Tonna, Neath

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Tonna
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St Anne's Church in Tonna.
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Tonna
Location within Neath Port Talbot
Population2,499 (2011 census) [1]
OS grid reference SS774990
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEATH
Postcode district SA11
Dialling code 01639
Police South Wales
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
Councillors
  • Leanne Jones(Labour)
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Wales
Neath Port Talbot
51°40′35″N3°46′23″W / 51.676389°N 3.773056°W / 51.676389; -3.773056 Coordinates: 51°40′35″N3°46′23″W / 51.676389°N 3.773056°W / 51.676389; -3.773056

Tonna (Welsh : Tonnau) is the name of a village and a coterminous electoral ward and community in Neath Port Talbot, Wales, located to the north-east of Neath town, of which it is effectively a suburb.

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Ivy Tower Ivy Tower near Tonna in 2007.jpg
Ivy Tower

Immediately between Tonna and the adjoining parish of Llanilltud ("Llantwit-juxta-Neath") is a cottage once occupied by the Welsh-born engineer and naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who had arrived at his theory of evolution independently of Charles Darwin, with whom he later corresponded. Eventually Wallace and Darwin jointly presented the first paper on Natural Selection to the Linnean Society.

The village's rugby union team is Tonna RFC.

Toponymy

Once mainly agricultural fields, the name derives from the archaic Welsh tonnau, meaning lea or grassland and not, as is sometimes assumed, the modern Welsh for "waves". Some areas of pasture remain.

Government and politics

The electoral ward of Tonna falls within the parliamentary constituency of Neath. The ward consists of a small built-up area of Tonna village to the northwest with rest of the ward consisting of woodland and pasture. Tonna is bounded by the wards of Aberdulais to the north; Resolven to the northeast; Pelenna to the southeast; Cimla and Neath North to the southwest; and Cadoxton to the west.

In the 2017 local council elections, the electorate turnout was %. The results were:

CandidatePartyVotesStatus
Leanne JonesLabour327Labour hold
Lee Bromham-NicholsPlaid Cymru305
Kathryn MinshullConservative107
Nick WilliamsIndependent83

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References

  1. "Ward population 2011" . Retrieved 12 April 2015.