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Do you want more for yourself, your children, your grandchildren, for this area? Are you as fed up as we are of a health service that, despite the best efforts of front line staff, is not fit for purpose; of an education system where it is a postcode lottery whether pupils will be able to continue to sixth form in their locality?
Are you tired of money being wasted on grand projects and schemes that fail to deliver any real benefit; of our town centres becoming derelict?
Do you think you deserve better? Because we do.
Under Labour party rule from Cardiff Bay since 1999 and prior to that at Westminster Wales and the South Wales Valleys in particular has gone downhill. We are being failed by those who shoud be sticking up for us at the Assembly and Westminster.
Join us now and let's fight for a better future together.

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    Erthygl: 2019 Medi 9

    Mike Powell has once again been selected as the Welsh Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for the Pontypridd constituency ahead of a much anticipated snap general election.

    "Johnson's Government is in complete chaos and Corbyn has been unable to put together any effective opposition - both parties are in turmoil. Only the Liberal Democrats have held firm all along in our belief that we are stronger as a member of the EU.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Awst 24

    There was anger and disappointment when six years ago Rhondda Cynon Taff's Labour Council decided without warning to close paddling pools across the county. In several areas such as Abercynon, Penygraig, Ynysybwl, local community groups came together and put a huge amount of work into reopening the pools.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Awst 23

    There has been much talk recently of the rise in anti-social behaviour in Pontypridd town centre with local Councillors, the police, council officers and others meeting to try and find possible solutions.

    A range of things are under discussion including moving a number of the support services that are bringing some of the culprits into town. However, RCT's Labour Council appear to be directing efforts at the wrong targets.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Awst 19

    The phrase 'jewel in the crown' is a bit overused, but there is no doubt Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is a beautiful place to relax, play or exercise and it holds fine memories for many people.

    There have been a variety of well attended events in the Park recently such as the Big Bite, which attracts many into the town and, unlike other events, means the whole park is kept open to the public. The park run every Saturday attracts hundreds, and it was great to see the bandstand being used by young performers, it should happen more often.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Awst 5

    There have been an increasing number of complaints recently about bad behaviour both in Pontypridd town centre and the Park. Complaints from residents about people apparently under the influence of drink and / or drugs, needles being left in the park and general unruly conduct.

    Councillor Mike Powell is holding a meeting on 7th August at Trallwn Community Centre for residents to voice their concerns and bring along evidence he can feed back to the Council and Police. The meeting begins at 6pm.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Meh 19

    Whilst many people are more than willing to jump up and down and complain about the salaries paid to politicians it seems they are oblivious to the extortionate amounts paid to some public service employees. For example the Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board.

    The Chief Exec is paid - I hesitate to use the word earns - around £170,000 a year plus benefits. For this princely sum she has presided over a maternity service that is now in special measures; waiting lists for all manner of procedures and operations that show no signs of shortening; a reorganisation that has seen vital services taken out of the Royal Glamorgan and staff shortages that have led to problems for staff and patients across the board.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Meh 18

    At the RCT Council meeting on Wednesday 19 June the Chief Executive and Chair of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board are expected to attend to answer members' questions with regard to the recent problems unearthed in maternity services.

    At the same meeting there is a motion that calls for "the Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg to consider her position. In other words, resign from her £170,000 a year plus benefits post.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Meh 18

    As previously announced, the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for the forthcoming Rhondda ward by-election will be Karen Roberts.

    A well-known name in local politics, Karen has been involved in many campaigns fighting for the rights of people in RCT, including:

    • The fight to retain full time nursery education in RCT.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Meh 17

    Karen Roberts, our candidate for the Rhondda ward by election wants to see more fairness in our education system.

    Under the current regime:

    • whether or not three year olds get full or part time nursery education.

    • whether pupils can carry on with sixth form education in the same school they have spent years in.

  • Erthygl: 2019 Mai 27

    Just a few days left to object to Pontypridd schools plans

    The statutory notice period for the reorganisation of Pontypridd schools end s this Friday, 31st May.

    The proposals follow what was done in the Rhondda where Tonypandy, Porth and Ferndale had their sixth forms taken away from them and centralised at Treorchy and Tonyrefail.