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Home to school transport for pupils with SEN/and or a medical condition
25/06/2015
Home to school transport for pupils with SEN/and or a medical condition
There is just over three weeks left of the consultation on the proposed policy changes to Home to School Transport ......Read More.
New bridge to be installed as part of Project Riverside
22/06/2015
New bridge to be installed as part of Project Riverside
The steelwork for the bridge on the new road connecting Merthyr Vale and Aberfan as part of Project Riverside, will ......Read More.
Award for Park's volunteers
18/06/2015
Award for Park's volunteers
A Community project that has seen more than 100 transform a beloved beloved visitor attraction has won a major award ......Read More.
Intentionality and the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
18/06/2015
Intentionality and the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
TAKE NOTICE that on the 27th APRIL 2015 the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (“the Act”) came into force in Wales. ......Read More.
Merthyr Council still needs external suppport in order to improve
15/06/2015
Merthyr Council still needs external suppport in order to improve
Auditor General calls on Welsh Government to continue supporting the local authority  Merthyr Council’s track record, along with its capacity ......Read More.
Council leader re-elected as Chair of the WLGA Labour Group
11/06/2015
Council leader re-elected as Chair of the WLGA Labour Group
Leader of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Councillor Brendan Toomey has been re-elected as the Chair of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) ......Read More.
Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Partnership Board
11/06/2015
Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Partnership Board
As part of our duties for the implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014 we are reviewing the ......Read More.
More community sessions planned for Project Riverside
08/06/2015
More community sessions planned for Project Riverside
In our continued effort to keep you informed of works relating to the Project Riverside, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd and ......Read More.
Recycling information video
05/06/2015
Recycling information video
Watch our Warden, Neil, as he explains how easy it is for you to recycle at home! https://youtu.be/0DJV3Yyp2KgOur Merthyr Tydfil, Our ......Read More.
Wales Biodiversity Week
05/06/2015
Wales Biodiversity Week
Wales Biodiversity Week 6-14th June Wales Biodiversity Week is a time to celebrate the wonderful variety of life on earth.  The ......Read More.
On Monday 8th June 2015 the way we collect your recycling is changing
03/06/2015
On Monday 8th June 2015 the way we collect your recycling is changing
Strict Welsh Government (WG) targets now means that we need to recycle 58% of our waste by 2016; a 10% ......Read More.
‘Del Boy Pedro’ ordered to pay back more than £20,000 from the sale of counterfeit goods
02/06/2015
‘Del Boy Pedro’ ordered to pay back more than £20,000 from the sale of counterfeit goods
On Friday 29th May at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court, Jonathon Nicholls of Poplar Place, Trefechan, Merthyr Tydfil was ordered to ......Read More.
Work is progressing well at Project Riverside...
02/06/2015
Work is progressing well at Project Riverside...
Work is progressing well at Project Riverside, a new residential-led regeneration scheme which is being developed on the site of ......Read More.
Temporary change to the bus stops by Hoovers
29/05/2015
Temporary change to the bus stops by Hoovers
Due to resurfacing works, a road closure has been planned for the road alongside Hoovers from Tuesday 2nd June until ......Read More.
New Mayor 2015/16
26/05/2015
New Mayor 2015/16
On Wednesday 20th May 2015 Councillor David Issac was inaugurated as Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil.  Cllr Isaac has represented the ......Read More.
Local takeaway prosecuted for environmental health breaches
26/05/2015
Local takeaway prosecuted for environmental health breaches
On 19th May 2015 at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court, the food business operator (FBO) of Wok U Like, situated at ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil at this year's Urdd National Eisteddfod!
26/05/2015
Merthyr Tydfil at this year's Urdd National Eisteddfod!
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is delighted to be a part of this year’s Urdd National Eisteddfod, which is taking ......Read More.
We’re making changes to pay and display car parking in Merthyr Tydfil.
22/05/2015
We’re making changes to pay and display car parking in Merthyr Tydfil.
Due to popular demand the option of one-hour parking will be re-introduced in Merthyr Tydfil Pay and Display car parks ......Read More.
Consultation on Home To School Transport for Special Educational Needs
22/05/2015
Consultation on Home To School Transport for Special Educational Needs
Public consultation on proposed policy change for September 2016. Earlier this month, a press release was issued to provide information on ......Read More.
