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April 2017

Why not come along and meet the Cynon Valley Party in Trecynon tonight

Come along to the Mount Pleasant hotel in the heart of Trecynon to have a chat about who the Cynon Valley Party are and what we want to achieve for Cynon Valley.

Don’t waste your vote on 4 May if you want change.

Meeting 2 May at 7 PM  

Come and meet he Cynon Valley Party in Cwmaman this Sunday

Why not come along to and meet the Cynon Valley Party at 2 P.M. Sunday 30 April Shepherds Arms Fforchaman Road Cwmaman.

 

Soldier from Aberdare has been selected to play in the Centenary Army vs Navy rugby game

A British Army Soldier from Aberdare has been selected to play in the Centenary Army vs Navy rugby game on Saturday.

Phoenix Singers ladies choir are having a recruitment night

The Phoenix Singers ladies choir based in Abercynon Community Centre. We are having a recruitment night on Thursday 11th May from from about 7ish and all are welcome to chat with the choir members and find out what being in a choir is all about. Coffee and cake provided!

Drop in sessions for Dementia Awareness Week

PEOPLE from Wales who would like more information on Dementia or have any questions regarding care can drop into a care provider’s offices next month (May, 2017) for free advice.

Funding for EU students confirmed??

The Welsh Government has confirmed that EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities for 2018-19 will be eligible for financial support.

Prize Giving - Wednesday 26th April 2017

On Wednesday 26th April 2017, Prize Giving was held at St Elvan

Why not come along to the Abercynon Cynon Valley Party Meeting tonight

Pre election meeting so that you can ask us questions and meet the candidates of the Cynon Valley Party.

Money tree found growing in Mountain Ash

Hi all remember me and the gang, you must have we were the ones that made all the promises way back in 2012 you must remember 2012 local elections or are you trying to forget or regret who you voted for.

The Aberdare Football club was broken into

The Aberdare Football club was broken into last night.

Independent Living Survey – Easy Read

Welsh Government wrote the Plan for Independent Living in 2013.

Elderly missing out on over £3bn in benefits

Older people are failing to claim £3.5bn in benefits despite figures showing 1.9

Hospital patients waiting up to three-and-a-half years for delayed care transfers

Welsh NHS patients have been languishing in hospital beds for as long as three-and-a-half years after being declared ready for disc

Plaid Cymru “must accept responsibility” for many of Wales’ problems

As Plaid Cymru launch their General Election campaign, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives has launched a withering attack on the

Julian Cruttenden Named as Finalist in IoD Director of the Year Awards

rdare-based Julian Cruttenden has been shortlisted in the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards 2017, which honour many of Wales’ most influential and motivational business leaders.

Financial support for youth groups at risk

There are fears that dozens of Wales’ youth groups will disappear due to funding shortages.

LGA clarifies guidance on pre-election publicity

The Local Government Association (LGA) has clarified its position on the commencement of Purdah ahead of the general election in June, following the publication of its guidance (

This is the state of some streets in Cynon Valley in 2017 not 1960

The two photographs shows two Streets in 1972 and now in 2017 the only thing that has changed in the photographs is the vehicle.

A question of priorities - where are theirs?

The Labour Cabinet made ruthless cuts just after the last election and blamed it all on the UK Government.

Cwmclydach Development Trust - Leading the way in green energy

The Cwmclydach Development Trust, chaired since its inception by Karen Roberts, is leading the way when it comes to green energy in the area.

Two existing drugs can block cell death in mice with neurodegeneration

Building on an earlier breakthrough, Professor Giovanna Mallucci and her team at the University of Cambridge have identified

Appeal Llanmoor Residential Development on Land at Ystrad Barwig Isaf, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre

Notice is hereby given that an inspector appointed by the welsh ministers Under Paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 6 To The Town And Country Planning Act 1990 to determine the appeal will attend at Hawthorn Leisure Centre, Fairfield Lane, Hawthorn, Pontypridd, CF37 5LN on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 10.00 t

Abacare champions dementia techniques in care

Breaking bad by bursting the bubble of modern valley’s life

 I read a funny comment on Facebook a few evenings ago, it quoted "Stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988", which was in response to quite a few negative comments surrounding announcement

Cwm Taf Board Notice – 3 May 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A MEETING OF THE CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD IS TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY 2017 AT 2.00PM IN YNYSMEURIG HOUSE, NAVIGATION PARK, ABERCYNON.

