Register to vote for general election on Thursday 12th December

Don’t forget to register to vote to have your say in the general election on Thursday 12th CachedImage.axd
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Registering to vote is quick and easy. It takes just five minutes. You an register to vote here. 

If you live in Rhondda Cynon Taf and you think that you may have already registered to vote but you would like to check, you can contact R.C.T Council’s Electoral Team here.

For more information about voting, the BBC has an interesting article covering frequently asked questions here. 

Register to vote and have your say!

Rhys & Elaine 

RCT Council – Improved Nappy/Incontinence Service Coming Soon

Improved Nappy/Incontinence Service Coming Soon

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Nappy and Incontinence recycling (purple bag) customers will shortly be able to enjoy a more efficient and fully automated service thanks to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council reviewing its scheme.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council was one of the first Council’s in the UK to introduce the nappy and incontinence recycling service in 2013. Since then the service has proved to be incredibly popular with residents, with over 10,000 eco-friendly households signed up.

In a bid to further improve the scheme and ensure that all the registered users were still in need of the weekly kerbside recycling scheme – the Council has made the service fully automated.

Registered households will shortly be able to check their collection date and days online, order purple bags online and can even sign up for email alerts to remind them to place their purple bags out for collection.

In order to complete the service review, the Council is now asking ALL nappy and incontinence recycling customers to re-register for the scheme and confirm if they still wish to use the service.

This will ensure that all the data the Council holds is up to date and the collections rounds can be as efficient as possible. ALL existing and new customers will need to register for the service BEFORE 4th November or their collections will be temporarily suspended and they will not receive collections from 4th November.

Re-registering or registering for the nappy and incontinence recycling service is easy and can be done in just a few minutes online at:

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Alternatively call 01443 425001 between 08.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Once you have re-registered the Council will contact you and confirm your new collection date/day as this may have changed as a result of service and collection round improvements.

RCT Council – Helping residents to renew their concessionary bus passes

Helping residents to renew their concessionary bus passes

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The Council will shortly host a series of dedicated sessions across all of its Libraries, where staff will be able to help residents renew their concessionary bus passes using the Transport for Wales website.

Transport for Wales is working with Welsh Government to roll out a ‘new-style’ Concessionary Travel Card across Wales by December 31, 2019. The existing green bus passes will work up until this date, and applications to renew each pass can be completed online – at www.tfw.wales/travelcards.

Renewing your bus pass is a simple task online. Transport for Wales advises that this is the easiest way for you to receive your new card, and that you can ask someone you trust to apply on your behalf using the online portal.

However, the Council has arranged to host a number of sessions where face-to-face help is available for those unable to complete the online application process. The upcoming sessions include:

  • Dedicated ‘help days’ in all Council Libraries every Tuesday, starting on October 8. Help will be available during normal Library opening hours. To find your nearest Library, and its opening hours, visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk/libraries. These Tuesday sessions will run alongside the existing Digital Friday sessions, held each Friday in local Libraries. Support will also be available from the Council’s Mobile Library, as part of its usual service.
  • Town Centre ‘roadshow’ events in November 2019. Further details about these community-based events, which will be held over a three-week period, will be communicated to local residents in due course.