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World Mental Health Day 2014
19/09/2014
World Mental Health Day 2014
Merthyr Tydfil will be holding a World Mental Health Day Event on Thursday 9th October 2014 at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure ......Read More.
20mph Rule Outside Schools
18/09/2014
20mph Rule Outside Schools
A new campaign "20mph Rule Outside Schools" is being launched during September 2014 focussing on making roads safer in communities. ......Read More.
Prosecution for ‘Del Boy’
11/09/2014
Prosecution for ‘Del Boy’
On the 11th September 2014 at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court, Jonathan Nicholls of Poplar Place, Trefechan, Merthyr Tydfil was sentenced ......Read More.
Temporary closure of Avenue De Clichy
10/09/2014
Temporary closure of Avenue De Clichy
As part of the works to the River Taff Central Link (RTCL), from 6pm on the Sunday, 14th September 2014, ......Read More.
BikePark Wales to host British Downhill series final on 14th September.
10/09/2014
BikePark Wales to host British Downhill series final on 14th September.
BikePark Wales are delighted to announce that the weekend of 13th/14th September will see the British Downhill Series final come ......Read More.
Roman Run 2014
10/09/2014
Roman Run 2014
The annual Tydfilians Roman Run took place this year on Saturday 6th September 2014.  The race was restarted in 1980 ......Read More.
Cyfarthfa Park Survey
09/09/2014
Cyfarthfa Park Survey
Have you visited Cyfarthfa Park recently? Voted Wales’ second most special place, Cyfarthfa Park has lots to offer, including a ......Read More.
Annual Funding Event 2014
03/09/2014
Annual Funding Event 2014
Are you an SME, business, community group or an organisation looking to access funding, if so why not pop along ......Read More.
20mph limit at Fiddlers Elbow
03/09/2014
20mph limit at Fiddlers Elbow
We are making residents aware of speed restrictions on one of the main routes into the county borough. A 20mph speed ......Read More.
The Cyfarthfa Story: Cyfarthfa Park Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People- 2012-2017
29/08/2014
The Cyfarthfa Story: Cyfarthfa Park Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People- 2012-2017
An exciting first phase of the programme of improvements to Cyfarthfa Park has started. This includes the walled garden, footpaths, ......Read More.
Dog Control Orders (Taff Bargoed Park) Consultation
29/08/2014
Dog Control Orders (Taff Bargoed Park) Consultation
Under Part 6 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council proposes to make ......Read More.
Closure of the Fiddlers Elbow Viaduct
22/08/2014
Closure of the Fiddlers Elbow Viaduct
Please be advised that the Fiddlers Elbow Viaduct will have closures this weekend to enable a camera survey to be ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil Local Authority: GCSE results 2014
21/08/2014
Merthyr Tydfil Local Authority: GCSE results 2014
Merthyr Tydfil Local Authority: GCSE results 2014 This year Merthyr Tydfil CBC celebrates with its schools record breaking success across every ......Read More.
Merthyr Rock stage times and more announced
15/08/2014
Merthyr Rock stage times and more announced
Merthyr Rock stage times and more announced. Main Stage 21:00: Taking Back Sunday 19:35: Reel Big Fish 18:10: Anti-Flag 17:00: Blitz Kids 16:00: Save Your Breath 15:00: ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … September 2014
01/09/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … September 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Cyfarthfa Park survey
14/08/2014
Cyfarthfa Park survey
In December 2011, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded nearly £2m of funding to restore Cyfarthfa Park in Merthyr Tydfil. We ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Late Summer Holiday Arrangements
14/08/2014
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Late Summer Holiday Arrangements
Please click on the Pdf document below to access information in relation to service changes as a result of the ......Read More.
 A Level  and A/S Results 2014 for Merthyr Tydfil
14/08/2014
A Level and A/S Results 2014 for Merthyr Tydfil
The number of entries for A/S level in 2014 is 101 compared to 383 in 2013. The percentage of young ......Read More.
Health Board and local councils join forces to provide integrated services for older people with complex needs
14/08/2014
Health Board and local councils join forces to provide integrated services for older people with complex needs
Cwm Taf University Health Board has launched a major collaboration with Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf Councils to integrate ......Read More.
Make-over for Treharris butchers
14/08/2014
Make-over for Treharris butchers
Cig Mynydd Cymru Butchers of Perrott Street, Treharris is the second business in the area to undergo a transformation of ......Read More.
Temporary closure of college car park
13/08/2014
Temporary closure of college car park
Please be advised that the northern college car park will be closed on Sunday 17th August 2014 for surfacing works. ......Read More.
Trustees Required for Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust
13/08/2014
Trustees Required for Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (MTCBC) is proposing to establish a Not for Profit Organisation (Trust) to operate the Sport, ......Read More.
Cyfarthfa Park closed Sun 17th Aug for Merthyr Rock concert
12/08/2014
Cyfarthfa Park closed Sun 17th Aug for Merthyr Rock concert
On Sunday 17th August 2014 Cyfarthfa Park will close at 12noon for the Merthyr Rock concert.  After this time, only ......Read More.
Recruitment Fair in Merthyr Tydfil set to draw in the crowds with even more opportunities this year for job seekers
11/08/2014
Recruitment Fair in Merthyr Tydfil set to draw in the crowds with even more opportunities this year for job seekers
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will hold its Eleventh annual Recruitment Fair, in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus, on Thursday 21st ......Read More.
£2m investment in recycling in Merthyr Tydfil
11/08/2014
£2m investment in recycling in Merthyr Tydfil
Natural Resources Minister John Griffiths has today announced a £2m funding package for Merthyr Tydfil Council to improve recycling services.  ......Read More.
