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MERTHYR ROCK RETURNS TO THE FESTIVAL CALENDER WITH INTERNATIONAL ACTS IN 2014
16/04/2014
MERTHYR ROCK RETURNS TO THE FESTIVAL CALENDER WITH INTERNATIONAL ACTS IN 2014
On behalf of Orchard Entertainment...Date:  Wednesday 16th April 2014Following a 12 month hiatus, Merthyr Rock festival returns to the grounds ......Read More.
Council pledge to make Merthyr Tydfil a dementia friendly town
16/04/2014
Council pledge to make Merthyr Tydfil a dementia friendly town
Date: 14 April 2014For: Immediate Release Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has taken the first steps to improve the lives of ......Read More.
Councillor Neil 'Jock' Greer Dies Aged 66 years
14/04/2014
Councillor Neil 'Jock' Greer Dies Aged 66 years
TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of a Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Councillor, Neil ‘Jock’ Greer. Jock, aged 66, has ......Read More.
Win one of ten £50 Love2Shop vouchers in our Transport Survey
09/04/2014
Win one of ten £50 Love2Shop vouchers in our Transport Survey
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is one of ten local authorities in South-East Wales undertaking a survey to gather baseline ......Read More.
Adult entry fees to be introduced at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery
07/04/2014
Adult entry fees to be introduced at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has announced the introduction of entry fees for the Cyfarthfa Castle and Museum as part ......Read More.
Easter Bank Holiday arrangements.
04/04/2014
Easter Bank Holiday arrangements.
Please select the link below to view the Council's Easter Bank Holiday arrangements....Read More.
‘I know about autism’ campaign helps mark World Autism Day
03/04/2014
‘I know about autism’ campaign helps mark World Autism Day
As part of World Autism Day, the Welsh Local Government Association is helping to promote a series of new website ......Read More.
Annual Report on ‘Social Services’
07/04/2014
Annual Report on ‘Social Services’
Consultation7th – 30th April 2014 Over the last 6 months, we have been carrying out a review in order to find ......Read More.
BB Productions brings you ‘Thoroughly Magical Musicals’…
01/04/2014
BB Productions brings you ‘Thoroughly Magical Musicals’…
Following on from their 2013 smash hit show, ‘The Sounds of Musicalz’, BB Productions brings you their latest production ‘Thoroughly Magical ......Read More.
More homes and businesses to get access to superfast broadband
26/03/2014
More homes and businesses to get access to superfast broadband
Superfast Cymru announces 30,000 more homes and businesses to get access to high speed fibre as new broadband HQ opensDeputy ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … April 2014
26/03/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … April 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you withdetails about events and activities going on in the County ......Read More.
Are you affected by 'Short Breaks?" - Support to parents/carers for children and young people with disabilities
13/03/2014
Are you affected by 'Short Breaks?" - Support to parents/carers for children and young people with disabilities
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales is undertaking a key piece of work that will examine the short breaks provision in ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Continues to Fight Fraud
11/03/2014
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Continues to Fight Fraud
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council successfully prosecuted Mr Ross Park of 11 Oak Road Gurnos, for Benefit Fraud in Merthyr ......Read More.
An evening of multi-cultural entertainment
07/03/2014
An evening of multi-cultural entertainment
A Multi-Cultural Celebration Evening is being held on March 13th, 2014 at 7pm at the Soar Theatre, Merthyr Tydfil (CF48 ......Read More.
 Adult learner achievement in Merthyr Tydfil is outstanding...
05/03/2014
Adult learner achievement in Merthyr Tydfil is outstanding...
and that’s official! A recent Estyn Inspection on Adult Community Learning (ACL) the provision within the County Borough was judged ......Read More.
REDHOUSE Old Town Hall – Hen Neuadd y Dref is now open
05/03/2014
REDHOUSE Old Town Hall – Hen Neuadd y Dref is now open
After 18 months of renovations, REDHOUSE Old Town Hall – Hen Neuadd y Dref, is open to the public.  People ......Read More.
Council's decision on proposed efficiences for 2014/2015
27/02/2014
Council's decision on proposed efficiences for 2014/2015
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is facing an estimated shortfall in resources (a budget gap) over the next 4 years ......Read More.
HRH Prince Charles due to visit the Old Town Hall
26/02/2014
HRH Prince Charles due to visit the Old Town Hall
HRH The Prince of Wales is to visit the Old Town Hall in Merthyr Tydfil to see how it has ......Read More.
