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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will begin a complex scheme to replace a retaining wall at Gwawr Street in Aberaman – requiring traffic management at certain points throughout the work in order to make progress. The wall at Gwawr Street collapsed during summer 2019, and the Council initially engaged a specialist contractor to carry out urgent […]

Subsidies for healthy food, plain packaging for unhealthy food, and more research into meat alternatives could help the UK’s obesity crisis, according to a new report. The report – Turning The Tables – by social policy think-tank Demos, found that too many people face “significant barriers to eating healthy diets”.It estimated that, before lockdown, 20 […]

The £450,000 investment work, which began on 20 July and runs until 7 December, is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses so local people are kept safe and warm for generations to come. As part of the scheme it has been agreed with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council that Pentwyn Road will be […]

As we approach the first weekend since indoor hospitality is open and with good weather forecast the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Dafydd Elis Thomas is reminding residents and visitors alike to enjoy what Wales has to offer safely. The Deputy Minister said: “We are now at the height of summer and with […]

Leisure for Life’s gyms, fitness classes and swimming pools will re-open from Monday, August 10, with a phased approach relating to the activities available. As of 10th August, gym facilities will re-open at all sites with the exception of Llantwit Fardre, which unfortunately does not currently meet Covid-19 regulations This will be followed by the […]

Following Welsh Government’s confirmation that the Childcare Offer for Wales is being reinstated, the Council has announced the local arrangements for parents to apply – with the first group able to do so from August 10. On August 4, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan MS, announced that applications will reopen following […]

RCT Council is supporting the annual Summer Reading Challenge for its younger book lovers, in line with current guidelines and regulations. All Rhondda Cynon Taf library buildings are currently closed to the public due to the national restrictions in Wales, with a new ‘Order and Collect’ service in place at 9 libraries for book lovers […]

Swimming pools, indoor fitness studios, gyms and leisure centres will be able to re-open from Monday 10th August, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. Children’s indoor play areas will also be able to open their doors again as part of the latest changes to the coronavirus regulations in Wales. However, areas such as ball pits, […]

The Welsh Government has today (Thursday, August 6) outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales.   Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health and also has effects on biodiversity and the natural environment. In Wales, […]

Work will shortly begin to repair two retaining walls between Ynysybwl and Glyncoch following damage by Storm Dennis – requiring temporary traffic lights and a reduced speed limit at a section of B4273 Ynysybwl Road. The £270,000 scheme will begin from Thursday, August 6. The Council has appointed Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd to deliver the […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will begin a flood alleviation scheme at Park Lane in Trecynon, using joint Council and Welsh Government funding to reduce the risk of flooding while also increasing the area’s biodiversity. The £550,000 scheme, which will get underway in the week commencing Monday, August 10, will replace the existing underground pipe and […]

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart, yesterday convened the second Coal Tips Summit since the Tylorstown landslip during the February floods this year. The summit brought together Welsh Government Ministers, Rhondda Cynon Taff Leader Andrew Morgan, as well as representatives from local government, the Coal Authority and Natural Resources […]