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So why should you get behind RCT Welsh Lib Dems? Well we believe that Rhondda Cynon Taff deserves more at a local and national level. There is so much going on that is simply not fair.

It's not fair that our children do not all get a first rate education in schools fit for the purpose, or that nursery education was cut by half denying many a better start in life.

It's not fair that services such as special baby care, paediatrics trauma services are being cut from our local hospital and centralised elsewhere.

It's not fair that whilst neighbouring authorities such as Merthyr and Caerphilly are attracting new business and expanding their retail outlets our high streets are dying.

It's not fair that so many have to travel outside the area for work whilst others cannot because of a public transport system that does not meet their needs.

We could go on, but you get the drift. It is what drives us as a party - a desire to see more equality, to see a better standard of living for people in RCT, a fairer society for us all.

It is why RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats were at the frontline fighting the plans to cut nursery education, to create 3 - 16 schools in the Rhondda and Tonyrefail, to cut services at the Royal Glamorgan. All pushed through by the Labour party - the alleged party of the working class. Well not any more.

If you care about your community then there is only one party working for you - the Welsh Liberal Democrats. Join us now and let's fight for a better RCT together.

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  • Erthygl: 2018 Rhag 28

    Opinion piece - Karen Roberts. Campaign Manager RCT Welsh Lib Dems.

    I have been involved in a number of community enterprises over the past 18 or so years and understand the level of commitment and work it takes to make them successful and how easily it can unravel.

    I am still a member of the board of the Cambrian Village Trust which I helped to setup, and Cambrian Lakeside which grew out of it. Currently a very successful venture, but only as the result of years of planning and a willingness to diversify and take on new projects - and being able to employ staff who know their business and are dedicated to the scheme. As the local authority looks to move more schemes into community hand then we have been perfectly placed to take advantage. It has brought a huge amount of investment into Clydach Vale but as a board we are very careful not to take its success for granted.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Rhag 24

    The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd closed its doors for the second time on 22nd December when the management board called in the receivers. Pontypridd MP Owen Smith, who was involved in putting the original takeover bid together when the Council closed the theatre four years ago, was quick to respond. However, his comments raise some significant questions.

  • Owen Muni
    Erthygl: 2018 Rhag 23

    The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd has closed its doors yet again after the management committee were finally forced to admit the financial difficulties that have beset them for some time.

    The theatre was closed by RCT Council as part of a cost cutting exercise four years ago and handed it over to a community management committee who obtained grant funding from various sources to reopen it. However, it has been beset by problems ever since, from the delayed opening, through various allegations of staffing issues and debt, through to the receivers finally being called in and its staff made redundant on the 22nd December.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Rhag 21

    The Westminster Government has decided to "ramp up" preparations in case there is a no deal Brexit.

    In yet another twist in the ludicrous tale of Mrs May's unrelenting drive towards the cliff edge £2bn has been put aside in case the planned leaving date of 29 March is reached without a deal having been agreed on by MPs

  • Erthygl: 2018 Tach 11

    Went the day well?

    We died and never knew.

    But, well or ill,

    Freedom, we died for you.

    A hundred years ago the First World War ended. The "Great War" "The war to end all wars."

    If only that were true. How many have died since in needless wars created and fuelled by hate or greed, by a sense of entitlement or a refusal to see another's point of view, by politics or religion, or one man's obsession.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Tach 4

    We do it all the time - the colour of our hair, the car we drive, the clothes we wear.

    We change our fuel providers, our phone contracts to get the best deal. Every few years we have local elections, Assembly elections and Westminster elections so that people can change their minds about who represents them.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Tach 1

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillors say that a significant proportion of the extra money coming in to Wales' coffers as a result of the Chancellor's budget should go into Local Government and in particular to help remedy the crisis in social care.

    The extra money for the NHS in the Welsh Government budget was of course very welcome, but unless we also address the shortcomings in social care then we are just storing up more problems.