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If you were a fan of Britpop and indie in the 1990s, chances are you’ll have a record in your collection bearing the “a Microdot design” accreditation. Those words adorn millions of instantly recognisable music sleeves around the world – including one that would go on to become the best-selling album of that era in […]

Residents can now view and have their say on detailed plans for the future investment in 21stCentury Schools facilities for Ysgol GyfunRhydywaun – funded in partnership with Welsh Government. The scheme will improve upon current facilities at the Penywaun school, and is part of a wider £23.9m investment in education for the Cynon Valley, first agreed by Cabinet in September 2018. The fundingwill also see significant future investment in Welsh […]

COVID-19 Outbreak | ROYAL GLAMORGAN HOSPITAL Service changes Temporary service changes are still in place including: ·         Temporary suspension of elective surgery (with the exception of a very small number of urgent cancer cases which have been clinically prioritised); ·         Diversion of emergency admissions to other hospitals (with exception of children) ·         Diversion of Welsh Ambulance Service (999) patients to […]

1st October 2020

Many thanks to everyone who has sent in questions to ask the leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Cllr Andrew Morgan.

Listen back to Darren Macey chatting to Gavin about the Adam Harcombe fund. Adam was seriously assaulted in Porth early hours of Sunday 6th of September. His friends have set up a Just Giving site to raise money for Adam who is going to be out of work for a very long time due to […]

Registration for the first ever Virtual Nos Galan Road Races event is now open, with an initial 2,000 places up for grabs. As always, competitors are urged to secure their place at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.  The entry price is £7.50 and registration will be open to all ages and abilities due to […]

A petition to instigate an impartial investigation into successive floods in Rhondda Cynon Taf has moved a step closer to a full plenary debate. The Rhondda Member of the Senedd, who sits on the petition committee, said the petition’s asks were much needed and deserved to be debated in the Siambr. The petition, which specifically […]

Temporary service restrictions to be put in place at Royal Glamorgan Hospital as part of strong action to respond to COVID-19 outbreak Significant temporary service restrictions will be put in place at Royal Glamorgan Hospital from 14.00 Wednesday September 30th as increased action is taken to contain a COVID-19 outbreak within the hospital. Teams have been working […]

Plans to further tackle fuel poverty in Wales by 2035 and support people struggling to meet the cost of their domestic energy needs have today been published for consultation. Over the last 17 years, the Welsh Government’s ‘Home Energy Efficiency Scheme’ and more recently, the ‘Warm Homes Programme’ has provided free advice and home energy […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will shortly be asking residents for their views on the measures introduced in 2018 to reduce alcohol-related anti-social behaviour – including ‘no alcohol zones’ on the streets of Aberdare and Pontypridd town centres. Just over two years ago, the new rules were introduced by a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), and […]

Treforest-based business Gwalia Healthcare has kindly donated 5,600 bottles of hand sanitiser for the Council to distribute to more than 60 voluntary-run organisations across Rhondda Cynon Taf. The Treforest Industrial Estate company specialises in manufacturing medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging, but began producing hand sanitiser in response to the initial lockdown period of the Coronavirus […]

Greggs has warned that trading will remain “below normal for the foreseeable future” as it plans cost-cutting measures that could see jobs go. The high street bakery chain said sales were recovering but were still almost 25% below last year’s levels in recent weeks, following an even tougher August.It confirmed that it had launched a […]