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Finance Minister opens EU-funded River Taff Central Link
15/12/2014
Finance Minister opens EU-funded River Taff Central Link
On Thursday, 11th December, Finance and Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt, officially opened the River Taff Central Link (RTCL) in ......Read More.
Waste Services Collection Changes
15/12/2014
Waste Services Collection Changes
From spring 2015, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will be changing its waste collection service.  All householders will be issued ......Read More.
Council's opening times over Christmas and New Year
15/12/2014
Council's opening times over Christmas and New Year
Please select the links below to view the Council’s opening times over the Christmas and New Year period.  ...Read More.
Plans for Merthyr Town Football Club get the go-ahead!
11/12/2014
Plans for Merthyr Town Football Club get the go-ahead!
The planning application which Merthyr Town Football Club recently submitted to the Council was approved earlier today at the Planning ......Read More.
Partners sign the Time to Change Pledge to end stigma surrounding mental health
03/12/2014
Partners sign the Time to Change Pledge to end stigma surrounding mental health
THREE of South Wales’ biggest service providers and employers have joined forces to end the stigma that still, all too ......Read More.
Exciting new plans for Merthyr Town Football Club
04/12/2014
Exciting new plans for Merthyr Town Football Club
Merthyr Football Club has submitted a planning application to Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council to develop and extend the club ......Read More.
Merthyr Town Football Club holds a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event
04/12/2014
Merthyr Town Football Club holds a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event
Merthyr Town Football Club has taken the first steps in appointing a contractor for the new VVP project by hosting ......Read More.
Positive feedback on projects within town's new regeneration programme
03/12/2014
Positive feedback on projects within town's new regeneration programme
On Monday, 17th November, the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG), along with colleagues from Welsh Government (WG), visited Merthyr Tydfil to ......Read More.
Riverside Regeneration set to revitalise Merthyr Vale and Aberfan
03/12/2014
Riverside Regeneration set to revitalise Merthyr Vale and Aberfan
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is excited to announce that works have commenced on phase two of the prestigious Project ......Read More.
Public Consultation Phase 3 Ends Monday 1st December - Make sure you Have your Say
28/11/2014
Public Consultation Phase 3 Ends Monday 1st December - Make sure you Have your Say
We are now entering the final few days of Phase 3 of the public consultation exercise which ends on 1st December, 2014.   ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil …December 2014
28/11/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil …December 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Ten years of free breakfasts set Welsh learners off on the right start
28/11/2014
Ten years of free breakfasts set Welsh learners off on the right start
Education Minister, Huw Lewis is joining school children in Merthyr today to celebrate ten years of free breakfasts in Welsh ......Read More.
Huge Helpings of Festive Fun in Merthyr
26/11/2014
Huge Helpings of Festive Fun in Merthyr
Merthyr Tydfil hosts its inaugural Winter Market and Skating Rink on Saturday 6 December as part of an extensive programme ......Read More.
Crowds celebrate the switch on of Merthyr’s Christmas Lights
21/11/2014
Crowds celebrate the switch on of Merthyr’s Christmas Lights
Thousands packed into Merthyr Tydfil town centre on Saturday for the launch of the town's Christmas festivities culminating in the ......Read More.
prosecution  brought by the Trading Standards Service at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
21/11/2014
prosecution brought by the Trading Standards Service at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
On the 18th November 2014 at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court, Danny Lee Burns and Gemma Evans of Heol Scwrfa, Gellideg, ......Read More.
The Council holds its first live media session
21/11/2014
The Council holds its first live media session
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council  held its first live social media session this week (Wednesday, 19th November) on the four ......Read More.
Annual Heritage and Regeneration Conference - 28th Nov 2014 at the Redhouse
20/11/2014
Annual Heritage and Regeneration Conference - 28th Nov 2014 at the Redhouse
Next Friday 28th November, 2014,  Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil Heritage, will be holding their ......Read More.
Redevelopment of the Labour Exchange
19/11/2014
Redevelopment of the Labour Exchange
Interest was high in the proposed redevelopment of Merthyr Tydfil’s historic Labour Exchange with dozens of people attending a consultation ......Read More.
Football Tournament Goal to End Violence against Women and Girls on White Ribbon Day 2014
17/11/2014
Football Tournament Goal to End Violence against Women and Girls on White Ribbon Day 2014
Merthyr Tydfil CBC with partners Safer Merthyr Tydfil is planning a Football Tournament as part of White Ribbon Day, 25 ......Read More.
Phase 3 Public Consultation Roadshow Moved to Civic Centre Due to Bad Weather
17/11/2014
Phase 3 Public Consultation Roadshow Moved to Civic Centre Due to Bad Weather
Due to the recent bad weather, the roadshow planned for the Town Centre tomorrow, 18th November, 2014, as part of ......Read More.
Have yourself a merry Merthyr Christmas
13/11/2014
Have yourself a merry Merthyr Christmas
Merthyr Tydfil is getting ready for a fun filled season of festive food, shopping and entertainment. Preparations are already well ......Read More.
Waste Service Collection Changes
12/11/2014
Waste Service Collection Changes
From spring 2015, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will be changing its waste collection service.  All householders will be issued ......Read More.
