Blog Deal or No Deal? Brexit still has to be planned for whatever the answer Fri, Mar 22, 2019 Almost three years have passed since the EU referendum in June 2016 and, yet with only a few days to go before the UK is due to “Brexit”, we seem to be no clearer on how that is going to take place. 2019/20 Budget Confirmed Thu, Feb 14, 2019 Earlier today, after an extensive public consultation, councillors from all parties met to finalise the Council budget for the forthcoming financial year, 2019-20. The scourge of homelessness and rough sleeping Thu, Dec 20, 2018 Everyone deserves the right to a safe, secure home to call on their own. However, since 2010 homelessness across the UK has doubled. It is heartbreaking that, in the present day, we see so many families without the opportunity to have a stable base from which to live and thrive... Help us recycle today for a better tomorrow! Fri, Nov 02, 2018 Not so long ago, nobody paid much attention to the accumulation of waste – much of which could easily have been re-cycled and reused – on fast growing landfill sites all across the country. The future of education is arriving – now! Mon, Sep 17, 2018 This Autumn, hundreds of children across Neath Port Talbot will not just be starting a new school term. Like many before them in this county borough, they’ll be entering the future of education as seen by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools initiative and Neath Port Talbot’s own Strategic School Improvement Programme. Coping with £64m funding gap will not be easy. Wed, Aug 08, 2018 Central government inspired austerity, increased demand for services and rising costs are all conspiring to create an even more difficult than usual Council budget setting process this year. Tourism in Neath Port Talbot – Review Update Tue, Jun 26, 2018 Back in April, I wrote at length about our decision to look again at what the Council could do better to support the development of the tourism industry in the County. Twelve months on…….. Wed, May 30, 2018 This time last year, I was fortunate enough to be elected Leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council for the first time. I made it clear then that I wanted to do business in a different way. Channel 4 Bid – Challenging Stereotypes Fri, May 11, 2018 Many people not familiar with Neath Port Talbot sometimes have preconceived ideas about the area. Yes, it is true that we have a rich industrial heritage, mainly based on coal and steel. It is also the case that we have proud communities and some spectacular landscapes... Tourism in Neath Port Talbot – where do we go next? Tue, Apr 24, 2018 Spring has finally arrived in Neath Port Talbot! Improving weather means an increased focus on the great outdoors and a chance for residents and visitors alike to sample some of the many activities that we have to offer.