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November 2019

Literature for Wellbeing Funding Scheme

Literature Wales announces its investment in 10 new projects which aim to encourage engagement and inclusion in communities across Wales.

Deprivation in Wales:

“After countless millions spent by this Welsh Labour Government, and billions from elsewhere, over 20 years on attempts to deal with poverty in our country, the publication of the Wales Index of Multiple Deprivation

A very worrying turn of events at the Welsh Government. Say The Cynon Valley Party

A very worrying turn of events at the Welsh Government. There are moves to give councils the ability to decide the method of how elections are conducted in their own local authority.

Tree felling works at community route to Dare Valley Country Park plus a planning application

The Council will shortly undertake a week of essential work to fell diseased trees on the community route leading to Dare Valley Country Park. The intention is for the route to remain open, but users may face some disruption. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council using a postcode lottery when it comes to cleaning out old culverts?

Most will remember Storm Callum that struck in October 2018 some will not want to remember as it was bad if you were one of the many residents who unfortunately had floodwater in their property flooding was widespread throughout Cynon Valley with roads blocked the A465 Heads of the Valleys road c

FOOTPATH 9 ABERAMAN TEMPORARY CLOSURE

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(FOOTPATH 9 ABERAMAN) (TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2019

 

Drainage improvement scheme to begin in Aberdare

The Council will shortly begin a drainage improvement scheme at two streets within Aberdare – requiring temporary traffic lights at a section of Cardiff Road for a short period of time, to facilitate the works. 

Velindre Cancer Centre celebrates Rosie Roberts’ win at the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

Staff at the Velindre Cancer Centre are celebrating nurse leader Rosie Roberts’ success at the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards for her work on Developing Acute Oncology Services in Wales.

 

Media statement in response to joint HIW / WAO report

Dr Sharon Hopkins, Interim CEO of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, said: “We welcome the review by HIW and the WAO and recognise there are very significant findings outlined in their report.

Progress update - Pontypridd sheltered accommodation scheme in Graig

The Council has provided an update on construction of the Pontypridd Extra Care scheme in Graig – with groundworks well underway and the construction of the main building to begin in the New Year.

Residents want to know when theThe Public Right of Way across the Grade 2 listed Tram Bridge in Robertstown Aberdare will reopen

The Public Right of Way across the Grade 2 listed Tram Bridge, Robertstown has been closed for months, residents have been complaining about the delay in reopening the bridge as the PROW is a safe method of crossing the busy A4059 at this point.

Transport for Wales ‘going off the rails’

Rail delays add to Welsh commuters’ woes.

Russell George AM has today (November 12) blasted Transport for Wales (TfW) for delays to services in across the network this morning, leaving some passengers late for work.

Council Supports The 40,000 Strong Campaign

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is supporting the 2019 Help for Heroes 40,000 Strong campaign, remembering our Armed Forces community at this time of year. 

Double celebration for innovative Leg Club

Volunteers and members of an innovative leg club are celebrating one year since the group opened its doors, this week.

THEATR IOLO GETS CREATIVE FOR FAIR SATURDAY

 

Theatr Iolo are offering free play sessions this November as part of Cardiff’s first Fair Saturday to celebrate their new Welsh language family show, Chwarae.

 

Life-saving defibrillator installed in Cwmdare

Local energy company, Pennant Walters, has supported and contributed to the installation of the first defibrillator in the village of Cwmdare.

 

Council again announces £1.4m spend for Dare Valley Country Park

The Council has announced its vision for Dare Valley Country Park which will broaden the popular landmark’s offer – utilising significant £900,000 funding from the Valleys Taskforce, via the Valleys Regional Park initiative, and an additional £500,000 funding through the #RCTinvest capital progra

Abacare calls for ‘chat benches’ to come to Wales

A WELSH care provider is calling for a new initiative to help tackle loneliness and isolation to be implemented in Wales (November, 2019).

 

Can you help find the relatives of an Aberdare man?

South Wales Police are appealing on behalf of the coroner to find the relatives of an Aberdare man who passed away recently.

Government To Close A Legal Loophole To Improve Safety

The government has confirmed it will close a legal loophole which has allowed drivers to escape prosecution for hand-held mobile phone use while behind the wheel.