But the service said no decisions have been made and there are other options. The options for cuts presented by fire chiefs at a meeting last week are: Closing Knighton, Montgomery, Pontyates and Cymmer fire stations Closing Pontarddulais and Gorseinon fire stations and replacing them with one new fire station Removing full-time firefighters from Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven and Ammanford fire stations and replacing them with part-time cover Downgrading Morriston, Port Talbot and Neath fire stations from hour shift stations to day-crewed stations Changing to the crewing system at Swansea Central and Swansea West fire stations from hour shift stations to a self-rostered crewing arrangement Merging Swansea command area with Neath Port Talbot and combining Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion into another The service blames the savings on UK Treasury funding cuts passed onto local authorities by the Welsh government. That is an increase in the response time and that has a direct effect on the risk to the community.
History[ edit ] Modern Port Talbot is a town formed from the merging of multiple villages, including BaglanMargamand Aberafan. The name 'Port Talbot' first appears in as the name of the new docks built on the south-east side of the river Afan by the Talbot family.
Over time it came to be applied to the whole of the emerging conurbation. Mynydd Hawdef contains remains of an ancient Iron Age village. The Margam deer herd was first introduced by the Romans. This may have been a water supply for Margam Abbey 0.
It is an intricately sculptured cross-slab with a Latin cross and an inscription recalling Brancuf. Originally it stood in the old St Baglan's church but that fell into ruin in the late 19th century and the slab was removed to St Catharine's.
He founded the first church at the town that now takes his name. In the vestry of St Catharine's church a cross-slab dating from the 8thth century CE. It is intricately decorated with a Celtic-style cross formed out of knotwork cord-plait knotwork and interlacing; the ends of each arm are probably of a Latin design.
Also, there is a Latin inscription: However, the person known as Brancuf is unknown.
He passed through Aberafan, which he describes as a "poor village" surrounded by barren ground, though he also describes the area as heavily wooded, not much of which remains today.
He mentions the use of the river mouth as a port. His portrayal of Aberafan as a small, struggling village suggests that the port was not in great use, especially as traffic to and from Margam Abbey would have ceased following its dissolution in The Afan was diverted and a dock was opened in named for the Talbot family,  local landowners who were related to the pioneer photographer, William Henry Fox Talbot.
Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot —a Liberal Member of Parliament for Glamorgan from until his death, saw the potential of his property as a site for an extensive ironworkswhich opened in early Designed to guard against enemy surface craft and submarines in the Bristol Channel, the station comprises three squarish concrete buildings with flat roofs, set on the Margam ridge facing south-east and overlooking the Channel.
This harbour was capable of discharging iron ore vessels ofdeadweight tonnage DWT a tenfold improvement on the old dock.
By the early 21st century, due to further modification and dredging, the harbour is capable of harbouring vessels of overDWT.
Port Talbot was part of the historic county of Glamorgan. The county council re-organisation split Glamorgan into three new counties, and Port Talbot became one of the four districts of West Glamorgan. Swansea is visible on the opposite side of the bay. The local beach is known as Aberafan Sands and is situated along the edge of the bay between the River Afan and the River Neath.
A landmark in the town is the Port Talbot Steelworks.Fire Law and Guidance for Business The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into effect in October and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. The Order applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
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