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June 2017

Abacare provides personality matches to combat social isolation

A CARE provider has revealed (July, 2017) it is able to match up its care worker’s personalities with that of its service users to help combat social isolation.

RSPCA investigation follows Cilgerran cat poisonings

Three cats have been put to sleep recently with symptoms consistent with poisoning, with many other cats from the Pembrokeshire village understood to be missing.


 

YOUNG PEOPLE AT MOUNTAIN ASH COMPREHENSIVE MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES

Students from Mountain Ash Comprehensive have been tackling social issues by supporting local charities as part of a Programme provided by educational charity First Give.

PONTYPRIDD TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ORDER 2017

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Notice in effect from 30 June 2017 until 06 July 2017

 

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS ROADS, PONTYPRIDD)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Missing person appeal: Chelsea Gladwin

Police in Neath are appealing for information concerning the whereabouts of Chelsea Gladwin who has been reported missing.

Found or lost a dog? Important changes to Council service

IMPORTANT changes, which will enhance the Council’s stray dog kennelling service, have been intr

Senedd Health, Social Care and Sport Committee report on medical recruitment

Responding to the publication of the Senedd Health, Social Care and Sport Committee report on medical recruitment, Dr Gareth Llewelyn, RCP vice president for Wales, said:

 

Welsh Government to prioritise local government reform

The Welsh Government is to bring forward legislation to reform local government in Wales as part of its legislative priorities for the year ahead.

Persons interested may inspect and make copies of the accounts of RCTC

PUBLIC AUDIT (WALES) ACT 2004

ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT (WALES) REGULATIONS 2014

 

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS OF:

 

(I) Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (including the Pension Fund) for the Financial Year 2016/2017

 

Dog fouling campaign

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is today previewing its 

Welsh volunteers share skills with colleagues from Hong Kong

Around 100 volunteers from Hong Kong St John Ambulance visited the Principality Stadium to learn how S

Calls for care home providers to tighten fire safety

Following on from the Grenfell Tower fire, England’s care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) wants all

Sal's shoes collection St John's

This year we are doing the Sal's shoes collection, taking donations of prel

Rhondda Cynon Taf half a Job and more expense to Council Taxpayer Why?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council attempt to complete Seymour Street in Mountain Ash when a car was left in the street when the council was going to place new tarmac throughout the street.

 

Andrew RT Davies reacts to First Minister’s legislative announcement

The Welsh Labour leader, Carwyn Jones, has today set out his Government’s legislative priorities, which the Welsh Conservative lead

Cwm Taf University Health Board Public forums

Cwm Taf University Board Public Forums will start on 4th July.

Please find below public forums for Cwm Taf.  Agenda will be posted shortly.

Launch of new initiative to aid Welsh community growing

Tyfu Fyny (Growing Up), a new initiative to boost community growing and local food projects in Wales, will be launched  at a unique gathering for community gardeners and farmers at F

Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link – Cardiff Road junction works

Good progress continues to be made with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s flagship Mountain Ash Cross

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council lay tarmac in a street in Mountain Ash around parked car

The question is, is it safe to leave your car on any street in Rhondda Cynon Taf because when you get back allsorts can happen.

 

Cwmbach Roundabout improvement works

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will soon start works at Cwmbach Roundabout as part of its latest proj

ICO statement on Conservative Party call centre

The ICO released the following statement to Channel Four News after the news programme carried out an undercover investigation into a call centre used by the Conservative Party during the election campaign.

An ICO spokesperson said:

Aberdare Military Hospital

A new information board is to be unveiled outside Tegfan Resource Centre in Aberdare to mark Arm

Alun Cairns MP when are you Scrapping the Severn tolls you did say it would happen

If elected on 8 June, Theresa May’s Conservatives will scrap tolls for all vehicles using the Severn bridges as part of the key art

VELINDRE NHS TRUST MEETING

 Members of the public are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Trust Board, which will be held at 9.00am on Thursday 13th July 2017 in the Meeting Room at: Velindre NHS

£3million fund for community sport and activity in Wales

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017 PONTYPRIDD

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS ROADS, PONTYPRIDD)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Abacare offers free tips to elderly to help keep cool

A WELSH care provider is this month (June, 2017) offering free tips to the elderly and their carers to help keep them cool as the nation experiences soaring temperatures. 

