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July 2019

Cwmdare drug dealer who caught himself in the act is jailed

A drug dealer from south Wales was banged to rights by footage from his very own dashboard camera.

Cwm Taf staff sickness leave “only the beginning of long-term staffing problems”

The Welsh Conservatives are warning the health board’s sickness absence amongst midwives running at 11% is only a symptom of institutional management problems, and will directly affect recruitment.

In Remembrance Anthology Showcases Local Writers

Poignant short stories and poems from local writers are featured in a brand-new book called In Remembrance. 

TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE ALMA STREET ABERDARE

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (FOOTPATH 35 ABERDARE) (TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

GWAWR STREET, ABERAMAN PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (GWAWR STREET, ABERAMAN) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME) ORDER 2019

 

Labour Minister ‘misled’ the Assembly as she refused to meet protestors who brought Cardiff to a standstill

A letter has revealed that the Welsh Labour Government’s environment minister, Lesley Griffiths, refused to meet protestors from the group Extinction Rebellion, wh

CWMAMAN PUBLIC PATH DIVERSION ORDER FOOTPATH 21 ABERAMAN

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 SECTION 119

PUBLIC PATH DIVERSION ORDER FOOTPATH 21 ABERAMAN

 

Property bags for bereaved relatives thanks to Macmillan funding

Bereaved relatives whose loved ones were cared for in palliative care wards in the South Wales valleys can take home their loved one’s items in bags featuring a design by an artist thanks to Macmillan funding.

Essential repairs to Pontcynon river bridge in Abercynon

The Council has begun an essential repair scheme to the Pontcynon river bridge in Abercynon, funded through #RCTinvest. (In other words, doing what we all pay council tax for general maintenance of Highways)

Te Hufen | Cream Tea: Hen Dŷ Cwrdd, Trecynon.

Addoldai Cymru invites everyone to a Cream Tea where locally made sandwiches, teas and cake will be available for local people and visitors, and an opportunity to visit this fascinating building, which is not normally open to the general public.

 

Lesley Griffiths AM Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs explains why the Car Park on top of the Rhigos Mountain is not for sale?

It would appear that there was full intention to dispose of the Craig Y Llyn Car Park, land on top of the Rhigos, it was removed from sale after the attempted disposal was publicised on AberdareOnline amongst the community most affected.

 

Abacare gives free ‘keeping cool’ tips to elderly in Wales

AN AWARD-WINNING Welsh care provider is offering free advice to the elderly and their carers to help keep them cool this month (July 2019) as the heat wave continues across the county.

 

Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

We are very pleased to announce the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales is now open for applications.

Lido Reaches 40,000 Visitors Before School Holidays!

Over 40,000 people have already enjoyed the stunning National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty, since it re-opened for the 2019 season – travelling from as far as Devon, Essex and Oxfordshire.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE TAFF TRAIL NCN ROUTE 4

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(TAFF TRAIL (NCN ROUTE 4))

(TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2019

 

Welsh Water warns of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs as school holidays begin

Welsh Water is reminding people of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs as the school summer holidays begin and temperatures soar.

 

Welsh Government announces new pilot to tackle food poverty during the school holidays

The Holiday Hunger Playworks Pilot, announced by the Welsh Government, will allow community and play work settings in Wales to extend their food provision in areas of deprivation.

Aberdare Park Paddling Pool restored to its former glory?

RCT Council in 2014 closed Abercynon Gwernifor Lee Gardens Aberdare Cwmaman paddling pools Ynysybwl was never closed, Abercynon Gwernifor Lee Gardens have reopened thanks to volunteers a new school was built on the Cwmaman Pool site and the paddling pool was demolished Aberdare Park paddling pool

FOOTPATH CLOSURE MOUNTAIN ASH

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (CYNON TRAIL, MOUNTAIN ASH) (TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council intends not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Tr

Hanna Thomas ITV Wales reporter said, she wants it restored to its former glory talking about Aberdare Paddling Pool with local Councillor Ann Crimmings

Aberdare Park celebrated 150 years over the weekend and on Monday 15 July ITV Wales did a report from Aberdare Park included was an interview on the Paddling Pool that featured strongly in the report with the interview with local Councillor Ann Crimmings who is a member of Friends of Aberdare Par

Literature Wales Launches New Funding Scheme for Under-represented Writers

Literature Wales has announced a brand new funding scheme for Wales-based writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and writers with a disability or illness (mental or physical).

Call for Cardiff Airport to return to private ownership

Welsh Conservative Shadow Ministers are today calling for the Welsh Government to explain to taxpayers how and why loss-making Cardiff Airport is still funded by the public purse.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE CYNON TRAIL MOUNTAIN ASH

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (CYNON TRAIL, MOUNTAIN ASH) (TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council intends not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Tr

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME GWAWR STREET ABERAMAN

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(GWAWR STREET, ABERAMAN)

(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME) ORDER 2019

 

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) trainees on GW4 Clinical Academic Training Programme (GW4-CAT)

Health Education and Improvement Wales are delighted to announce the support for two new Welsh medical trainees to join the clinical academic training programme, providing the two individuals with an opportunity to pursue a PhD.

Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme 2019

The Welsh Government is advertising up to 25 apprenticeship opportunities in August. Those successful will start to be placed in January 2020. We will be contacting you in due course with further details on where and how to access the application.

