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Bank holiday cancelled services in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot

FOLLOWING news that a national bank holiday will be held on Monday September 19 to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, local councils right across Wales have began announcing a number of cancelled services and closed facilities.

From public places like liesure centres and schools, to services such as waste collection and funerals, here are all of the local council services that will be  impacted in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot on the day.


There will be no waste and recycling collections on Monday 19 September in Bridgend, with all collections taking place one day later than normal up to and including Saturday 24 September. Community recycling centres will also remain closed on Monday 19 September.

Schools and council offices in Bridgend County Borough will be closed, though digital and online access to council services will remain available, including the My Account service.

Halo Leisure and Awen Cultural Trust have confirmed that leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries and venues such as the Grand Pavilion will also be closed.

Coychurch Crematorium will be observing the national day of mourning, and its grounds, cloisters and Book of Remembrance room will all be open for anyone wishing to visit a grave or a memorial.

No cemetery funerals have been booked for Monday 19 September, and following discussions with families, any cremations that were planned for that day have been rescheduled.

Neath Port Talbot 

There will be no refuse collections in Neath Port Talbot on Monday 19 September including black bag and bin waste, nappies, absorbent hygiene products or garden waste. These collections will be one day late next week. Normal collections will resume from Monday 26 th September.

In addition, there will be no recycling collections on Monday 19. These will be made on Monday 26th September instead, but from Tuesday 20 th September onwards recycling collections will remain as normal.

All council venues, including Port Talbot and Neath Civic Centres, recycling centres, libraries, public toilets and Neath Register Office will be closed to the public for the day, as well as all schools.

Margam Country Park car park and facilities will be closed but there will be access for pedestrian visitors. Margam Crematorium grounds will remain open to enable the public to visit graves and pay tributes to loved ones. No services had been scheduled due to essential maintenance work.

Ornamental Gardens and Memorial Parks in Neath Port Talbot will open as usual. The gates to Gnoll Estate Country Park will open and close at the usual times, but the visitor centre and toilets will be closed all day.

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