Upgrades at Pyle Swimming Pool and Maesteg Sports Centres are helping local communities move more regardless of whether you are a tread water or treadmill type of person.

Thanks to a partnership between Halo Leisure, a leading social enterprise and charity organisation and Bridgend County Borough Council, the first facility to be put through its paces is Pyle Swimming Pool (thanks to an investment from the Council).

The renovations include new ceilings, energy efficient lighting to enhance the new male and female changing rooms, accessible family changing rooms along with new vanity units, energy efficient showers and around 30 new changing cubicles.

Other improvements include the Accessible changing spaces being built on the poolside, incorporating the latest equipment and creating a much improved space for people who need additional support when changing.

Maesteg Sports Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, so to ensure life ‘really does begin at 40’ for the site, a further investment of £400k from Bridgend Council County Borough, Sports Wales and Halo has been allocated to improving the spaces for working out, winding down and community working.   Representatives from Bridgend County Borough Council and Halo Leisure visited the facility recently to check on the progress of the renovations. The upgrade will include a larger gym area with brand-new cardio machines, a strength and conditioning space, wellness zone and brand new pieces of kit.

Improvements in the changing rooms to include a changing space as well as new exercise studio and training / workshop spaces are some of the other improvements being delivered for the site.

Councillor Rhys Goode, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Future Generations and Wellbeing, said: “The improvements at both Pyle Swimming Pool and Maesteg Sports Centre will play a vital role in communities across the county borough as many residents use the facilities as a way to improve their mental health and general wellbeing.

“It’s pleasing that the improvements have been developed with accessibility in mind and it is also an added benefit that the facilities are more environmentally friendly than ever before.

“This is a really important investment which will help to make sure that residents have the best possible facilities available for generations to come. It’s also great to see so many organisations working together to deliver these crucial improvements.”

Simon Gwynne, Halo’s Partnership Manager said, “We’re incredibly excited about this upgrade at Maesteg Sports Centre. The relocation of the library from the centre to its new home in the town centre,along with funding from Sport Wales has allowed the vision of a more modern leisure facility to be realised. When the upgrade is completed with the new kit in place, the expanded gym workout area, weights section and studio / training spaces as well as improvements in changing, we aim to get more local people more active more often.”

To find out what is on offer, opening times, membership packages and prices, discounts for young people and people on certain means tested benefits for our centres in Pyle or Maesteg, please visit https://haloleisure.org.uk/activepyle/ or https://haloleisure.org.uk/activemaesteg/

Or visit haloleisure.org.uk/7daypass/  for your FREE 7 day guest pass to either Pyle Swimming Pool or Maesteg Sports Centre.

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Image of Pyle Swimming Pool Accessible Room:
From left to right: Councillor Graham Walter, Councillor Rhys Goode, Councillor Neelo Farr, Mayor of Bridgend County Borough –  Councillor Martyn Jones, Leader of the Council, Councillor Huw David, Councillor Richard Granville and Pyle Swimming Pool General Manager, Natalie John.

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Image of Maesteg Sports Centre: 
From left to right: Maesteg Sports Centre General Manager, Karl Paterson, Halo staff, Rebecca Hooper, Councillor Chris Davies, Leader of the Council, Councillor Huw David, Mayor of Bridgend County Borough – Councillor Martyn Jones, Councillor Rhys Goode, Councillor Martin Hughes, Councillor Richard Collins and Halo staff, Emma Lake