Walking and Cycling Weekend a success
06/08/2014
Walking and Cycling Weekend a success
Merthyr Tydfil held its very first Walking and Cycling Weekend from 27th-29th June 2014. The event was launched at Bikepark ......Read More.
Cwm Golau Family Fun Day - A great day out for all the family
05/08/2014
Cwm Golau Family Fun Day - A great day out for all the family
Children getting bored through the long summer holiday?  Come along and find out what's happening at our ninth  Cwm Golau ......Read More.
MTCBC's Annual Recruitment Fair 2014
04/08/2014
MTCBC's Annual Recruitment Fair 2014
Recruitment Fair set to draw in the crowds with even more opportunities this year for job seekers Merthyr Tydfil County Borough ......Read More.
Leader’s Column
01/08/2014
Leader’s Column
Cyfarthfa Park’s newly restored woodland paths and ponds were officially launched earlier this month and I was delighted to be ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil CBC’s trading standards clamp down on counterfeit goods and money laundering
31/07/2014
Merthyr Tydfil CBC’s trading standards clamp down on counterfeit goods and money laundering
On the 29th July 2014 at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court, Paul Bow of Sunnybank, Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil was sentenced ......Read More.
Temporary closure of Penry Street
28/07/2014
Temporary closure of Penry Street
With effect from Sunday, 3rd August 2014, Penry Street (from the junction by Merthyr Rugby Club to the junction with ......Read More.
Wood Carvings at Cyfarthfa Park
28/07/2014
Wood Carvings at Cyfarthfa Park
The latest additions to Cyfarthfa Park’s collection of wood carvings have been placed as part of the artwork that is ......Read More.
100 Years Ago – Merthyr Tydfil and the Great War
25/07/2014
100 Years Ago – Merthyr Tydfil and the Great War
From August 4th to September 28th, 2014 at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryAt the time it was the largest ......Read More.
Centenary of the First World War
28/07/2014
Centenary of the First World War
One hundred years on, we are all connected to the First World War, either through our own family history, the ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … August 2014
25/07/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … August 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Merthyr Rock Announces Final Line-Up & Fringe Events
18/07/2014
Merthyr Rock Announces Final Line-Up & Fringe Events
Merthyr Rock, South Wales’ heavy rock festival have announced the final line-up for the one-day event taking place at Merthyr ......Read More.
Merthyr’s Festival for Food Lovers
17/07/2014
Merthyr’s Festival for Food Lovers
If you love food, you’ll love Merthyr Food Festival. That’s the promise from organisers of the very first food festival ......Read More.
Tydfilians Roman Run 2014
17/07/2014
Tydfilians Roman Run 2014
The annual Tydfilians Roman Run is to take place on Saturday 6th September 2014 and is set to be the ......Read More.
Cyfarthfa Park Ponds and Paths Launch
16/07/2014
Cyfarthfa Park Ponds and Paths Launch
Monday July 14th was the official launch of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Parks for People Cyfarthfa Park Ponds and ......Read More.
Cwm Golau Family Fun Day - A great day out for all the family
16/07/2014
Cwm Golau Family Fun Day - A great day out for all the family
Children getting bored through the long summer holiday?  Come along and find out what's happening at our ninth  Cwm Golau ......Read More.
Council's Trading Standards Warn Residents of Wall Insulation
16/07/2014
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.
Corporate Plan 2013/17 & Corporate Priorities for Improvement 2013/17
11/07/2014
Corporate Plan 2013/17 & Corporate Priorities for Improvement 2013/17
Following agreement of the Corporate Priorities for Improvement 2013/17 in June 2013, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has now updated ......Read More.
Public Message – Industrial Action – Thursday 10th July 2014
09/07/2014
Public Message – Industrial Action – Thursday 10th July 2014
As a result of the Industrial Action taking place on Thursday 10th July, 2014, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … July2014
01/07/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … July2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Welsh Government asks Wales to Make A Stand
04/07/2014
Welsh Government asks Wales to Make A Stand
In the week when the Gender-Based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill goes before the National Assembly, the ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil CBC Continues to Fight Fraud
30/06/2014
Merthyr Tydfil CBC Continues to Fight Fraud
Following a period of joint working Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and the Department for Work and Pensions successfully prosecuted ......Read More.
Bus Station Consultation
24/06/2014
Bus Station Consultation
There are only six days left of the bus station consultation. Pop along to St Tydfil Shopping Centre today (up until 4pm) ......Read More.
Loyalty Card coming to Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre
23/06/2014
Loyalty Card coming to Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre
July will see the launch of the Merthyr Loyalty Card, an initiative to help increase the town centre’s footfall and ......Read More.
Prepare your Nest - think ahead and get ready for winter
23/06/2014
Prepare your Nest - think ahead and get ready for winter
The summer months may not be the time you usually think about the cost of heating your home, but Nest ......Read More.
Primary Operatunity 2014
23/06/2014
Primary Operatunity 2014
Children in Merthyr Tydfil have been given a rare ‘Opera-tunity’ with a brand new three year musical project led by ......Read More.
It’s time to think about organ donation.
23/06/2014
It’s time to think about organ donation.
On 1 December 2015, Wales will be the first UK country to introduce a soft opt-out system for organ and ......Read More.
Armed Forces Day
23/06/2014
Armed Forces Day
Saturday 28th June marks the Sixth Armed forces Day where tributes will be displayed throughout the country by the flying ......Read More.
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