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A local community in Abercwmboi has been named a Cynon Valley Champion by Member of Parliament Beth Winter.  Angela Evans was awarded the prize at her workplace Abercwmboi social club earlier today, having been nominated by members of the local community for her work fundraising and delivering meals to local residents.  Throughout the winter, Angela made hot meals from scratch in her […]

Residents will notice works to upgrade the drainage infrastructure across various streets in Mountain Ash from next week – using more than half-a-million-pound funding secured by the Council from Welsh Government.  Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Streetcare Team will begin the scheme from Monday, August 14, along with the appointed sub-contractor Arch Services. The work is expected […]

Charity fun runs with a difference are coming to South Wales this October. A series of spooktacular charity Dark Runs will be organised Tŷ Hafan’s Children’s Hospice, who provide specialist care and support for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.    The events are sponsored by Principality Building Society, who chose Tŷ Hafan to be one of their charity […]

Following the announcement that struggling home discount retailer, Wilko, has gone into administration, transport provider Adventure Travel has revved up its recruitment campaign to create job opportunities for vulnerable Wilko staff. Wilko announced it would be appointing administrators on 4 August, putting more than 12,000 jobs at risk across the country including HGV and delivery […]

The walkway over Berw Road Bridge, known locally as The White Bridge, will be temporarily closed from August 14, as scaffolding is removed and relocated for repairs to the final section of the bridge. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has provided a wider project update here.  Berw Road Bridge, known as White Bridge, was damaged by […]

Alex Davies-Jones, the Member of Parliament for Pontypridd, is deeply concerned about the impact Barclays’ decision to close its Pontypridd town centre branch will have on local people who use the branch regularly. The branch is the only Barclays left in Alex’s Pontypridd constituency which offers face to face everyday banking services, following closures in […]

Carl Thompson is walking 1,047 miles across Wales during August, to raise £10,000 for dog welfare charity Hope Rescue. This intrepid feat is also taking place while Carl is carrying 60lbs on his back and is time limited as he returns to work in the army in September. His adventure started in Tywyn on 1st […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has secured funding to convert a small area of the former bingo hall site in Pontypridd into new bus stop bays – to create greater integration between bus and rail services as part of the wider South Wales Metro scheme. The bus bays and waiting facilities will also allow southbound buses […]

Local people will be able to have their say on a draft Aberdare Town Centre Strategy, which includes proposed areas for future investment. Six public events will take place in the coming weeks, while residents can also take part online. Last month, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet agreed to consult residents on a draft Strategy […]

Accepting the Italian Trophy, on behalf of next year’s host county, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan OBE announced that next year’s festival will be held in Pontypridd.  Ynysangharad Park in the centre of the town will provide a focus for most activities and pavilions, and the Maes will also […]

Over the past few years GTFM has been expanding its distribution on FM throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf making its local radio service more easily available across more towns and villages across the county by increasing the power on our 107.9FM frequency which serves Pontypridd, Llantrisant, Porth, Tonypandy and surrounding areas. In 2021 we launched 2 […]

The Welsh Government has teamed up with police forces to help educate motorists ahead of the 20mph default speed limit roll out in September.  On Sunday, September 17 Wales will become the first UK nation to introduce a new default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads. To prepare motorists for this significant change, the Welsh […]


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