Rhondda Cynon Taf Council welcomes your views, as we are keen to ensure that our services are tailored specifically to the needs of our community.
We carry out consultations with various stakeholders throughout the year - most notably when we're planning the annual budget and want to know your views on where we should be allocating resources and what your priorities should be.
Join the Citizens' Panel
Would you be interested in joining the Citizens' Panel and help provide the Council with your views and opinions on various topics through online questionnaires or other methods of consultation?
RCT Together is the Council's forward-thinking approach to engaging with communities and individuals to explore alternative ways of delivering services and facilities.
The Budget Challenge
The Council faced a budget gap of £23.7m in 2016/17, with a further budget gap of up to £42.3m for the following financial year (2017/18).
Engagement Strategy and Toolkit
Older Persons Forums
The Council works closely and supports the Rhondda Cynon Taf 50+ Forums. Members and Officers attend the Forums and meetings to engage with an inclusive and diverse representative group of people aged 50 and over, on a large range of issues, including recent service changes.
There are 5 50+ Forums in Rhondda Cynon Taf which have a membership of over 500 people, overseen by the OPAG (Older People Advisory Group).
Upper Rhondda – meet in Oak Tree Hall, Treorchy
Rhondda – Ystrad OAP Hall
Cynon – St Mairs, Aberdare
Taf – St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd
Llantrisant – Pontyclun Athletic Club
View more about the range of issues discussed in the Older Persons Forums
RCT Wide Youth Forum
The Council engages with young people in a range of ways. The Rhondda Cynon Taf wide Youth Forum provides young people with the opportunity to engage effectively with the Council and provides a platform that allows young people to discuss and influence decisions that affect them and their communities.
The Forum is represented by School Councils and existing Youth Forums and is consulted on any service change proposals, budget strategy consultations and any other issues that may have an impact on young people and their families.
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