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June 2019

Father raises £200,000 for Macmillan in daughter’s memory

A father and award-winning volunteer has raised £200,000 for Macmillan in memory of his daughter.

Shame and social stigma ‘putting cancer patients at risk’

Macmillan warns people with cancer face deteriorating health because they’re too ashamed to seek help with ‘taboo’ side effects

 

Rhigos car park up for sale is it wanted by zip world?

The car park in top of the Rhigos (between Treherbert and Hirwaun) is being sold off, privatised, and is being advertised as for sale by the Welsh Government.

50 years of The Open University in Wales celebrated with unique historical display

Tuesday (18 June) The Open University in Wales (OU) hosted a special reception to celebrate its 50th year, bringing together OU alumni, AMs, stakeholders and the general public for a day of celebrations.

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES AND ROYAL COURT THEATRE ON BEAR RIDGE

CASTING IS ANNOUNCED FOR NATIONAL THEATRE WALES AND ROYAL COURT THEATRE PRODUCTION OF ON BEAR RIDGE BY  ED THOMAS

 

·       THE CAST WILL BE RAKIE AYOLA, JASON HUGHES, RHYS IFANS AND SION DANIEL YOUNG

 

Extortionate salaries for failing Health Board heads.

Whilst many people are more than willing to jump up and down and complain about the salaries paid to politicians it seems they are oblivious to the extortionate amounts paid to some public service employees. For example the Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board.

Welsh Labour Government criticised for ‘Any Other Business’ handling of Climate Emergency declaration

The Welsh Conservatives have criticised the Welsh Labour Government’s farcical response to the climate emergency declaration after it emerged the cabinet only briefly discussed the matter in the ‘Any Other Business’ section of its meeting on the 29th April.

Extortionate salaries for failing Health Board heads

Whilst many people are more than willing to jump up and down and complain about the salaries paid to politicians it seems they are oblivious to the extortionate amounts paid to some public service employees. For example the Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board.

Attempts to sweep Wales’ healthcare problems under the Welsh Labour rug thwarted

The false claims by Welsh Labour Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, of a new ‘independent citizen body’ have been exposed by Welsh Conservatives.

Muni Arts Centre Statement

A council spokesperson said: “The Cabinet has considered the outcomes of the process to secure a sustainable future for the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd. 

An application for planning permission at 20 Commercial Street, Aberdare (former Kwik Save) was received on 15th January 2019.

An application for planning permission at 20 Commercial Street, Aberdare (former Kwik Save) was received on 15th January 2019. The application sought permission for the change of use of the property from an A1 retail use to an ‘unlicensed family entertainment centre’ (sui generis).

FAW Trust move the goalposts for girls’ football

To celebrate the Women’s World Cup, the Football Association of Wales Trust (FAW Trust) are putting on seven FAW Trust Football Festivals across Wales in June and July to provide girls and their families the opportunity to try football.

Should Axe Fall on Health Board Chief Exec? In other words, resign from her £170,000 a year plus benefits post

At the RCT Council meeting on Wednesday 19 June the Chief Executive and Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board are expected to attend to answer members' questions with regard to the recent problems unearthed in maternity services.

 

RCT Lib Dems - on your side

As previously announced, the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming Rhondda ward by-election will be Karen Roberts.

A well-known name in local politics, Karen has been involved in many campaigns fighting for the rights of people in RCT, including:

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Plastic Documentary Statement: Episode 2

In the latest episode of the BBC's plastic waste documentary, the presenter can be seen presenting the Council with an empty recycling bag from this Authority, which was found within plastic waste from across the UK outside a town near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. 

More fairness needed in RCT education system.

Karen Roberts, our candidate for the Rhondda ward by election wants to see more fairness in our education system.

Under the current regime:

• whether or not three year olds get full or part time nursery education.

Cruz Cymru 2019

Tomorrow, Saturday 15 June, brings the much anticipated return of Cruz Cymru at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd. Now in its third year, this popular event is attracting a growing number of car and motorcycle clubs that have the event fixed in their annual calendar.