Aberdare Park Road Races

The Aberdare Park National Road Races return this weekend, once again attracting top riders from around the country as well as a record-breaking Isle of Man TT champion and a Welsh champion. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf schools excel in National History Awards

Twelve schools from across Rhondda Cynon Taf have scooped prizes at the National History Awards, held at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on Friday, July 5.

Report following monitoring Level of follow-up: Significant Improvement Hirwaun Primary School

Hirwaun Primary School is judged to have made sufficient progress in relation to the recommendations following the most recent core inspection.

HIRWAUN TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL (FOOTPATH 45 HIRWAUN) (TEMPORARY FOOTPATH CLOSURE) ORDER 2019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council intends not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic

Abbey Equine Clinic celebrates its 10th Anniversary

This month Abbey Equine Clinic Ltd celebrated its 10th Year of business serving the equine community across the South Wales region from it’s clinic based in llanover.

Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link - work over school summer holiday

In order to progress the next significant stage in constructing the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link, a six-week road closure is required at Penrhiwceiber Road – scheduled for the school holiday to minimise disruption.

Council having been advised many times and were aware of the dangerous condition of the Gwawr Street wall but allow it to collapse why?

Emergency work has been undertaken at Gwawr Street Aberaman so reported Rhondda Cynon Taf Council (RCRC) on their Twitter account question is why? RCTC explain “following the collapse of a river wall into the stream.” I note the refer to the Nant Gwawr as a River.

 

Wales bottom of UK table for cancer survival rates

Welsh Conservatives have reiterated the need to increase capacity in cancer diagnostics and increase investment in cancer facilities as Wales ranks bottom in latest cancer survival statistics.

FORMER ABERDARE GADLYS GIRLS SCHOOL TO HAVE 38 RESIDENTIAL UNITS

REGULATION 10 (1) OF THE PLANNING (LISTED BUILDING AND CONSERVATION AREA) (WALES) REGULATIONS 2012

 

Application for Listed Building Consent

Application No: 18/0088/12

 

Applicant: - S F Foundation

Shadow Education Minister frustrated with 'complex and obscure'

Suzy Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Education, has expressed her frustration with seeing more schools hit the h

Aberdare Park is set to celebrate its 150th birthday RCTC spend thousands but still no paddling pool why?

Aberdare Park is set to celebrate its 150th birthday in style this month with a Victorian-theme family fun day packed full of nostalgia and excitement.

Traffic monitoring to inform future Aberdare Bypass extension

The Council has begun a traffic monitoring exercise in the north of the Cynon Valley, to inform a future scheme which will extend the Aberdare Bypass and link the A4059 to the A465 Heads of the Valley Road.

Hop on board for cancer information and advice from Macmillan Cancer Support’s specialists in Merthyr

Macmillan Cancer Support’s information bus, affectionately known as Bronwen, is coming to Merthyr to answer your questions about cancer.

RCP Cymru Wales launches campaign to protect clinicians' time for research

Research is crucial to excellent patient care.

 

Research-active hospitals have improved outcomes for patients and many doctors regard research as an important part of their job and a very positive experience.

 

Labour's Remain announcement

Commenting on The UK Shadow Cabinet’s decision to back Remain, Paul Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group, said:

RCT Youth Vote 2019 takes place this week

The Council’s Youth Engagement and Participation Service (YEPS) is turning youth clubs and schools into polling stations this week, so young people can vote on which of three issues will become the subject of a £10,000 project.

Rhigos car park is now not for sale say Natural Resources Wales

Back in 2014, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) considered selling this area of land along with a number of other sites and they were added to the government register as potential surplus sites that other public bodies could express an interest in before being offered on the open-market.

Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link - work over school summer holiday

In order to progress the next significant stage in constructing the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link, a six-week road closure is required at Penrhiwceiber Road – scheduled for the school holiday to minimise disruption.

School Battery Recycling Competition winner announced!

Students across Rhondda Cynon Taf collected 1,766kgs of used batteries - more than the weight of 1 large family car or 56 small fridges!

Age Connects Morgannwg celebrates 42 years of supporting older people in the local community

Age Connects Morgannwg (ACM) is celebrating 42 years as an independent local charity which provides advice and support to older people who need it the most.

Shadow Health Minister meets with RNIB representatives to call on Health Minister to ‘be braver’ for sake of sight-loss patients

Angela Burns AM met with the team behind the Royal National Institute for the Blind this afternoon at the National Assembly for Wales, before the visitors gathered in the public gallery to watch an RNIB-backed Welsh Conservative debate in the Chamber.

Police operation leads to seizure of drugs and cash

Police made arrests and seized cash, crack cocaine and heroin worth tens of thousands of pounds during a police operation on Tuesday (2 July).

RCT Labour £2M vanity project gets under way but what about the out of date Aberdare Bypass bridge

Construction work will soon begin on a new footbridge for Pontypridd Town Centre, which will create a pedestrian link from the Llys Cadwyn development into Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.

A4059 Aberdare ROAD CLOSURE

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(A4059, ABERDARE)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2019

 

VARIOUS STREETS, MOUNTAIN ASH) (TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS STREETS, MOUNTAIN ASH) (TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2019

 

Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2018

The Welsh Government has published Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2018, which includes information on severity of injury and type of road user.