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If you are struggling with filling in your Census form, and need help, advice sessions both on the phone and face to face have been set up to support you at librairies across RCT on the following dates. Hirwaun Library – telephone advice only – Call 01685 811144Monday 29th , Tuesday 30th March & Thursday […]

The proposal to re-open a rail connection between the Llantrisant area and Cardiff has taken another step forward with the announcement of more funding for feasibility work.    The Welsh Government announcement of an extra £250,000 for the project alongside new funding for other regional transport bids has been welcomed by the area’s MS who has […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has provided an update on its ongoing activity across the CountyBorough to clamp down on dog fouling and fly tipping – with 21 Fixed PenaltyNotices issued for offences last week. Rhondda Cynon Taf is home to beautiful landscapes we can all be proud of –and the Council takes a zero-tolerance approach […]

Nine ‘Good Citizens’ or groups in Rhondda Cynon Taf are to receive special recognition for their roles in their respective communities and the impact they have had on so many lives, especially during the last 12 months of the global pandemic. But the Council needs your nominations for the 2021 Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor’s Good […]

A recent incident involving two teenagers from Ferndale deliberately setting grass fires is a timely reminder ahead of the Easter Holidays. The boys, aged 15 and 13, were spoken to by police on Monday, 8th March after they were summoned home by their parents who had been paid a visit by officers looking for their […]

 Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has arranged for a local shuttle bus service to run on Sunday evening as a result of a road closure at Newbridge Road in Llantrisant, to facilitate ongoing work as part of the Safe Routes in Communities scheme. The previously-announced scheme to implement road safety measures throughout Llantrisant started earlier this month. […]

Wales’ tourism sector will be able to start re-opening from Saturday March 27 as the stay-local rule is lifted, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The rules will also be changed to enable organised outdoor activities and sports for children and under-18s to take place and up to six people from two different households to […]

The Bank of England has unveiled the design of the new £50 banknote, which celebrates mathematician Alan Turing. Mr Turing helped Britain win World War Two with his code-breaking skills and the note features an image of Turing, and mathematical formulae from a 1936 paper he wrote that laid the groundwork for modern computer science, […]

Barnardo’s has released some tips for parents about how to help their children cope with the death of a family member during the Covid-19 pandemic. Before Covid-19, official stats showed one in 29 five-16 year olds had been bereaved of a parent or sibling – that’s at least one child in every average class. With […]

The Valleys Taskforce Empty Homes Grant scheme, which Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has led on through the Housing Strategy & Investment Service, has now successfully concluded. Local Authorities in the Valleys Taskforce Area also include Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthen, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea and Torfaen. In summer 2019, the Valleys […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are advising road users that a road closure is required on the A4061 Rhigos Mountain Road – which has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday nights this week in order to minimise disruption.  The busy commuter route, between Hirwaun and Treherbert, will be closed to all road users from 7pm to 5am on […]

The winners of this year’s St David’s Awards have been revealed during a virtual ceremony. The St David’s Awards, in its 8th year is a chance to acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of people in or from Wales and recognise the great deeds and contributions made by people from all walks of life, during an exceptionally […]