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Work to replace Tynybryn Footbridge has progressed well and the new bridge will be lifted into place on Friday night, subject to weather conditions – requiring an overnight road closure on the A4119 between the Thomastown and Tonyrefail roundabouts. The Council began important work in June to replace Tynybryn Footbridge in Tonyrefail as part of […]

Good progress has been made in the early stages of building a new school for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llyn y Forwyn in Ferndale – and a group of pupils and staff were recently invited to the new site for a closer look.  Contractor Wynne Construction started work on site in June 2023, to deliver the […]

On Monday, November 20, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet will consider options in response to a predicted £35m funding shortfall next year. Members will also consider key reports relating to Pre School-Day Childcare, Home to School Transport and various other operational changes. The Council’s funding position is determined by the level of funding provided by the […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s longest-serving School Crossing Patrol Officer has retired after 35 years of service. For a period lasting almost half her life, Marion has helped pupils and families in Beddau walk safely to and from school each day. Marion Walker, 75, has served the community since 1989, halting the traffic to help pupils […]

A Rhondda Cynon Taf man and a woman have been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after they failed to care appropriately for a marmoset monkey they kept as a pet – leading her to suffer from severe metabolic bone disease. Tragically, the white-faced marmoset – commonly known as a Geoffroy’s marmoset monkey – […]

Members of Pontypridd Men’s Shed will play a part in an opera being staged at Yma in Pontypridd on Saturday November 18. Presented by Swansea City Opera the uplifting and humorous production focusses on the Men’s Shed Movement and the benefits it offers within communities. The aims of Men’s Sheds are for men to connect, […]

The A4061 Rhigos Mountain Road will be closed for five overnight work shifts from November 13-17 (9pm to 6am), for repair and maintenance work to the rock netting at the location of last year’s large wildfire.  The fire in August 2022 caused major damage to the hillside and to areas of wire netting, plastic netting […]

Minister for Climate Change Julie James has announced the Help to Stay Wales mortgage support scheme, a new funding package for Welsh homeowners having difficulty paying their mortgage. With rising interest rates, energy costs and cost-of-living expenses, not being able to meet mortgage repayments is a reality many homeowners are facing. As part of the […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has announced a £1 maximum single fare for all bus journeys that start and end in Rhondda Cynon Taf will be applied for the whole of December 2023 – providing cheaper travel this festive period.  Subsidised bus travel was successfully provided for a six-week period earlier this year, between July 24 […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Members have agreed to further progress the proposals to create a new special school for Rhondda Cynon Taf by 2026, having considered the feedback received in a recent public consultation. At their meeting on Monday, October 23, Cabinet considered a thorough consultation report following the consultation period, which ran from […]

People across Wales are being urged to prepare for flooding as Storm Ciarán is set to bring persistent and heavy rain across Wales this evening (1 Nov) and throughout Thursday (2 Nov). In addition to the heavy rain, strong winds are also expected. A yellow Met Office rain warning has been updated to cover the […]

Working Wales hosted a special event to recognise the importance of working with partner organisations at the new Careers Wales centre in the YMa building in Pontypridd last week. Opening its doors in July this year, the new careers centre has been welcoming customers for appointments with careers advisers and employability coaches. Hosted on Thursday […]


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