HRH The Prince of Wales to visit newly restored Old Town Hall in Merthyr Tydfil
21/02/2014
HRH The Prince of Wales to visit newly restored Old Town Hall in Merthyr Tydfil
HRH the Prince of Wales is to visit the Old Town Hall in Merthyr Tydfil to see how it has been ......Read More.
The Aberfan Education Charity
17/02/2014
The Aberfan Education Charity
The Trustees of the Charity recently awarded distributions totalling over £34,000 to local schools and educational establishments serving the children ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council - Open for Business & New Development Business Rate Relief Schemes
17/02/2014
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council - Open for Business & New Development Business Rate Relief Schemes
Open For Business SchemeThe Open for Business scheme is a business rate relief scheme that will provide 50% relief on ......Read More.
'History in the making' - 500 Commonwealth flags to be raised throughout the United Kingdom
14/02/2014
'History in the making' - 500 Commonwealth flags to be raised throughout the United Kingdom
'History in the making' - 500 Commonwealth flags to be raised throughout the United Kingdom 'History in the making' - 500 ......Read More.
Temporary closure of the town centre’s High Street
13/02/2014
Temporary closure of the town centre’s High Street
Please be advised that roads will be closed in Merthyr Tydfil as the Penderyn Square re-development work edges towards completion. Penderyn ......Read More.
Flooding Information
13/02/2014
Flooding Information
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council would like to reassure residents that action is being taken locally to mitigate the effects ......Read More.
The recipe for a great meal out this St Dwynwen’s Day/ Valentine’s Day
13/02/2014
The recipe for a great meal out this St Dwynwen’s Day/ Valentine’s Day
After flowers or chocolates, the next big question that’s usually on the agenda for St Dwynwen’s Day/ Valentine’s Day is ......Read More.
School closures
13/02/2014
School closures
It has been brought to the Council’s attention that there have been hoax postings on social media regarding school closures. ......Read More.
Temporary closure of cemeteries and parks
12/02/2014
Temporary closure of cemeteries and parks
Please be advised that all Public Parks and Cemeteries are closed until further notice due to the adverse weather and ......Read More.
Closure of Glan-Yr-Afon Care Home
11/02/2014
Closure of Glan-Yr-Afon Care Home
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and Cwm Taf University Health Board have recently been informed by HC One of their ......Read More.
Closure of a section of the Taff Trail
10/02/2014
Closure of a section of the Taff Trail
Please be aware that a section of the Taff Trail in Abercanaid will be closed between the junctions of Quay ......Read More.
Car Servicing Prosecutions
07/02/2014
Car Servicing Prosecutions
In the last of 3 successful prosecutions by Merthyr Tydfil Trading Standards, the owner of a Merthyr Tydfil car servicing ......Read More.
Leader's Column - February
06/02/2014
Leader's Column - February
Changes to Council services As you will be aware, the Council has been carrying out a public consultation in relation to ......Read More.
Pass Plus Cymru courses for young drivers
05/02/2014
Pass Plus Cymru courses for young drivers
Casualty data has highlighted the hugely disproportionate number of young people injured in road traffic collisions in cars, compared to ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil CBC's Trading Standards Tackle Doorstep Crime
04/02/2014
Merthyr Tydfil CBC's Trading Standards Tackle Doorstep Crime
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a trader for offences relating to doorstep crime. The Trading Standards Service successfully ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil gets a multi-million pound boost
03/02/2014
Merthyr Tydfil gets a multi-million pound boost
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has received some very welcome news that it has been successful in winning a share ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Leader Urges Residents to 'Have Their Say'
31/01/2014
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Leader Urges Residents to 'Have Their Say'
With the public consultation ending next Monday, 3rd February, 2014, The Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Councillor Brendan ......Read More.
Official Opening of BikePark Wales
29/01/2014
Official Opening of BikePark Wales
The £1.8 million Mountain Bike Park in Merthyr Tydfil was today officially opened by the Minister of Culture and Sport, ......Read More.
Delivering with Less - Citizens Survey
22/01/2014
Delivering with Less - Citizens Survey
The WAO are gathering the views of citizens in Merthyr Council and  across Wales on the quality of environmental health ......Read More.
 Drop-In sessions on service cut proposals - Make sure you have your say
17/01/2014
Drop-In sessions on service cut proposals - Make sure you have your say
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is currently consulting on 12 proposals for service changes in an effort to save money. These ......Read More.
Important Information about the Cashiering Service at the Civic Centre
21/01/2014
Important Information about the Cashiering Service at the Civic Centre
Customers calling at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Civic Centre are advised that with effect from 1st February 2014, the ......Read More.
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