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Siop Y Bont to Close

Picture – Twitter @HuwStephens Another business in Pontypridd is closing its doors. Siop y Bont, based in the indoor market has confirmed that it will cease business at the end of next month. Very sad to hear that Siop y Bont is closing at the end of August. If you [… more]

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Pontypridd Roadworks

Essential bridge repairs and road resurfacing will be undertaken at the Sardis Gyratory in Pontypridd this summer – requiring temporary traffic management over the coming weeks. The necessary project will allow the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to make joint repairs to the Sardis Road/Mill Street bridges and carriageway resurfacing along [… more]

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Love Where You Live awards 2018

Environmental crusaders have been recognised and rewarded thanks to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s highly acclaimed Love Where You Live Awards (LWYL) 2018. People who care so much about the County Borough have been officially recognised at the annual awards, which are celebrating their 10th year. This year’s overall winner and winner [… more]

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Improved Facilities for Running

RCT Council have confirmed plans to create a new purpose-built athletics track as part of its 3G sports pitch development in Beddau – and it will also explore options to upgrade the current athletics facility in Clydach Vale. The plans for a new 3G sports pitch at Bryncelynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, will include an all-weather synthetic six-lane running track around the perimeter of the pitch, and a 100m sprint area along one of the straights. As part of this commitment, the [… more]

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Council Backs Tunnel Opening

Following the agreement of Council to formally lend its backing to the opening of the Rhondda Tunnel between Blaencwm and Blaengwynfi, Council Leader Andrew Morgan met with representatives of the Rhondda Tunnel Society to outline how the Council could support making this ambitious project a reality. The Rhondda Tunnel Society [… more]

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Shed Burglaries

South Wales Police Detectives are working hard to trace criminals responsible for a spate of shed burglaries over the past month. Burglars have struck 34 times since the beginning of June, targeting insecure houses, sheds and outbuildings throughout the Rhondda Valley. Police advice is to lock it or risk losing [… more]

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Pay Deal for NHS Staff in Wales

Today the Welsh Government and the joint health trade unions in Wales announce they have reached agreement on a proposed three-year pay deal for NHS staff in Wales. The RCN in Wales said: “We welcome the announcement, which will now discuss with our members. But this deal is only the [… more]

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Grass Fires – A Statement

The last few days have seen a significant number of grass fires in Rhondda Cynon Taf, in particular at Maerdy, Mountain Ash, and most recently at Llwydcoed. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is once again working tirelessly to keep our communities safe, on both land and from the air [… more]

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