A new CCTV system will be installed in Pontardawe's town centre.

This comes after a successful funding application by Neath Port Talbot Council.

The high-performance CCTV service, secured through a grant from the Shared Prosperity Fund, aims to increase safety for residents and visitors.

Additions to existing services in Briton Ferry to cover Briton Ferry West will also be facilitated by the funds.

Controlled from the council's modernised CCTV hub, the new cameras will provide 24/7 monitoring, working closely with emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance staff.

A council spokesperson said: "The enhanced community safety provided by the new CCTV service at Pontardawe town centre and extended provision at locations in Briton Ferry West has come from a £71,246 grant from the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)."

They noted the intention of the system to "assist even more in the reduction and detection of anti-social behaviour and general crime, improving local safety and helping to reduce the fear of crime."

Echoing these sentiments, deputy leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Cllr Alun Llewelyn, highlighted that the cameras' main objective is deterring crime, saying these new cameras "will ultimately make communities feel safer."