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November 2020

New Chief Superintendent appointed for Mid Glamorgan

Retiring Chief Dorian Lloyd hands baton to homeward bound Stephen Jones…

Vision Products Website Launch

The Council’s award-winning Vision Products has launched its new website, showcasing all the wonderful work it does to the rest of the world.

Latest COVID-19 outbreak update

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Linked COVID-19 cases – 237

Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – 66

*numbers correct as of 23/11/2020

 Prince Charles Hospital

Linked COVID-19 cases- 150

Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – 38

*numbers correct as of 23/11/2020

Porth pupil wins competition with eye-catching design

Porth’s Esme Shmylo has scooped a top regional prize in a national gas safety competition for her eye-catching poster which warns of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and the signs to look out for.

 

The proposed development at: Lies between the communities of Llwydcoed to the east and Penywaun to the west.

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 10 APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

 

The proposed development at: Lies between the communities of Llwydcoed to the east and Penywaun to the west.

 

Drug dealing duo from Cynon jailed

Two men from the Cynon Valley caught with drugs including cocaine, MDMA and cannabis have been jailed.

Troubling increases in treatment waiting times reported

Figures on NHS activity in Wales – including A & E waiting times, ambulance waiting times, referral to treatment, and cancer treatment – have been published today (November 19) have been described

Merthyr Tydfil COVID testing pilot

Everyone living or working in Merthyr Tydfil will be offered COVID-19 testing,  as part of the first mass testing of a whole area in Wales.

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) annual report 2019-20 published

The inspectorate responsible for regulating care in Wales has published its 

NRW urges people to get winter ready

With winter fast approaching Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is urging people to take action now to make sure they are ready and prepared to deal with the potential for the changeable and challenging weather conditions the season could bring.

Welsh Government must address alarming environmental governance gap

The Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Energy, and Rural Affairs – Janet Finch-Saunders MS – has today (November 18) warned that there could be a post-Brexit environm

Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

Self Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

 

Health visitor Kelly completes cancer treatment to be crowned star student

A health visitor who trained while receiving treatment for breast cancer and raising her family has won a prestigious Queen’s Nursing Institute Outstanding Achievement award.

Road Safety Week 2020

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is proud to be taking part in the UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week (16-22 November), coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity, and sponsored by Specsavers and DHL.

'Significant concern' over Coronavirus-positive patients discharged to care homes

Fifty-three people were discharged from hospital into Welsh care homes within 15 days of a positive Covid test at the start of the pandemic, figures released to the Welsh Conser

Latest COVID-19 outbreak update for local hospitals Cwm Taf

The latest update for our area hospitals:

Royal Glamorgan Hospital
Linked COVID-19 cases – 219
Deaths in linked COVID-19 cases – 61
*numbers correct as of 16/11/2020

Plans for the redevelopment of two prominent buildings progressing

Plans to bring two prominent buildings in Mountain Ash and the Tonypandy area back in to use are progressing.

Aberdare Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care raises £200 with virtual music videos!

Aberdare Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care have been busy asking young musicians to perform some of their favorite songs and share them on social media to raise vital funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Confusing messaging from Health Minister helps no-one

The Shadow Health Minister – Andrew RT Davies MS – has called for clarity and an end to mixed messaging from the

Abacare supports carers during Carers Rights Day

AN AWARD-WINNING Welsh care agency is backing a national day aimed at raising awareness of carer’s rights this month (November 2020).

 

FINALISTS REVEALED FOR WELSH TEACHING AWARDS

26 educational professionals shortlisted for this year’s Professional Teaching Awards Cymru

 

Today 26 education professionals in Wales have been revealed as finalists of the fourth annual Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

 

RIFW financial fiasco finally ‘settled’ but Welsh Taxpayers lose out again why?

Responding to a statement today that the legal action initiated by the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW) has been settled, Angela Burns MS – Shadow Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency – said:

Welsh Government settles legal action against property consultancies over land sale?

