Council Facilities

Leisure Centres

Leisure and fitness facilities are now closed. For more information visit the Celtic Leisure website


In line with Welsh Government restrictions, all Neath Port Talbot libraries are offering a call and collect service only, along with mobile library and home delivery services.


The Pontardawe Arts Centre, the Gwyn Hall and the Princess Royal Theatre have shut temporarily in line with Government advice on “social distancing”.

Youth clubs

All youth club activity has been suspended as have adult learning courses. We will seek to maintain adult learning through digital channels where possible.​

Public Toilets

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 (During Opening hours),
  • 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),

As the toilets do not have permanent attendants, people are urged to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and to adhere closely to signs and floor markings which will be in place

Council's Civic Buildings

  • All civic centres (Neath Civic Centre, Port Talbot Civic Centre and the Quays) are closed to the public from Monday 23rd March.
  • Specific arrangements are being made for those residents who need a face to face service.

Parks and Playgrounds

  • Playgrounds will remain open to the public
  • The 18 council owned parks have reopened with safety measures in place 
  • Visitors to the re-opened parks will be requested to stick closely to social distancing measures
  • Signs reminding park users of safety precautions will be placed on all access gates
  • Visitors will be reminded of the need for hand washing/sanitising before and after visiting and to refrain from touching surfaces likely to have been touched by others.
  • Margam Country Park will remain open. This includes play areas and Charlotte’s Pantry will continue providing a takeaway service. 
  • Gnoll Country Park will remain open to the public (the toilets will be open and the café will be open for takeaways).

Aberavon Beach

  • If you're visiting Aberavon beach , remember your social distancing - stay at least 2m/6 feet from everyone else! We’re urging everyone to follow Public Health Wales guidance to help stop the spread of #Coronavirus..


Following new Welsh Government advice, all Neath Port Talbot owned cemeteries plus Margam Crematorium are open with restrictions

Public Rights of Way

  • Public Rights of Way will remain open.have now reopened. This decision will be kept under review. More information is available here.


Following the Welsh Government firebreak announcement, guidance has been published on Weddings and funerals which comes into effect from 23rd october - viewable here

Cemeteries will remain open to the public