|Welsh: Pen yr Alltwen|
Alltwen shown within Neath Port Talbot
|OS grid reference|
|Principal area||Neath Port Talbot|
|Ceremonial county||West Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
Alltwen (or Allt-wen) – meaning "white wooded slope" – is a village in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales, near Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley. Alltwen is served by Alltwen Primary School and is home to rugby union club Alltwen RFC.
Alltwen was the home village of Ronnie James, British Lightweight Boxing Champion in the 1940s and World Title challenger in 1946. The Welsh character actress Rachel Thomas was born in the village and the film, television, and stage actress Siân Phillips also spent much of her childhood there.
Pubs and Clubs
Local pubs include:
- The Butchers Arms
- The Gwyn Arms
- The Celtic Lodge
- Clwb Rygbi Alltwen (Alltwen Rugby Club)
Government and politics
Allt-wen is an electoral ward of Neath Port Talbot county borough and is a part of the community of Cilybebyll. The ward is bounded by Trebanos and Pontardawe to the northwest; Rhos to the northeast; Bryn-côch North to the southeast; Dyffryn to the south; and Clydach (in Swansea) to the southwest.
Most of Allt-wen consists of farmland and woods. The major settlement, occupying a strip of land in the north west of the ward is Alltwen village, which is part of the built-up area surrounding Pontardawe.
In the 2012 local council elections, the electoral turnout was 35.93%. The results were:
|David Lewis||Labour||463||Labour hold|
|Huw Evans||Plaid Cymru||210|
In 2013 Councillor Lewis lost his position in the council "cabinet", and subsequently changed his affiliation to "Independent Labour".
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 April 2015.
- "Sacked councillor attacks leader in letter", South Wales Evening Post, 26 June 2013