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August 2018

Please can you support Gareth Robbins so that he can raise as much money as possible for the Welsh Air Ambulance

On Saturday 8th September I will be running the Coed Morgannwg Way from Merthyr Tydfil to Margam Abbey over the mountains of South Wales, in memory of my late father Dil Robbins.

Heather Clash and Alexia Course join Transport for Wales as the company prepares to take over the management of the Wales and Borders rail service from mid-October.

Heather Clash joins Transport for Wales as Executive Director of Finance. A CIMA qualified accountant, she also has an Accountancy degree from Cardiff University. Heather will also join the company’s board, bringing the number of female board members to four out of the total seven.

Road safety improvements delivered in Cwmaman alongside new school

The Council will complete £140,000 works to introduce a safer walking route to school for parents and pupils in Cwmaman – ahead of the community’s brand new £7.2m primary school opening this September.

Abacare staff support ‘hidden’ carers for National Dementia Carers’ Day

STAFF at a Welsh care provider are showing their support and helping to raise awareness about the importance of society’s ‘hidden’ carers as part of National Dementia Carers’ Day this month (September, 2018).

 

ABERNANT ABERDARE) (TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (FOOTPATH 44 ABERDARE) (TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

Wales’ Local Government Legislation Branded ‘Absolute Failure’ as ‘Secretive’ Councils Revealed

Welsh Conservatives have obtained figures showing the poor levels of transparency of town and community councils across Wales, with access to minutes and meetings ‘a mixed bag’.

Free expert advice on spotting early signs of dementia

STAFF from an award-winning Welsh care agency in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) are offering expert advice to the public on spotting the early warning signs of dementia as part of World Alzheimer’s Month next month (September, 2018).

 

Cancer support bus returns to Rhondda Cynon Taf after reaching over 2,500 people in April

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Welsh information and support bus, Bronwen, will be returning to Rhondda Cynon Taf after providing information to over 2,500 people when she visited the area in April this year. 

Concerns expressed over the number of struggling Welsh schools

As children in Wales prepare to return to school next week, concerns have been raised over the number of struggling schools across the country. 

Caerphilly Plein Air Competition Saturday 13th October

Coming up in October is an event designed to bring together artists (aged 16+) who love painting outdoors.

Naomi Rees missing person investigation update:

Police suspect Naomi to be with Staffordshire man

CCTV footage released which shows her last known
movements

Find out more about Fostering in Rhondda Cynon Taf

If you have been thinking about fostering but have not yet taken the chance to find out more, NOW is the time!

Grandmother thanks Macmillan and palliative care unit for her husband’s care

A great-grandmother has thanked the Macmillan nurse and the palliative care unit who cared for her husband in his final moments in a new film.Yvonne Peters, from Pontyclun, has thanked the Macmillan nurse and staff at the Y Bwthyn palliative care unit in Pontypridd Cottage Hospital for the excell

Get Ready to Step into Theatr Brycheiniog’s Red-Hot Autumn Season!

Autumn Season at Theatr Brycheiniog is the busiest season of all, with over 50 shows, events and workshops taking place at the bustling canal-side venue.

Two thirds of planning appeals succeed where councillors go against officer recommendation

Two thirds (65%) of appeals are allowed in cases where councillors refuse planning permission for a 50-plus residential unit scheme despite a planning officer’s recommendation for approval, research by planning consultancy Lichfields has suggested.

Bursary opportunity within Film and TV

Diverse Cymru is pleased to announce our new training and support bursary for diverse people working in Wales’ high end film and TV industries.

Citizens Advice calls for better regulation of "unaccountable bailiff firms"

The Local Government Association has warned that councils must continue to try to collect council tax from everyone eligible, even if that involves using bailiffs, after a report from Citizens’ Advice calling for better regulation of “unaccountable bailiff firms”.

Staff nurse Michelle Jones from Aberdare Organ Donor gave me my life back!

Fifty-year-old staff nurse Michelle Jones from Aberdare has recently returned to work after undergoing a liver transplant.

Your first look at new NGS Macmillan palliative care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Here is your first look around the £7m state-of-the-art NGS Macmillan palliative care unit being built at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

The family of Naomi Rees has made an appeal for her to get in touch.

