Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s FREE festive parking initiative in Aberdare and Pontypridd, from 10am each day in December, will be returning for a tenth consecutive year in 2023 – to encourage residents to Shop Local this Christmas.  Once again, parking charges in Council car parks within the two towns will not apply after 10am each […]

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which will visit Wales Millennium Centre from 22-27 January 2024.  Tickets are available here: The touring production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong reunites returning Mischief cast members with some courageous new recruits. Jake Burgum (Venus in Furs, Hound of […]

Alex Davies-Jones, the MP for Pontypridd and Taff Ely, will tonight stand vigil with the local community to mark White Ribbon Day 2023, and highlight the tragic impact of male violence against women and girls. Tomorrow marks the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women. Commenting before the event, Alex Davies-Jones MP said: […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet has agreed the details of a supplementary programme of highways, structures and flood alleviation schemes – to be carried out in the remainder of 2023/24 using funding that was recently allocated to the service. In September 2023, Cabinet agreed a wider, one-off £7.73m investment for Council priority areas – which […]

Pontypridd and Taff Ely MP, Alex Davies-Jones has told GTFM that she is “deeply frustrated” by Natwest’s decision to close it’s branch in Pontypridd town centre next year.  Natwest bank have announced that the Pontypridd branch will close its doors for the last time on Thursday 29th February 2024. Natwest have confirmed with customers affected […]

Award-winning comedian Rob Brydon and his eight piece band, including Paul Herbert (Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist), are back in the UK & Ireland next year with their widely praised tour, Rob Brydon – A Night of Songs & Laughter. The production took UK critics and audiences by storm in 2022 before playing to sold out […]

“Shrek the Musical” unfolds as a mesmerizing tapestry, and at its core are the iconic characters of Shrek and Fiona, portrayed with a depth and brilliance that adds profound layers to the narrative. Shrek, the unlikely hero of our story, is not just an ogre with a grumpy exterior but a character with a compelling […]

The Community Services Scrutiny Committee will look at proposals relating to the current day service offer for older people in Trecynon and Tonyrefail – before Cabinet Members formally consider the matter next month.  On Tuesday, November 21, the Committee will discuss the proposals that have been brought forward with the aim of creating a more efficient service, […]

A consultation will open on 21 November on changing the school calendar, so breaks are spread out more evenly, including a 2-week half term autumn break. The current school calendar means that the autumn term is longer than others. Research suggests this term is tiring and challenging for learners and staff, as more teaching is squeezed into […]

The British Red Cross has launched a dedicated volunteer team which together with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, will provide support to people affected by crisis across Rhondda Cynon Taf. British Red Cross volunteers will deploy at the request of the Fire and Rescue Service to attend call-outs across Rhondda Cynon Taf and the […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have announced that several streets in Pontypridd Town Centre will be closed to traffic on two consecutive Sundays due to work at the former bingo hall site – starting this weekend. The first closure will be in place from 8am to 6pm on Sunday, November 19, and will then be repeated on Sunday, November […]

Two dog owners have gone ‘walkies’ home from court with fines and costs of almost £1000! The owners were caught RED HANDED breaking the rules of the Public Spaces and Protection Order (PSPO) and allowing their dogs to foul in a public place and failed to pick it up, leaving it as a disgusting blight […]


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