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July 2018

Into Film Cymru Youth Advisory Panel for Wales seeks new members

Into Film is an education charity that seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning and cultural experience.

Changes to street works qualifications

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We published our national approach on how we manage street works and the people who work on them.

Universal Credit “is hitting the most vulnerable in Wales”

Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to warn about the impact Universal Credit is having on some of the most vulnerable people in Wales.

A life alongside caring: Survey for carers aged 16 and over

It is important that carers have the breaks and support they need to remain fit and well and to be able to do more of the things that matter to them.

The Passport to better fishing in Wales

A new collaboration Between Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Rivers Wales yn yn caniatáu Angling clubs, Associations and fishery Owners to reach the thousands of enthusiasts Who Enjoy eu sport.


Government launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology

  • strategy sets out ambition for at least 50% — and as many as 70% — of new car sales to be ultra low emission by 2030, alongside up to 40% of new vans
  • government will take steps to enable massive roll-out of infrastructure to support electric vehicle revolution
  • strategy s

Nearly 400 Rhondda charity walkers step out to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Nearly 400 charity walkers braved the soaring heat to be part of the special 10th anniversary Macmillan Rhondda Walk on Saturday 7 July.

Appeal judges back Welsh ministers over differences with planning policy in England on a site adjacent to the A465 at the Blaengwrach Roundabout, Glynneath,

Planning is a devolved function in Wales and so differences exist and are likely to grow between policy there and in England, the Court of Appeal has noted in a case in which it upheld an inspector’s ruling.

Councils hit by High Court ruling on business rates and ‘occupation’

A company can occupy business premises to enable a building’s owner to escape liability for business rates since the law does not say ‘occupation’ must be for any additional business purpose beyond that of the occupation itself, the High Court had ruled.

Feasibility & Development of a Business Improvement District (BID) in both Aberdare & Treorchy

Title:   Feasibility & Development of a Business Improvement District (BID) in both Aberdare & Treorchy

Published by:            Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC

Publication Date:       06/07/2018

Deadline Date:           27/07/2018

Deadline Time:          12:00

GPs are recommending Walking Rugby to patients in Pontypridd

Healthcare professionals in the Pontypridd to Pontyclun area are recommending a new form of exercise to patients in a Walking Rugby project.

The sessions are supported by the Taff Ely primary care cluster to benefit people mainly aged over 50.

Council welcomes tech businesses to bid for share of £1.25 million research and development funding

Monmouthshire County Council welcomes tech businesses to the local launch of the Monmouthshire Gov Tech Challenge. The event at Caldicot Castle on Monday 16th July 10.00 – 1.45pm is an opportunity to glean more information and share ideas.


Chief Constable Matt Jukes holds second Facebook Live Q&A

More than 31,000 people watched South Wales Police’s second Facebook Live session, with Chief Constable Matt Jukes again answering questions posed by members of the public.

Improvements To Public Transport Nothing about a direct bus service to Cardiff from Cynon Valley WHY?

Further details have been revealed about the significant improvements to public transport in Rhondda Cynon Taf, following a presentation given to Councillors from Jeff Collins, one of Transport for Wales’ senior figures. 

Council Support For Rhondda Tunnel Confirmed. What about the Cwmbach to Merthyr Tunnel?

Following the agreement of Council to formally lend its backing to the opening of the Rhondda Tunnel between Blaencwm and Blaengwynfi, Council Leader Andrew Morgan met with representatives of the Rhondda Tunnel Society to outline how the Council could support making this ambitious project a reali

How Cwm Taf celebrated the NHS 70th Birthday!

There is no one who works in Cwm Taf who wouldn’t have seen some sort of activity taking place across our hospitals and facilities yesterday (July 5th) in celebration of the NHS’ 70th Birthday.










Michael Sheen moved by intimate stories behind new recipes book

Hollywood actor Michael Sheen has given his support to a new charity cookbook charting the personal journeys of cancer patients and their families through their love of food.     

The 106-year-old doctor

Bill Frankland thinks there were eight times when he might have died – not including the time he told Saddam Hussein to stop smoking. He looks back over a career spanning the entire history of the ‘simply marvellous’ NHS

Rights of Way Matters

hird of Rhondda Cynon Taf is open access land, criss-crossed with trails, community routes and country parks to explore.

Having easy and safe access to the countryside means we can enjoy outdoor activities and exercise, which is good for our health and mental health.

A report on Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Penderyn Pontprenllwyd Penderyn

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Penderyn is situated in the village of Pontprenllwyd, which is a few miles from the town of Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. There are 239 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 21 nursery age pupils.

Call for business rates to be scrapped

Business rates should be scrapped and local authorities should be handed a swathe of new powers to revitalise struggling town centres, a major new review has urged.

Bill Grimsey, the former Wickes and Iceland boss, today published a follow-up to his 2013 report on the British high street.

Councils accused of 'aggressive' debt collection

Councils using 'aggressive and frightening' debt collectors have been accused of making people feel suicidal, according to the findings of a new report.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) found people chased for council tax debt and benefit overpayments were 41% more likely to consider suic

Teddy Bears' Picnic ay Pontypridd Park

If you go down to the park next week - you're sure of a great day out! 

Public Consultation on the Provision of Adult Thoracic Surgery in South Wales

Local Health Boards are working together to look at the future provision of adult thoracic surgery services in South Wales.

Aberdare woman takes on 1 Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK Cymru

A woman from Aberdare is taking on the 1 Million Step Challenge for Diabetes UK Cymru to support her partner, who has Type 1 diabetes.


Rachel Sullivan’s partner, Darren Williams, 37, was diagnosed with the condition aged 22.


Macmillan calls for urgent action to address serious IT system failings within cancer care

Macmillan has called for urgent action to be taken to improve the IT system which helps health professionals manage cancer treatments for patients in Wales.


2000 runners take part in 5K fun run to raise money for Heart Research UK

Thousands of runners took on a 5K fun run with an inflatable obstacle section in Newport to raise money for Heart Research UK.

Taxpayers’ money thrown away on pointless council consultations

This week Local Government Secretary Alun Davies announced that there would be no forced mergers of council in Wales. He had previously launched a consultation and made it obvious that he wanted to push through mergers including putting RCT with Merthyr and Bridgend.

Ty Amgen and Bryn Pica landfill sites have been closed for the ‘foreseeable future’ due to a mountain fire near the site

Ty Amgen and Bryn Pica landfill sites have been closed for the ‘foreseeable future’, according to Rhonda Cynon Taf Council.

On Twitter, the local authority confirmed that the sites have been closed due to a nearby fire, which emergency services are continuing to deal with.

Chief Constable Matt Jukes holds his latest Facebook Live question-and-answer session on Thursday evening

Chief Constable Matt Jukes holds his latest Facebook Live question-and-answer session on Thursday evening. If you’ve got a question or comment, feel free to leave them below.