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Refuse and Recycling Arrangements - May Bank Holiday -Monday 4th May, 2015
24/04/2015
Refuse and Recycling Arrangements - May Bank Holiday -Monday 4th May, 2015
All collections will take place one day late due to the bank holiday. For further details access the table below....Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil Conty Borough Council's Trading Standards warns residents of bogus calls
24/04/2015
Merthyr Tydfil Conty Borough Council's Trading Standards warns residents of bogus calls
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Trading Standards Service are warning residents to be aware of unsolicited telephone calls being made ......Read More.
Waste Services Collection Changes
24/04/2015
Waste Services Collection Changes
About the changesThe council is introducing a new way of collecting your recycling, and we need your help to make ......Read More.
Inspirational Welsh project wins national sport award
23/04/2015
Inspirational Welsh project wins national sport award
Merthyr Tydfil Youth Services has been awarded New Project of the Year by national sports charity StreetGames in recognition of ......Read More.
Response to Channel 4 programme 'Skint'
22/04/2015
Response to Channel 4 programme 'Skint'
Following the airing of controversial Channel 4 show, ‘Skint’ and the subsequent recoil from the general public, I feel it ......Read More.
Could you be a member of the Council’s Standards Committee?
20/04/2015
Could you be a member of the Council’s Standards Committee?
Merthyr Tydfil is currently looking to recruit a Chair of the Standards Committee, 3 Independent Members and 1 Community Council ......Read More.
Postal Votes Going Out - You can still apply up to 5 pm tomorrow 21st April, 2015
20/04/2015
Postal Votes Going Out - You can still apply up to 5 pm tomorrow 21st April, 2015
The postal votes for the UK Parliamentary Election for the Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Constituency and the two by-elections in ......Read More.
Appointment of new contractors at Penydarren Park
20/04/2015
Appointment of new contractors at Penydarren Park
Merthyr Town Football Club are extremely happy to announce that local firm ACE Building Contractors have been awarded the contract ......Read More.
Lease signing marks the start of a new development for Merthyr Football Club
20/04/2015
Lease signing marks the start of a new development for Merthyr Football Club
Monday 23rd March 2015 saw Merthyr Town FC officials along with officials from Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council complete the ......Read More.
Tell us how you’d like to access consumer advice
20/04/2015
Tell us how you’d like to access consumer advice
Merthyr Tydfil’s Trading Standards Team is asking members of the public to complete a short survey to determine how people ......Read More.
Temporary Closure of Aberfan Household Waste and Recycling Centre
13/04/2015
Temporary Closure of Aberfan Household Waste and Recycling Centre
Due to the current works being undertaken as part of the Riverside Project, the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at ......Read More.
Statement of Persons Nominated
10/04/2015
Statement of Persons Nominated
The Statement of Persons Nominated has been published today for the Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Parliamentary Constituency and Gurnos and ......Read More.
National Theatre Wales comes to Merthyr Tydfil
08/04/2015
National Theatre Wales comes to Merthyr Tydfil
NINE GREAT WELSH ACTRESSES TO PERFORM IN NATIONAL THEATRE WALES’ MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN THIS NEW, SOUTH WALES VALLEYS VERSION ......Read More.
Minister visits site of Merthyr Tydfil’s new regeneration scheme
07/04/2015
Minister visits site of Merthyr Tydfil’s new regeneration scheme
Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM, visited the old Merthyr Vale Colliery site today to see where ......Read More.
Have Your Say on the Council's Annual Report for Social Services 2014/15
07/04/2015
Have Your Say on the Council's Annual Report for Social Services 2014/15
Over the last 9 months, we have been carrying out a review in order to find out how effective we ......Read More.
Contact community magazine.
31/03/2015
Contact community magazine.
Please select the link below to the view the latest copy of Contact community magazine. ...Read More.
Events in Merthyr Tydfil. April 2015.
30/03/2015
Events in Merthyr Tydfil. April 2015.
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Easter Bank Holiday arrangements
27/03/2015
Easter Bank Holiday arrangements
Please select the link to the documents at the bottom of the page to view the Council's Easter Bank Holiday ......Read More.
ATTITUDE FESTIVAL
31/03/2015
ATTITUDE FESTIVAL
MEDIA RELEASE : FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATTITUDE FESTIVAL / GWYL AGWEDDA NEW ONE DAY FESTIVAL FOR MERTHYR TYDFIL Saturday 9th May will ......Read More.
BBC HORIZONS in Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil
23/03/2015
BBC HORIZONS in Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil
27th March at Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil.CLIMBING TREESGABRIELLE MURPHYHOUDINI DAXTHE PEOPLE THE POET+ 'In Session with ADAM WALTON (BBC Radio Wales) ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil Councillors contribute to efficiency savings
18/03/2015
Merthyr Tydfil Councillors contribute to efficiency savings
Merthyr Tydfil Councillors contribute to efficiency savings Along with all other Welsh Local Authorities, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is ......Read More.
Waste Services Events
17/03/2015
Waste Services Events
The Waste Services team will be holding a series of events over the next few weeks to offer information and ......Read More.
