Council Facilities

Public Toilets

On Monday, July 13th, a number of Council run public toilets will reopen. There will be amended opening hours and increased cleaning regimes in place.

The toilets reopening on July 13th are:

  • 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.


  • The 18 council owned parks have reopened with safety measures in place 
  • Children's playgrounds have reopened with important changes 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 Park will be opening from 11.00am, this will allow park gardeners to move out of public areas. Normal opening hours at Gnoll Country park

Aberavon Beach

  • We will be enforcing the Aberavon beach dog walking restriction from Monday 8th June.
    This prevents dogs from entering a designated part of the beach and requires dogs to be on a lead at all times. Dog owners can be fined for failing to follow the order. 
  • 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.
  • We have arranged for signs to be placed along Aberavon seafront and we will be mobilising a loud speakerphone to remind residents about social distancing.


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 have now reopened. This decision will be kept under review. More information is available here.



Neath Port Talbot’s three main libraries, Neath, Pontardawe and Port Talbot, along with Cwmavon and Glynneath are operating a “Call and Collect” service allowing users to order and pick up books as well as audio books. More details


The Pontardawe Arts Centre, the Gwyn Hall and the Princess Royal Theatre have shut temporarily from Tuesday 17th March 2020 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.​

Leisure centres

Leisure centres are reopening in a phased approach from Monday 10th August. Social distancing and hygiene measures are in place at all centres. These include increased spacing between gym equipment, one-way systems and hand sanitiser stations. Pre-booking and payment in advance is mandatory. For more information visit the Celtic Leisure website


  • A limited service has resumed strictly for ceremonies up to the end of September 2020. No appointments will be available for ceremonies scheduled more than three months ahead.
  • More information can be found here


  • To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, we have determined a maximum number who will be able to attend a funeral is 20 and we would again ask for your assistance in trying to ensure that everyone attending a funeral should take all reasonable measures to stay 2 metres apart. This instruction must be conveyed to families prior to their arrival at the Cemetery.
  • More information on this is available on our Cemeteries page or our Margam Crematorium page