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The £1.4m surface water pumping station in Glenboi is now fully-operational, to help protect the community during heavy rainfall. In a recent test run, the system successfully coped with conditions that replicated a large storm event.  Work throughout 2023 has focused on installing a large upgrade to the existing pumping station at Glenboi, which is […]

Tŷ Unnos = One Night House Pontypridd Common, Rhondda Cynon Taf 13-14 October 2023 At dusk on Friday 13th October a group of young people will build a house on Coedpenmaen Common (Pontypridd Common), which will stand as a temporary landmark for 24 hours with events for people to gather, families to play, and for interested […]

The default speed limit on some roads in built-up areas in Wales has reduced from today from 30mph to 20mph. And while 20 miles per hour limits are already common place in many English towns and cities, Wales has become the first UK country to change the default urban limit – and on-line versions of […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet will consider proposals and recommendations put to them by Council Officers to close Rhigos Primary School and transfer pupils to Hirwaun Primary School – with a decline of pupil numbers in Rhigos projected to continue, and the old school buildings requiring significant works. On Monday, September 18, Cabinet could agree to consult […]

Alex Davies-Jones MP, the Member of Parliament for Pontypridd, has led on the Online Safety Bill in Parliament. The Bill, which is in its final stages before soon becoming law, aims to protect children and adults on social media platforms from harmful content. This includes content found on popular social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook, […]

St David’s Hall is to temporarily close to the public to undertake additional checks on the Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) panels in the building. The decision has been taken in light of the recent change to advice on RAAC in public buildings issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and following further discussions […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has announced its multi-million pound redevelopment of the Muni Arts Centre is now officially underway! Contractors have started work to revitalise the much-loved Pontypridd venue and reopen it next summer. The Grade II Listed Muni, in the centre of Pontypridd, was originally built in a gothic style as a Weslyan Chapel […]

The first ever Aberdare Food Festival is taking place this Saturday (9th September) on Market Street in Aberdare from 10am through to 5pm. Aberdare Food Festival will have a variety of Food and Drinks Vendors as well as a Welsh Independent Makers Market. There will also be a Fun Fair in Commercial Street, activities in […]

Trains are now running throughout midweek evenings for people travelling between Cardiff and Pontypridd as South Wales Metro works continue to progress. Transport for Wales (TfW) is transforming the Core Valley Lines as part of a billion-pound investment to electrify the line and deliver the South Wales Metro. While modernising the rail infrastructure, parts of […]

Traffic routes through the A4119 dualling works site between Coed Ely and Ynysmaerdy roundabouts will be altered to enable construction progress. The first change will be from Friday night (September 8) for southbound traffic. The A4119 Coed Ely dualling scheme will provide 1.5km of dual carriageway from Coed Ely Roundabout to the Llantrisant Business Park, […]

The new Castle Inn Footbridge in Treforest was successfully lifted into place this week – and final arrangements are being made to reopen Cardiff Road on schedule, ahead of the peak travel period on Monday morning. The old footbridge provided a key link over the Afon Taff between River Street in Treforest and Cardiff Road […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has announced that it’s to extend its roll-out of the Universal Primary Free School Meals programmefor the new school year this September – to include Year 3 and Year 4 learners, and further eligible nursery age pupils. The Welsh Government is working with Local Authorities to achieve its commitment to provide […]


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