Pontypridd has a new street without a brick being laid! Well, maybe not new exactly but Blanch Street finally has a street sign showing where it is.
When the Muni closed its doors last Christmas, Pontypridd became poorer overnight. The Muni was an integral part of our community, and was enjoyed by people of all ages from across the Valleys and beyond.
There was, rightly, a public outcry and since then Plaid Councillor for Pontypridd Town, Heledd Fychan has continuously made the case for the Council to take a more proactive approach to securing the future of the Muni.Read more
This is how the BBC reported RCT's Labour run cabinet decision to close Ysgol Pont Sion Norton and to centralise 6th Form Education.
"Plaid Cymru councillor Heledd Fychan, who represents Pontypridd, urged council leaders to "listen to people's concerns and to take them seriously".
"The council has not collaborated and people are not involved in decisions," she said.
Councillor Fychan claimed some parents were now choosing English-medium education instead of Welsh because of the closure of Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pont Sion Norton."
What a Summer! Not only was the weather amazing but Pontypridd was buzzing with events, such as Parti Ponty and the Big Bite.
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A lot has happened in Pontypridd over the last few months, and I hope you find this newsletter informative.
Mostly it is positive news but there are also some challenges for our community.
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Cllr Heledd Fychan
Councillor Heledd Fychan has welcomed the plans for a new Youth Club for Pontypridd. The Club will be based in the Cricket Pavilion in Ynysangharad Park.Read more
Following a strong campaign which saw hundreds of people sign the petition calling for the reopening of Mill Street Post Office we are glad to say that it has now re-opened.
See below to read the full story from the Pontypridd and Llantrisant Observer.Read more
Plaid Cymru councillor for Pontypridd Town, Heledd Fychan said
"The Post Office is a vital part of the town, providing crucial services and bringing many people into Pontypridd who then visit other shops and businesses.
"I have been in contact with the Post Office and have received assurances that they are committed to ensuring a Post Office remains in Pontypridd. They are already looking at alternative premises within the town, and are keen to find a temporary solution as quickly as possible before something more permanent can be found.
"I am also saddened by the closure of Dennis Pounder Travel, which will be a loss for Pontypridd."
On Thursday 9th September the proposed Taff Vale Development went before RCT's Planning Committee.
It got planning permission and although Plaid Cymru support the investment in Pontypridd, Heledd Fychan the Plaid Cymru Councillor for the Town spoke at the meeting to express some of the concerns of residents, so they are on record:Read more