Boundary Review 2018 Consultation

From: Stephen Kinnock MP for Aberavon
To: CHCA

Re: Boundary Review 2018

The Boundary Commission for Wales has begun its second consultation period on the initial proposals that they published in September 2016. During this consultation the Boundary Commission for Wales have published the alternative proposals that were submitted along with the petition that was signed by over 500 local people.

At this stage the initial proposals have not been changed. The proposals continue to include Skewen becoming part of Swansea East and Port Talbot being carved in two with Aberavon, Sandfields, Baglan and Briton Ferry joining Neath; and the Afan valley, Taibach, Margam and Port Talbot joining Ogmore.

At this point the Boundary Commission is inviting people to comment, either in favour or in opposition, to the submissions that were made during the first consultation period. It is important that we take full advantage of this second consultation period, again demonstrating opposition to the Boundary Commissions proposal and showing support for the alternative proposals that would keep the Port Talbot community as one.

You can submit your comments online through the Boundary Commission Wales’ consultation portal at https://www.bcw2018.org.uk/

Alternatively you can email your comments to bcomm.wales@wales.gsi.gov.uk or write to

Boundary Commission for Wales
Ground Floor, Hastings House
Fitzalan Court
Cardiff
CF24 0BL

If you are unsure what to write there are suggested templates available for Port Talbot and for Skewen.

The second consultation period closes on 27 March 2017, any responses received after that date will not be considered.

Once again we must show the Boundary Commission Wales that we are not going to accept our communities being split and that we will fight tooth and nail against these proposals.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Kinnock MP for Aberavon
http://www.stephenkinnock.co.uk/

Midsummer Fun Day 1 July at 11pm

A fun filled day of games on the MUGA plus food, drinks and more

We are having a fun day on 1 July, 11am down at the MUGA where we will get out the tennis nets/ netball posts etc over the course of the day for the community to use. We are hoping to get coaches for the various sports and referees for the games. We’re thinking a bouncy castle together with food and drinks stalls, music and more. We need your help though. Various people have mentioned a community gathering. So who’s with us? Can you help us on the day? Do you have a talent or service you can offer? Are you a small business that would like a stall or can make a donation? Please share/invite your friends and contact us if you’d like to be involved

Mynydd Brombil Windfarm

The CHCA has been advised of the following and it might be of interest to any group organizers in the Village.

MYNYDD BROMBIL WIND FARM COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND

LAUNCH EVENT

Tuesday, 14th March 2017
6pm – 8.30pm
Taibach Community Centre, Duke Street, Port Talbot, SA13 1NA

The Turbines on Mynydd Brombil are now in full swing and on Tuesday, 14th March 2017, NPTCBC’s Project Development and Funding Unit will be launching the first round of cyclical funding for the Mynydd Brombil Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. As you may be aware, £38,000 per annum will be made available from the energy company REG Power for the benefit of Community Groups in the wards of Port Talbot, Taibach and Margam.

At the launch we’ll be talking about how the application process will work, who can apply, what they can apply for and how much grant aid they can seek – answering any questions you may have along the way.

We hope that you will be able to attend the launch event, and would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance by Tuesday, 7th March 2017.

Eloise Stanton

Project Development and Funding Officer/ Swyddog Datblygu Prosiectau ac Ariannu

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot

Phone/Ffon: (01639) 763552

Correspondence: Port Talbot Civic Centre, SA13 1PJ

NPT Hospital Information

Useful information for Village residents.

ITV Wales Budget Event

We have been asked by the NPTC CVS to publish the following:

ITV Wales are planning a feature about the budget on Wednesday 8th March. They would like to film a group of people reacting to the budget as it happens, to get their views on what this means for people in Wales. Individuals can register an interest or If there’s a group of you anywhere across Wales then that will be fine. If you are interested in taking part please email Sarah Drew at sarah.drew@itv.com

Please share this opportunity with your networks

Money Advice Service
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk