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May 2017

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council zero hours contracts of employment

The facts speak for themselves, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council say one thing and then completely ignore what they have said in government. A working group set up dealing with ‘zero hours’ contracts:

 

CPW ELECTS NEW CHAIR & VICE-CHAIR

Community Pharmacy Wales (CPW) has elected a new Chair and Vice-Chair for the forthcoming year.

Welsh offered advice on avoiding onset of dementia

EXPERTS at a Welsh care company are offering people in the country advice on avoiding the onset of the disease (May, 2017).

Initiative to put people 'at heart of social care commissioning'

A new commitment from key partners to put people needing support at the heart of the social care commissioning

Guide for councils on making evidence based decisions and countering ‘fake news’

Solace, the Centre for Public Scrutiny and The Alliance for Useful Evidence (supported by Nesta) have published guidance for local government scrutineers aimed at helping councils make better, evidence based decisions.

Businesses warned to prepare with one year until data protection law change

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has today told businesses there’s no time to delay in preparing for “the biggest change to da

TalkValleys, create change!

Do you live or work in the Valleys or represent or provide services for people who do?

PACT Meetings Cynon Valley

Below taken from South Wales Police website (Your Area) 24 May 2017

Running start for Beat the Street in Rhondda Cynon Taff as 9,000 people start playing

More than 9,000 local people are hitting the streets of Rhondda for Beat the Street, a fun physical activity initiative designed to get communities moving.

Letter from Anita Rani - Scouts Volunteers Week

Dear Editor,

 

Volunteers’ Week is 1-7 June and what better time to celebrate our brilliant volunteers?

MACS HISTORY DEPARTMENT VISIT TO CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

A group of 40 Year 9 pupils from MACS took part in a World War One Conference in Cardiff on Friday 19th May.

Cwmaman Flood Alleviation Scheme

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has published a statutory notice signalling its intention to start land drainage improvement works as part of a wider Flood Alleviation Scheme for Cwmaman.

Pupils visit new school site in Cwmaman

Glynhafod Junior School pupils had smiles on their faces when they visited the £7.2m community p

A report on Penywaun Primary School Coed Glas Penywaun Aberdare

Penywaun Primary School is in the village of Penywaun at the upper end of the Cynon Valley near Aberdare. There are currently 229 pupils on roll from the ages of three to eleven.

A report on Park Lane Special School Park Lane Trecynon Aberdare

Park Lane School is a day school for pupils with a range of special educational needs. These needs include severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Byte Night Wales

Byte Night Wales: Welsh businesses plan to spend night outside to raise money to help prevent youth homelessnessAction for Children are raising money to prevent youth homelessness through their l

Would you recognise your own front door? New campaign challenges dementia understanding

Familiar objects around the home such as front doors, ovens, telephones, TVs and smoke alarms can be taken for granted by most of us.

Bringing Wales and India together through literature

The Valley, The City, The Village:

Bringing Wales and India together through literature

Who do you vote for on 8 June in Cynon Valley?

Who do you vote for on 8 June in Cynon Valley?

Keith Dewhurst Conservative and Unionist Party

The salaries for Rhondda Cynon Taf Councilors

The salaries for Rhondda Cynon Taf Councilors together with allowances for 2017-18 that would be payable are as follows: -

 

Basic Salary for all councilors is  £13,400 plus expenses

 

Senior Salaries

The Leader of the council gets £53,100 and expenses

 

Residents say cracks appearing and preventable dust during construction new Cwmaman School

Residents say cracks appearing due excessive vibration and preventable dust during construction of the new Cwmaman School

Volunteer Week - Strawberries & cream

Where? at Rhydypenau Allotments Lake Road North Cardiff CF23 5QN (entrance just before Christ Church) When?

MAY MEETING OF THE CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A MEETING OF THE CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD IS TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 31 MAY 2017 AT 10.00AM AT YNYSMEURIG HOUSE, NAVIGATION PARK, ABERCYNON, TO APPROVE THE HEALTH BOARD’S

JOURNALISTS’ UNION AWARDS CHUCK RAPOPORT WITH UNIQUE LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The National Union of Journalists is awarding US photojournalist Chuck Rapoport with a unique Honorary Life Membership of its Cardiff and South East Wales branch on Thursday 18 May 2017 for his work covering the Aberfan disaster for LIFE Magazine.
 

More money for the NHS

Much will be said during this election about the health service and Tory privatisation plans, hospital closures, waiting lists and times.

RCT Candidates back Parkinson’s UK calls.

Welsh Liberal Democrat candidates are backing a two pronged campaign by Parkinson's UK on behalf of the more than 127,000 people living with the condition in th

CYNON VALLEY CONSTITUENCY CANDIDATES PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION THURSDAY 8 JUNE 2017

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION THURSDAY 8 JUNE 2017  

CYNON VALLEY CONSTITUENCY

A poll for the election of a member of Parliament for CYNON VALLEY CONSTITUENCY will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017 between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Rhigos Mountain Road re-surfacing works

Following on from the £1.25m investment carried out on Rhigos Mountain Road last summer, a furth

Public Health (Wales) Bill passed by the National Assembly

On 16 May 17 the National Assembly for Wales passed the Public Health (Wales) Bill. The Bill is designed to help people live healthier lives.

