An investment in facilities at Margam Country Park will see the installation of new electric vehicle charging points and a refurbishment of public toilet facilities in the Margam Castle Courtyard.
Integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging points supports the transition to a low-carbon future, reduces environmental impact and will contribute to the overall sustainability of the park.
Neath Port Talbot Council secured funding of £250,000 to deliver the improvements via Visit Wales’ Brilliant Basics Fund 2022/2023. In addition to this, Neath Port Talbot Council allocated a further £118,000 to deliver the scheme.
The Brilliant Basics Fund supports public, third sector and not for profit organisations to deliver basic small scale tourism infrastructure improvements, which help ensure all visitors have a positive and memorable experience throughout their stay.
The recently refurbished Castle Courtyard public facilities include better provision for families with a unisex parent and child toilet and additional cubicles for visitors with varying degrees of access needs.
The electric vehicle charging points will be located in the main visitor car park and the Orangery car park, enabling visitors to charge their electric vehicles during their visit.
Cllr Cen Phillips, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Nature, Tourism and Wellbeing said:
“We are pleased to have been able to secure funding via the Brilliant Basics scheme to enable this important investment to go ahead.”