Resolven residents fight to save their village saying: "We're not in the mood to lose."
RESOLVEN residents say they are not in the mood to lose a fight, as several aspects of their community come under threat of closure.
The Neath Valley village’s Residents’ Association have been gaining speed since the end of last year, with some members fighting against proposed plans to close the village health centre for 13 years.
The threat to the surgery comes as plans have gone ahead to build a state-of-the-art centre in Glynneath, on the former site of the Aberpergwm Washery.
But chairwoman, Polly Davies, said the group was now more determined than ever to save their village, as their library and now toilets are under potential threat of closure.
"They say they don’t have enough patients coming to Resolven, but there are only five sessions a week and it was nine.
"There is nothing wrong with the health centre, it’s fit for purpose."
She added that proposals had also been circulated to shut the public toilets in the village.
In June, it was announced the Commercial Road facility was on a hit list of buildings across Neath Port Talbot that the council were trying to offload to avoid a £5 million repairs backlog.
But Mrs Davies said: "We have visitors who come out to see our waterfalls and want to go for a walk down the canal.
"Once they’re done with the canal, they come for a walk into the village and come to the square.
"These toilets are well used, there’s nothing wrong with the building.
"They’re clean enough, we have all kinds of people using it, first aiders, tourists, delivery men."
And now the village has had a third blow of the threat of a library closure.
The residents’ group say they are working with the community council to form objections, and Neath Port Talbot Council have said they will meet with members of the group and hold a public meeting about the proposals.
"We’ve already won a few fights, one to get our lanes done," said Mrs Davies.
"We also won our fight to get the people out voting at the community council election, where we had more than a 40 per cent turnout.
"I am not in the mood to lose now."