How can I vote?

You can use the tactile device
 

Barddoniaeth Colled | Poetry of Loss An Evening of Literature and Music in Brussels

Literature Wales will host an evening of poetry, prose, music and discussion at Passa Porta, the International House of Literature, in Brussels on 23 May 2017.

Beat the Street is back in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Beat the Street – the hugely popular physical activity initiative that had more than 300,000 walking and cycling in 2016 – is set to return to Rhondda Cynon Taf this May!

No parachute required

There has been some consternation this week about the parachuting in of Conservative candidates to the Rhondda and Pontypridd constituencies.

Open Doors 2017

Would you like to organise a talk in Rhondda Cynon Taf later this year as part of the exciting O

DRILL success for Wales!

£88,000 for National Lottery funded research project based in Cardiff led by disabled people

Cardiff University has been awarded £88,077 as part of a previously funded £5 million research programme into independent living for disabled people.

Tories import candidates from South East of England for RCT seats

It appears that despite the recent upturn in fortunes for the Conservatives in Rhondda Cynon Taff they still have to look elsewhere to find candidates for seats

You have a week left to register to vote! The deadline is 22 May 2017

On the 08 June 2017, the UK will hold its general election, selecting our representatives in Parliament for the next five years. To be able to participate, you need to be registered to vote.

Dementia patients benefit from Pet Therapy

Dementia patients are being treated to visits from

Not a problem traveling south through Mountain Ash at peak times?

The 2017 local elections are over for another 4 years and labour is still in control of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, so that’s good news for housing developers in Cynon Valley, but bad news for commuters who travel in and out of Cynon Valley to work.

 

The Year of Legends in Wales

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales, and Welsh family run children’s book publisher, Rily Publications, are about to launch their latest original title based on the legend of King

Aberdare Festival in Aberdare Park

Aberdare Festival is back over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, with lots of fun for all the fam

CWMBACH VARIATION AND WAITING RESTRICTIONS ORDER 2017

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF CO UNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS ROAD S, CWMBACH)

(VARIATION AND WAITING RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2017

 

Boxing Champion at Aberdare Community School

A massive congratulations to one of our Year 8 pupils: Jordi Brookman on representing Wales in the Pirkka youth boxing tourname

A gloomy day in Mountain Ash and for the Borough at large

It's a sad day when the news broke in Mountain Ash what was once the pride of the borough has tragically passed away at 12 PM on Friday May 5 the Money Tree that had bloomed so well for the last 18 months has died. 

Pollution kills dozens of fish

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) officers are continuing investigations into the cause of the pollution incident that killed dozens of fish in a stream running through Llantwit Major.The pollution was reported over the weekend and has effected over 3km of river along the Ogney Brook.

Weed killer ban could add £230m to council tax bills

A local authority ban on the use of chemical-based weed killers in public places

New videos help to understand the adoption process

St David’s Children’s Society have produced a series of videos looking at adoption.

Welsh Government to protect position on industrial action and agency workers

The Welsh Government has unveiled plans to amend draft trade union legislation in a bid to protect the current UK-wide position where agency workers are prevented from covering the work of public sector employees during indus

Busy parents offered work/life balance

PARENTS looking to balance their lifestyles alongside work are this month (May, 2017) being offered weekend and evening opportunities with a Welsh care provider.

 

Mike Powell to contest general election in Pontypridd constituency

Mike Powell will contest the General Election seat in the Pontypridd constituency on June 8th for the Welsh Libera

Growing Aberdare

Abacare supports Bisto’s Open door Sunday campaign

Drop in to Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Specialists in South Wales this Week

Marking Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele 1917

On July 31st 2017 two large-scale ceremonies will take place to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War 

Children in Wales Policy Director elected to Eurochild management board

Sean O’Neill, Policy Director at Children in Wales, has been elected to the management board of Eurochild at the recent General Assembly.

Personal data of millions of citizens put at risk by councils

Local authorities are putting the personal data of 3.5 million citizens at risk

Rhondda Cynon Taf Labour admit broken promises.

This is possibly the most inept attempted defence of RCT Labour's broken promises we have seen. Prior to the last Council election they made a series of promises in their manifesto and broke every one of them, some within weeks or even day of the election.

Get ready to vote! in Rhondda Cynon Taf

On Thursday 4 May 2017, disabled people across Wales have the chance to make their voices heard, mo

Your voting rights

Local authorities now have to take proactive steps to ensure that polling stations don’t disadvantage disabled peopl

NRW look to technology to fight waste fires

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have purchased a new thermal imaging camera to help them identify fire risks at waste sites before they happen.

Our future is very important - young people should and need to vote

Do you think we need change from the Labour administration on Thursday 4th May? If so use your vote wisely young or old its up to you who you want to make the decisions that affect you locally, decisions made in the Rhondda Cynon Taf council chamber for the next 4 years.

Ex Phurnacite Plant union man says he voted for the Cynon Valley Party

As some of you may be aware AberdareOnline has been following the new Cynon Valley Party and attending quite a few meetings listening to local residents questions and complaints they have with the way thing done by the council that affec