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Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Citizen Awards 2024

The Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Citizen Awards 2024 recognised and rewarded individuals and community groups who make a real difference to neighbourhoods and communities here in Neath Port Talbot. The award ceremony took place at The Orangery at Margam Country Park on April 24th.  Hosted by Sean Holley, it was a very emotional evening supported by the local business community and special guests. Once again, The Mayor, Councillor Chris Williams would like to thank title sponsors Tata Steel UK and Trade Centre Wales and all award category sponsors. Without your support the event would not have been possible.

Thanks to the generosity of all who attended, our raffle draw also raised funds for the Mayor’s two nominated local charities: Tŷ Olwen Hospice and Harry’s Fund.

A big thank you also to the amazing Valley Rock Voices choir who sang at the start of the evening under Choir Director, Cerys Llewellyn-Bevan.

Community Champion with the Aberafan Shopping Centre.

The ‘Community Champion’ award was a very difficult one to judge, such was the range of nominations that came in. The winning group received several nominations.

Local resident, Laura V wrote:

"The group have made such a positive impact on the local community since coming together. We all really appreciate the care and attention they give to the area …including the 'welcome garden' in Taibach Park and all the litter picking. Their efforts have had such a positive impact on so many people."

Chair of the Friends of Talbot Memorial Park, Councillor Sharon Freeguard wrote: "The group work tirelessly for the community all year round, they regularly organise events …all for the benefit of the residents. Local organisations such as Talbot Memorial Park, Taibach Rugby Club and Taibach Community Centre to mention but a few are also very grateful for their support”.

And local resident, Margaret J wrote this: “They’ve taken Taibach by storm! They are wonderful people who want the best for everyone. We now have had wonderful summer fayres, events for children and also event for us older residents! This all adds up to making the People of Taibach proud of where they live, I wouldn't live anywhere else. We are suddenly a proper community!”

Community Champion Award Winners: TAIBACH COMMUNITY GROUP

Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Citizen Awards 2024
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