Care provider launches GetGardening campaign

AN AWARD-WINNING care provider is this month (June, 2019) launching a campaign to get Welsh folk into the garden in a bid to improve social interaction and get people to spend quality time together.

 

Ceredigion & Rhondda Cynon Taf Council responded to our recent article in relation to Amgen Cymru and associated waste management

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has been the subject of some bad publicity in recent weeks because just one recycling bag was found in Malaysia bearing the name of the council.

 

Working together to improve wellbeing for work-based learning

Vocational Skills Partnership is a consortium of four private work based learning providers in Abercynon. Together they have created an online wellbeing hub where learners, employers and employees can access the latest information on improving their wellbeing.

River bridge repairs at Station Road in Hirwaun

It would be good to know the start date for repairs on the Tramway Bridge in Robertstown?

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate a road traffic collision in Aberdare

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate a road traffic collision which happened shortly after 12.30am on Sund

STUDENTS FROM YSGOL GYFUN RHYDYWAUN WIN WALES TITLE IN NATIONAL SCHOOLS’ SCIENCE COMPETITION

A team of three Year 8 students from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun in Hirwaun has fought off tough competition from hundreds of schools across Great Britain to win the Wales prize in Shell’s national schools’ competition, The Bright Ideas Challenge.

 

THEATR IOLO & THE RIVERFRONT TRANSPORTER at the Sherman Theatre

“SO, WHAT’S IT LIKE ROUND HERE?”

This is the story of a girl called Maya. A girl who is always thirteen. A girl who is always on the move. It is a story of a never-ending search for the last safe place on earth.

Rhondda Arts Festival

Major names in the world of entertainment are once again heading to Rhondda Cynon Taf this month as part of the 2019 Rhondda Arts Festival (RAFT).

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council statement on recycling bag found near the Malaysia capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is as disappointed and concerned as residents are to learn that an empty recycling bag from this Authority was found within plastic waste from across the UK outside a town near the Malaysia capital of Kuala Lumpur. 

South Wales Police appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision

South Wales Police appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision which occurred at 00.34 hours on Sunday

Wales’ unpaid carers suffering anxiety and stress

Carers in Wales said they are 39% less satisfied with life and 3

National TV advert reminds Wales it’s #TimeToBeKind

Today, the Wales Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Support Hub launch a Welsh Government funded campaign to urge people to take the time to be kind to help reduce the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Aberdare primary school hits the right notes in supporting NSPCC Cymru/Wales

Cwmbach Church In Wales Primary School has raised £386 for the NSPCC after the school council chose to support the leading child protection charity.

Canolfan Pennar Community Hub Opens Its Doors

The new Mountain Ash Community Hub (Canolfan Pennar) officially opens to the public today (Friday), offering local residents improved access to a range of Council services. 

A New Children’s Laureate for Wales

Literature Wales has launched a public call-out for a Welsh writer to become the first Children’s Laureate Wales for 2019-2021.

£114m Welsh Government spend 'salt in the wounds' of road users

Shadow Minister for Business, Economy and Transport, Russell George AM, has tackled Welsh Transport Minister Ken Skates over the lack of progress in improving the M4.

Councils to be required to report on deals with housing developers

Councils will be required to report on the agreements reached with housing developers to pay for infrastructure, under new rules laid in Parliament this week.

See diabetes differently this Diabetes Week 10-16 June

Diabetes UK Cymru is urging the public to share facts to increase diabetes awareness

 

Diabetes Week is taking place from 10 to 16 June 2019 and aims to increase the public’s understanding of diabetes.

 

Lip Reading Classes

Please could you advertise the above Lip Reading Classes being held at Cynon Linc Community Hub, every Wednesday morning 10am to 12noon. Everybody is welcome to attend.

 

Many Thanks

Lucy

 

Lucy Payne

Engagement Officer – South & West Wales