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July 2018

Essential resurfacing on two sections of the A4059 in Aberdare

The Council will resurface two major sections of the A4059 in Aberdare for the benefit of road users, with works scheduled during a series of overnight road closures to minimise disruption.

TWO Irresponsible Dog Owners FINED over £1200

TWO irresponsible dog owners have received combined fines of over £1200 after they failed to adhere to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Public Spaces Protection Order - dog control 2017 as they allowed their dogs to foul in a public place and failed to clean up after them. 

ABERCYNON AMENDMENTS TO WEIGHT AND WIDTH RESTRICTIONS

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF CO UNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (PONTCYNON ROA D, ABERCYNON)

(AMENDMENTS TO WEIGHT AND WIDTH RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2018

 

GLANAMAN RO AD, CWMAMAN NEW WAITING RESTRICTIONS, SPEED LIMIT

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF CO UNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(GLANAMAN RO AD, CWMAMAN)

(WAITING RESTRICTIONS, SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 2018,

 

£250,000 is being spent on improvements at Abercynon Sports Centre

A total of £250,000 is being spent on improvements at Abercynon Sports Centre in the coming months as part of the Council’s on-going #RCTinvest programme. 

Review of electoral ward boundaries in Rhondda Cynon Taf

The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales will undertake a review of the electoral ward boundaries in Rhondda Cynon Taf – and residents will be able to have their say in a public consultation.

‘Caring 4 you Charter’ signed at Cwm Taf!

Cwm Taf University Health Board was delighted to welcome Gill Walton, Chief Executive and General Secretary of The Royal College of Midwives(RCM) and its members to visit our maternity units on (Friday 27th July).

Sandra receives medal to mark living with diabetes for 50 years

A woman from Pontypridd has received a medal from Diabetes UK Cymru for living with diabetes for 50 years.

 

Deliberate setting of grass fires

South Wales Fire and Rescue are currently attending multiple grass fire incidents across South Wales. These include grass fires that continue to burn in the area of Twmbarlwm many of which are being treated as deliberate.

Calling Time on Street Drinking – public engagement events

A number of public engagement events will be held by the Council in Aberdare and Pontypridd throughout August, to fully-inform residents about new rules tackling alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

Recycling Competition Winner Announced

The Easter bunny paid an eggstra special visit to Treforest this month to crown three schools winners of the Easter Egg Recycling Challenge.

Essential Welsh Water works to take place at Miskin Road Mountain Ash

Welsh Water will carry out essential works as part of the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link scheme – requ

CWM CADLAN , PENDERYN) (TEMPORARY ROAD MAXIMUM DURATION OF EIGHTEEN MONTHS

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(CWM CADLAN , PENDERYN) (TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE OF THE CYNON TRAIL, MOUNTAIN ASH

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (CYNON TRAIL, MOUNTAIN ASH)

(TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

Warnng from South Wales Police to Rhondda residents as burglaries continue

Following a warning to residents in June, burglars are continuing to target insecure houses, sheds and outbuildings throughout Rhondda.
Police are reiterating their advice to ‘lock it or risk losing it’ as burglars have struck a further 15 times so far in July.

FREE childcare offered across RCT

 

Parents of three and four year olds are being reminded the FREE 30 hour childcare offer is being rolled out to the whole of Rhondda Cynon Taf in September.

Big Welsh Bite Pontypridd

Big Welsh Bite 2018 will be serving up something for everyone at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, on August 4-5. 

Planning Application on LAND BETWEEN MANCHESTER PLACE & LANGLAND CLOSE, HIRWAUN

Application No: 18/0797/10

Applicant: Cynon Taf Housing Association

Proposal: Redevelopment of the vacant site for 22no. dwellings together with associated access, car parking and landscaping

Location: LAND BETWEEN MANCHESTER PLACE & LANGLAND CLOSE, HIRWAUN, CF44 9RP

South Wales Police and Emergency Services Family Fun Day

A free event for all the family which is organised every year by South Wales Police with the support of key partners including Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Pupils visit £7.2m Cwmaman school after construction work completed

Parents and pupils in Cwmaman have been welcomed into the community’s new £7.2m primary school for an open day.

Summer Reading Challenge

Libraries across Rhondda Cynon Taf are once again joining forces to launch the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. 

Steelhouse Festival at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm

The 7th annual Steelhouse Festival returns with a rock'n'roll vengeance on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th for another spectacular outdoor show, bringing the cream of international classic rock music to its breath-taking mountain top location in South Wales.

Steelhouse Festival at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm

The 7th annual Steelhouse Festival returns with a rock'n'roll vengeance on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th for another spectacular outdoor show, bringing the cream of international classic rock music to its breath-taking mountain top location in South Wales.

Steelhouse Festival at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm

The 7th annual Steelhouse Festival returns with a rock'n'roll vengeance on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th for another spectacular outdoor show, bringing the cream of international classic rock music to its breath-taking mountain top location in South Wales.

Year of the Sea: ‘Coasts Alive’

Our Year of the Sea in-Wales summer campaign ‘Coasts Alive’ has started!

The campaign aims to drive engagement amongst Welsh consumers and encourage them to experience the events and festivals taking place along our coast, and  entice people to take more day trips and short-breaks. 

A report on Cardinal Newman R.C. Comprehensive School Dynea Road Rhydyfelin Pontypridd

Cardinal Newman Catholic Comprehensive School is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. The school is an English-medium 11-18 mixed school serving Catholic and other communities of the central valleys of south east Wales.

Cwm Taf Health Board invite you toJoin them at their Public Forums!

Come and join us at our public forums!

Your health is important to us.  As a health board, we would love the chance to chat to you regarding your health and what’s important to you.

On the14th October 2018 KeolisAmey take over from Arriva TW

General information  

Aberdare > Queen St

Trains per hour now 2.

2023 Trains per hour 4.

Journey time now (mins) 57.

2023 Journey time (mins) 43.

2019 AM peak capacity 1516.

2023 AM peak capacity 2056.

% change +36%.

 

Looking back, and looking forward

Embracing Welsh innovation and enterprise, the Wales Festival of Innovation which took place during the last two weeks in June was based around one core concept: to reach out to inquisitive minds, from big kids to the scientific leaders of our nation.

RCT's parks and open spaces secure top award.

This year has seen a record number of parks and open spaces win prestigious Green Flag awards – the international quality mark – and EIGHT of them are in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Local podiatrist chosen as diabetes champion for Wales

A specialist podiatrist has been selected as a Diabetes UK Cymru Clinical Champion, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in Wales.

DVSA's Published Annual Review

Over the last year, DVSA's staff have worked tirelessly to help everyone stay safe on Britain's roads.

‘Welsh Start-Up brings Google Jobs UK to Wales’ 17 July 2018

World renowned search giant Google has today launched its latest tool – a new job searching experience by partnering with job matching services to help users find their dream job at the press of a button.  Google Jobs UK will make it much easier for job seekers to find relevant job postings by sp

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

Consultation description

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
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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.

FOOTPATHS 4 5 IN HIRWAUN TO CLOSE FOR 6 MONTHS

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (FOOTPATH 4 5 HIRWAUN)

(TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING PROPOSED FOR ABERCWMBOI

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(B4275 PARK VIEW TERRACE, ABERCWMBOI)

(PEDESTRIAN CROSSING) NOTICE 2018

 

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.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ABERCYNON

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(TRAM ROADSIDE, ABERCYNON)

(TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2018