Pontardawe Leisure Centre is set to undergo a revamp with plans for a new fitness suite.

Celtic Leisure, the social enterprise which manages the county’s leisure facilities on a not-for-profit basis, has asked Neath Port Talbot Council for a £250,000 loan to help finance the works.

The local authority is planning to reduce its subsidy to Celtic Leisure by £140,000 next year.

Cabinet members will decide whether to approve the loan at a meeting on Wednesday, December 5.

Celtic Leisure wants to expand and improve its gym offer at the leisure centre.

Its plans include creating a new fitness suite and converting two existing squash courts into a space with new mezzanine floor being installed.

It is hoped the new facilities will increase the number of customers.

Celtic Leisure Limited was set up in 2003 and manages six leisure centres and a theatre – the Gwyn Hall Theatre in Neath – within the county.

The leisure centres and theatre buildings are owned by the council and leased to Celtic Leisure.

Officers are recommending that the council agrees to loan Celtic Leisure £250,000 with the loan term being five years and an interest rate of 2.5 per cent.

Instalments would be repaid annually.