Over the past few years, we have organised and carried out a number of community
clean-up days across Abercynon Ward. This is something that we pledged to continue at last years Council elections.
We are committed to doing our part to clean up our local environment and the wider community. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of Network Rail who own large tracts of land in Abercynon Ward. Land in the ownership of Network Rail alongside the Aberdare and Merthyr train lines are in a very poor condition with large amounts of litter and fly-tipping present upon them.
We will be contacting Network Rail to urge them to clean their land. Local residents can help us by contacting Network Rail to voice their disgust at the condition of the land near the railway lines. Residents can contact Network Rail using the following contact details:
At recent PACT meetings in the Ynysboeth area, residents have raised a number of concerns with us about anti-social behaviour and the problem of fire setting. In response to this, the Council’s Community Safety Team organised a ‘Day of Action’ working with the Police, Fire Service and Trivallis to tackle these issues.
The Day of Action took place on the 23rd March with additional activities between the 26th and the 30th March. There have been extra police patrols in Ynysboeth following anti-social behaviour and thefts of bins. The Fire Service will be conducting ‘Crimes and Consequences’ talks at Ynysboeth School linking in with wider engagement and awareness raising. The Council’s Community Safety and Planning Enforcement teams will write to the owner of the former AB’s Connectors site about waste on the land and the security of the land
There will be a community clean up day in the Ynysboeth area on Thursday 19th April. The clean up will take place on the land to the rear of Avondale Street between 8.30am and midday. Residents are welcome to join us.