Community Council
Cyngor Cymuned


The Community Council has responsibility for the following facilities within the area.

Dyffryn Clydach Memorial Hall

A very popular meeting place for a host of local organizations and very busy most days of the week. The facility comprises a main hall and two committee rooms and has a well equipped kitchen. Car parking is available adjacent to the Hall.

Among the organizations that have made their home at the hall over the years include the Ti a Fi (Welsh Medium playgroup) , Tiny Toes Ballet, Longford Senior Citizens Club, Longford Yoga Group, Neath Abbey Branch of WI, The Wednesday Stitchers Group, The Helping Hands Knitters Group, Longford Short Mat Bowls Club, Longford Karate Club, Longford Mothercraft and Dyffryn Clydach Plaid Cymru Branch. The Hall is also used from time to time by local schools and is a very popular venue for children’s birthday parties The Chrysanthemum Society hold their events here several times a year and the hall is the venue for all the social events organized by the Community Council.

Each Friday evening, throughout the year, sees prize bingo hosted by different organizations and local charities benefit greatly from this social event. On Monday mornings each week there is a public short mat bowls session and new visitors would be most welcome.

The Hall Caretaker is Mrs. Tina Draper -01792 553332 – but hall bookings have to be made direct to the Clerk on 01639 635787

Children’s Playgrounds

The Council has a general play area located at the rear of Lon Glynfelin and a recently refurbished playground at The Drive in Longford adjacent to the Memorial Hall. There is also a Toddler Playground at the rear of the Hall with a quiet seating area for parents and grand parents to keep an eye on the toddlers as they enjoy themselves.


There are two woodland areas available for quiet relaxation – one at the Community Council owned Coed y Graig and the other at Coed Bach which is leased to the Community Council by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Footpaths and Bridleways

The Community is spoiled for choice with regard to footpaths and bridleways and since 1 April 2015 maintenance of most of them is undertaken by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. The Community enjoys ten miles of footpaths which attract walkers from outside Dyffryn Clydach as well as being a valued asset to local residents


Clerk Details

Mr Randall Shopland

6 Dulais Close,



SA10 8HA

Send and e-mail to the clerk.

01639 635 787