As the first consultation on service changes by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council ends this week, concern has been raised about the future of the Municipal Hall Theatre (the Muni) in Pontypridd.
Plaid Cymru Pontypridd’s Westminister candidate Osian Lewis has raised concerns about the future of the town’s Muni.
Osian Lewis said: “It is vital that the consultation deadline is extended so the public can have their say.
“We have organised several meetings across Rhondda Cynon Taf and after chairing a meeting on the cuts near Beddau, I was approached privately by a constituent who raised concern that the council intends to close the Muni. We have submitted a Freedom of Information request to the Council to try and dig out the truth.
“It seems farcical to close a theatre in a key part of the county due to lack of funding while promising to open a new lido at the same time.”
Chair of Pontypridd Constituency and European candidate Ioan Bellin added: “The Muni is a popular venue I’ve enjoyed a number of events there over the years from rappers the GLC to a performance of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist. If the Labour run council cannot afford to keep the Muni open how can they afford to open a Lido that will only be used to its maximum capacity for a few months of the year.”