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eath and Port Talbot Watchdog News.Lack of proper scrutitny through a independent newspaper - We will try to capture, include links and publish our own articles about news that matters to the public of Neath and Port Talbot. This website is important for the NPT public to identify what is being covered and not covered in the media’s broad news agenda. We encourage a lively and honest discussion of our content..  The present and alarming unaccountability of public offices in Neath and Port Talbot, is leaving the taxpayer staggered and bewildered, especially where your elected servants refuse to act on behalf of the public, who they are allegedly supposed to represent. Despite the recommendations of Lord Nolan, law breaking is still being protected in the UK.

The UK has also left itself open to corruption at the heart of local government, transparency campaigners warned, after it emerged that council workers have been routinely issued with gagging orders when they left public service. You might be suprised to find the City of Cardiff Council paid out the most in so-called “gagging orders” settlement agreements –signed by 2,008 staff over the five years, resulting in pay-outs totalling 5.5m.

An investigation has found that thousands of ex-council workers were offered extra money under “compromise agreements” if they promised not to say anything bad about their former employers.

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