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Independent Review of 2020 Floods

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Plaid Cymru MS for South Wales Central Heledd Fychan – who was Councillor for Pontypridd Town Ward when Storm Dennis hit in February 2020 welcomes the review.

“Over two years since the devastation in 2020, not all reports into the floods have been published and residents and business owners still don’t know what happened or why, or whether their homes and businesses will be safe from flooding in the future,” she said.

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Diolch

Election MapThank you to all the people that voted for Plaid Cymru candidates across RCT.

In Pontypridd we retained the seats we won in 2017 and increased the number of Plaid Cymru Town and Community Councillors.

This map is taken from the Rhondda Cynon Taf Website and you can learn more about your Councillor on the RCT Website here 

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Plaid Cymru leader in RCT says their business is people ahead of council elections in May

Pauline JarmanClimate change, coal tip safety, flooding and the cost of living crisis are some of Plaid Cymru’s key focuses ahead of next month’s council elections. Pauline Jarman, has laid out what the party’s priorities would be for RCT should they take control of the council after the election on May 5.

Covering a wide range of topics such as the cost of living crisis, education, coal tips and the environment, she said the first thing they’d do is look at the Covid review and how it affects children’s education which she said is a key consideration. Ms Jarman also said they’d focus on the mental health of children and the loneliness of the elderly post-pandemic.

(See the original article on Wales Online here)

 

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Real Consultation for Town Centre

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Following the blows that our town centre has faced over the last few years, such as the closure of Marks and Spencer and HSBC and the demolition of the Bingo Hall, not to mention Covid and the floods of 2020, it is fantastic to see so many small, local shops opening n the town.  There really is a new, vibrant energy. 

 

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Easter Weekend 2022

campaign pics 2022Plaid Cymru candidates were out the length and breadth of the constituency over Easter weekend.  Talking to people and delivering leaflets.

 

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Plaid Cymru launch 2022 RCT campaign

PC RCT CandidatesThis election is taking place during one of the most challenging times in all our lives. We hope we are at last emerging from the Covid pandemic that has caused so much pain and misery to our communities over the last two years, but as we know, Covid nor its impact have not gone away.

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Plaid Cymru Announce RCT Candidates

find_your_ward_featured_image.pngPlaid Cymru will stand 55 candidates across RCT in the council elections on May the 5th.  In the Pontypridd Constituency, we will be contesting 19 seats.  If you want change on RCT the choice is clear, vote for your local Plaid Cymru candidate!

 

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Regional Office Opening in Pontypridd

On Saturday 2 October, Heledd Fychan, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central officially opened her regional office in the heart of Pontypridd town Centre. 

Heledd was joined by the Leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price MS, and local activists from across the region. 

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Councillors accused of ‘fighting like ferrets in a sack’

ombudsman.JPGMore than 20 complaints were made to the ombudsman about the behaviour of members of a Welsh community council in a year amid claims that councillors are “fighting like ferrets in a sack.”

A Freedom of Information request to the ombudsman by Plaid Cymru campaigner and local resident Ioan Bellin revealed complaints about Llantwit Fardre Community Council ranged from accountability and integrity, promotion of equality and respect to a duty to upholding the law although none were upheld.

Between October 2019 and December 2019 15 complaints were made, there were six between January and March 2020 and a further one between July 2020 and September 2020.

[This story first appeared on www.nation.cymru and was written by Anthony Lewis, local democracy reporter https://nation.cymru/news/councillors-accused-of-fighting-like-ferrets-in-a-sack-amid-ombudsman-complaints/]

 

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Tyn-Y-Nant Byelection

Ioan BellinPlaid Cymru locally has chosen Ioan Bellin as a candidate for the Tyn-Y-Nant Ward by-election.  The by-election will be held on Thursday 22 July.


Ioan Bellin is an experienced and enthusiastic, local community campaigner. He has campaigned to keep local libraries; leisure centres and care homes open in the face of cuts from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.

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