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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the Excellence in People Management Awards 2021, which were held during the Public Services People Managers Association Virtual Conference. The Council picked up the award in the ‘Best Talent’ Programme category, sponsored by Tribepad. The awards organisers said this category recognises employers who are seeking to […]

Interlink RCT, the voluntary council is offering community and voluntary groups £250 micro-grants for opening-up activities. This could enable organisations to once again do vital work in person in their communities throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf. The offer comes after 18 months of pandemic stress and lockdowns, when people are eager to reconnect. The money can […]

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Alun Michael, will be hosting an online community conversation with residents living in Rhondda Cynon Taf on Tuesday 5th October at 5.30pm via Zoom.  The aim of the community conversation is to offer residents the opportunity to speak directly to the Commissioner and representatives from the local policing team in South Wales […]

Future developments in Wales will have to take into account future flooding and coastal erosion risk caused by climate change the Welsh Government has confirmed. In a UK first, developers will have to work with flood risk and coastal erosion maps that have been made available today that not only show current risk levels, but also the […]

The UK Government should use this autumn’s Spending Review to share responsibility and allocate long-term funding to make Wales’ coal tips safe, Finance and Local Government Minister Rebecca Evans has said. As our climate changes, Wales’ coal spoil tips need attention and long-term funding to prevent the risk of future landslips. Based on information from […]

The rules enforcing ‘no alcohol zones’ on the streets of Aberdare and Pontypridd town centres will be extended by three years – after Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet agreed a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) having considered feedback from a consultation exercise.  At the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, September 23, Members considered an Officer report which […]

The Welsh Government has confirmed it will merge the green and amber travel lists into one and remove the requirement for pre-departure testing for those fully vaccinated. The changes are intended to be made by October 4th in alignment with the new UK Government system. A decision on moving away from PCR tests is still to […]

From 4 October, motorists exceeding the 50mph speed limits on some of the most polluted roads in Wales, including the A470 through Pontypridd, could receive a letter or fine through their doors, the Welsh Government has warned. The decision to introduce environmental speed limits to improve air quality levels in five locations across Wales in […]

Transport for Wales has confirmed dates for additional train services it wants to introduce to its timetable across the Wales and Borders route over the next three years. Because of the enormous impact of COVID-19 over the last 18 months, some original dates, set in 2018, have had to be revised due to the pandemic’s […]

Age Cymru is seeking volunteers to support family visits to care homes across Wales including the Ysguborwen Care Home in Aberdare and the Sunrise of Cardiff Care Home in Cardiff. The Meet and Greet volunteers will be there supporting families and friends to make the return of visiting as safe as possible for everyone. Care homes across Wales have suffered […]

A host of junior rugby teams playing for Cambrian Coltz RFC are starting this season in style after local energy company, Pennant Walters, has stepped in to sponsor them. As part of the sponsorship deal, the Club’s under 7, 8, 9 and 12 teams have all received a brand new kit which now sports the […]

RCT Council has secured an additional £661,000 from Welsh Government’s Active Travel Fund for 2021/22 – which will be used for pedestrian crossing improvements, recreational route enhancements and further Taff Trail works. During March 2021, the Council received its allocation from the Active Travel Fund for the current financial year. This totalled £3.76m, including a […]