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June 2018

Macmillan professional in Pontypridd joins Welsh celebrity supporters at The Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration

A Macmillan professional who is based in Pontypridd attended The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, along with well-known Macmillan supporters.

Macmillan calls for urgent action following major NHS Wales IT infrastructure failings

Macmillan Wales has called for urgent action following a number of major incident failings in NHS Wales’ IT systems that could put cancer patients at risk.

Satisfaction with Welsh schools tumbles according to National Survey for Wales

Satisfaction with Welsh public services continues to tumble according to official Welsh Government statistics.

The National Survey for Wales (April 2017 – May 2018) suggests that one in four parents are not satisfied with their children’s secondary school.

Minimum price for alcohol Bill approved

A new law which will introduce a minimum price for alcohol in Wales has been approved by the National Assembly for Wales.

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill is part

Patients encouraged to use iPads to support mental health and wellbeing

Patients at Pinewood House are being encouraged to use iPads to support their mental health and wellbeing.

RHONDDA CYNON TAF CONSULTATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN DRAFT

RHONDDA CYNON TAF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY ACT 2000 (CRoW 2000)

 

CONSULTATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WAY IMPROVEMENT PLAN DRAFT

 

National park authority secures prosecution of driver over ‘off-roading’

A national park authority has successfully prosecuted the driver of a 4x4 car who was caught ‘off-roading’ in October last year.

Road Closure Mountain Ash

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF CO UNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS STREETS , MOUNTAIN ASH)

(TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2018

 

Marathon GP Andrew Blair sets six cities target

Keen runner Andrew Blair set himself a tough marathon challenge to raise cash for charity.

Dr Blair, 53, a GP in Pontypridd, decided to take on the six ‘World Marathon Majors’ in one year, a total running distance of more than 157.3 miles.

‘Night Out’ hits the spot with communities across mid and south-west Wales

The Arts Council of Wales’ ‘Night Out’ scheme has been a great success in rural communities across mid and south west Wales during the 2017-18 according to an evaluation of the scheme undertaken recently.

It takes just one ‘quickstep’ to sign up for the Rhondda Walk!

Macmillan Cancer Support urges walkers to get online and register to help raise funds for the new Y Bwthyn Specialist Care Unit

Rhondda Walk organisers are encouraging people to sign up online and register for a place on the special tenth anniversary charity walk.

Sargeant family threaten independent probe with legal action

The family of Carl Sargeant has threatened legal action after lawyers claimed they had been excluded from a probe into the late minister's sacking by Carwyn Jones.

Be Seen: All Wales Forum Sibling Carer Initiative launch event

The All Wales Forum Sibling Carer Initiative is holding an initial launch event on 04 July 2018, called Be Seen.

MOUNTAIN ASH WAITING AND LOADING RESTRICTIONS, RESIDENTS PARKING)

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS ROADS, MOUNTAIN ASH)

(VARIATION, WAITING AND LOADING RESTRICTIONS, RESIDENTS PARKING) ORDER 2018

 

Dragons, castles and cybersecurity

 

Don’t miss out from the 16th to 30th June, when the eagerly awaited 5th Wales Festival of Innovation will be brought to you by business, academia and innovators at great venues all over Wales!

 

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Chief’s Annual Peloton

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Chief’s Annual Peloton, is a gruelling 160 mile event which will see 24 SWFRS staff cycle from Chepstow to Brighton – Bridge2Brighton, is underway, raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Led by South Wales Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer Hu

Welsh Government staff 'asked to give Sargeant evidence to civil servants'

A leaked email has shown the Permanent Secretary instructing Welsh Government staff to share evidence for the Carl Sargeant inquiry with senior civil servants first.

Youth Work Week: National Showcase Event

The Youth Work National Showcase Event will take place 10.30-2pm 26 June at Pier Head, Cardiff. Twenty two youth work organisations will be represented at this event and the Mini

Ride to Work Week

Riders and employers are being encouraged to join the motorcycle industry in promoting the be

Car Park next for Ynysangharad Park?

The go ahead was given this week by the four Labour members of the Ynysangharad Park Cabinet sub-committee for a £2 million bridge to be built between the park and the new Taff Vale development.

PLANNING UCO and GPDO consolidation looms

The Welsh Government has begun consultation on the potential consolidation of the Use Classes Order (UCO) and General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) regimes as well as changes to both.

Employers For Wales Hub Launched

Carers Wales is calling for organisations to join a new membership programme called Employers for Carers – a service aimed at creating carer-friendly workplaces.

Joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards on the Bridgend boundary change

Back in December last year, Welsh Government launched a 3 month public consultation which proposed changing the Health Board boundary for the Bridgend population.

