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December 2019

Warning to farmers over illegal dumping of waste

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking farmers and land owners to be aware of requests to store baled waste on their land.

It follows recent incidents where farmers across Wales have accepted waste for temporary storage.

Rhigos pupils given the gift of technology

Pupils at Rhigos Primary received an early Christmas gift after state-of-the-art IT equipment was delivered to the school.


Welsh NHS worst A & E waiting times on record

Angela Burns AM, the Shadow Minister for Health, has condemned the Welsh Labour Government for the worst A & E waiting times on record, which were published today (December 19) by StatsWal

50 MPH is no solution to Newport's M4 traffic chaos Mark Drakeford

Commenting on the South East Wales Transport Commission’s recommendations published today (December 17), relating to traffic on the M4 around Newport, Russell George, Shadow Minister for Business, Economy and Infrastructure, said:

Muni Arts Centre. The £4.5m plan

Cabinet has today considered proposals from Awen Cultural Trust on its ambitious plan to revitalise Pontypridd’s Muni Arts Centre. The £4.5m plans would expose the Muni’s stunning gothic architecture while creating a unique regional arts venue. 

Pontypridd YMCA refurbishment £4.48m funding package for the project

The refurbishment of the Pontypridd YMCA has been given the final go-ahead after the Council’s Cabinet approved funding for the project, which will also benefit from more than £2m from the Arts Council of Wales. 

Mike’s Field Gas Works Road Aberaman FOOTPATH 9 (TEMPORARY CLOSURE)








south Wales Police are continuing to investigate a serious assault which has left a man critically ill in hospital.

Officers were called to the incident on Commerce Place, Aberaman, at approximately 8.50pm last night (Monday, December 16). 
A 26 year-old man was taken to Prince Charles Hospital with serious injuries, where he remains in a life-threatening condition. 

Charities in Wales receive supplies boost

Charities in Wales have received £700 worth of food and supplies, thanks to a generous pre-Christmas giveaway by a leading builders merchant.

local government settlement ‘… biased, partisan, and unfair’

Commenting on the provisional Local Government Settlement announced on December 16, the Shadow Minister for Local Government, Mark Isherwood, suggested it is further evidence that the Welsh Government “… cannot be trusted to fairly distribute funding across all 22 local authorities in Wales”.

Penywaun History Book Travels the Globe

A new book tracing the history of the community of Penywaun for the first time, has been snapped up and shipped to former Cynon Valley residents across the globe.


A report on Caradog Primary School Clifton Street Aberdare CF44 7PB

Caradog Primary is in the town of Aberdare, in the Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are 221 pupils on roll, aged between 3 and 11 years including 30 full-time nursery pupils. They are taught in eight single-age classes.

Fresh plea for responsible use of 999 over Christmas period

Today (16 December), Cwm Taf Morgannwg in partnership with British Red Cross, launch a new patient service from the Emergency Departments (EDs) at the Royal Glamorgan hospital and Prince Charles hospital.

A proposed development at: Rose Row, off Penderyn Road, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF44 5SQ

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012



Proposed development at: Rose Row, off Penderyn Road, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF44 5SQ


Cynon Valley election result 2019

2019 Results


Final nail in coffin for Barry-based drugs gang which flooded the valleys with drugs

The head of a criminal gang which sold crack cocaine and heroin across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil has been jailed.

Ken Skates: on thin ice over investigation?

Commenting on the published story that Clwyd South AM and Transport Minister Ken Skates is being investigated for a possible breach of government rules over funding for a bus service in his own constituency, a Welsh

Potentially dangerous tablets in circulation

Officers are concerned following the theft of medication from a vets in Treforest overnight.
Approximately 100 Tramadol tablets are currently unaccounted for following the burglary which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday (10 December).

Keeping You Moving Night And Day and don't forget we putting up Council Tax next year

Winter is now well and truly upon us, and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is doing all it can to keep the main roads open and residents moving through the day and night.

Rhos House Surgery. 55 Oxford Street. Mountain Ash and the Council?

We were informed Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has purchased Rhos House Surgery Mountain Ash why would the council purchase doctors surgery when they plan to build a new health centre in Mountain Ash?



Welsh Government consults on amending primary legislation to enable changes to executive governance arrangements of principal councils

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation which proposes amendments to provisions in the Local Government Act 2000 and the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 which enable changes to the executive governance arrangements of principal councils.

Family pay tribute to Sandra Stroud

The family of the 76 year-old woman who tragically died after being in collision with a vehicle in Pontyclun on Monday (2 Dec) have paid tribute to her.

They said:

Cannabis factory find in Ystrad Rhondda

Police acted on a community tip-off to discover a cannabis factory in Ystrad on Thursday (5 Dec).
Officers entered the property on Arthur Street at approximately 1.30pm.
They found 25 plants and growing equipment capable of cultivating thousands of pounds worth of cannabis.

Culvert installations underway at the A4061 Rhigos Road, Hirwaun

The Council has begun work to install two new highway culverts at the A4061 Rhigos Road, to alleviate the risk of flooding during heavy rainfall – requiring traffic lights at intermittent periods over the next three weeks.

When you place your X in the box tomorrow who you are voting for to run the country

So one week to go before the next general election thankfully it's just under a week if it went on any longer the labour dreamer McDonnell the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer will be promising free groceries on Fridays from every supermarket. Is he living in the real world?

Senedd event highlights the need for more support for those living with chronic pain

The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition held an event at the Senedd this week to highlight the issues facing those in Wales who live with persistent pain.

The event was sponsored by Russell George AM.

Pupils Discover World of Recycling

Caegarw Primary School pupils journeyed in to the world of recycling and waste this month at Visit Bryn Pica. 

Re-programming of flu immunisation sessions in schools – week commencing December 9th 2019

Following the postponement of some school flu vaccination sessions, the following schools have now been rescheduled for week commencing December 9th. Please note, these sessions have been added to the weekly plan and do not replace the schools currently listed.

Welsh Government Child Poverty Review

The Welsh Government is currently undertaking a cross-government review of their programmes and services to ensure they have maximum impact on the lives of children, young people and families living in poverty.

Opening event for state-of-the-art Macmillan and National Garden Scheme palliative care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Visitors have had their first look inside the state-of-the-art Macmillan and National Garden Scheme (NGS) palliative care unit in Llantrisant at a special opening event.