Welcome to Taff’s Well and Nantgarw Community Council
The Council is happy to receive, views and comments on its services-just post them on the 'contact the council' page.
CLERK TO THE COUNCIL
80 Beaumaris Way
Telephone: 01495 231226
The Community Council is committed to protecting the environment and encourage electronic applications and correspondence
PLEASE NOTE THE DECEMBER MEETING IS CANCELLED NEXT MEETING WILL BE 29th JANUARY 2020.
To all tenants of Taff's Well & Nantgarw Allotments, apparently there is a rumour circulating the area that the Council is planning to sell off the allotments site. Please be assured that there is no truth in this rumour. Any questions or queries on this topic please email the Clerk at email@example.com..
Wales' only natural thermal spring could be used to heat a school and park pavilion, cutting use of fossil fuels.
The Taff's Well spring, has water running constantly at 21C (70F).
Consultants say it could fully supply the Taff's Well Park Pavilion, and partly heat Ffynnon Taf Primary School.
Rhondda Cynon Taf council leaders are being asked to approve a scheme costing up to £300,000, with the prospect of expanding it over a wider area.
The thermal spring emerges on the eastern bank of the River Taff and is believed to have attracted the Romans two thousand years ago.
However, councillors at RCT on a climate change committee are now looking at using the waters as a source of power, potentially saving 37 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
A report says using the spring with a water source heat pump could replace the electric heating in the Taff's Well Park Pavilion - currently used as a creche - and could replace or be integrated with the gas-fired system at Ffynnon Taf Primary School.
SOUTH WALES POLICE SPEED AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SPEEDING IN THE VILLAGE SOUTH WALES POLICE ARE CARRYING OUT SPEED ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES AS PART OF A NATIONAL SPEED AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
GOT CONCERNS ABOUT SPEEDING IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
TWEET YOUR CONCERNS TO @SWPOLICE using the hashtag
NDO YOU FANCY AN EVENING OUT WHILST CONTRIBUTING TO A CHARITABLE FUND TAKE A LOOK AT THE LINK ON THE LEFT CHARITY APPEALS
The Council is suppporting the #EverydayAgeismCampaign
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE LOCAL NEWS LINK
UPDATE FREE BUS PASSES
Here’s an update from Transport for Wales on the renewal programmet that is currently underway on behalf of all 22 local councils in Wales.
"There are currently around 750,000 bus passes in Wales and the current green coloured cards will all expire on 31 December 2019 and not be accepted on buses. Since September we’ve been raising awareness of the changes, and already we’ve received 450,000 applications. With the deadline now fast approaching we’re keen to promote the changes as much as possible to ensure we reach as many people as possible and provide time for people to reapply and receive their new-style cards before the end of the year".
Cardholders can either reapply online at www.tfw.wales/travelcards or by paper, which they can download via our website or pick up a copy from their local council. They can also request a copy in the post by calling our helpline 0300 303 4240.
The new cards offer the same travel benefits for 60s and over and eligible disabled persons.
There’s also ‘How to videos’ available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8q_bwWi4Wo (English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBjwmBvTXh8 (Welsh)
Here’s a link to the other campaign materials :
English - https://tfw.wales/bus-campaign-support
Welsh - https://tfw.wales/cy/cymorth-ymgyrch-bws
PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE ABLE TO RENEW YOUR BUS PASS AT THE HUB, JUST CALL IN WITH DETAILS OF YOUR BUS PASS NUMBER, YOUR NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER AND YOUR POST CODE AND STAFF ON SITE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP .
The Council has recently resolved to support the provision of locally generated renewable electricity by supporting the Local Electricity Bill, currently supported by a cross-party group of 115 MPs, and which, if made law, would make the setup and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate by establishing a Right to Local Supply.
Any questions or queries on this issue please contact the Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you to raise any questions or comments regarding the works to construct a new metro depot at Taff's Well ?
Transport for Wales staff are available to answer questions on 033 33 211 302 or at www.tfwrail.wales/contact-us. Alternatively, you can contact Transport for Wales on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @tfwrail.
IMPROVEMENTS TO RAIL SERVICES IN THE AREA
Transport for Wales are undertaking iimprovements. The work will take several years to implement. The initial phase will take place over the next month. Much of the work will be undertaken when the trains are not running evenings and weekends. There may be some disturbance. Any questions please contact
FREEPOST, TFW RAIL SERVICES CUSTOMER RELATIONS, St Mary's House,
47 Penarth Road, Cardiff,CF10 5DJ.
TEMPORARY CYCLE TRACK CLOSURE
RCT Council is currently progressing a temporary traffic order associated with the completion of emergency works. Details of the emergency and temporary cycle track closure is shown on the drawing to be found at this link
The order is necessary in the interests of public safety while repairs are carried out to the cycle track
The closure will operate as follows:
Emergency closure from 8th March 2019 for a period of 21 days to be immediately followed by a temporary closure for up to 18 months or until the works are complete.
If you have any queries about this proposal, please contact Dan Bond 01443 281108
Are you unsure about Universal Credit that will be introduced in November 2018 ?
Would you like to improve and develop your IT Skills ?
Digital Wales are coming to the Hub to help new claimants with Universal Credit claims and to help people to improve and develop their IT Skills.
7th DECEMBER 2018 10.00am to noon
Sessions are free, please come along.
Organised locally on your behalf by the Library Hub (TWNCDA)
MONEY SKILLS TRAINING
RCT Citizens Advice is offering free Money Skills training. Sessions will be held at the Hub. All learning styles will be supported. Sessions will be about an hour long and will look at matters such as :
Compiling a budget
Tips for saving money
What is a credit/credit score?
Practical solutions and available resources
If you are interested please give your contact details to the staff at the Hub.