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About NPT

Shaping our county

More than 140,000 people call Neath Port Talbot County Borough home and, as their council, we work hard to deliver hundreds of services every day.

We are passionate about making life better for our residents and we want to create a place where people want to live, work and bring up their families – a place where everyone has an equal chance to get on in life.

Whether it is providing support for parents, educating our children and young people, ensuring decent, affordable housing and good employment, or providing assistance to people facing hardship or needing extra support in later life; the council’s work touches most aspects of people’s lives.

As well as running the services people need day-to-day the council also has an important role to play in attracting investment so that Neath Port Talbot is a great place to live, work and spend leisure time. This community leadership role means that we work with a range of other agencies at all levels to stand up for local people and provide for future generations.

Purpose, Vision and Values

The council’s purpose, vision, values, relationships and priorities have been reset and renewed taking into account:

  • what matters to local people, businesses and our employees
  • the impact that we know Covid-19 has had on our communities, our local economy and wider stakeholders
  • the lessons we have learned from our pandemic response and from elsewhere
  • other anticipated changes in our external environment

Our Vision

We want all children to get the best start in life, all our communities to thrive  and be sustainable, to ensure that our local environment, culture and heritage can be enjoyed by future generations, and that local people are skilled and can access high quality, green jobs.

Our Purpose

We want to help Neath Port Talbot residents live good lives.

Our Values

Connected – what matters to you matters to us

Caring – we care about you, your life and the future of our county borough.

Collaborative – we work with our citizens and our partners because together we can achieve more.

Confident – we are optimistic and confident about the future

View our Strategic Change Programme 2023-2027 in full (PDF) >>>

Political Make-Up

There are 60 councillors representing 34 wards. 

    • Welsh Labour: 27
    • Independent :19
    • Plaid Cymru Group: 11
    • Coedffranc Liberal and Green: 3

    Neath Port Talbot is a coalition led council. The Leader of the council is Councillor Steve Hunt, the Deputy Leader of the council is Councillor Alun Llewelyn.