The Boundary Commission for Wales has begun its second consultation period on the initial proposals that they published in September 2016. During this consultation the Boundary Commission for Wales have published the alternative proposals that were submitted along with the petition that was signed by over 500 local people.

At this stage the initial proposals have not been changed. The proposals continue to include Skewen becoming part of Swansea East and Port Talbot being carved in two with Aberavon, Sandfields, Baglan and Briton Ferry joining Neath; and the Afan valley, Taibach, Margam and Port Talbot joining Ogmore.

At this point the Boundary Commission is inviting people to comment, either in favour or in opposition, to the submissions that were made during the first consultation period. It is important that we take full advantage of this second consultation period, again demonstrating opposition to the Boundary Commissions proposal and showing support for the alternative proposals that would keep the Port Talbot community as one.

You can submit your comments online through the Boundary Commission Wales’ consultation portal at

Alternatively you can email your comments to or write to

Boundary Commission for Wales
Ground Floor, Hastings House
Fitzalan Court
CF24 0BL

If you are unsure what to write there are suggested templates available for Port Talbot and for Skewen.

The second consultation period closes on 27 March 2017, any responses received after that date will not be considered.

Once again we must show the Boundary Commission Wales that we are not going to accept our communities being split and that we will fight tooth and nail against these proposals.

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