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September 2017

Action for Children Fostering in Wales Poll

A new poll from Action for Children has shown that few people in Wales are likely to ever become a foster carer.

Get your eyes checked this National Eye Health Week

Look after your eyes by going for a regular sight test is the message of this year’s National Eye Health Week wh

PUBLIC NOTICE Enviroparks Hirwaun Environmental Statement

The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016

Regulation 22: Notice of further information and evidence in respect of environmental statements

Is Aberdare is a town fighting to stay alive.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have announced on the 19 September that there will be grants scheme available and the Cabinet agree to the introduction of a Town Centre Maintenance Grant scheme which will be piloted in Tonypandy and Mountain Ash. 


100 care jobs available at recruitment fair

PEOPLE from Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) who are looking for a job or a change in career can talk to staff from an award-winning care provider about working in the industry during a recruitment fair this month (September, 2017).

GP practices in Wales working hard to provide safe care to patients

GP practices are responsible for meeting the Health and Care Standards 2015 and we assess service delivery against this framework. Our Annual Report published today, summarises the findings from our inspections during 2016-17.

Maerdy Mountain Road reopens on September 27 2017

Highway works at Maerdy Mountain Road will be completed by September 27 as the substantial and e

Labour to blame for Cardiff Bay Bubble, says North Wales AM

The Labour Government must take action to “burst the Cardiff Bay bubble” say the Welsh Conservatives.

Cabinet to consider Town Centre Maintenance Grant

Cabinet will consider introducing a new Town Centre Maintenance Grant to help traders and landlo

Lord Chief Justice to chair Commission on Justice in Wales

The Welsh Government is to establish a new Commission on Justice in Wales, to be chaired by the outgoing Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

Heart Screening in Wales – Don’t take the chance

For the second time this year, Welsh Hearts are holding a heart screening session in Llandaff, Cardiff on Saturday 30th September. The Heart Screening event is open to anyone in Wales aged between 18 & 35.

Enjoying Access To The Outdoors In Wales

We have a rare opportunity to influence the laws and practices for public paths and access land in Wales.

All eyes on Welsh Government as Severn Bridge tolls to be cut in January

The UK Conservative Government has today announced the Severn Bridge tolls will be cut for the very first time in January, as VAT is removed from the fees.



Rhod Gilbert urges social businesses in Blaenau Gwent to get social on Saturday 14 October

Social Saturday, a day to shout about social enterprises, returns on 14 October and social businesses in Blaenau Gwent are being urged to get involved in the celebrations. 

Abacare calls for more carers in run up to winter

A WELSH care provider is recruiting new carers as it enters its busiest period of the year with a target to take on 100 new employees by November 1, 2017.






Money saving and how we can help families and couples cut costs and spend money differently.

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Progress report – Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Members will be updated on progress of the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link scheme at the next Cabinet meeting.


Aberdare Town have had a tough start to the new season with the opening weeks of the season seeing almost three quarters of the squad suffering injuries and boss Matt Driscoll has still not been able to field his strongest team.

Schools need to support pupils better in making career choices

Secondary schools need to ensure that pupils have access to up-to-date impartial information about their options for future learning and careers as well as facilitating regular discussions about pupils’ options, according to a report published today by Estyn.

Get your eyes checked this National Eye Health Week

Transforming care and raising standards – please send in your views

Social Care Wales (SCW) has launched its formal consultation on transforming the care sector in Wales and Care Forum Wales is urging members to respond to this by the deadline of October 16.

Acting success for pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun

A huge congratulations to Chloe Cooper in Year 13 for winning the 'Best Actress' Award as part of the 'It's My Shout' programme.

What makes Welsh Exiles Return to Wales?

A book written by author and returning Welsh exile Peter Daniels, and published this week, is a celebration of Welshness and Welsh people.

ZOE from Penrhiwceiber promoted to Operations Executive

ZOE PAINE from Penrhiwceiber has recently (September, 2017) been promoted to Operations Executive at an award-winning care company in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT).


‘Supporters & Families set to give it some welly in Aberdare!

Youngsters and the young at heart – are getting ready to don their wellies for the annual Welly Walk around Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare.


Kick Boxing World Championships at St John

ndie and Mycah Morgan took part in this year's Kick Boxing Worl

Cardiff Castle to Host LEGO® Roald Dahl Hero for Roald Dahl Day – 13 September 2017

SIX favourite Roald Dahl child heroes are poised to appear, in stunning locations across the UK, in the form of unique LEGO® brick builds to mark Roald Dahl Day - the global celebration of the world’s number one storyteller.

Knit twiddle mitts for people with dementia


Award-winning Scottish singer and actress Barbara Dickson is coming to The Park & Dare Theatre Treorchy on Saturday 30 September as part of her UK tour.

Rhondda Cynon Taff Welsh Liberal Democrats We’re still here...

Admittedly we may have been a little quiet lately, but we are still around and still doing our bit in various communities across RCT and keeping an