures installed: a badger at the gate from Brynawel, a tree trunk with baby owls and a bench that sits on a giant acorn and pine cone.
We have installed five benches so far and two picnic tables. In the next couple of weeks, weather permitting, we’ll get the remaining three seats in and the mushroom sculptures installed.
The next phase will be to get signposts installed so people can be confident in finding their way around the forest. This will be followed by information panels with maps, and information of the birds, plants and history of the forest.
Many of us are aware of the need to get a bit more exercise and counting steps is a gentle way to start, so we have counted the steps between the various seating and viewing points and will put this information on the signs and panels so you can see how far it is to the next landmark or seat.
All this work is being undertaken by a handful of volunteers from the village. The more volunteers who help, the more we can achieve. If you would like to help in any way, please get in touch to be added to our mailing list. That way you will know when we are doing things and can get involved if you’re able to help.
Jobs are varied, you can dig holes for seats or strim brambles, you can count steps or look for additional paths, take pictures and gather information. You may well have ideas of your own. If you want to be involved in the project in any way please get in touch with either myself on 07811268971 or Heidi our Clerk on 07970 647012.
Thank you for taking the trouble to read this.
Chair of the Community Forest Project