Clwb Rygbi Alltwen and the Triangle
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Alltwen (or Allt-wen; translates to "white wooded slope") is a village in the Swansea Valley (Welsh: Cwmtawe) in Wales. Alltwen forms part of the community of Cilybebyll and is administered separately from Pontardawe on the opposite bank of the River Tawe.
Alltwen is served by Alltwen Primary School and the village has a rugby union club, Alltwen RFC (Welsh: Clwb Rygbi Alltwen).
Government and politics [ edit ]
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.
In the 2017 local council elections, the electoral turnout was 36.5%. The results were:
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Notable residents [ edit ]
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 here. Justin Tipuric Wales and Ospreys flanker was born in the village before moving to Trebanos as a child.
Pubs [ edit ]
- The Butchers Arms
- The Gwyn Arms
- The New Lodge
References [ edit ]
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 April 2015.