Happy New Year from RDN

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Computer Classes

NPT Recycling and Refuse Collections over Christmas and New Year

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Message from County Councillor Dean Lewis

I have attached some phone numbers to share with your readers, 

Have a wonderful Christmas and a better New Year, 

Stay safe 

Kind regards 


Festive Lights in the Resolven Area in December 2021



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Hugh Lewis

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Carol Singing with Salvation Army Band

Skewen Salvation Army Band and nearly 200 villagers gathered outside Sardis last night, They joined together to sing carols and create a great Christmas atmosphere, It was a night to remember with a great feeling of the community coming together.


Santa’s On His Way

Exclusive picture of Santa Claus taking time out to feed the birds

Our RDN photographer Mike Davies was there to capture a special Christmas moment for us

Public Transport arrangements due to Road Closure at Commercial Rd Resolven from Monday, 20 Dec 2021 – 1 Jan 2022

As a result of the road closure at Commercial Road Resolven on Monday the 20th December the First Cymru Local Service bus X7 will not be able to serve Resolven Neath Road down through Clyne and Tonna Hospital. We have therefore arranged for a Council’s Community Services bus to operate this route along the B4434 between Resolven Neath Rd near Church Hall and The Whittington Arms in Tonna whilst the X7 is diverted down the A465 from John St Resolven to Tonna.

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Due to the above road Closure the X7 local bus service will only operate from Glynneath, Cwmgwrach to John Street Resolven, then divert down the dual carriageway A465, into Tonna, Llantwit and Neath.

The journey from Neath to Glynneath will depart from Neath, Llantwit and divert off at Tonna onto the A465 to John Street Resolven and onto Cwmgwrach and Glynneath.

A shuttle bus is being organised for those living in Resolven (Neath Road) through to Tonna.

Note: not all X7 services will be supported by the shuttle bus. Only those identified below:


Resolven (Neath Road) to Neath Shuttle.

Passengers travelling from Glynneath and Cwmgwrach to Neath can catch the X7 through to Neath. Passengers from Resolven (Neath Road), Clyne, Tonna Hospital will need to catch Council Shuttle bus between the Church Hall bus stop, Resolven and Whittington Arms, Tonna.

Note: not all X7 services will be supported by the shuttle bus. Only those identified below:

Shuttle bus Departure times from Resolven Neath Road, near Church Hall bus stop: Passengers to disembark at Whittington Arms Bus stop Tonna and catch X7 into Neath. First Cymru Driver must wait here for shuttle bus.

Neath Road Resolven (Depart)8.2910.2912.2914.2916.29
Whittington Arms Tonna (Arrive)8.46N10.46N12.46N14.46N16.46N

N – connects with X7 service to Neath Victoria Gardens

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Neath to Resolven (Neath Road) Shuttle.

Passengers travelling from Neath to Glynneath and Cwmgwrach and John St Resolven to stay on X7. Passengers travelling to Tonna Hospital, Clyne and Resolven Neath Road to transfer at Whittington Arms Tonna onto Council Shuttle bus.

Note: not all X7 services will be supported by the shuttle bus. Only those identified below:

Shuttle bus to wait for First Cymru X7 from Neath depart Whittington approx.:

Whittington Arms Tonna (Depart)9.25R11.25R13.25R15.25R17.25R
Neath Road Resolven (Arrive)9.4211.4213.4215.4217.42N

R – Connects with X7 service from Neath Victoria Gardens

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Unfortunately due to the X7 timetable working with two buses,  we are only able to meet every other X7 service. Please note this reduced service is only between Resolven Neath Road and Tonna Hospital. Glynneath, Blaengwrach and Tonna (from the Whittington) are not affected and will have the full X7 service operating to and from Neath.

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History Society Meeting Postponed

Funeral Notice For Mrs Margaret Ridge

When’s the Turkey Arriving?

Waiting in the wings for afters!!

Photo by Mike Davies

Resolven Ladies Bowls Club Christmas Lunch

There were trophies to be handed over to tournament winners-a delicious Christmas lunch to enjoy and plenty of animated conversation in delightful surroundings at The Resolven Welfare’s restaurant-The Drift.   

The club welcomed an enthusiatic group of new members this year, in spite of the fact that Covid restrictions meant there was no league games. Club sec, Carwen Thomas (aided by daughter Ceri) still managed to run club tournaments and practice sessions The whole season was a great sucess in terms of enjoyment and not only for the bowlers who lifted the trophies

Chairperson Brenda Rees preenting trophies to winners of the Pairs Competition Hilary Fouracre and Margaret Phillips
Pairs Runners -up Ann Evans and Ceri Holmes
2 woods winner Ceri Holmes
Two Woods Runner-up Christine Twaite

4 Woods Runner-up Hilary Phillips

4 Woods Club Champion Ceri Holmes

Carwen and Ceri are now bowls coaches

Sec,/Treasurer Carwen even pours the tea and coffee

Here Comes the Snow

Winter has arrived on our doorstep and one can see that” Fan Fawr” in the Brecon Becons has its first coat of snow

Photographed  from the top of Cadoxton mountain by RDN photographer Mike Davies who says, “thank goodness there is a good road to the top”

Have Your Say

Swansea Bay Community Health Council are currently engaging with people in their local communities to find out what matters to them about their NHS services.  We want to know what NHS services you think we should be looking at in more detail during 2022-2023.

Attached is our letter and questionnaire where you can tell us why we should focus on certain services.

You may complete the questionnaire then post or email it back to us or you may find it quicker and more convenient to complete our questionnaire online. Please see questionnaire link below or scan the QR code attached to be taken directly to our planning questionnaire. You can also call us and share your ideas over the phone.

Online: https://forms.office.com/r/4qUdgCmKJT

Please send us your views and comments by Friday, 31 December 2021.

Advent Services at St David’s Church, Resolven

Services at St David’s Church December 2021

5th Dec – Advent 2Morning Prayer
Local Readers
12th Dec – Advent 3Eucharist
Rev Chris Coles Area Dean
19th Dec – Advent 4Morning PrayerLocal Readers
24th Dec – Christmas Eve
St David’s 5pmArchdeacon Margam Abbey Venerable Mike Komor Margam Abbey
25th Dec – Christmas DayNo Service
26th Dec – Christmas 1No Service
2nd Jan – Baptism of ChristEucharist
Rev Chris Coles Area Dean