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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council can confirm that the Community Testing programme currently in operation across Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board area will be extended to four further locations in RCT from Sunday, March 21. Mountain Ash, Aberdare, Pontypridd and Treorchy will all see Community Testing Outreach Centres operating in each […]

Residents are urged to take extra care and to be vigilant following the theft of storm drain gulley covers in Rhondda Cynon Taf overnight. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a spate of gulley cover thefts in the Rhydyfelin and Llantwit Fardre. Other parts of the County Borough may also be affected. The thefts […]

Stagecoach’s bus drivers are leading the way in a prestigious global performancemeasurement programme for the fifth consecutive year. A total of 5,249 Stagecoach drivers – including 130 from South Wales – have been awardedFleet Elite status and a special badge, under a comprehensive driving safety measurementprogramme managed by GreenRoad, whose safety & telematics system serves […]

18th March 2021

WALKIES are a part of daily life for all guide dog owners – andthis one is no exception. Andy Muxlow, of Cwmaman, is sodelighted with new guide dog Ernie that he has vowed to walk atotal of 200 miles with him during March to raise money forGuide Dogs Cymru.Accompanying them on their daily walks is […]

ND Care & Support is launching a major recruitment drive after a new tender to provide domiciliary care to adults was confirmed with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC). The leading South Wales-based care provider supports people with differing care needs including those with a learning disability and mental health needs, to others requiring […]

Rugby fans have been urged to watch Saturday’s Grand Slam bid at home and not with friends and family. Speaking in Wednesday’s Welsh Government Briefing, the Health Minister, Vaughan Gething said meeting up could lead to a “significant rebound” in cases. The Wales-France game will kick off in Paris at 8pm on Saturday, and a […]

RCT Councill will soon undertake major work to demolish the former Bingo Hall and Angharad’s Nightclub buildings in Pontypridd, which will enable the future redevelopment of the strategic town centre site.  It has previously been announced that the Council has acquired the buildings, which have fallen into a state of disrepair, to develop the area […]

Welsh families using their Tax-Free Childcare accounts to pay for their childcare costs are benefitting from a government top-up worth up to £500 every three months, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced. But there are thousands of families across the UK missing out on the chance to save money on childcare. They too could […]

Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, has announced funding of £1,946,849 for improvements to community-based facilities right across Wales through the Community Facilities Programme (CFP). This programme, which funds projects up to a maximum of £250,000, or up to £25,000 for smaller grants, helps well-used community facilities to improve their financial and/ or environmental […]

The Welsh Government will fund a bonus payment for NHS and social care staff to recognise their extraordinary contribution during the covid-19 pandemic, the Health Minister has announced. The one-off payment for NHS and social care staff is equivalent to £735 per person, to cover the basic rate of tax and national insurance contributions incurred. […]

Prolific burglars and thieves automatically tagged on release from prison under new law GPS satellites to monitor offenders 24 hours a day for up to 12 months Scheme launches in six police force areas with further 13 to follow in the Autumn Burglars, thieves and robbers released from prison will be made to wear GPS […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has to confirmed that the Ynysangharad Park (M&S) Bridge in Pontypridd will reopen later this week, as the significant scheme to repair the structure following Storm Dennis is nearing completion. The bridge, which provides one of three main accesses to Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, was closed with immediate effect in February 2020 to ensure safety. The Council […]