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Part of the Railway embankment on the railway track from Abernant Station to the Cwmbach Railway tunnel

Most people in Cynon Valley when you mention the Abernant to Merthyr tunnel they say the Cwmbach tunnel but let’s not forget this section of the railway and its historical importance the railway was authorised by Act of Parliament on 3 August 1846.

Council tax up again did we get value for money from a contract for replacing a retaining wall in Gwawr Street Aberaman?

Council tax for residents in Rhondda Cynon Taf was approved by labour councillors another rise of 2.65%, why is our council tax going up every year in one of the poorest parts of Wales?


Rhondda Cynon Taf Council using a postcode lottery when it comes to cleaning out old culverts?

Most will remember Storm Callum that struck in October 2018 some will not want to remember as it was bad if you were one of the many residents who unfortunately had floodwater in their property flooding was widespread throughout Cynon Valley with roads blocked the A465 Heads of the Valleys road c

Working from home? Customers may be eligible to claim tax relief in 2021/22

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is accepting tax relief claims for working from home due to coronavirus during 2021/22. More than 550,000 employed workers have already claimed and are benefitting from the tax relief.



Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012




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The issue of Flooding again and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council unenthusiastic approach to reopen the Robertstown Bridge

So we have had a few days of rain and I have been informed that the Public Right of Way at the Ynys is flooded again so again I ask the question why?

Not in the public interest to inform locations of dangerous coal tips that remain a legacy left by the National Coal Board in our valleys

The Aberfan disaster was the collapse of a National Coal Board spoil tip near the village of Aberfan on the morning of 21 October 1966. A spoil tip is a pile of waste rock and soil removed during coal mining.

Rhondda football club unveils new 60-seater stand

Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC has unveiled its new 60-seater stand as the club sets its sights on joining the top tier of Welsh domestic football - the JD Cymru Premier League.

Election special moving closer with the announcement of land acquisition in Trecynon

Cabinet Members have received an update on the Council’s progress in acquiring land at Trecynon and Gwaelod-y-Garth, which are intended to be used to support the South Wales Metro in the future.

Diabetes diagnoses doubled in 15 years – New Diabetes UK analysis shows

  • Around 203,499 adults in Wales have been diagnosed with diabetes, up from 198,883 in 2019.
  • 7.7% of the adult population is now living with a diabetes diagnosis, the highest prevalence of all UK nations.