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Remembrance Sunday Road Closures

Temporary road closures in place for a few hours on Remembrance Sunday to allow parades and services to be held

A number of roads across Rhondda Cynon Taf will be closed temporarily on Sunday, November 9, 2014, while Remembrance Sunday services and parades are held.

Thousands of people across the County Borough will be united as they pay their respects and remember those people serving in the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice.

It is also a time to think of those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces, both at home and overseas. All Remembrance Day services and parades this year are even more poignant as the nation commemorates the centenary of the First World War.

The following roads may be affected between 10am and 12.30pm on Sunday, November 9:

Aberdare: Canon Street, Victoria Square, High Street (southbound lane only from its junction with Seymour Street to its junction with Canon Street); Cardiff Street (from its junction with Victoria Square to its junction with Cross Street).

Tonypandy: Eleanor Street (from the site of the former Ex-Servicemen’s Club; Gelli Road (from its junction with Eleanor Street to its junction with Dunraven Street); Dunraven Street (from its junction with Gelli Road to its junction with De Winton Street); De Winton Street and Church Street.

Hawthorn: Cardiff Road (from its junction with Dyffryn Road to its junction with Fairfield Lane).

Porth: Relief Road from the Porth Bridge roundabout to the Cymmer Link Road.

Tonyrefail: Gilfach Road (from the entrance to Tonyrefail Comprehensive, opposite 47 Gilfach Road, to the entrance to Trane Cemetery.

Diversions will be in place for the duration of the road closures. South Wales Police will control traffic as necessary along the diversionary routes. Access will be maintained for emergency services and pedestrians.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is proud of its Armed Forces Community Covenant, which builds upon the Council’s important work to date and the existing strong relationship and respect between armed forces personnel and local communities.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council was recently the first Local Authority in Wales to also sign the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant - a voluntary pledge made by groups and organisations wishing to demonstrate their concrete support for the Armed Forces community.

It complements the Council’s Armed Forces Covenant and proudly sits alongside the Council’s Community Covenant, demonstrating its commitment and support to the Armed Forces family as part of its community leadership role.