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April 2019

Early-morning burglary in Trealaw

Officers in Rhondda are appealing for information following an early-morning burglary in Trealaw at the weekend.

A man was disturbed in the front room of an address on Rhys Street at approximately 6.30am on Sunday, April 28.

Cwm Taf Maternity Services placed in special measures

"We welcome the fact that immediate steps are to be taken to place the Trust in special measures and hope that the concerns will be addressed.

The True Cost Of Wild Fires

The Council is once again joining forces with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) in a bid to raise awareness to the dangers of grass fires. 

Cwm Taf University Health Board falls into special measures

Commenting on the news that Cwm Taf University Health Board has fallen into special measures, Acting Health Spokesperson, Darren Millar AM, said:

Swansea Council defeats claim it failed to enforce its rights under contract to build Liberty Stadium

The City and County of Swansea has successfully defended a claim over its alleged failure to enforce its rights under the building contract for the Liberty Stadium.

Working Together To Safeguard The Public?

The partnership body responsible for safeguarding children and adults at risk in the Cwm Taf area has expended to include Bridgend. 


17 education professionals from South Wales have been announced as finalists for the national awards

New 3G sports pitch for school and community use in Penywaun

Pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun will be able to enjoy a new 3G sports pitch after the Easter holiday – representing the 12th outdoor ‘all-weather’ facility to be opened by the Council through #RCTinvest.

Close to 150 councils now using public spaces protection orders: report

Pressure group the Manifesto Club has found that almost 150 councils have imposed public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) covering everything from begging to public

A report on Rhigos Primary School Heol y Graig

Rhigos Primary School is in Rhigos, near Hirwaun in the Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority. There are around 70 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11. There are three mixed-age classes in the school.

Pontypridd Big Weekend tickets now available

Following the recent announcement that Orchard Live - one of the UK’s leading events promotion companies - are bringing Ponty’s Big Weekend back to Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd - the Council is pleased to confirm that tickets can now also be purchased at the National Lido of Wales,

Aberdare Festival back for Spring Bank Holiday

Get ready for a ROAR-some time as one of the biggest and best FREE family events returns to beautiful Aberdare Park next month. 

Announcing the Wales Book of the Year 2019 Judges

Literature Wales is pleased to announce this year's judging panel.


17 April 2019

Wales legends Ryan Giggs and Loren Dykes are urging people across Wales to nominate their local grassroots football heroes.

Culvert repair schemes in five local communities

The Council will undertake five culvert repair schemes over the coming months in order to ensure their structural integrity and reduce the risk of flooding in local communities. The first project in Treherbert is now underway.

300,000 more children will live in poverty as a result of two-child limit on Universal Credit

Research for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) shows that 300,000 more children will live in poverty in the UK because of the two-child limit, by the time Universal Credit is fully rolled out

Child Safety Week 2019: Family life today: where’s the risk?

Serious accidents are one of the most common causes of hospital admissions and a major cause of death for children.

Transport for Wales appoints law firm to £500k bus industry advice contract

Transport for Wales has awarded law firm DLA Piper a contract worth an estimated £500,000 to provide expert legal and regulatory support and advice on matters relat

Law Society calls for jurisdictional solution to accommodation of Welsh law – but without creating barriers to practise

The Welsh government should be proactive in developing a jurisdictional solution to the accommodation of Welsh law and the distinct needs of Wales without creating

Yes what is the true cost of fly-tipping?

In one of the largest fly-tipping cases ever investigated within the County Borough, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council ha

Council Chief execs union criticises draft regulations for £95k exit payments cap

The union representing chief executives and senior managers in local government has hit out at the government’s draft regulations for the proposed introduction of t

Planning permission for Rhos Square development in Mountain Ash

The Council has received full planning permission to redevelop Rhos Square (known locally as Gut

Fashion Designer from Aberdare supports Welsh children’s charity

From Aberdare to IBIZA… , the creative genius behind designer label ‘RAIN Fashion’ Abigail Love will be joining BAFTA Winning makeup artist Sian Grigg and Co-owner of ‘Spectrum Collections’ Sophie Pycroft to support a Welsh children’s charity that makes a difference to the lives of children acros

Free-to-access Wi-Fi to be made available in Town Centres

Free public-access Wi-Fi will be rolled out across the County Borough’s seven Town Centres in th

Appeal following Rhondda collision

Police are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision on Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019.

MPs launch inquiry into pavement parking amid claims of ministerial inaction but not in Wales

MPs are to hold an inquiry to explore the problems of pavement parking in England, amid claims that the Government has failed to take action over the issue.

Young people are Highway Code experts in road safety quiz

There were smiles all around as young people from across Rhondda Cynon Taf proved themselves to



Site visit for the former Blaengwawr Comprehensive School site but will the committee look at the bigger picture?

Development control at RCTC have requested a site visit posted on Twitter by Anthony Lewis Local Democracy Reporter for WalesOnline covering Rhondda Cynon Taf area “Cllr Richard Yeo calls for a site visit for the 120 home application for the former Blaengwawr Comprehensive School site in Aberaman

Exceptional acts and achievements have been recognised

When Melissa Thompson saw an elderly victim being pushed over by a woman who then stole her bag, she chased the robber

New measure for eye care services across Wales

Poor eye health is a common and growing issue. Currently nearly 111,000 people in Wales are living with sight loss.

Talent Ticker’s announces partnership with the USW’s Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme

Talent Ticker are delighted to be working with the University of South Wales’s (USW) Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme, educating the next generation on Data Scientists.

Development Control Committee decide today on Blaengwawr Comprehensive School site

So much for Rhondda Cynon Taf Development Control Committee making its mind up as a report in WalesOnline preempts the outcome “Plans for 120 homes on a former Cynon Valley school site are set for approval despite there being more than 60 objections to the plan.”


Two arrested after three knifepoint robberies in Merthyr

Police in Merthyr Tydfil have arrested two men in connection with three knifepoint robberies which have occurred since Sun

Town Centre Maintenance Grant extended to Aberdare, Porth and Ferndale

The Council is now accepting applications for its Town Centre Maintenance Grant from businesses

400 mile commemorative cycle ride The Netherlands to Cardiff in 5 days

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Welsh soldiers liberating s’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, 26 Dutch city employees plan to cycle an epic 400 mile journey from their hometown to Cardiff next week, stopping off at various locations including Pontypridd and Caerphilly enroute.