Successful Summer 2017 at Abercynon Paddling Pool

It has been another successful year for Abercynon War Memorial Paddling Pool. Although the summer of 2017 brought us mixed weather, hundreds of children and families travelled down to Abercynon Park to enjoy the paddling pool.

Once again, this years success is due to all of hard work and preparation of the members 21105654_1441176905966825_6827769451971818085_nof the of the Abercynon Paddling Pool Committee and volunteers. The whole community owes the dedicated volunteers, who give up their free time all through the year, a debt of gratitude. The pool team organise fundraising events throughout the year ensure that everything is in place so that children can enjoy the pool in an enjoyable and safe way.

As the summer 2017 comes to a close, the focus turns to next summer. Pool Committee members have already issues a warning to the community that if more volunteers fail to come forward to help run the pool next year, it may not open. If you are interested in helping out, or know somebody who may please contact the pool committee. Contact details can be found by visiting the pool’s Facebook page here.

Elaine & Rhys 


Lock Street Park, Abercynon Ward Upgraded by R.C.T Council

Residents will recall that during the May Council election campaign, we pledged to lobby

Works underway at Lock Street Park

the Council to improve children’s play areas across Abercynon Ward. A new play area was installed at Carnetown Park earlier this year and we are delighted by how popular it has become.

A number of residents raised the condition of Lock Street Park with us when we were knocking doors during the election campaign. With this in mind, we are extremely pleased to announce that works to refurbish the Lock Street Children’s Play Area have begun. The works should take a few weeks, weather depending.

The refurbishment works are part of R.C.T Council’s ‘#R.C.Tinvest’ programme. Further information about the investment programme in the wider Abercynon Ward area can be found here.


Cllr Rhys Lewis & Cllr Elaine George