Abercynon Ward Councillor Newsletter – November 2017

Abercynon Ward Residents can read our latest Councillor Newsletter for the month of November 2017 by clicking on the link below.

Councillors Report November 2017 PDF


Rhys & Elaine

Park View, Abercynon – Give & Gain Day

A ‘Give and Gain Day’ was held today in the Park View area of Abercynon Ward. R.C.T IMG_2524Council, Trivallis housing Association, local tenants and residents representatives and local Councillors joined forces to improve the area.

These improvements include; a new ‘Welcome to Park View’ sign at the entrance to the area, painting of the crash barriers and fencing and the cutting back of overgrowth and general rubbish and litter clean up.

Despite the wet weather, the day was huge success and will improve the environment and look of Park View. Community clean-up days like the one held today, represent a real commitment by local Councillors, R.C.T Council and housing associations to improve and maintain the look of the streets and green spaces in our community.

Lisa Greening, Community Projects Officer at Trivallis, said: “Our regeneration team was approached by Trivallis’ Neighbourhood Manager, Paul who looks after Abercynon, and local resident Alun Hopkins. Paul said that there were a few areas in Park View that were in need of a tidy up.

“We rallied a team of colleagues together who volunteered to put on their overalls and IMG_2525get their hands dirty. At Trivallis we want to provide quality homes for people in our communities, but it doesn’t stop there. We’re committed to cleaning up our estates to make them even better places to live.

“It was a fantastic day and we had 22 volunteers who painted fencing and the crash barrier in the entrance to the estate, as well as weeding, tree cutting and litter picking.

“We also worked with Rhondda Cynon Taff Council to create new sign, as requested by Alun. This makes the entrance to Park View a lot more welcoming and we really are proud of everyone who was involved.”

We look forward to working with R.C.T Council and partner organisations to improve areas of Abercynon Ward in the future.

Rhys & Elaine 

Community Clean up – Farm Wood Path, Abercynon Ward

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R.C.T Council Green Team

A community clean up day was held this week on Farm Wood path between David Dower Close and Tresillian Place. Cllr Rhys Lewis and Cllr Elaine George were joined by the R.C.T Council green team, staff from Cynon Taf Housing Association, Keep Wales Tidy, Gwalia Housing and residents from Martins Close who kindly volunteered their time.


The path was cleared of overgrowth and fallen leaves by the R.C.T Council green team.

Residents from Martins Close and Gwalia Housing Staff

Volunteers then followed up with a thorough litter pick. Over ten bags worth of rubbish and litter was removed from the path.


In May’s Council elections Cllr Lewis and Cllr George pledged to hold seasonal clean up days at fly-tipping and litter hotspots throughout Abercynon Ward. Since May this year, community clean up days have been held at Bryntirion and Park View, with more planned for early 2018.

Over the past few weeks your local Councillors have walked through Abercynon Ward with Council officers to identify areas of overgrowth, fly-tipping and litter. These areas have been added to the R.C.T Council cleansing schedule to be addressed over the winter period.

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Cynon Taf Housing Association and keep Wales Tidy Officers

Abercynon Remembrance Service 2017


War MemorialThis year’s Abercynon Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 12th November. Those who wish to join the parade are requested to meet outside of the Bottom Club at 11.30am. The Service will be held at Abercynon War Memorial at 12 noon.

Abercynon War Memorial Paddling Pool will open on Saturday 11th at 11am for those who wish to pay their respects.

Wreaths are available from Abercynon Royal British Legion Branch. Please contact: abercynonbl@gmail.com


Rhys & Elaine