Woman who falsely accused taxi driver of sexual assault is jailed

Claire Morgan, aged 35, of Bridgend, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for perverting the course of justice.

ABERDARE – COMMERCIAL ST ROUNDABOUT TO DEPOT ROAD ROUNDABOUT AND HARRIET ST ROUNDABOUT TO HIRWAUN ROAD TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (A4059 ABERDARE – COMMERC IAL STREET ROUNDABOUT TO DEPOT ROAD ROUNDABOUT AND HARRIET STREET ROUNDABOUT TO HIRWAU N ROAD) (TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2018

 

ADMISSION CHARGES CUT AS ABERDARE LOOK TO LOCAL COMMUNITY

Aberdare Town are delighted to announce that Southern League Premier Division side and local neighbours Merthyr Town will be visiting Aberaman Park as part of the 
build up for the new season.

Pinewood Studio: Welsh Labour’s latest ‘turkey’ costing YOU the taxpayers £400,000 a year to run

A Wales Audit Office report has confirmed that Pinewood Studio is now costing Welsh taxpayers almost £400,000 a year to keep open.

Pinewood’s 15-year lease for a studio in Cardiff was scrapped last year.

Pledge to transform NHS in Wales

BAILEY: ‘Vitally important’ that doctors are involved in planning

A reshaping of the NHS in Wales has been given cautious welcome by doctors leade

Woodland Spirit Llynfi happy trails

Running routes is fast becoming one of the most popular activities among new and experienced athletes athletes alike and here in Wales we are fortunate to have some of the most challenging tracks in the UK - which has some of the scenes most beautiful too.

 

Happy trails to the Spirit of Llynfi woodland

Trail running Becoming one of the sub rapidly gweithgareddau Most Popular Among NOVICE and Experienced Athletes alike and here in Wales web are Lucky to oes rhai of the mwyaf Challenging and scenic routes in the UK.

 

One in three turn to internet over a GP for medical advice, Diabetes UK Cymru survey reveals

·         Poll from Diabetes UK marks start of Diabetes Week 2018

·         Theme of this year’s activities is #talkaboutdiabetes

Penywaun: Natashs Jex, 32, has today been sentenced to eight years in prison

Natasha Jex (née Smith), aged 32, has today been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaugh

Housing and Disabled People: Britain’s hidden crisis

Disability Wales welcomes the EHRC report today highlighting disabled people’s experiences of housing.  Urgent action is most certainly required in Wales in order to make houses adaptable and accessible to disabled people.  There are far too many examples where disabled people are unable to move

What's happening in Wales? Government launches call for evidence on tackling organised waste crime

The Government has launched a call for evidence on how to crack down further on organised waste crime, with the review looking amongst other things at how the Environment Agency, other organisations, and the law enforcement system can work together to tackle the threat.

Have your say on the future of diabetes care in Cwm Taf

A new health board wide group is to be established, initially in the Cynon Valley, to give people with diabetes more say over the care they receive.

News from Cwm Taf University Health Board

Cwm Taf University Health Board held its latest Board meeting on May 31st 2018 at Ynysmeurig House in Abercynon.

Abacare offers advice on healthy eating to the elderly

AN AWARD-WINNING care agency is offering its advice on the importance of healthy eating to the elderly as part of BNF (British Nutrition Foundation) Healthy Eating Week this month (June, 2018).

 

Where inquisitive minds are satisfied

This 5th year, with over 50 events planned between 16-30th June, the Wales Festival of Innovation 2018 is all about delivering unmissable events throughout Wales; showcasing the country’s business excellence and highlighting exactly why Welsh enterprise is at its most exciting.   

 

Authors including local talent Tracey Corderoy and Eloise Williams bring storytelling to life for second Pop Up Festival

Next week, 80 children’s authors and illustrators will take part in the second annual Pop Up Festival next month – a national schools literature festival that sees books brought to life from 11-22 June.

 

Wales has some of the UK’s worst access to healthcare according to report

The Centre for Towns has found Welsh residents are disadvantaged in at least one aspect of healthcare, no matter where they live.

Innovative pilot study improving access to mental health services

An innovative approach to delivering mental health services in Cwm Taf is helping to speed up access to the right services for patients.

PUBLIC SERVICES OMBUDSMAN (WALES) ACT 2005

PUBLIC SERVICES OMBUDSMAN (WALES) ACT 2005

Notice pursuant to Section 17(3) of the above Act.

 

Report finds that 3 million hours of home care has been lost due to council cuts

A report by Age UK has revealed that older people and their families are struggling to access care at home, following years of budget cuts.