Aberdare Coleg y Cymoedd is being built quicker than demolishing the old Sobell Centre why?

A tale of two buildings, work started on the new Aberdare Coleg y Cymoedd campus in March 2016, and is due for completion around September 2017

Candidates commitment to the Cynon Valley

It's important that anyone standing for election is willing to give 100% to their constituents.

Andrew Chainey your Aberaman North candidate for the Cynon Valley Party

I could sit for hours and tell you anecdotes of my ancestors, success, losses, and quote from books I’ve read or mention people that I have rubbed shoulders with.

GP sets MIND charity target to run the London Marathon

GP Andreas Erhardt has been working hard in training to be ready for the London Marathon on April 23.

Firm warns of legal action over changes to school non-attendance policies

A claimant law firm says it is considering bringing group legal action on behalf of parents against councils and schools over changes to non-attendance policies for ‘illegal’ term time holidays in the aftermath of a recent Su

Supreme Court to hear row between Welsh councils and NHS over nursing care in care homes

The Supreme Court will next week hear a dispute between Welsh local authorities and NHS trusts over the funding of registered nurses in care homes.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ORDER 2017 TONTEG

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(MAIN ROAD, TONTEG)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ORDER 2017 PENDERYN

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(CHURCH ROAD AND THE UNNAMED ROAD LEADING TO LAMB ROAD, PENDERYN)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Estyn report criticised youth provision in Rhondda Cynon Taf in 2012 what would they say now?

Wales on line reported on 4 APR 2017, The Youth clubs that provided vital help for deprived young people in the Cynon Valley have been closed until further notice, leaving them with nowhere to go.

Our paddling pools could have remained open at the cost of £2 to swim

Over 2 years ago the then Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Chief Executive Steve Merritt, wrote a report for the elected cabinet recommending that every child or adult using any of the 12 paddling pools throughou

Looking for a career change?

WORKERS in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) looking for a change of career are being invited to contact a care agency that provides services across Wales this month (April, 2017).

 

Glaucoma Support Group

There will be a Glaucoma Support Group at the Roya

Cynon Valley Party Candidate for Penrhiwceiber

Being a ‘Ceiber Boy’ I’ve have seen our village go though some changes; some good and some not so good.

LANELAY ROAD, TALBOT GREEN TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (LANELAY ROAD, TALBOT GREEN) (TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council intends, not less than 7 days from the date of this Notice, to make an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Re

PLANNING APPLICATION FORMER MARKS AND SPENCER, PONTYPRIDD,

Rhif Cais/Application No: 17/0407/10

 

Ceisydd/Applicant: DR Real Estate Ltd

 

PLANNING APPLICATION SION TERRACE, CWMBACH

Rhif Cais/Application No: 17/0195/13

 

Ceisydd/Applicant: Mr Turner

 

PLANNING APPLICATION GLANCYNON INN, HIRWAUN

Rhif Cais/Application No: 17/0381/10

 

Ceisydd/Applicant: Fairleap Limited

 

New website takes visitors on an interactive storybook tour through Wales

A report on Cwmbach C.I.W. Primary School Tirfounder Road Cwmbach

Cwmbach Church in Wales Primary School is in the village of Cwmbach in Aberdare. It has 111 pupils, aged 3 to 11 years in four classes. Around 58% of pupils are eligible for free school meals and the school identifies about 34% of pupils as having additional learning needs.

A report on Blaengwawr Primary School Gwawr Street Aberaman

Blaengwawr Primary School is in the village of Aberaman near Aberdare. There are currently 193 pupils in the school from the ages of three to eleven. There are two single-year classes, including a full-time nursery, and five mixed-year classes.

Nominate now – Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017

There are hundreds of volunteers in our communities. Do you know of an inspirational individual or group that has made a real difference to their area or to the lives of others?

Is this area in Cynon Valley ready for developers to exploit?

The above Photograph was one area proposed to be build the new school in Trecynon, will this area now be used for more housing development.

RNIB Cymru sets out steps that local authorities can take to support blind and partially sighted people to live independent lifestyles

With a month to go until the Local Authority elections across Wales, RNIB Cymru has set out steps that local authorities can take to support blind and partially sighted people to live independent lifestyles.

