Local Authorities in the South Wales LRF Region

  • Vale of Glamorgan Council
    Vale of Glamorgan is an extremely rich agricultural area located in the southern part of the old Glamorgan county. It has a rugged coastline and its main centre of population is Barry. With a population of in excess of 120, 000 it has strong links with the nearby capital city Cardiff.
  • City and County of Swansea
    Swansea has a population in excess of 250,000 and is the second largest city in Wales. In addition to its key role in the social and economic development of west Wales, it also covers the Gower peninsula and is a prime tourist attraction.
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
    Rhondda Cynon Taf has a population in excess of 249,000 and is the third largest authority within Wales. The authority stretches from the Brecon Beacons down to the Vale of Glamorgan and contains the largest university in Wales, the University of South Wales.
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
    Merthyr Tyfdfil with a population in of approximately 59,000 is the smallest local authority in Wales. This historical town links the Brecon Beacons with the Welsh valleys and M4 corridor
  • Cardiff Council
    Cardiff is the capital, and largest, city of Wales with a population in excess of 315, 000 and regularly hosts national and international events. It houses a number of key national buildings including the National Assembly, Wales Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Centre.
  • Bridgend County Borough Council
    Bridgend County Borough has a population of approx 130,000 and covers an area of 28,500 hectares. It encompasses a diverse area from the mountains of the Bwlch down to the coastal area of Porthcawl and sits astride the M4 corridor.
  • Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
    Neath Port Talbot has a population in excess of 135,000 and covers the area of 44,217 hectares. The County Borough contains a number of iconic tourist sites including Margam Park and Afon Forest Park mountain bike centre. The borough has a number of key industrial locations including heavy industry and petrochemicals.