Removing Aberdare Park Paddling Pool?
Posted by Lewis on the 19th July 2016
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has been saying for some time that there is no funding for reopening Aberdare Park Paddling Pool.
Today we were informed that Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are to spend somewhere in the region of £130,000 removing the paddling pool and specialist contractor installing a new splash park.
We were also informed that the contractor installing the equipment would have a contract for 5 years maintaining the park at the cost to ratepayers.
We are unsure if the above is correct but if RCTC keeps people ill-informed people can only listen to rumors.
At the end of the day councilors are supposed to represent and inform the people it’s our money they are using covertly it would seem. (But there is an election due next May)
This money is on top of the £100,000 plus already allocated for Aberdare Park, who Rhondda Cynon Taf Council say the work to be carried out by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council was what Friends of Aberdare Park wanted.
Having asked through Twitter how many members are there of Friends of Aberdare Park to be informed there were only 20 members. Friends of Aberdare Park we believe are setting up as a charity, Aberdare Public Park is already a charity the number is 524105. http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=524105&SubsidiaryNumber=0
But never mind there is free swimming in Ponty Lido paid for by Rhondda Cynon Taf Ratepayers as we all know you don’t get anything for nothing. But the rest of Wales can enjoy free swimming paid for by one of the most deprived areas of Wales but that’s RCTC Labour controlled council.