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People moved to a new energy company because their supplier has gone bust stand to pay £6.70 more every week (nearly £30-a-month) for their energy, according to new research by Citizens Advice. The charity analysed deals offered by the five largest failed suppliers to date, against the price increase customers typically experience when moved onto […]

A new campaign has been launched by Foster Wales, the new network of 22 Local Authority fostering services across the country, which aims to make a substantial national impact on the futures of young people. Do you have what it takes to become a foster carer in Rhondda Cynon Taf, opening the door on opportunities […]

The first stage of repairs will begin from this week to repair the Iron Tram Bridge near Robertstown – which will see the Ancient Monument sympathetically restored off site and then reinstalled next year. The bridge was in a poor condition before Storm Dennis, and received further damage during the unprecedented weather and subsequent storm […]

Residents will shortly be able to have their say on the proposed Llanharan Link Road through a public consultation – to help Rhondda Cynon Taf Council finalise its planning application, which will be formally submitted in the New Year. The proposed project, running between the Dragon Studios roundabout and Llanharan service station, would be split […]

V4Velindre, a 50-track fundraising album compiled by music journalist Kevin McGrath, is set for digital-only release via Bandcamp on the 1st of October. All profits from the album will go straight to Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, where Kevin continues to be cared for as an outpatient following an operation to remove a tumour from […]

There are just a few days left to cast your vote to help an Abercynon based heritage and conservation project win the coveted ‘Project of the Year’ trophy at this year’s National Lottery Awards. The annual National Lottery Awards celebrate the people and projects across the UK who do extraordinary things with the help of […]

Our Aberdare BID have reached out to the community after another incident of vandalism in the town centre. This is the sixth reported act of vandalism within a short space of time. The flowers are paid for by local business owners via their levy payments with help from the Pen-y-Cymoedd Wind Farm and are part […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has said it is carrying out extensive works at Treorchy Library, marking a new ‘chapter’ in its history and making it more accessible for all users.  The works include the redesign of the main reception area, providing a more flexible space and information point for users, as well as providing a […]

On Sunday 3rd October, Pontypridd Town Mayor, Cllr Carl Thomas will be running the official virtual London Marathon, which consists of 2 laps around Pontypridd, raising some much need funds for his nominated charities; Velindre Cancer Centre, Pontypridd Foodbank, and Help for Heroes. With the ongoing limitations of Town Council events that cannot be held, […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Council could formally make a commitment to ensure Council–contracted adult independent social care workers, and all direct payment recipients, in Rhondda Cynon Taf are paid at least the Real Living Wage – by helping independent sector social care providers access Welsh Government funding. At the upcoming Cabinet meeting on Monday, October […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council could develop several significant 21stCentury Schools projects thanks to an additional £85m in funding from Welsh Government’s 21stCentury Schools and Colleges Programme – including the potential for a new special school, and improved facilities in Llanharry, Cymer, Glyn–coch, Penrhys, Llantwit Fardre and Talbot Green. On Monday, October 4, Cabinet Members will […]

Public Health Wales is urging all eligible people in Wales to have their free NHS flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines when the NHS in Wales begins its biggest ever national winter vaccinations programme. As the global pandemic continues, the impact of COVID-19 on the nation has been significant, but flu (also known as influenza) can […]