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Christmas Events in RCT

Temporary road closures will be in place during the Christmas events

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is pleased to announce the following Christmas events:

Pontypridd on Saturday, November 15, from 1pm until 6pm
Tonypandy on Saturday, November 22 from 10.30am until 6pm
Porth on Friday, November 28, from 2pm until 7pm
Aberdare on Saturday, November 29, from 10am until 4pm
Llantrisant on Wednesday, December 3, from 2pm until 7pm
Ferndale on Friday, December 5, from 3pm until 7pm
Treorchy on Saturday, December 6, from 10am until 4pm
Cllr Maureen Webber, Cabinet Member for Council Business and Corporate Affairs, said: “Christmas is an important trading time for our town centres, and that is why the Council has committed to financially support Christmas events this year and to also support Christmas lighting.

“Over the coming year we will seek to work more closely with town centre traders, town councils and the wider community to ensure even in these austere times we are able to recognise Christmas in the future, despite the on-going cuts to funding we are likely to face.

“The reduction in the salary of Cabinet Members and the Leader is already funding free parking in our town centres throughout December.

“As a Council, we currently provide more Christmas events than any other local authority in Wales, with these events taking place right across the county.”

A number of roads across Rhondda Cynon Taf will be temporarily closed to allow the Christmas events to be held. The roads affected are:

Pontypridd, November 15: Taff Street from its junction with Crossbrook Street through to High Street and its junction with Sardis Road (including Penuel Lane, Gas Road, temperance Place, Market Street, Church Street and Mill Street).

Tonypandy, November 22: Dunraven Street, Lower Dunraven Street, De Winton Street.

Porth: November 28: Hannah Street.

Aberdare, November 29: Commercial Street, Canon Street, Victoria Square, High Street, Market Street, Cardiff Street, Station Street, Duke Street.

Llantrisant, December 3: High Street, Swan Street, George Street, The Bull Ring, Yr Allt.

Treorchy, December 6: Bute Street, High Street, Station Road.

South Wales Police will control all traffic movements as and when required along the routes. Diversions will be in place and will be clearly signposted. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency services at all times.

For full details of all Christmas events in Rhondda Cynon Taf call the Council’s Events Team on 01443 424123.