 

Abacare says it is important that people understand the risks associated with the heat and act accordingly.

NRW responds to milk spillage in Llantrisant

The spill has now been contained and after further assessment of the incident NRW has found the spill occurred during the movement of milk into a facility on Llantrisant industrial estate.

Heatwave Advice

With the high temperatures we are experiencing, it

Carers raise £150 with cupcakes for charity

MEMBERS of staff at a care provider in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) raised £150 for a dementia charity by baking and selling cupcakes recently (June, 2017).

 

Farmers warned about illegal waste woodchip

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking farmers to be aware of poor quality waste wood chip being used as animal bedding.  

RCTC Slow on action for residents at Glancynon and Greenfield Terrace Abercynon

Residents of Glancynon Terrace, and Greenfield Terrace Abercynon have been complaining of vehicles mounting the pavement when navigating along this stretch of road, we believe also Abercynon Road there is also a problem with traffic mounting the pavement

 

Proposed Care Home for Cwmaman

Full planning permission

Proposal: Proposed development of specialist care facility for vulnerable adults between the ages of 18 and 65.

Application Ref: 17/0498/10

Location: CARE HOME, FFORCHAMAN ROAD, CWMAMAN, ABERDARE,

CF44 6NH

Mr P Burton

Maerdy Mountain Road essential works

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will carry out essential landslip remediation works at Maerdy Mountain Road this summer, while taking the opportunity to improve the entire route in a major investment.

New York shortlist tonight for RNIB Cymru Transcription Team

“All you can do in this life is follow your dreams. Otherwise you're just wasting your time,” is a quote from David Walliams’ popular ‘Gangsta Granny’ children’s book, and following their own dream to New York is the RNIB Cymru Transcription Team.

 

LGA issues guidance on introducing Public Space Protection Orders

The Local Government Association has issued guidance on the issues local areas should consider where they are contemplating introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

Unions call for 5% pay increase for council staff

Local government workers should be given a 5% pay rise following eight years of 

NRW respond to milk spillage in Llantrisant

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are attending a site at Llantrisant Business Park after around 500 litres of milk were spilled into nearby drains effecting the Nant Mudduch river.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and “the hero next door”

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Fireman Sam to help local communities across south Wales.

Multi agency task force successfully reduce deliberate grass fire numbers in Wales

The number of deliberately set grass fires in Wales has dramatically reduced since 2015 - with the Wales Arson Reduction Board crediting the collabor

Tonypandy teacher wins top award

Luisa Martin-Thomas, Senior Assistant Headteacher at Tonypandy Community College has won a prestigious Pearson Teaching Award Marking her as one of the best in

Chance to nominate your favourite home carer

THE VULNERABLE and elderly across Wales who are cared for at home can now (June, 2017) nominate their favourite carer for an award in recognition of the work they do. 

Anglers called on to release all salmon

Anglers in Wales are again urgently being asked to help conserve fish stocks by releasing all the salmon they catch in 2017.

Publication of the Independent Review of Support for Publishing and Literature in Wales

The Welsh Books Council welcomes the publication of the independent Review of Support for Publishing and Literature in Wales and will be discussing its findings and recommendations

Ombudsman criticises council for “systemic fault” in care home charging policy

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised a council for a “systemic fault” in its charging policy for care homes that could have affected a number of people in its area.

Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix set to raise the roof in Cardiff this July

The Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix returns on Saturday 22 July for its 17th year in the Welsh capital and looks set to be one of the most thrilling SGPs ever with multiple World Champions competing including Great Britain’s double series winner, Tai Woffinden.

Theatr Brycheiniog and Jermin Productions launch a call out for a charity partner for Christmas Golden Goose Appeal

Theatr Brycheiniog and Jermin Productions are launching a joint call out to find an inspirational local charity partner for the Golden Goose Appeal, to raise money for throughout the run of Jack and the Beanstalk, this year’s Christmas Panto at Theatr Brycheiniog.

Penarth LitFest 2017 - events schedule and ticket booking

Tickets are now on sale for all Penarth Literature Festival events! The full events schedule is below - click on the links to see more details of each event.

Cabinet to consider results of dog fouling consultation

At the first meeting of Cabinet since the local government elections, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’

Aberdare Armed Forces Day

Hundreds of people are expected to once again come out and support the Council’s Armed Forces Da

The Maltings' Community Money Box Campaign calls on Aberdare clubs

One of Cardiff’s leading office providers, The Maltings, is inviting local community groups across the region to be part of The Maltings’ Community Money Box Campaign and apply for funding for their club or team.

