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Rhys is in Team Wales

Rhys Jones from Clydach Vale is among the first to be named in Team Wales ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Rhys will represent Wales in the men’s 100m event (T37), along with fellow Welsh para-athletes James Ledger and Morgan Jones, who compete in the T12 [….]

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USW Community Project

Stevie and Morgan, who are Students from the University of South Wales popped in to speak to Gavin about a community project they’re currently undertaking in our area. For more details on how you can get involved – click here  

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Nos Galan – Security Increased

There will be increased security measures in place for this year’s Nos Galan Road Races in Mountain Ash on New Year’s Eve, and as a result, extended temporary road closures will be in place. This is in anticipation of the estimated crowd of over 10,000 spectators and the 1,700 competitors [….]

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Hawthorn Health Suite

A new Health Suite has opened at Hawthorn Leisure Centre following a fire which devastated the former facility earlier this year. Following the fire in March, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council invested in a full refurbishment at the Health Suite, with brand-new facilities installed – and they are proving to be [….]

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Don’t Fly Tip at Christmas

More domestic waste is illegally dumped around Christmas than any other time of year – with children’s toys being one of the most common items to be fly-tipped after the festive period. As the season of giving approaches, Fly-Tipping Action Wales is reminding households that there are more sustainable ways [….]

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Road Safety in RCT

The Council’s Road Safety Team has completed a busy and successful week engaging with residents across the county borough, as part of Road Safety Week 2017. Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, and is coordinated each year by road safety charity Brake. This year (November 20-26) [….]

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Cwmbach Work Complete

The Council has completed the installation of two new right-turn lanes on the A4059 at Cwmbach, to improve traffic flow on the Cynon Valley corridor. Works got underway during October, and the Council has now finished installing the two new lanes at the A4059 Canal Road, to provide safe holding [….]

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Rhondda Tunnel Update

On Friday 1st December, the Rhondda Tunnel Society along with Hammonds of Aberdare (Who represents Highways England) Balfour Beatty (Contracted Engineers of the RTS) Steve Jones (Retired RTS Engineer) Graeme Bickerdike (from the Queensbury Tunnel Project) and Mines Rescue (Dinas) entered the Rhondda Tunnel to gather information in preparation for [….]

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Entry to the Rhondda Tunnel

A planned entry into the Rhondda Tunnel will take place on Friday 1st December 2017. Chairman of the Rhondda Tunnel Society, Steve Mackey told GTFM what’s going on. Officials of the Rhondda Tunnel Society along with the Chairman of the Rhondda Tunnel Technical Sub Committee Mr Steve Jones (Retired Engineer). [….]

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Name that Housing Development

(Picture – A computer generated image of the housing scheme in Porth) Newydd Housing Association is asking local people to name a new housing development at the site of the former St Luke’s Church in Porth. Acquired by Newydd in March this year, this site, built in partnership with Rhondda [….]

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New Rhydyfelin Library Opening Confirmed

(Picture – The old Rhydyfelin Library) Rhydyfelin Library Support Group have announced that their new facility will open on Tuesday 12th December on its original site on Poplar Road. The temporary library will close on Saturday 2nd December whilst books, equipment are transferred. The group wish to express thanks to Travallis, Andrew Morgan, [….]

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