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A total of £250,000 is being spent on improvements at Abercynon Sports Centre in the coming months as part of the Council’s on-going #RCTinvest programme. 

Works include the relining of the main pool, along with an upgrade of the pool hall ventilation system and improved ceiling and lighting. 

This forms part of the Council’s continued commitment to create modern, attractive leisure centres that encourage residents to enjoy a healthier lifestyle through its Leisure for Life initiative. 

In order to facilitate the improvement works at Abercynon Sports Centre, the existing swimming pool is temporarily closed to the public from Monday, August 13 until October. However, the swimming pool at the nearby Sobell Leisure Centre, Aberdare, is a fantastic alternative 

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said: “The swimming pool has been very popular at Abercynon Sports Centre for many years, attracting lots of swimmers of all ages and abilities. The Council is investing in this in order to future-proof the pool to provide a facility for future generations to enjoy. 

“The Council has committed to creating a healthy and active Rhondda Cynon Taf and has recognised Leisure as a priority in achieving this. To date, over £3M has been invested into this area as part of our  ongoing #RCTinvest programme. 

“Abercynon Sports Centre is the latest leisure facility to benefit from this investment. 

“We would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding as contractors carry out the improvement works at Abercynon Sports Centre, and we hope they will make the most of the new and improved facilities in the months and years ahead.” 

All customers who have swimming lessons at the pool will have their places secured and all payments frozen until the swimming pool reopens to the public. 

Direct Debit payments for swimming lessons for the month of August will also be reduced by 50 per cent. 

There will be limited places available for swimming lessons at pools within the Council’s other leisure venues for the duration of the temporary pool closure at Abercynon. To discuss alternative locations, please call 01443 562202. 

Public swimming will also be available at the Council’s neighbouring leisure centres throughout the improvement works at Abercynon Sports Centre. All other facilities and classes at Abercynon will remain unaffected during this period. 

The £250,000 being spent on improvements at Abercynon Sports Centre is in addition to the £3m that has already been invested in leisure centre improvements across the County Borough in recent years as part of the Council’s wider ongoing #RCTinvest programme. 

Leisure for Life is an easy, affordable leisure membership that was introduced in line with the Council’s investment to encourage more people to get involved in leisure activities across Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Leisure for Life members can enjoy unlimited access to Abercynon Sports Centre, as well as, swimming, classes and indoor sport at all other Council Leisure Centres.

Are you a Leisure for Life member? If not, register online today

For more details of all on offer at Abercynon Sports Centre visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk or call 01443 740141

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Booking classes and sessions has also never been easier - you can now do this via the Leisure for Life APP. Download the new Leisure for Life APP for more information about its benefits.

Posted on Monday 13th August 2018

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