New residents make a splash at Cyfarthfa Lake!
21/05/2015
New residents make a splash at Cyfarthfa Lake!
Cyfarthfa Park Lake is now the proud home to four Mute Swan Cygnets.  In 2014, vegetation on the main island ......Read More.
New unit launched in south Wales to better safeguard children
21/05/2015
New unit launched in south Wales to better safeguard children
Agencies responsible for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children across the Cwm Taf region launched the new Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub ......Read More.
Spring Bank Holiday Arrangements
20/05/2015
Spring Bank Holiday Arrangements
Please select the document below to view the Council's arrangements for the Spring Bank Holiday. ...Read More.
MTCBC and S W Police Issue Closure Order  on 9 Regent Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil
20/05/2015
MTCBC and S W Police Issue Closure Order on 9 Regent Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil
As a result of nuisance and anti-social behaviour on Friday 15th May 2015, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council was successful ......Read More.
Cyfarthfa Family Sports Day a Roaring Success!
20/05/2015
Cyfarthfa Family Sports Day a Roaring Success!
Perfect sporting weather welcomed another successful event at Cyfarthfa Park on Sunday 17th May, allowing the newly refurbished Heritage Lottery ......Read More.
Council's Regeneration Project wins award
14/05/2015
Council's Regeneration Project wins award
The Council’s Regeneration Team were delighted to recently receive an award for the River Taff Central Link Project which is ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil CBC's Trading Standards Get a Successful Result With Rogue Traders
12/05/2015
Merthyr Tydfil CBC's Trading Standards Get a Successful Result With Rogue Traders
Two rogue traders pleaded guilty at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court to offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations ......Read More.
Election results
08/05/2015
Election results
To view the UK Parliamentary General Election 2015 results for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, please select the following link:http://democracy.merthyr.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=69&RPID=1309613 ...Read More.
'Building on Quality' Award for Council worker
06/05/2015
'Building on Quality' Award for Council worker
Rhymney man receives ‘Building on Quality Award’ for his involvement with the Glymill Caravan Site, Merthyr Tydfil The Institute of ......Read More.
Have your say on our Regeneration programmes
06/05/2015
Have your say on our Regeneration programmes
A short survey is being conducted to find out what you think of the regeneration programmes at Treharris and in Merthyr ......Read More.
Gurnos and Town Ward By-Election - 7th May 2015
01/05/2015
Gurnos and Town Ward By-Election - 7th May 2015
With the General Election approaching, residents in both the Town and Gurnos Wards are reminded of the By-Elections also taking ......Read More.
Restriction of Traffic Movement - Bridge Street Bridge Aberfan
01/05/2015
Restriction of Traffic Movement - Bridge Street Bridge Aberfan
Following a recent inspection of the Bridge Street Bridge at Aberfan the Council has been advised that it is necessary ......Read More.
FREE Family Sports Day and Official Launch event
01/05/2015
FREE Family Sports Day and Official Launch event
To celebrate the restoration and completion of Cyfarthfa Park’s Tennis Courts and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), Merthyr Tydfil CBC, ......Read More.
Council scheme gives local pub a new look
29/04/2015
Council scheme gives local pub a new look
The New Crown Inn which is situated at the Lower Cafe Quarter in Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre, recently had a ......Read More.
Police moving-in date announced for new civic centre home
28/04/2015
Police moving-in date announced for new civic centre home
South Wales Police will be moving into Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council’s Civic Centre Building in heart of the town ......Read More.
Consultation on Home to School Transport for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or a Medical Condition
27/04/2015
Consultation on Home to School Transport for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or a Medical Condition
Following a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015, it was approved that consultation on a reviewed Home to School ......Read More.
Exciting times for Merthyr Town Football Club
27/04/2015
Exciting times for Merthyr Town Football Club
What a fantastic couple of weeks for Merthyr Town Football Club...Easter Monday saw 1,500 people pack the Cigg-e Stadium to see ......Read More.
Events in Merthyr Tydfil. May 2015.
27/04/2015
Events in Merthyr Tydfil. May 2015.
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you with details about events and activities going on in the ......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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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