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August 2019

Drugs seized from Beddau address

Drugs were seized from a house in Beddau yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 29 August 2019.
Officers secured a search warrant for the address in Cwrt-Y-Waun and found cannabis and amphetamine inside.
A 40 year-old man was arrested and taken into custody.

ategi Shared Lives provides high quality, individual support to vulnerable adults within the ordinary homes

ategi Shared Lives provides high quality, individual support to vulnerable adults within the ordinary homes of carefully chosen and trained Shared Lives Carers.In partnership with RCT Council, ategi Shared Lives offers a community based alternative to other forms of support available.

Carmel chapel Aberdare

Do you know if the parish council for the above chapel are available online?
Elwyn Williams

Will be able to help with locating a picture of a family member.

I was wondering if you will be able to help me with locating a picture of a family member. 

Jail for Aberdare cocaine dealer

A drug dealer from Aberdare was jailed on Tuesday, 27 August (2019) at Merthyr Crown Court.
Nigel Roberts, 57, of LLandewi Street, Aberdare, was arrested by officers on 6 July, 2019, after they found an ounce of cocaine in his house.

Think Before You Film

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service are backing a new campaign by the London Fire Brigade to urge the public to #Call999BeforeYouFilm following an increase in people filming emergency incidents rather than calling 999.

Penrhiwceiber Road to reopen following Cross Valley Link progress

The Council’s contractor for the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link has made excellent recent progress on site, utilising a road closure this summer – and Penrhiwceiber Road will re-open under traffic lights shortly.

Homeless easy target for heartless Council

There has been much talk recently of the rise in anti-social behaviour in Pontypridd town centre with local Councillors, the police, council officers and others meeting to try and find possible solutions.

A joint report from social services DCC looks older people's ability to be independent

The joint review, conducted by the Care Inspectorate Wales (SSD) and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW), consider how well DCC promote independence and prevent escalating needs of older adults.

NSPCC Fights for a Fair Start in Wales

The NSPCC have launched a new campaign ‘Fight for a Fair Start’, aimed at ensuring there is perinatal mental health support available for every parent who needs it, wherever they live.

Cattle grid repairs at Heol-y-Sarn in Llantrisant

The Council will undertake repairs to a cattle grid at Heol-y-Sarn, requiring the road’s closure between Llantrisant Business Park and Llantrisant Old Town.

The scheme, which will replace the concrete plinths beneath the cattle grid, will begin in the week commencing August 19.

12 new homes completed in Aberdare town centre

A derelict, Grade II-listed building in Aberdare has been transformed into affordable apartments.

BBC History series urgently looking for Ann Evans of Aberdare

 I'm a TV Producer working on BBC2's new series of 'Back In Time'. I'm urgently searching for any information about Ann Evans of Aberdare, who, in November 1958 aged 11 years old, was the world toy hoop marathon champion.


Identifying health and well-being research priorities for children 0 – 7 years

Public Health Wales has produced a survey to help inform their research priorities over the next ten years.

Right Place. Right Time. Right Reason.

GoSafe has recently announced more details about their the new deployment strategy.

Jordan Moray search continues Detective Inspector David Cole said: We really are concerned for Jordan

South Wales Police are continuing our appeal for information that may lead to the whereabouts of Jordan Moray.
He’s been missing for over week and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.
Jordan disappeared with no trace from his home in Aberdare on 2 August, 2019. 

First pink salmon caught in Welsh waters for decades

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging netsmen and anglers to report any unusual catches after the first pink salmon was caught in Welsh waters for decades.

Forestry team sets the gold standard

Natural Resources Wales’ Forest Operations team had cause for celebration when they scooped a prestigious award at the Royal Welsh Show.

What’s the reason our towns are dying?

What’s the reason our towns are dying? As well as being hit by Internet shopping why are so many shops closing Business Rates is another reason and dilapidated and shabby shop fronts don’t help.


Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board held its latest Board meeting on July 31st 2019

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board held its latest Board meeting on July 31st 2019 at Ynysmeurig House in Abercynon. This news bulletin sets out the key messages about healthcare provision across Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend.


In the previous post, Family silver, I wondered what exactly is planned for the Rhigos area with the arrival of Zip World.

South Wales Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 32-year-old Jordan Moray from Aberdare.

South Wales Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 32-year-old Jordan Moray from Aberdare.
He was reported missing to us on 2 August and we are concerned for his welfare.
Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting occurrence 1900284205

Public meeting regarding problems in Ynysangharad Park

There have been an increasing number of complaints recently about bad behaviour both in Pontypridd town centre and the Park. Complaints from residents about people apparently under the influence of drink and / or drugs, needles being left in the park and general unruly conduct.

Council starts to issue Transport for Wales concessionary travel card

The Council has started to issue a ‘new-style’ concessionary travel card for use on buses across Wales to


RCT Theatres play host to an exciting season of events this autumn.   The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare and The Park & Dare Theatre Treorchy have a jam-packed season of music, drama, comedy and family events lined up, with everything from headline names to heart-stopping performances, magical chi

Aberdare Wetherspoon Gin Festival

Gin lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of gins from the UK and overseas during a

17-day festival at Yr Ieuan Ap Iago.


£50m Metro Plus plans to deliver region-wide benefits

A framework which aims to deliver a coherent approach to improving public transport across the whole South East Wales region has been ratified today (Thursday 1st August) by the Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority (RTA).

Macmillan Cancer Support’s information specialists at the Big Bite

Macmillan Cancer Support’s information and support specialists will be at Pontypridd’s Big Bite to answer your questions about cancer and highlight the support available.

Ynyshir residents get community opportunity at St Anne’s

Newydd Housing Association has decided to take a step back from their proposed St Anne’s Church housing development to give residents a chance to put forward proposals for a community facility at the property.