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December 2019

The Butterfly Garden

“Sometimes when you’re going through a hard time, you want to wrap yourself up in a cocoon. The Butterfly Garden reminds us that it is possible to break out of that cocoon and come out of the other side” says Katja Stiller, Senior Development Worker for Valley and Vale Community Arts.

Potentially dangerous tablets in circulation

Officers are concerned following the theft of medication from a vets in Treforest overnight.
Approximately 100 Tramadol tablets are currently unaccounted for following the burglary which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday (10 December).

Keeping You Moving Night And Day and don't forget we putting up Council Tax next year

Winter is now well and truly upon us, and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is doing all it can to keep the main roads open and residents moving through the day and night.

Rhos House Surgery. 55 Oxford Street. Mountain Ash and the Council?

We were informed Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has purchased Rhos House Surgery Mountain Ash why would the council purchase doctors surgery when they plan to build a new health centre in Mountain Ash?

 

 

Our call to all parties this General Election: Prioritise and invest in children and young people

On the 12th December 2019, voters will decide who will form the next UK government. This new government will continue to have significant power and influence over the lives of children and young people in Wales.

Welsh Government consults on amending primary legislation to enable changes to executive governance arrangements of principal councils

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation which proposes amendments to provisions in the Local Government Act 2000 and the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 which enable changes to the executive governance arrangements of principal councils.

The Cynon Valley Party

Other parliamentary candidates say that they have a productive and positive time knocking doors in the wards of the Cynon constituency. Their social media feeds are accompanied by pictures containing die-hard party supporters.

Family pay tribute to Sandra Stroud

The family of the 76 year-old woman who tragically died after being in collision with a vehicle in Pontyclun on Monday (2 Dec) have paid tribute to her.

They said:

Cannabis factory find in Ystrad Rhondda

Police acted on a community tip-off to discover a cannabis factory in Ystrad on Thursday (5 Dec).
Officers entered the property on Arthur Street at approximately 1.30pm.
They found 25 plants and growing equipment capable of cultivating thousands of pounds worth of cannabis.

Culvert installations underway at the A4061 Rhigos Road, Hirwaun

The Council has begun work to install two new highway culverts at the A4061 Rhigos Road, to alleviate the risk of flooding during heavy rainfall – requiring traffic lights at intermittent periods over the next three weeks.

When you place your X in the box tomorrow who you are voting for to run the country

So one week to go before the next general election thankfully it's just under a week if it went on any longer the labour dreamer McDonnell the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer will be promising free groceries on Fridays from every supermarket. Is he living in the real world?

Senedd event highlights the need for more support for those living with chronic pain

The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition held an event at the Senedd this week to highlight the issues facing those in Wales who live with persistent pain.

The event was sponsored by Russell George AM.

Pupils Discover World of Recycling

Caegarw Primary School pupils journeyed in to the world of recycling and waste this month at Visit Bryn Pica. 

Re-programming of flu immunisation sessions in schools – week commencing December 9th 2019

Following the postponement of some school flu vaccination sessions, the following schools have now been rescheduled for week commencing December 9th. Please note, these sessions have been added to the weekly plan and do not replace the schools currently listed.

Welsh Government Child Poverty Review

The Welsh Government is currently undertaking a cross-government review of their programmes and services to ensure they have maximum impact on the lives of children, young people and families living in poverty.

Opening event for state-of-the-art Macmillan and National Garden Scheme palliative care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Visitors have had their first look inside the state-of-the-art Macmillan and National Garden Scheme (NGS) palliative care unit in Llantrisant at a special opening event.