Kenfig hill

Free New Year’s Eve family party at Cefn Social Club

Cefn Sports & Social Club will be holding a free family party on New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31st December, 6.00pm until late.

With party games for the children from 7.30-9.30pm, a disco will be held until late, entry is free and all are welcome.


Plans for recycling collections over Christmas

Waste and recycling collections due the week of 26 December will be collected one day later than usual, until they return to normal from Monday 2 January.

Also, households can put out one extra waste bag for their first refuse collection after Christmas Day.

Kier will have an additional vehicle out to collect extra cardboard – if yours isn’t collected with other recycling, the crew will come back to collect it later.


Mental health support remains available over the festive period

Christmas and the New Year can be a difficult time for some individuals, for many different reasons.

It is important to remember that help and support is always available, at any time.

Mind ‘Side by Side’ is an online support group, where people can chat and share experiences in a safe space.  The resource also provides links for urgent help.


Listed below are other sources of support that are available over the festive season, or at any other time:


Christmas arrangements for local cemeteries and Coychurch Crematorium

Over the Christmas period, pedestrian gates at all cemeteries in the county borough will remain open 24/7, whilst vehicle access gates will be open until 3pm on 28 December.

Also, the grounds at Coychurch Crematorium will be open on:

  • 24 December (Christmas Eve)- 9am to 4pm
  • 25 December (Christmas Day)- 10.30am to 4pm
  • 26 December (Boxing Day)- 10.30am to 4pm
  • 27 December (Bank Holiday)- 10.30am to 4pm
  • 28 December- 9am to 5pm
  • 29 December- 9am to 5pm
  • 30 December- 9am to 4pm
  • 31 December (New Year’s Eve)- 9am to 4pm
  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)- 10.30am to 4pm
  • 2 January (Bank Holiday)- 10.30am to 4pm

Please note that the entrance gates will be locked 10 minutes before the closing time.


Free children’s pantomime Aladdin at Kenfig Hill RFC

Pyle Community Council have organised a free children’s pantomime at Kenfig Hill RFC on Tuesday 27th December at 2.00pm with a repeat show at 5.00pm.

Packed solid with comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will get to cheer their hero Aladdin, boo the evil Abanazar and laugh at the antics of Wishee Washee & Widow Twanky in a panto brought to life by a cast of top entertainers.

Its ticket only and tickets can be collected from Kenfig RFC and the old post office in Kenfig Hill.


A free cosy space at Pyle RFC over the festive holiday

Pyle RFC are opening the club’s doors free of charge to anyone who needs a warm, safe and cosy space over the festive holiday with free tea, coffee or hot chocolate available.

The cosy space was open on Christmas Day and will also be open:

Boxing Day, 12.00-3.00pm

New Year’s Eve, 12.00-3.00pm

New Year’s Day, 12.00-3.00pm


Libraries offer festive warm welcome
Bridgend, Pyle, Aberkenfig and Maesteg Libraries will be open between Christmas and New Year to offer a warm and welcoming space to the community. Times will vary, please see below:


Bridgend Library

Wednesday 28th December       10am – 6pm

Thursday 29th December            9am – 3pm

Friday 30th December                 9am – 3pm

New Year’s Eve                          9am – 2pm


Pyle Library

Wednesday 28th December        9.15am – 1pm


Aberkenfig Library

Thursday 29th December            9.15am – 1pm


Maesteg Library

Friday 30th December                 9.15am – 1pm


Pyle Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre Christmas and New Year opening times

The opening hours of Pyle Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre are:-

Tuesday 27th December Bank Holiday  8.00am – 2.00pm

Wednesday 28th December  12.00 – 6.00pm

Thursday 29th December  8.00am – 2.00pm

Friday 30th December  12.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 31st December New Years Eve  8.00am – 2.00pm

Sunday 1st January New Years Day  Closed

Monday 2nd January Bank Holiday  12.00pm – 7.00pm


To check out opening times during the Christmas and New Year period for all local pools and fitness centres:

1) Go to the Halo Leisure app, select ‘Venue Information’ then select ‘Opening Times’ Or

2) Visit…/1804-christmas-2022…


Pyle, Kenfig Hill & Cefn Cribwr News provided by:

Huw David, County Borough Councillor for Pyle, Kenfig Hill & Cefn Cribwr

Edendale Court, Cefn Road

Cefn Cribwr, Bridgend

CF32 0AH

Office Tel: 01656 643225