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Beddau Planned Road Closures

The Council will soon complete its significant improvements to the Llantrisant Road/Gwaunmiskin Road junction in Beddau – and the final surfacing phase of the project requires two necessary road closures. The major £680,000 scheme is delivering road safety improvements at the junction, known locally as ‘Beddau Halt’. It includes alterations [… more]

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iPads to support wellbeing

Patients at Pinewood House are being encouraged to use iPads to support their mental health and wellbeing. Staff at the mental health rehabilitation unit in Treorchy have purchased two iPads to allow patients to access online support, including apps and websites which can help them with their recovery. The iPads [… more]

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Armed Forces Day in RCT

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be marking Armed Forces Day at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in Pontypridd on Saturday 7th July. Armed Forces Day 2018 will commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War as well as marking the dedication and bravery of our Armed Forces, past [… more]

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Tonyrefail Improvements

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have announced details of important pedestrian safety improvements to be delivered in Tonyrefail this summer, alongside the significant 21st Century Schools investment in the area. The works will take place on a number of streets in Tonyrefail, and will be delivered in time for the new [… more]

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Ed Sheeran in Cardiff

Ed Sheeran plays the Principality Stadium in Cardiff this week. The record breaking back-to-back residency at the venue begins on Thursday (21st) but fans with tickets to the sell-out gigs are being warned in advance. Below is an extract from an email issued by an official source with guidelines. Show [… more]

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Music in the Park

Lloyd Macey is to headline a three-day music festival at the Welsh Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park this August Bank Holiday weekend. Music In The Park promises to be the biggest open-air music party in Rhondda Cynon Taf this summer – three consecutive days of performances and music for [… more]

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Metro Depot in RCT

Welsh Government has confirmed that a new £100m Train Depot to support the South Wales Metro will be located in Rhondda Cynon Taf, delivering a further boost for local employment and the economy. Economy Secretary Ken Skates AM this week announced that the facility will be developed at Taffs Well [… more]

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Tonypandy Improvements

The Council will begin work on a major scheme to improve Tonypandy Town Centre for the benefit of businesses and visitors – including the removal of the pedestrianised area to allow through traffic. The scheme will begin from next Monday (June 18), and is scheduled for completion during Autumn 2018. [… more]

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