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July 2017

Carers Wales receive Big Lottery Grant

Carers Wales is pleased to announce that the charity has been awarded £249,831 for the

Is Welsh coast haven for Angelsharks?

A project to gather evidence for a population of one of the world’s rarest sharks has been launched in Welsh waters.

 

Persimmon Homes East Wales a residential development with associated works?

Application No: 17/0801/10

 

Applicant: Persimmon Homes East Wales

 

Proposal: A residential development with associated works.

 

/Location: LAND OFF CARDIFF ROAD, CWM CYNON NORTH, MOUNTAIN ASH

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

New help for parents to give Every Child in Wales the best possible start

A new Public Health Wales programme, Every Child Wales, is being launched today (24 July) to improve the health and wellbeing of children, as new survey results reveal that parents do not always recognise when their child is overweight.

CWMAMAN FLOOD RELIEF OR JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR DUMPING HUNDREDS OF TONS OF WASTE?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is developing a flood relief system at the Glynhafod Reservoir well that’s the official line from the council.

Cwmaman Flood Alleviation Scheme begins

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has begun work on the Cwmaman Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Falls on the rise across the UK – act to prevent loss of independence

FALLS among older people is one of the major issues facing the NHS today across the UK with falls being the le

Council warned about danger of overgrown verges

Councils have been urged not to reduce the number of times verges are trimmed, a

An open letter to Welsh Assembly members - support your supply teachers!

On Thursday July 20th a delegation from Fair Deal for Supply Teachers met with members of the Welsh Assembly.

Plans for £6.75m specialist care unit near Llantrisant given the green light

Plans by Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf University Health Board to develop a £6.75m specialist care unit near Llantrisant have been approved.

Labour’s latest Valleys reboot needs to have substance say Welsh Conservatives

Welsh Government ministers will need to convince Valleys communities that their new action plan is more than just a “glossy

Scrapping tolls a ‘huge boost’ to motorists and Welsh economy

Commenting on the UK Conservative Government’s announcement that the Severn Bridge tolls will be abolished by end of 2018,

Return of Candidate Expenses for General Election 2017 in RCT

UK Parliamentary General Election

Thursday 8 June 2017

RHONDDA, CYNON VALLEY AND PONTYPRIDD

CONSTITUENCIES

Return of Candidate Expenses

 

Proposal: bungalow Affecting Public Right of Way BRIDGEND ROAD, LLANHARAN,

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Welsh Office Circular 32/92

Application Affecting Public

Right of Way

 

Application No: 17/0638/10

 

Applicant: Mr Ward

 

Proposed construction of new 4-bed

 

SITE OF FORMER TAFF VALE SHOPPING CENTRE, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD

RHONDDA CYNON TAF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Welsh Office Circular 32/92 Cais

Proposal(s) involve

 

Email sent to all AMs.Welsh supply teachers

We have received a reply from Carwyn Jones stating that the Taskforce was 'unable' to recommend an alternative to supply agencies.

Reaping The Rewards of Royal Welsh Show’s Pop-Up Community Garden

There’s an amazing opportunity for Royal Welsh Show visitors to get their hands dirty this year, thanks to an innovative plan to create a pop-up community garden by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG).

Barry Lewis in Y Galeri Caerffili

July means one thing for Y Galeri Caerffili .....

Family Fun at the Coliseum Aberdare

Keep your little ones entertained with a brand new jam-packed season of shows at The Coliseum Aberdare and The Park & Dare Treorchy.

Traffic chaos Planned for Aberaman

The question is will Rhondda Cynon Taf Council allow a building on a main road to be converted into 9 dwellings without any parking facility whatsoever?

Missing voices: National project launched to learn why people don’t vote

Missing voices: National project launched to learn why people don’t vote Time for all of Wales to be heard, says ERS Cymru

A project to spearhead a national conversation with people throughout Wales about voting, barriers to voting, and non-voters’ views on politics is being launched toda

Ombudsman slams failures on decision-making for those lacking mental capacity

Some councils and care providers do not properly understand the processes for making decisions on behalf of people who lack mental capacity, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has said in a report.

Rise in incidents prompts fresh warning from Welsh Water as schools break up for summer

With school summer holidays starting this week, Welsh Water has issues a fresh warning to remind people of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs. This comes after as the company has seen an increase in people risking their lives in recent hot weather.

