Rhondda Cynon Taf Labour

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New Community Recycling Centre to open in Llantrisant

A new Community Recycling Centre is set to open in Llantrisant shortly thanks to investment by RCT Council and the Labour Welsh Government. The new site, that will be fully open to the public by the end of the summer, was visited by Council Leader Andrew Morgan and Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith.

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New Group Deputy Leader Elected

RCT Labour Group has elected Cllr Keiron Montague as their new Deputy Leader. This follows the announcement by Cllr Paul Cannon of his intention to stand down as Deputy Leader at the Council AGM in May. Cllr Montague who joined Cllr Morgan’s Cabinet in 2014 will be appointed Deputy Leader of the Council at the Annual General Meeting of the Full Council on the 22nd May 2015. Cllr Andrew Morgan was also re-elected Leader of the Labour Group.

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Leader Announces Council to consult on two further new schools under the 21st Centry Programme

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is to consider improvements to education provision in Hirwaun and Cwmaman. The proposals to utilise 21st Century School Funding will shortly be considered by Cabinet and a consultation with the community on the proposed options will then follow.

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Council seeks to secure key Pontypridd regeneration location

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is in the process of purchasing the Taff Vale site in Pontypridd. Thanks to a half a million pound investment by the Welsh Government through the Vibrant and Viable Places Programme the Council is set to purchase the long leasehold interest for the former Taff Vale Precinct. The key Pontypridd gateway site has been in the hand of receivers for three years and the purchase is intended to kick start redevelopment following a number of unsuccessful regeneration projects.

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Plaid amendment to Council Notice of Motion labelled “Bizarre” by Council Leader

The Labour Leader in RCT, Councillor Andrew Morgan has labelled a Plaid amendment to a Notice of Motion as nothing short of bizarre as it could leave the Council with a £310,000 bill.

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Leader’s Column – March 2015

As you will have recently read in this paper the Council has now delivered a balanced budget for the new financial year which will begin next week. This has been an incredibly tall order and something which has unfortunately involved the need for difficult and unpalatable decisions for us to bridge the £30m budget gap we faced.

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