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The following text constitutes the NPTC reply to the above illustrated email from Christina Rees to the Council Leader Stephen Karl Hunt. 

From: Cllr. Simon Knoyle
Sent: 20 April 2023 12:24
To: REES, Christina; Leader
Cc: Cllr. Alun Llewelyn (Deputy Leader); Ceri Morris; Nicola Pearce; Craig Griffiths; Karen Jones - CEX
Subject: Re: Glynneath Residents Against Contamination

Good afternoon Christina,

I hope that all is well with you?

I will take the reply to this email if thatís OK?

Alun has to date had very little involvement in the issues with regards this site, Steve has had some and much more since taking over as Leader in June 2022 but the issues go back further to March 2020.

I (and previous Cllr Del Morgan) were subjected to a tidal wave of abuse, bullying, harassment, slander and libel against us which continues to this day.

I have copied in Ceri Morris (Head of Planning), Nicola Pearce (Director), Craig Griffiths (Head of Legal) and Karen Jones (CEX) who will know the history on this also.

There have been many replies to Mr Richards and I have them attached to e-mails but not saved as documents on my iPad where I am today, dealing with the issues raised by him. These replies were requested by Del and I during the last 3 years and it is to my understanding that they deal with the issues raised and close them out from the Council perspective.

Of course the correspondence being referred to by Mr Richards dating back to September 2020 was during a time when Steve was NOT the leader of council.

I would ask therefore that Ceri or Nicola, please can you copy and attach all of the letters sent to Mr Richards from May 2020 onwards which answer his queries, especially in relation to the alleged breach of the Environmental Act 1990.

Please copy all of us into the reply with the documents attached.

Christina - I am more than happy to come and see you and show you all of the email correspondence that I have and copies of all of the social media posts from Mr Richards in relation to this item, let me know when it is convenient for you.

Kind regards


Councillor Simon Knoyle / Y Cynghorydd Simon Knoyle

Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Social Justice / Aelod Cabinet dros Gyllid, Perfformiad a Chyfiawnder Cymdeithasol

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council / Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot

Tel / Ffon: 07968 386108

Email / Ebost: Cllr.s.a.knoyle@npt.gov.uk

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