 

Refugee Week Wales

The Welsh Refugee Council is coordinating the events for Refugee Week Wales, from the 19 to the 15 June 2017.

Sir Galahad Commemoration

A poignant service to mark the 35

Blooming Marvellous attraction for residents

Visitors to a new-look garden centre, coffee shop and craft shop in Trecynon are in for a bloomi

Consultation for proposed sustainable drainage regime in Wales

The Welsh Government has begun formal consultations on its proposed mandatory regime for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) for new developments.

Revised regime for Welsh historic environment comes into force

Planning authorities have been notified of a swathe of new regulations that have come into force as a result of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016.

Carers Week 2017

CARERS WEEK 2017 Building Carer Friendly Communities

Pupil Voice and Children's Rights at St John's

2 of our Year 9 pupils, Rhys Webb and Sarah Jane Lloyd accompan

Prosecutions show tough stance on waste offences

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has continued its tough stance on waste and recycling offences, as a n

National Minimum Wage workshop highlights employer pitfalls

CFW members recently attended a workshop on the National Minimum Wage run by HMRC.

Cardiff Institute for the Blind volunteer wants to give something back

Originally from Cornwall but now living in Cardiff, 58 year old Roz began volunteering for Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB) in the spring of last year.

Free events and support for Carers Week

There are 3,000 people aged six to 91 in Rhondda Cynon Taf providing care for a loved-one affect

PROPOSED ERECTION OF 10 X 3 BED DWELLINGS SALISBURY ROAD, ABERCYNON

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Welsh Office Circular 32/92

Application for Major Development

 

Application 17/0554/10

 

No: Ceisydd/Applicant: How Refreshing Ltd

 

Council dragging its feet at Coed Dyffryn Cwmbach?

We understand Tirfounder development known as Coed. Dyffryn Cwmbach built by Persimmon Homes is still waiting for the roads to be made up and adopted by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.

Anorexia Bulimia Care is developing an online community to support

The national charity Anorexia Bulimia Care exists to provide personal care and support to anyone with anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders.

Sorry Vera but I must disagree on a few points…

"Vera's" letter talks of the destruction that was brought about when the mines were closed by the Tories, and she is right - they were indeed very dark times.

Merthyr Tydfil Macmillan Fundraising Committee Wins National Award

The Merthyr Tydfil Fundraising Committee has received a regional volunteer award from Macmillan Cancer Support this month in recognition for their dedicated support and fundraising campaigns. 

Council criticised after workers exposed to asbestos

The GMB union has called for an overhaul of Fife Council’s health and safety pol

ABERNANT SPEED LIMIT ORDER PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AND TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(PART OF WELLINGTON STREET AND ABERNANT ROAD, ABERDARE)

(SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 2017, (PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AND TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES) NOTICE 2017

 

Disability Wales responds to Welsh Government transport consultations

Welsh Government recently finished two consultations; one on improving local bus services and the other on the South

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE YNYSMEURIG ROAD, ABERCYNON

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(YNYSMEURIG ROAD, ABERCYNON)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Award winning Welsh coffee shop supports people with sight loss

Until 5 August 2017, Coffee#1 has teamed up with RNIB Cymru to help support people with sight loss in Wales.

 

Casia Wiliam is the new Bardd Plant Cymru for 2017-2019

It was announced at the Bridgend Taff-Ely Urdd Eisteddfod that Casia Wiliam will take on the role of Bardd Plant Cymru for 2017-2019.

Celebrating the reading journey

In a ceremony held today (01.06.17) in the main pavilion of the Urdd Eisteddfod at Bridgend, it was announced that the winners of the Welsh-language Tir na n-Og Awards 2017 are Lun

.Millions more for Health and Education

The current NHS is simply not delivering the level of care we deserve and staff want to provide, and the only way we can ensure it is properly financed and at t

Governance Review Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

WAST was established in 1998, with NHS Direct Wales2 becoming an integral part of the Trust in April 2007. WAST provides a service to a population of over three million.

Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform asks for views on young people’s participation in Assembly Elections

The Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales and the National Assembly for Wales’ Commission has begun undertaking work to assess the capacity of the Assembly.