The legal action was initiated by the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW) in December 2017.

Welsh military veteran carers in Wales struggling without the help they need

On Armistice Day the nation will pause to recognize and remember the service of military personnel past and present. Among the 210,000 veterans in Wales, many require care due to age, disability or illness or may be caring for a loved one themselves.

In private hands

The response to COVID would be vastly more effective if the billions spent on outsourcing to private sector multinationals were spent on NHS capacity and local expertise instead, a BMA event heard. Peter Blackburn reports

Report by EU advisor: Pandemic signals breaching of planetary ‘tipping point’ by global economy

A new study by a top advisor to an EU-backed scientific research programme concludes that the COVID-19 pandemic is a symptom of global industrial civilisation’s breach of key planetary boundaries, which are critical to maintaining a safe operating space for human survival on the planet.

Covid-19 Service Changes Update in RCT

Due to the continuing trend of increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases across Wales and Rhondda Cynon Taf, a two-week national ‘firebreak’ was introduced by Welsh Government on October 23. This ends on Monday, November 9. 

Cancer delays 'could cause 2,000 deaths in Wales'

Responding to the news as many as 2,000 people could die because of Covid-related delays in the Welsh NHS, and the comments made by Labour’s Health Minister, Welsh Conservative health spokesperson Andrew RT Davies MS said:

Who is right and who has got it wrong? Questions for Labour ministers on strategy to tackle high incidence areas

Commenting on the news that Welsh counties have some of the highest incidence rates in the UK, and with the national Wales-wide lockdown set to end on Monday, Welsh Conservative health spokesperson, Andrew RT Davies MS said:

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board Meeting Notice – 26 November 2020

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board will be held on Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 10:00 am.  

Poppies take pride of place as volunteers show their skills

Volunteers unable to support patients face to face during lockdown have turned to craft to mark a Remembrance Day with a difference.

Covid-19 Service Changes Update for Rhondda Cynon Taf from Monday, November 9.

Due to the continuing trend of increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases across Wales and Rhondda Cynon Taf, a two-week national ‘firebreak’ was introduced by Welsh Government on October 23. This ends on Monday, November 9. 

Uncomfortable questions for Economy Minister over unallocated £1bn

Russell George MS has quizzed the Minister for Economy over a report by Cardiff University that the Labour-led Welsh Government has more than £1 billion unallocated from its fund to fight Co

Mid and West Wales firefighter scoops prestigious Spirit of Fire Award for Christmas No.1 bid

Firefighter Chris Birdsell-jones from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has today won a prestigious Spirit of Fire award at a virtual ceremony held by The Fire Fighters Charity and introduced by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge.

Parents whose children failed to comply with Firebreak rules among those fined by South Wales Police

Parents whose children were involved in antisocial behaviour while also in breach of coronavirus legislation were among those fined in south Wales over the weekend.

Merthyr Macmillan Unit built by your donations celebrates 10 years

A Macmillan chemotherapy unit built by the public’s generous donations is celebrating 10 years since it first opened its doors.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists launches careers diversity campaign

As part of Occupational Therapy Week 2020, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has launched a campaign to inspire people from all backgrounds to become occupational therapists. Although there are over 41,000 occupational therapists, across the UK there is still a significant short

European Union to ban digital tools uncovering millions of images and videos of child sexual abuse online

Tools that are protecting children from online child sexual abuse will be outlawed in December, unless an agreement can be reached by three key EU institutions.

Putting Children First: A Manifesto for the Senedd Elections 2021

Children in Wales with leading national children’s charities in Wales have launched a manifesto for the Senedd Elections 2021. The manifesto aims to ensure that children’s rights are central and prioritised by all political parties in Wales.

LAND AT RHIGOS MOUNTAIN AND FORMER TOWER COLLIERY SITE

RHONDDA CYNON TAF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

Welsh Office Circular 32/92

 

Application for Major Development