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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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Wales Team v South Africa

Wales have made five changes for their final Under Armour Series clash against South Africa at Principality Stadium on Saturday (December 2, KO 14.30). Scarlets centre Hadleigh Parkes will make his debut with scrum half Aled Davies the other change in the back-line. Parkes will partner Scott Williams in the [….]

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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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A470 Cat

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a pet carrier in a layby on the A470 road near Caerphilly. A driver travelling north on the A470 from Cardiff to Merthyr witnessed a man wearing a blue coat and jeans get out a white Fiesta type [….]

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The Worlds Biggest Chemotherapy Unit

(Picture – Tenovus volunteers at a recent event) Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales’ leading cancer charity, will build the world’s biggest mobile chemotherapy unit for cancer patients in Wales after it received funding from Welsh Government, Walk the Walk Worldwide and the Fairwood Trust. The charity has received £500,000 from Walk [….]

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2018 Women’s 6 Nations

The Championship will begin on Friday 2 February in Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay where Wales will host Scotland and will end on Sunday 18 March in Stadio Plebiscito, Padova. For the first time in the history of the Women Six Nations, a championship match will be staged in Bastia, Corsica [….]

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Tyres dumped Illegally

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is asking for the public’s help as it investigates recent illegal fly-tipping offences in the Treforest area. Over the last few months piles of tyres have been illegally dumped on four separate occasions – and two of the offences took place in quick succession recently. The [….]

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More Buses Tonypandy to Cardiff

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has worked with bus operator Stagecoach to provide more frequent buses along the 122 service from Tonypandy to Cardiff. From Monday, November 27, buses will travel the route four times an hour (every 15 minutes), an increase from three times an hour (every 20 minutes). The [….]

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