Major shake-up of Welsh council elections unveiled

Councils could be allowed to introduce proportional representation for local ele

Council to be banned from adding credit card fees

Councils will no longer be allowed to charge extra for people making credit or d

South Wales Police statement following publication of report by Richard Horwell QC

South Wales Police has been determined to find the truth about Lynette White’s tragic murder in 1988 and to investigate alleged police wrongdoing in the first investigation.

Peterhouse College, Cambridge Prize St John School

Head Girl, Hannah Rees, recently received the significant accolade of ‘Highly Commended’ for a History essay she entered for the prestigious annual Vellacott History Prize run by Peterhouse College, Cambridge.

News from Cwm Taf University Health Board!

Cwm Taf University Health Board held its latest Bo

Cardiff firefighter to take on 10 Ironman triathlons over 10 days

A South Wales Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is pushing his body to the limit, undertaking 10 Ironman triathlons in 10 days.

'Attend And Achieve' Celebration

Secondary school students across the County Borough have been recognised for all their hard work

Will Bryncelynnog and Hawthorn be the next 3 to 16 schools?

The Cabinet agenda for Tuesday 18th includes an outline plan to apply for government funding to, amongst other thi

Taxi and PHV licensing legislation “inadequate and outdated”, LGA to tell MPs

Current legislation for the licensing of taxi and private hire vehicles (PHVs) is “inadequate and outdated”, the Local Government Association has said in a briefing prepared ahead of a debate in Parliament this week.

Community hub plan for St Mair's Day Centre, Aberdare

Cabinet Members will soon consider a plan to transform St Mair’s Day Centre in Aberdare into a n

Literature Wales Funding for Writers Scheme Now Open


“It bought me time to think. To dream. To write and really play around with words. But not only that. It bought me belief. Belief that I could actually have a career as an author. 

Hirwaun Power Limited five exhaust gas emission flue stacks

SECTION 153 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 AND REGULATION 6 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (CHANGES TO, AND REVOCATION OF, DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDERS) REGULATIONS 2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO MAKE A NON MATERIAL CHANGE TO THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER:

Traveling on the A470 this could effect you

The A470 Trunk Road (Coryton Interchange, Cardiff to Abercynon Roundabout, Rhondda Cynon Taf) (

Cluster of strategic hubs proposed to boost South Wales Valleys

The creation of strategic hubs in six areas in the South Wales Valleys will be at the centre of a new plan to deliver economic change in the area, lifelong learni

St John at the Hay Festival

On Friday 26th May 2017, myself and a collection of year 7 through to year 9 pupils, recognised by English teachers as those who excel at or are passionate about the subject, embarked upon a journey to what is considered a bookworm’s haven: the Hay Festival Wales, situated in, as the name suggest

One in four unpaid carers in Wales “have not had a day off” in five years

Carers in Wales are reaching ‘breaking point’ as they struggle to take even a day away from care respo

Alex removes barriers to life at home for patients in virtual ward at Aberdare GP practice

Patients at an Aberdare GP practice can access specialist help to continue to live at home thanks to the appointment of occupational therapist Alex Gigg.

SOUTH WALES FIRE AND RESCUE AUTHORITY AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of regulation 12 of the

Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 and sections 29 and 30

of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004.

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE ORDER of FOOTPATH TREORCHY AND PENTRE

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(FOOTPATHS 17, 18 TREORCHY AND FOOTPATH 4 PENTRE)

(TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Care homes ‘flouting’ legal requirements

Care homes are flouting legal requirements and surprising families with ‘unexpec

RNIB Cymru to independent parliamentary review interim report on health and social care

Responding to the publication of the independent parliamentary review interim report on health and social care, Ceri Jackson, Director of RNIB Cymru said:

 

RCT Town Twinning Association

Come and Join Mountain Ash & District Choral Society and Chorale l'Arpège, Montélimar for a FREE SUMMER CHORAL CONCERT.

Aiming for a Million Welsh Speakers - Four Publishers Preparing to Publish for Welsh Learmers

The Welsh Books Council is pleased to announce that four leading publishers have succeeded in securing the work to publish books for Welsh learners.

Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

To mark the first official anniversary of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (thereafter ‘Committee’) issuing their Concluding Observations to the UK and devolved governments, the UNCRC Monitoring Group wish to take this opportunity to give recognition to the advancements

Response to independent parliamentary review panel interim report on health and social care

Responding to the publication of the independent parliamentary review panel interim report on health and social care, Dr Gareth Llewelyn, RCP vice president for Wales, said:

 

Foster children climbing Mount Snowdon for charity

Two young foster children will be climbing Mount Snowdon on 22nd July to raise funds for fostering and adoption charity The Adolescent and Children’s Trust  TACT Cymru.

Committee on Standards in Public Life to review local government standards

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL)  is to undertake a review of local government standards during 2017/18.

Court awards aggravated damages against Ombudsman over case handling

Aggravated damages have been awarded against the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman over its treatment of an applicant.

MOUNT COMP LANGUAGES DAY

“LANGUAGES DAY IS VERY FUN AND I WOULD LIKE TO LEAR

Council cutting services: a false economy?

As local authorities continue to face pressures on their budgets, some may try t

Revamped council website fail usability test

Fewer than half of revamped council websites pass usability test, digital expert

'Return of the Eagle' - Saxon headline Sunday night at the Steelhouse Festival

It’s been 6 years since the Welsh hills first came alive with the sound of Classic Rock. And like the towering, solid piece of stone it’s perched on, the Steelhouse Festival stands resolute – a seemingly immovable object on the festival landscape.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says Think Safe, Cook Safe

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says “Think Safe, Cook Safe” after stats reveal more than 50% of residential fires are caused by cooking

Hafod Housing are Visibly Better thanks to RNIB Cymru

RNIB Cymru welcomes the Cabinet Secretary’s assurances, but remains concerned about ophthalmology services across Wales

Ahead of the Cross Party Group on Vision on Tuesday, RNIB Cymru are welcoming the Cabinet Secretary’s assurances, but are still concerned that ophthalmology services across Wales remain inconsistent and leave many facing severe delays.

Wales Financial Capability Week November 2017

The Wales Financial Capability Week will be taking place from 13th to 17th  November 2017.

Carers Wales Welcomes New Director

Carers UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Clair

Maerdy Mountain Road – temporary bus arrangements

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has finalised arrangements with bus operator Stagecoach for the operat

Maerdy Mountain Road essential works

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will carry out essential landslip remediation works at Maerdy Mountain

Legal and reputational risks to councils in adult social care growing, lawyers say

The legal and reputational risks to councils in relation to adult social care are growing, a survey of lawyers carried out by Local Government Lawyer in association with LexisNexis has revealed.

Judge quashes Care Act assessment and decision to terminate placement

A Deputy High Court judge has quashed a London borough’s Care Act assessment for a man with autism spectrum disorder and severe learning difficulties.

Theatr Brycheiniog creates a temporary pop-up cafe Waterfront Bistro refurbishment.

Theatr Brycheiniog doors are now wide open to customers with the creation of a temporary pop-up cafe space offering a range of light snacks, ahead of their major refurbishment of the Waterfront Bistro at the end of the summer which will see a number of new jobs created.

 

Independent Estyn review announced by Chief Inspector and Cabinet Secretary for Education

The Chief Inspector of Estyn, Meilyr Rowlands, and the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, have announced a review of Estyn, the schools inspectorate for Wales.

Denise promoted to Regional Manager for Abacare

DENISE Hopkins from Aberdare has recently (July, 2017) been promoted to Regional Manager at an award-winning care company in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT).

 

Local government is facing ‘looming crisis in confidence’

Councils have been warned they are facing a ‘looming crisis in confidence’ in th

New plans will give councils a share of Vehicle Excise Duty

A Transport Investment Strategy has been announced today that proposes the creation of a major road network, with councils given a share of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

The scheme for the Mountain Ash Northern Cross-Valley Link was discussed as far back a

Enterprise Zone experience offers little evidence £100m business park can deliver 1500 jobs

Welsh Conservative Leader – Andrew RT Davies – has today called for evidence to support Welsh Government claims that a new

Apply now for childcare offer In selected areas only of Rhondda Cynon Taf

A pilot scheme that will see Rhondda Cynon Taf Council delivering the most generous childcare of

Public Health Bill receives Royal Assent

Wide-ranging legislation which will help people live healthier lives and protect them from harm, has today [Monday 3 July] received Royal Assent.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ROBERTSTOWN LEVEL CROSSING

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF CO UNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(ROBERTSTOWN LEVEL CROSSING, WELLINGTON STREET, ABERDARE)

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ORDER 2017