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September 2018

NRW confirms position on shooting

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will not renew leases on its land for pheasant shooting rights when they come to an end in March 2019 as part of its final position statement on the use of firearms on land it manages.

Vote for your favourite RCT Park

Whether you love trekking in Dare Valley Country Park, exploring the Victorian splendour of Aberdare Park or living a Lido life in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, we all have a favourite green space.

Cwm Taf University Health Board celebrates success at the NHS Wales Awards!

Cwm Taf University Health Board is celebrating today (Friday 21 September 2018) after winning an NHS Wales Award at the 11th anniversary of the awards.

New Law to support unpaid carers misses the mark

Track The Act 2017-18 Report Released

Research published today by Carers Wales shows that the vast majority of unpaid carers across Wales have not benefited from legislation passed in 2014 aimed to provide them with support.

Carers Wales evidence suggests that the Social Service

The Introduction of Live Screenings Mark the Beginning of a New Era for Theatr Brycheiniog!

This Autumn Theatr Brycheiniog are delighted to begin screening a host of big title productions from The Royal Opera House, National Theatre Live and The Royal Ballet.

Make a Splash for Cash at the Aberdare Welly Walk

Dust off your wackiest pair of Wellies and join Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales on the 6th October in making a splash for cash as part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month (CPAM).

Child Car Seat Information for Parents

The recent publication of a new Which? mystery shopper investigation into the sale of child car seats, may have left many parents wondering where they can get information to make the right choice when shopping for a child car seat.

Voices From Care Cymru Advisory Group

Voices From Care Cymru are launching an advisory group made up of care experienced young people from all over Wales.

National Audit Office to investigate local government governance and accountability

The National Audit Office is to conduct a study of local government governance and accountability that will “examine key elements of local arrangements in the light of current pressures”.

Coach of the Year

Staff at the Sobell Leisure Centre in Aberdare are celebrating the success of one of their colleagues, who has been recognised nationally for his work on the squash courts. 

Davies Challenges First Minister Over Sargeant Inquiry

In his inaugural First Minister’s Questions as Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Paul Davies AM, sought answers from Carwyn Jones on why he vetoed recent changes recommended by Paul Bowen for the Q

Major Disruption for Local Residents with Road Closures in Cwmaman

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF CO UNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS ROADS, CWMAMAN, ST ANLEYTOWN AND TYLORSTOWN)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

"Hop, Shop & Save from today!" But still no direct bus service to Cardiff for the residents of Cynon Valley the question is why?

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council headline, "Hop, Shop & Save from today!" But still no direct bus service to Cardiff for the residents of Cynon Valley the question is why? So what is Transport for Wales all about?

County faces legal action over planned road closures for cycling event

West Sussex County Council has appointed law firm Sharpe Pritchard to defend a judicial review challenge brought over proposed road closures that would allow a major cycling event to take place later this month.

Mountain Ash VARIATION, 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

 

Road widening at Club Street in Aberaman will benefit developer when work starts on the old Blaengwawr Comprehensive School

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council road widening scheme in Club Street will benefit the development proposed for the old Blaengwawr Comprehensive School will the developer be made to contribute to the cost?

Cabinet to consider proposals for day nursery provision in Ynyscynon

Cabinet Members will consider a report following a consultation over proposed changes to the Council-run day nursery provision in Ynyscynon.

THE COLISEUM ABERDARE CELEBRATES ITS 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH A HOST OF SPECIAL EVENTS

The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare is celebrating its 80th Birthday with a season of vibrant and exciting events that include a unique one-off afternoon tea, a series of classic film nights, a spectacular Gala Concert and a brand new comedy drama entitled Exodus, written and developed by Motherlode Th

Is this happening with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council?

Ombudsman offers practical guidance to planners when recording decisions

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council reducing service Green Waste Collection Changes

From November 5th, the way the Council collects your recyclable green waste, which includes garden waste and small vegetarian animal waste will change.

Advice to users of Bunsen burner wire gauzes that may contain asbestos

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has become aware of two suppliers of scientific equipment that have supplied mesh gauzes with asbestos-containing centres. The material on the gauzes is used for its heat-resistant properties.

Missing girl Naomi Rees found in the West Midlands

South Wales Police can confirm that missing girl Naomi Rees was located by police in Solihull last night (Tuesday, 11 September) and has since been returned to south Wales. A 20 year-old man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance and he is currently in police custody.

Minimum Price for Alcohol Bill given Royal Assent

The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 was given royal assent in August.

Junior volunteer pilot helps improve hospital experience for patients

Cwm Taf University Health Board has been working with local school pupils to pilot a new junior volunteer scheme to help improve hospital stays for patients.

New £535,000 Emergency Assessment Unit opens at Velindre Cancer Centre

A new Assessment Unit for emergency patients at Velindre Cancer Centre in Whitchurch, Cardiff will be officially opened on 12 September with help from Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

Two arrested in connection with Rhondda burglary spate

Police have charged a 42 year-old man and 35 year-old a woman in connection with a burglary which took place in Porth earlier this month. They are also being linked to eight other burglaries which have been reported across Rhondda between 13th August and 4th September, 2018.

Nos Galan 2018 Registration Update

On your marks! The first phase of the online registration for the 2018 Nos Galan Road Races will be opening on Monday, September 10, at 10am, and anyone interested in participating in the Road Races is urged to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Drakeford’s “SNP baby-box rip-off”

The Welsh Conservatives have criticised the frontrunner in the Welsh Labour leadership contest for suggesting he would introduce a free box of childcare items for every new-born in Wales.

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,
27 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 2.00PM IN YNYSMEURIG HOUSE, NAVIGATION PARK, ABERCYNON.

Welsh councils' fracking investments potentially unlawful, says FoE.

Friends of the Earth Cymru has claimed that £600m invested by Welsh council pension funds into fracking operators contravenes the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act of 2015, which requires public bodies to consider environmental and sustainable development in their decisions.

Brand New Drama to Premiere in The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare

We’re excited to announce that Exodus, a brand new drama written by Rachel Boulton and presented  by Welsh theatre company Motherlode in co-production with RCT Theatres,  is set to premiere at  The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare on Friday 5 October,  as part of the celebrations to mark the  80th birth

WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support’s fundraising event for people living with cancer is fast approaching, so you’d better pop the kettle on -

Cynon StitcHers show St Mary Magdalene Church Cwmbach

We are having a show on 
September 28-29,
 St Mary Magdalene Church 
Cwmbach Aberdare
10am to 4pm 
All welcome entrance £3 (includes refreshments)
Raffle, sale table, Christmas decoration and more.