Barefoot Computing Project to boost digital skills in Welsh schools

A new national project to boost computing skills amongst primary children in Wales has been launched by Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education.

Celtic Manor Gym Challenge in Aid of RNIB Cymru

Howard Jones who lives in Newport and is registered blind is a self-employed Chartered Certified Accountant and owns Howard Jones Accountancy which ope

Do you remember what the Labour Party controlled Rhondda Cynon Taf promised you back in the 2012

Do you all remember what the Labour Party controlled Rhondda Cynon Taf promised you back in the 2012 local elections?

 

Were the Labour Party lying to you the voter and council taxpayer just to get your vote?

 

NHS restricts essential diabetes equipment

According to Diabetes UK Cymru nearly a quarter of people with diabetes (over 23 per cent) in Wales have said they aren’t prescribed a sufficient amount of test strips. [1]

Universal Credit reforms to force 200,000 children into poverty

'Pernicious' welfare reforms coming into force today will push hundreds of thous

VARIATION, WAITING AND LOADING RESTRICTIONS, DESIGNATED DISABLED PARKING BAYS ORDER 2017

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS ROADS, PONTYCLUN)

(VARIATION, WAITING AND LOADING RESTRICTIONS,

DESIGNATED DISABLED PARKING BAYS) ORDER 2017

 

Licence fees charged for Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicle & Operator Licences

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has resolved to vary the licence fees charged for Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Vehicle & Operator Licences granted by the County Borough. These charges are to take effect from the 8/5/2017.

Karen for Clydach -May 4th. Make the right choice

Many of you will know me, personally or by name. Born and brought up in Park Street I went to Cwmclydach Infant and Junior schools, then Tonypandy Grammar.

Social Services Act one year on – minister issues statement

One year after the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into force, minister for social services an

Council wins Supreme Court appeal over unauthorised school absence

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the Isle of Wight Council’s appeal in a high-profile case on unauthorised school absence where a father took his daughter to Florida without permission from her headteacher.

Operation Snap

Members of the public will be able to submit footage and images of road traffic offences being committed on the roads of South Wales.

Multi-agency operation tackles grass fires

A multi-agency taskforce of specialist from key agencies across Wales has been established to reduce, and where possible, eliminate th

Election Information

The Local Government elections to both Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Community/Town Councils tak

Work to reduce slurry pollution continues

A quick response to a major slurry incident has resulted in averting a serious environmental incident in south east Wales.

Everybody needs good neighbours says care firm

A CARE firm in Wales says anyone can become a good neighbour by signing up to provide care to their community (April, 2017).

 

RNIB Cymru sets out steps that local authorities can take

RNIB Cymru sets out steps that local authorities can take to support blind and partially sighted people to live independent lifestyles

NRW responds to river Honddu slurry pollution

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) officers are responding to a major pollution incident which is likely to have a serious effect on some rivers in South East Wales.

Assembly Member has 2 addresses 1 in Llanelli and another in Barry perhaps he has 2 seats?

AberdareOnline has received a copy of a letter that was addressed to Dr. Manon Antoniazzi Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly and Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. ​

Dear Sir or Madam,

A walk with the Wildlife Wanderer…

One of the UK's foremost wildlife photographers, David Bailey, will be publishing a striking collection of images in his first book,  

Mandatory back-bill deadline important to protect customers from shock bills, says Citizens Advice

New rules, proposed by Ofgem today, to put a 12 month time limit on energy back bills will help protect consumers, says Citizens Advice.

Dog owners warned to keep dogs on leads

With the lambing season well underway, NFU Cymru is calling on dog owners to keep a tight rein on their pets when out in the countryside.

20 New Books for Welsh Learners to be Published

The Welsh Books Council is very pleased to announce a tender for the publication of 20 leisure books aimed at adults learning Welsh. This is done in conjunction with the National Centre for Learning Welsh, the new organisation responsible for the Welsh for Adults education programme.

Meet The Cynon Valley Candidates

With just a month left until the local government election on 4th May, The Cynon Valley Party have the pleasure of an

Acting today for a better tomorrow: Information from the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

It is almost a year since the Well-being of Future Generations Act came into force and the foundations for our public bodies in Wales to work towards the aspirations of the Act are being laid.

Two important consultation responses

Carers Wales has released two important consultation responses to Welsh Government initiatives.