We and her family are becoming increasingly concerned re the whereabouts of the 15-year-old from Rhydyfelin. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since the morning of Wednesday 15th August. 

Young locals give offensive subway wall a graffiti make-over

What was once a grim and unsightly underpass in Pontypridd has been given a total makeover by local children and young people.

DEFINITIVE MAP MODIFICATION FOOTPATH 28 CWMBACH ORDER 2018

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT FOR THE BOROUGH OF CYNON VALLEY

DEFINITIVE MAP MODIFICATION (FOOTPATH 28 CWMBACH) ORDER 2018

 

Active Travel funding for Llantrisant, Taff's Well and Cwmbach projects

The Council has secured £210,000 Welsh Government funding to progress three Active Travel schemes across the County Borough – including a project to add new links to the Llantrisant Community Route.

Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level Results 2018 Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun

Congratulations to the students who today received their Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level results. We saw an increase in the best grades this year and our pupils succeeded in achieving their relevant choices for the next stage of their careers.

 

Call for Artists

If you are an artist and would like to see your artworks on display in an art gallery and seen by hundreds of visitors or maybe the idea of winning a cash prize appeals to you.

Hannah Price, 25, from Treorchy appeared before Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court

Hannah Price, 25, from Treorchy appeared before Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court this morning charged with fraud and forgery offences and two distraction burglaries. She was remanded in custody.

Two men, aged 23 and 25 years old from Llanrumney in Cardiff have been charged with attempted aggravated burglary of a jewellery shop on Talbot Green

Two men, aged 23 and 25 years old from Llanrumney in Cardiff have been charged with attempted aggravated burglary of a jewellery shop on Talbot Green and an aggravated burglary of a shop in Llanrumney. They have also been charged with two counts of theft of cars.

St John Baptist High School A Level Results

Students at St John Baptist Church in Wales High School are once again celebrating outstanding A level results. Over a quarter of all students achieved A*/A grades the highest the school has ever achieved and over three quarters of students achieved A*-C grades.

A MEETING OF THE CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A MEETING OF THE CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD IS TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY,
30 AUGUST 2018 AT 2.00PM IN YNYSMEURIG HOUSE, NAVIGATION PARK, ABERCYNON.

MRS A WILLIAMS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
12 JULY 2018

Company fined after workers exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Nordam Europe Limited have been fined after workers were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

Welsh civil society launch open government manifesto

If you could get the Welsh Government to do one thing to be more transparent or engaging, what would it be? Especially if you knew the government had to listen and respond?

That was the premise of a recent consultation we did as part of the Open Government Network for Wales.

Hoggin' the Bridge 2018

Hoggin’ the Bridge, the motorbike ride raising thousands of pounds for charity, will take place this year on the weekend of 29 and 30 September.

Welsh Labour Government spend over £18 million on PR and marketing agencies. How much is Rhondda Cynon Taf Council spending?

Welsh Conservatives have uncovered data showing the Labour-led Welsh Government has spent £18,591,272 of public money on PR and marketing agencies in the last three financial years.

Over £8 million was spent in 2017/18, representing 44% of the three-year cost.

Church Village area will soon be able to consult their GP via computer or smartphone. What about the rest of the Cwm Taf Area?

Patients in the Church Village area will soon be able to consult their GP via computer or smartphone.

Parc Canol Group Practice, responsible for 17,500 patients, is adopting a 24-hour E-consultation system.

Update on consultation on adult chest surgery in South Wales

The Welsh Health Specialised Services committee (WHSSC) has been consulting on the future provision of adult thoracic (chest) surgery across South Wales.

Minimum price for alcohol Bill becomes law

A new law introducing a minimum price for alcohol in Wales has been granted Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen.
 

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol

Officers stop a car and seize drugs worth thousands

South Wales Police Officers stop a car and seize drugs worth thousands

Fatal road traffic collision: Victim named and family tribute

The victim of the fatal road traffic collision which happened at around 10.20pm on Monday 6th August has been named as Gavin Edmunds, 27, from Trealaw, Tonypandy.

