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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.
Amazing festival comes to the streets of Merthyr
20/06/2014
Amazing festival comes to the streets of Merthyr
An enormous 18 metre long whale will be coming ashore in landlocked Merthyr Tydfil town centre as part of the ......Read More.
People of Merthyr Tydfil urged to back local landmarks in national Special Places campaign
20/06/2014
People of Merthyr Tydfil urged to back local landmarks in national Special Places campaign
The people of Merthyr Tydfil are being urged to back local landmarks as part of the National Trust Wales ‘Special ......Read More.
Popular Weatherman Derek Brockway uncovers best Welsh Walks in new book
20/06/2014
Popular Weatherman Derek Brockway uncovers best Welsh Walks in new book
Welsh weatherman Derek Brockway, star of the popular Weatherman Walking TV series, has released a brand-new book called Great Welsh ......Read More.
Fostering ‘Bring a Friend’ and Open Day Event
20/06/2014
Fostering ‘Bring a Friend’ and Open Day Event
Could you change a child’s life by offering them a stable and loving home? If so, we would like to ......Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … June 2014
31/05/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … June 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you withdetails about events and activities going on in the County ......Read More.
Have your say on home to school transport
17/06/2014
Have your say on home to school transport
There is still time for you to have your say on the proposal to amend the provision of free home ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil gets a multi-million pound boost
16/06/2014
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 securing 12.8 million ......Read More.
Wales Retail Relief Scheme
16/06/2014
Wales Retail Relief Scheme
Welsh Government have made funds available to Local Authorities in Wales to deliver the Wales Retail relief Scheme in 2014-15.This ......Read More.
Automatic Library Card for Every Child in Wales – New Initiative Launched to Help Raise Literacy Levels
06/06/2014
Automatic Library Card for Every Child in Wales – New Initiative Launched to Help Raise Literacy Levels
PRESS RELEASE 06.06.14    Did you know that children who read for pleasure do better at school?  Welsh libraries and primary schools ......Read More.
School Choices Survey - Let us know your views
13/06/2014
School Choices Survey - Let us know your views
Please take the opportunity to provide us with your views on Welsh-medium and faith primary school provision before the survey ......Read More.
Your Scrutiny Meetings Need You!
07/06/2014
Your Scrutiny Meetings Need You!
All four Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Scrutiny Committees, generally held at the Civic Centre, are open to the public ......Read More.
Consultation on a Leisure & Culture Trust
06/06/2014
Consultation on a Leisure & Culture Trust
As part of Phase 2 of the Council’s Efficiency Programme, consultation is taking place on a proposal to create a ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil’s first Walking and Cycling Weekend
05/06/2014
Merthyr Tydfil’s first Walking and Cycling Weekend
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is holding its first ever Walking and Cycling Weekend this month from Friday, 27th June ......Read More.
Carers drop-in session
04/06/2014
Carers drop-in session
A carers drop in session is taking place at Keir Hardie Health Park on Monday 9th June, from 10am until ......Read More.
The latest issue of Contact community magazine is now available.
04/06/2014
The latest issue of Contact community magazine is now available.
The latest issue of Contact community magazine is now available.Delivered to every household in Merthyr Tydfil, the magazine includes news ......Read More.
Automatic Library Card for Every Child in Wales  - New Initiative Launched to Help Raise Literacy Levels
06/06/2014
Automatic Library Card for Every Child in Wales - New Initiative Launched to Help Raise Literacy Levels
06.06.14    Did you know that children who read for pleasure do better at school?  Welsh libraries and primary schools are joining ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil’s Community Cohesion Survey 2014 is now available.
30/05/2014
Merthyr Tydfil’s Community Cohesion Survey 2014 is now available.
The survey will be used to identify the ways that people feel about their community and their own safety and ......Read More.
Consultation on Merthyr Tydfil’s Central Bus Station
30/05/2014
Consultation on Merthyr Tydfil’s Central Bus Station
Merthyr Tydfil’s Central Bus Station is part of the regeneration of the Town Centre and the Council wants you to ......Read More.
The Council’s Housing Scheme, Tai Dewis, is now called Housing Choice.
30/05/2014
The Council’s Housing Scheme, Tai Dewis, is now called Housing Choice.
A new website (www.merthyrhousingchoice.org.uk ) went live on 14th April and provides information on all aspects of housing advice and ......Read More.
New Mayor for Merthyr Tydfil
30/05/2014
New Mayor for Merthyr Tydfil
Councillor Brian Mansbridge was inaugurated to the office of Mayor of the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil on 14th May ......Read More.
Consultation on a Leisure & Culture Trust
29/05/2014
Consultation on a Leisure & Culture Trust
As part of Phase 2 of the Council’s Efficiency Programme, consultation is taking place on a proposal to create a ......Read More.
Consultation on home to school transport
27/05/2014
Consultation on home to school transport
As most people will already be aware, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, along with all other Councils, has had a ......Read More.
Bank Holiday Arrangements
23/05/2014
Bank Holiday Arrangements
Please select the link below to view the Spring Bank Holiday arrangements for Council services and Council building opening times ......Read More.
The Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton is coming to Merthyr Tydfil
16/05/2014
The Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton is coming to Merthyr Tydfil
On Saturday 24th May 2014 the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton will be coming to Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre!  The baton ......Read More.
WALES READY TO FOSTER, POLL SHOWS
15/05/2014
WALES READY TO FOSTER, POLL SHOWS
OVER A QUARTER of Welsh adults would consider becoming foster carers, the highest figure for any nation or region in ......Read More.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Continues to Support Veterans at Keir Hardie Health Park
14/05/2014
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Continues to Support Veterans at Keir Hardie Health Park
Merthyr Tydfil Armed Forces Veterans’ Support Group was re-launched on Wednesday 16th April when it moved to new premises at ......Read More.
Outcomes on Phase 1 of the Efficiency Programme Consultation
13/05/2014
Outcomes on Phase 1 of the Efficiency Programme Consultation
You may already be aware that the Council is facing an estimated shortfall in resources (a budget gap) over the ......Read More.
Exploring the heritage of Merthyr Tydfil
12/05/2014
Exploring the heritage of Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is running an eight week course on the heritage of Merthyr Tydfil. The course will take ......Read More.
Boxers named for Wales V Scotland Commonwealth Boxing
12/05/2014
Boxers named for Wales V Scotland Commonwealth Boxing
Welsh Boxing has announced the fighters for the Wales V Scotland Commonwealth bouts at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre on Saturday ......Read More.
Compost Awareness Week is being held from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th May 2014.
07/05/2014
Compost Awareness Week is being held from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th May 2014.
Following the success of previous years, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is once again offering its compost bin sale where ......Read More.
Sixteen Schools in the Central South Region to be part of Multi Million Pound ‘Schools Challenge Cymru’ Programme
02/05/2014
Sixteen Schools in the Central South Region to be part of Multi Million Pound ‘Schools Challenge Cymru’ Programme
Sixteen secondary schools in the Central South Consortium region have been chosen by the Welsh Government to take part in ......Read More.
Bank Holiday Arrangements May 2014
02/05/2014
Bank Holiday Arrangements May 2014
Please select the links below to view details of the Council arrangements for the forthcoming Bank Holiday....Read More.
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … May 2014
30/04/2014
What’s On in Merthyr Tydfil … May 2014
Check out the Monthly What’s On Listing, which provides you withdetails about events and activities going on in the County ......Read More.
Star names announced as Baton Bearers with just one month to go until the Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Wales
24/04/2014
Star names announced as Baton Bearers with just one month to go until the Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Wales
The Welsh leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay is now just one month away and as the final details of ......Read More.
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