Changes to services

These pages will be updated as and when we receive information

All pupils are expected to return from 12 April 2021.

Individual schools will inform parents and carers of local arrangements regarding the phased return of learners and these will be based on considerations that will be pertinent to each setting.

More information here.

Keystage 2 pupils aged (8-11) and those pupils in Year 11, 12 and 13 will be returning to school week commencing 15th March 2021.  Free school meals direct payments for these pupils will cease with effect from 15th March 2021. Please note, isolation payments (£3.90 per day) will continue for those that are instructed to self isolate by the school or by track and trace.

Free school meals direct payments will continue for secondary aged pupils in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open. You must have booked a slot before you visit Briton Ferry or Cymmer recycling centres


Refuse and recycling collections will continue.

Please visit the Business Support page for information about the grants that are currently available.

All toilets that have been open will remain open with appropriate signs and social distancing in place.

These include: 

  • Aberavon Seafront (Main) (8.30am-6.30pm),
  • Afan Forest Country Park (During Opening hours).
  • Angel Falls (8am – 6pm),
  • Gnoll Country Park,
  • Margam Country Park (During opening hours)
  • Pontardawe (8am – 6pm),
  • Port Talbot Bus Station (New opening times 8am – 6pm),
  • Resolven (7.30am-6.30pm),
  • Victoria Gardens, Neath - (access from bus station side only) (8am – 6pm),


Yes cemeteries remain open. But you should ensure that you maintain social distancing when visiting.

In line with Welsh Government regulations, NPTCouncil parks and playgrounds will remain open but Welsh Govt advice is that the nearer you stay to your home, the better.

Your exercise should start and finish from your home and you should exercise alone or with a member of your household or support bubble.


The opening times for the grounds are below. The office is closed to the general public.

Day Time (Grounds)

9.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm
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Births, Deaths, Marriages

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Travel and Transport

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