New ‘brown and white signs’ are pointing the way to some of Rhondda Cynon Taf’s popular visitor attractions.
The brown directional signs are in place across the UK to direct drivers from main trunk roads to Tourist attractions they may wish to visit.
In Rhondda Cynon Taf, Ty Draw Riding Stables, Blaencwm; Pontypridd Golf Club, Mountain Ash Golf Club, Taff’s Well Thermal Spring, the Park & Dare Theatre, Treorchy; Llantrisant & Pontyclun Golf Club, Rhigos Viewpoint, Bwlch Viewpoint, Penpych Forest Car Park and Taff Valley Activity Centre, Upper Boat, have all recently been included in the signage scheme.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council received investment towards the signage from the Valleys Regional Park Programme with the support of European Regional Development Funding grant aid through the Welsh Government.
Tecwyn Davies from Pontypridd Golf Club said: "The brown and white signs have been terrific. People know where the club is - it’s really put us back on the map. We are very pleased, and many people are now aware of the club."
Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure & Tourism, Cllr Robert Bevan, said: "We have a wealth of tourism venues here in Rhondda Cynon Taf and our Tourism team are working hard to promote the destination to visitors across the UK and beyond.
"The new signage project has been successful in bringing together private and public tourism businesses to help rationalise sign provision across the county borough and help the visitor on their journey to their chosen destination."
To find out more about places to visit across Rhondda Cynon Taf, please visit our Tourism pages.
* The Valleys Regional Park Partnership Programme aims to maximise the social and economic potential of the outstanding natural and cultural heritage assets of the South Wales Valleys. The exciting initiative aims to plan, co-ordinate and deliver activities related to the environment, heritage and tourism across The Valleys.
It works in conjunction with the Welsh Government’s Heads of the Valleys and Western Valleys Regeneration Programmes utilising the Heart and Soul Campaign to change the perceptions of The Valleys and develop the region as a highly-desirable place to live, work in. The programme has secured £10 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government, as part of a £20 million project.
The £3.2bn Structural Funds programmes 2007-2013 in Wales include the Convergence programmes for West Wales and the Valleys (the successor to Objective 1), and the Regional Competitiveness and Employment programmes for East Wales. The programmes are delivered through the Welsh Government and are aimed at creating employment opportunities and boosting economic growth.