Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Election 2017 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Seats 2012 Seats 2017 Change

PartyLabour

Seats 201252 Seats 201743 Change−9

PartyPlaid Cymru

Seats 20128 Seats 201715 Change+7

PartyIndependent

Seats 20124 Seats 20175 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20120 Seats 20171 Change+1
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Latest Updates

Rubbish tips in half of Welsh council areas to reopen

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Rubbish tips in Wrexham were the first to reopen after lockdown

Rubbish tips in more than half of Wales' 22 local authorities will open today.

Recycling centres have already opened in Wrexham, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff - but 12 more councils will be reopening their facilities today.

Centres in Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Flintshire, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea and Torfaen will reopen on Tuesday.

Most require booking and are for "essential visits" only.

Here's our handy guide for more details on when your local tip opens.

Laptops handed out to help online learning

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About 1,100 laptops and 250 mobile WiFi devices have been handed out to help pupils access online classes in Neath Port Talbot.

Following the Welsh Government announcement that there would be extra funding for learners without access to laptops and broadband, schools engaged with families to check their needs.

The council's IT department has now delivered almost all of the requested equipment to schools, with a few deliveries still to be made.

Councillor Peter Rees said: “It means a lack of access to a laptop or broadband will no longer be a barrier to learning."

NHS sand tribute from construction workers

As people prepare to come onto their door steps and balconies to clap, sing and cheer for key workers this evening, a different sort of tribute has been paid on a beach in south Wales.

A giant "thanks NHS" has been raked into the sand at Aberavon beach, Port Talbot.

Using machinery, the sign was made by workers from McCarthy Contractors carrying out maintenance on the sea defences. Some of them have family members working in the NHS.

While the writing will disappear at high tide this evening, the workers involved said the sentiment would "last forever".

Tribute carved into the sand by workers doing essential sea defence repairs