Dyffryn Clydach shown within Neath Port Talbot
|Population||3,162 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Principal area||Neath Port Talbot|
|Ceremonial county||West Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
|Councillors||Martyn Peters (Plaid Cymru)|
Located in an area of South Wales between Neath and Swansea, Dyffryn Clydach has its own community council, made up of thirteen councillors. Dyffryn Clydach includes the residential communities of Cwrt Herbert, Dyffryn, Highlands, Longford, Neath Abbey, and Penshannel.
Although covering only 7 km2 (2.7 sq mi), the area is packed with history, including the ruins of Neath Abbey. The current Tesco store is believed to occupy the site of an 11th-century castle.
The more central and northerly parts of the ward are mostly rural, consisting of picturesque farmland and woodland encircling the western base of Mount Drummau. The Clydach Brook flows through Dyffryn Clydach in a north to south direction, passing Neath Abbey. The woodland surrounding the river forms a public park.
There is a business park to the south of the community area with a junction onto the A465 trunk road which, heading east, joins the M4 Motorway at Junction 43, less than five minutes away. There are three local schools: Neath Abbey infant and Early Years School, Mynachlog Nedd Juniors, and Dwr Y Felin Lower School.
Near the business park are located the ruins of the Cistercian monastery of Mynachlog Nedd, the Tennant Canal, and Neath Abbey Ironworks. There is much woodland in the area with footpaths maintained by the community council.
Longford Memorial Hall is a recently refurbished community centre and village hall and has two committee rooms. There is also a community centre at Cwrt Herbert.
Dyffryn electoral ward
The Dyffryn electoral ward comprises some or all of the following areas: Bryncoch, Cwrt Herbert, Longford, Neath Abbey, Darran Wood, Rhydhir, and Stanley Wood in the parliamentary constituency of Neath.
Dyffryn is bounded to the north by Allt-Wen ward; to the east by Bryncoch North and Bryncoch South; to the south by Neath East; to the southwest by Coedffranc North and Coedffranc Central; and to the west by the wards of Llansamlet and Clydach (both in Swansea).
|Martyn Peters||Plaid Cymru||1000||Plaid Cymru hold|
|Peter Damian Jaques||Welsh Conservative Party||78|