Merthyr Half Marathon - 22nd March, 2015
24/03/2015
Merthyr Half Marathon - 22nd March, 2015
Please find attached below, an information guide which provides details for the Merthyr Tydfil Half Marathon that will take place next ......Read More.
Council's Trading Standards Warn Residents of Wall Insulation
10/03/2015
Council's Trading Standards Warn Residents of Wall Insulation
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Councils Trading Standards and Building Control Teams are concerned about approaches being made to Merthyr Tydfil ......Read More.
Parkwood Leisure acquires Dolygaer Activity Centre
03/03/2015
Parkwood Leisure acquires Dolygaer Activity Centre
Parkwood Leisure has announced its acquisition of Dolygaer Outdoor Activity Centre in Merthyr Tydfil following the recent auction of the ......Read More.
Events in Merthyr Tydfil. March 2015.
26/02/2015
Events in Merthyr Tydfil. March 2015.
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Scheduled maintenance for 25th February
24/02/2015
Scheduled maintenance for 25th February
Scheduled maintenance will be taking place on Wedensday, 25th February All online and telephone payments will be unavailable The following methods ......Read More.
Vibrant and Viable Places Programme Update
23/02/2015
Vibrant and Viable Places Programme Update
On Monday 17th November the Ministerial Advisory Group, along with colleagues from Welsh Government, visited Merthyr to discuss the Merthyr ......Read More.
Zoom International Youth Film Festival 2015
23/02/2015
Zoom International Youth Film Festival 2015
The Zoom International Youth Film Festival 2015 is all about celebrating film. From learning about what goes on behind the ......Read More.
Know the score – Drink Less, Enjoy ‘Merthyr Tydfil’ More
23/02/2015
Know the score – Drink Less, Enjoy ‘Merthyr Tydfil’ More
The Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is personally backing South Wales Police’s campaign that urges people to enjoy ......Read More.
The Orbit Business Lounge...
23/02/2015
The Orbit Business Lounge...
…provides a relaxing and professional business lounge style environment for business people to use on an ad-hoc basis and offers ......Read More.
CANCELLED: Festival of Dangerous Ideas
20/02/2015
CANCELLED: Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Would you like to take part in a live debate to stimulate ideas about the future delivery of education and ......Read More.
£1.5m to transform former colliery in Merthyr Tydfil
18/02/2015
£1.5m to transform former colliery in Merthyr Tydfil
£1.5m to transform former colliery in Merthyr Tydfil  Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has announced an extra ......Read More.
Derelict Merthyr Tydfil YMCA building set for central role in regenerating the town
18/02/2015
Derelict Merthyr Tydfil YMCA building set for central role in regenerating the town
Derelict Merthyr Tydfil YMCA building set for central role in regenerating the town The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has earmarked* £2.6million ......Read More.
Visit World War One Bunker To Share Your Story
16/02/2015
Visit World War One Bunker To Share Your Story
During February and March, community arts organisation Head4Arts will be bringing a very unusual vehicle to key locations in the ......Read More.
New campaign gets people to “Know the Score - Drink Less, Enjoy More”
13/02/2015
New campaign gets people to “Know the Score - Drink Less, Enjoy More”
People are being urged to enjoy a good night out by not having too much to drink. South Wales Police and ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil Activity Week
13/02/2015
Merthyr Tydfil Activity Week
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, in partnership with Welsh Government, will run a five-day activity-based week during February half term ......Read More.
A proud day in Merthyr Tydfil's history
11/02/2015
A proud day in Merthyr Tydfil's history
It was a proud day indeed today (11th February 2015) for Merthyr Tydfil and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council as ......Read More.
New Town Centre Partnership for Treharris
05/02/2015
New Town Centre Partnership for Treharris
A new Town Centre Partnership has been set up in Treharris which aims to create a more attractive and sustainable ......Read More.
Penydre High School is supporting Safer Internet Day 2015
05/02/2015
Penydre High School is supporting Safer Internet Day 2015
Penydre is joining hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and ......Read More.
Pass Plus Cymru
05/02/2015
Pass Plus Cymru
Are you aged between 17-25? Have you passed your driving test? Why not discover more driving techniques, hints and tips ......Read More.
View local democracy in action
04/02/2015
View local democracy in action
Don't forget that you are now able to watch Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council meetings from the comfort of your ......Read More.
Half term activities in Merthyr Tydfil
30/01/2015
Half term activities in Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, in partnership with Welsh Government, will run a five-day activity-based week during February half term ......Read More.
Events in Merthyr Tydfil ... February 2015
30/01/2015
Events in Merthyr Tydfil ... February 2015
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Bus station redevelopment update
27/01/2015
Bus station redevelopment update
Demolition of the former Police Station on Swan Street is starting ready for the redevelopment of the site as the ......Read More.
New early years centre for Merthyr Tydfil
27/01/2015
New early years centre for Merthyr Tydfil
Work is progressing well on the development of a new early years centre in the Gurnos, with contractors on-site early ......Read More.
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