In the last Annual General Meeting of Council held on Monday 10 May 2010 at ARCH Community Hall, Cefn Llan Road, Pontardawe the Mayor for the year 2009/2010, Councillor Emlyn Williams, relinquished his office to the incoming Mayor Councillor Jean Bowen of the Trebanos Ward of Pontardawe Town Council. The new Deputy Mayor is Councillor Bob Williams, well known to the people of Pontardawe as a previous County Borough Councillor for the Pontardawe Ward.
There have also been changes to Council during the past year, with a number of Councillors being replaced.
A new list of Councillors, with their contact details, is available on the Town Council web site, pontardawetowncouncil.org, also on the notice board of the Town Council Offices at 4 Herbert Street, Pontardawe.
The new Spring Fest, run by the Chamber of Trade and Commerce, with input by the Town Council and the Arts Centre, was a success and we all look forward to the next festival during the Summer.
The Town Council continues to work in the best interests of the community and with this in mind there has been upgrading of facilities in Ynysmeudwy Park and ongoing work at Trebanos Park. In the near future there will also be a new bridge at Cwmdu Glen together with a new access path. The derelict buildings on the Cross will soon be removed and the area, hopefully landscaped. This should make the entrance to Pontardawe much more inviting.
Continuing the Floral theme for Pontardawe
Pontardawe Town Council is continuing with the hanging baskets again this Summer, as they were a great success last year.
The Herbert Street garden was also a success, especially during the Spring time, with the profusion of daffodils. The Winter baskets were not as spectacular, as we did experience a very hard Winter. However, they did bloom towards the end of their season when the weather became milder, this did mean, however, that the baskets were almost at the end of their season before we saw the any colour. Council would like to know how the public feels about putting up the Winter baskets next year. Leave your comments on our web site.