Redevelopment of the former Labour Exchange, Merthyr Tydfil
12/11/2014
Redevelopment of the former Labour Exchange, Merthyr Tydfil
Wales & West Housing Association, in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, would like to invite you to attend ......Read More.
Railway Station Access Enhancements
10/11/2014
Railway Station Access Enhancements
Work is ongoing on the enhancements to the access to the Railway Station as the part of the Town Centre ......Read More.
Consultation on Phase 3 of the Council's Efficiency Programme
05/11/2014
Consultation on Phase 3 of the Council's Efficiency Programme
In the last 10 months we have been out to talk to you quite a lot around what’s going on ......Read More.
Council Leader elected as chair of the WLGA Labour Group
04/11/2014
Council Leader elected as chair of the WLGA Labour Group
Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Councillor Brendan Toomey has been appointed as the new chair of the Welsh ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil …November 2014
30/10/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil …November 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
LIST OF REMEMBRANCE SERVICES   -   2014
29/10/2014
LIST OF REMEMBRANCE SERVICES - 2014
SUNDAY  2nd November10.15 a.m. for 10.30 a.m.  Parade from Aberfan Community Centre to follow  10.50 am Service of  Remembrance at the War Memorial, ......Read More.
Annual Performance Report 2013/14
28/10/2014
Annual Performance Report 2013/14
This year’s Annual Performance Report 2013/14, approved by Full Council on the 8th October 2014, provides a summary of our ......Read More.
New issue of Contact magazine now available
28/10/2014
New issue of Contact magazine now available
Issue 37 of Contact community magazine is available online and can be viewed by selecting the link at the bottom ......Read More.
Are you interested in learning some new skills?
27/10/2014
Are you interested in learning some new skills?
There has never been a better time to take an adult learning class in Merthyr Tydfil.   Our learners have always ......Read More.
Work progressing well on the improvements at Merthyr Football Club
22/10/2014
Work progressing well on the improvements at Merthyr Football Club
The demolition of Strikers was completed on Friday, 17th October and on Monday 20th October, the levelling of the ground ......Read More.
Young People say NO to Human-Trafficking
22/10/2014
Young People say NO to Human-Trafficking
A film on the subject of human trafficking which was made by Merthyr Tydfil youngsters was shown on the big ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre’s new one way road system
21/10/2014
Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre’s new one way road system
As people who have visited the town centre this week will be aware, the new River Taff Central Link is ......Read More.
Get your home ready for winter and save money on the energy bills
17/10/2014
Get your home ready for winter and save money on the energy bills
With colder weather fast approaching, it’s time to get your home ready for winter. The Welsh Government’s Nest scheme has ......Read More.
Statement from the Leader of MTCBC following the withdrawal of Council report
16/10/2014
Statement from the Leader of MTCBC following the withdrawal of Council report
Statement from the Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Councillor Brendan Toomey - Special Council Report 15th October, 2014 ......Read More.
Merthyr Football Club’s £1.8m development  begins
15/10/2014
Merthyr Football Club’s £1.8m development begins
Memories have been stirred after the demolition of Strikers social club at Merthyr Town’s Cigg-e Stadium.The club is preparing for ......Read More.
Work due to start on improving the Railway Station access
13/10/2014
Work due to start on improving the Railway Station access
Dawnus Construction Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake access improvements to Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station as part of ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Launches Webcasting of Council Meetings for Local Democracy Week 2014
09/10/2014
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Launches Webcasting of Council Meetings for Local Democracy Week 2014
Residents will soon be able to watch Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council meetings from the comfort of home on computer ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil’s new-one way system due to come into operation
08/10/2014
Merthyr Tydfil’s new-one way system due to come into operation
The final major elements of the current Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre Regeneration Programme will be completed well in time for ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil Trading Standards prosecute Counterfeit Tobacco seller
01/10/2014
Merthyr Tydfil Trading Standards prosecute Counterfeit Tobacco seller
On the 23rd September 2014, at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court, Nick Morris of Tramroadside North, Merthyr Tydfil, was sentenced to ......Read More.
Merthyr Celebrates Dowlais!
30/09/2014
Merthyr Celebrates Dowlais!
The Dowlais Heritage Day on the 6 September has been hailed as a success.  Approximately 30 people attended the heritage ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … October 2014
26/09/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … October 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......Read More.
Family Fun at Penderyn Festival
25/09/2014
Family Fun at Penderyn Festival
The Penderyn Festival, held on the 20th September, launched the new events space Penderyn Square in style.   Organised by Merthyr ......Read More.
Bedlinog Rights of Way Public Local Inquiry
25/09/2014
Bedlinog Rights of Way Public Local Inquiry
Bedlinog Rights of Way Public Local Inquiry On Tuesday 28th October 2014 AT 10.00 am at Committee Rooms 3 & ......Read More.
Emergency Closure of a Section of Highway at Pentywn Deintyr Quakers Yard.
25/09/2014
Emergency Closure of a Section of Highway at Pentywn Deintyr Quakers Yard.
Following a recent inspection of the masonry bridge, which carries the highway over the Nant Mafon approximately 35m north of ......Read More.
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.
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