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Update on Pontypridd Lido

Written by on 29th October 2020

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has given an update on the repair work to the Lido following damage from Storm Dennis earlier this year.

Pontypridd Lido could be re-open by the end of January next year, an RCT Council cabinet member has said.

Councillor Ann Crimmings told Wales Online that the work to repair the damage caused to Pontypridd Lido during Storm Dennis is “around 50% complete” and that they’re aiming for it to re-open at the end of January 2021, coronavirus restrictions permitting.

Cllr Crimmings, cabinet member for environment, leisure and heritage services, revealed this at the Rhondda Cynon Taf full council meeting on Wednesday, October 7.

Responding to a question from Councillor Jayne Brencher, who represents Graig ward in Pontypridd, Cllr Crimmings said work is well underway.

Cllr Crimmings said: “There was understandably a slight delay in the acquisition of materials as a result of Covid.”

She said all swimming pools are now being refurbished and a new liner is currently being installed on the main pool.

The painting of the pools is almost complete with the next stage to remove the rubber flooring.

The refurbishment of the changing rooms and both male and female toilets is well underway.

She added that work to the cafeteria area is progressing with all walls reinstated and painted and the flooring installed.

Work is also ongoing to refurbish the toilet area of the cafeteria and visitor centre and there is a new disability changing room being installed as part of the works.

All outside areas are being repainted and work on the outside toilets which were heavily damaged has already been completed.

Cllr Brencher said this was “much needed and excellent news.”