The Mayor was pleased to announce the following nominations for the St David Awards from Neath Port Talbot:
Ethan Hutchings, from Port Talbot who rescued a drowning man from a river in Cwmavan, Port Talbot, who had been nominated for a Young Person Award.
Angharad Paget-Jones, a disability rights campaigner from Port Talbot was nominated for a Humanitarian Award.
Also, John Puzey from Pontardawe was nominated for a Humanitarian Award for his work as a prominent housing campaigner and as director of Shelter Cymru Wales for more than 30 years until his retirement in October 2020.
Council also congratulated the five members of Neath Port Talbot’s Youth Council who took part in a mock election, hosted by the Senedd as part of the Vote 16 week. They won 41% of the total vote for their party “Equal Wales”. The five young people involved were Stella Orrin (St Joseph’s Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre), Isabel Williams (Cwmtawe Community School), Lola Thair (Cwmtawe Community School), Bonnie Connor (Cwm Brombil) and Bethan Nicholas-Thomas (Cwmtawe Community School).