Public exhibition for additional parking at Abercynon Railway Station

The Council will host a public exhibition to inform residents and businesses about proposals to expand the Park and Ride scheme at Abercynon Railway Station – to provide more than 300 new parking spaces.

Government to trial citizens juries and mass online polls in local decision-making

Will this happen in Wales?

The government is to trial ways for people to take a more direct role in decisions that affect their local area, with proposals for "Citizens’ Juries" or mass participation in decision-making on community issues via an online poll or app.

Patients to be offered choices by surgery reception staff

Reception staff in GP surgeries in the Pontypridd to Pontyclun area will soon offer patients a choice of services when they ask for an appointment.

CYNON TRAIL, MOUNTAIN ASH TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (CYNON TRAIL, MOUNTAIN ASH) (TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

Can you help with information about road traffic collision on Monday 6th August, at Margaret Street, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd.

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at around 10.20 pm on Monday 6th August, at Margaret Street, Hopkinstown, Pontypridd. 

Council supporting the replacement of privately-owned bridge in Pontyclun

The Council is supporting the replacement of a privately-owned bridge in Pontyclun – ensuring the public right of way it supports is safe and accessible for years to come.

Tens of Millions Spent Each Year by the Welsh NHS on Negligence Claims

Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives show hundreds of millions of pounds have been spent by the NHS in Wales on clinical negligence payouts during the last five years, with the total annual amount spent on such claims increasing dramatically.

Man arrested in connection with attempted murder following Gelli assault

Police in Rhondda have arrested a 33 year-old man in connection with a serious assault which occurred on Monday, 6 August, 2018, at approximately 4.15pm.

When something unexpected happens to me” Developing a policy framework for unscheduled care

Welsh Government is working on developing a policy framework for unscheduled care – in other words, “what does good look like” for people who have an unexpected need for advice, care or treatment.

Aberdare Town get their Welsh League Division 2 season underway on Saturday as they visit Caerau (Ely).

Caerau were relegated last season from Division 1 and will no doubt be looking to put a solid foundation in place aiming to bounce straight back but, as Aberdare themselves f

Man arrested in connection with Pentre assault

Police investigating the serious assault of a 74 year-old man in John Street, Pentre, have arrested a 27 year-old man in connection with the offence.

He was arrested on Sunday night and is currently in police custody.

Glyncoch incident update

Following an incident which occurred in Cefn Lane, Glyncoch, on 2 August, 2018, three men aged 24, 21 and 19, were all charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, and violent disorder.

Cwm Taf University Health Board is the first in Wales to offer full body mapping for earlier diagnosis of skin cancer!

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Christian Aldridge has worked with Melanoma UK skin cancer charity in securing a specialist piece of equipment for the health board that provides full body mapping which detects skin cancer earlier.

More than 12,000 jobs now supported in Enterprise Zones across Wales. But how many in Cynon Valley?

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has welcomed figures showing that the Welsh Government’s Enterprise Zone programme supported 1550 jobs in 2017/18, bringing the total number of jobs supported to more than 12,250 jobs since 2012.
 

Police release details of Rhondda assault suspect

Police investigating a serious assault on an elderly man in Rhondda are appealing to locate a 27 year-old suspect.
Officers want to speak to Luke Lewis in connection with the assault which left the victim in hospital with serious injuries.

Nos Galan 2018 Registration News

Online registration for the 2018 Nos Galan Road Races opens at 10am on Monday, September 10 - and it’s going to be a very special night on New Year’s Eve. 

Wales Book of the Year Award:

The 2019 Award Ceremony to be held in Aberystwyth

Free cancer support and sun safety advice coming to the Big Welsh Bite

Macmillan’s Welsh mobile information and support team will be on hand to provide sun safety advice and information about cancer at the Big Welsh Bite in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd this weekend.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS A4059 ABERDARE COMMERCIAL STREET ROUNDABOUT TO DEPOT ROAD ROUNDABOUT AND HARRIET STREET ROUNDABOUT TO HIRWAUN ROAD

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(A4059 ABERDARE – COMMERCIAL STREET ROUNDABOUT TO DEPOT ROAD ROUNDABOUT AND HARRIET STREET ROUNDABOUT TO HIRWAUN ROAD)

(TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2018