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Thousands of people have enjoyed the Christmas celebrations across Rhondda Cynon Taf as the Council ensured the festive season is being celebrated in style this year with funding for each of its town centres. 

The Council provided £75k to fund Christmas events in Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Porth, Tonypandy, Treorchy, Ferndale and Llantrisant, with each town centre also receiving funding for a Christmas Tree and festive lighting. 

The Council also made a contribution to support Pontypridd town centre’s Christmas event, Christmas tree and lighting, which are organised by Pontypridd Town Council. 

All town centres Christmas events have taken place and the Image Galleries csan be found below:




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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Leader, Cllr Andrew Morgan, said: “Speaking with traders over the last year, I know how important the festive period is for our town centre traders, and this is why the Council expanded the support for them by providing funding for Christmas trees and festive lighting and for a range of Christmas events across the county borough’s town centres. 

“Last year, our Christmas events brought thousands of visitors into our town centres, providing a boost to the local economy and an opportunity for each of our town centres to showcase what they have to offer. 

“This year we went even further, with Christmas events in Llantrisant and Ferndale as well as Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Porth, Treorchy, Tonypandy and Pontypridd. 

“On top of guest appearances from Santa, there was also be many attractions in our towns, along with the switching on of the Christmas lights. 

“As a further incentive, shoppers are able to park for FREE in Aberdare and Pontypridd town centres during December, with FREE parking all year round already in place in our other town centres.” 

Free Christmas Parking will be available after 10am in Council-owned car parks in Aberdare and Pontypridd throughout December. Free parking is on offer in Council car parks in Mountain Ash, Tonypandy and Porth throughout the year. 

Posted on Monday 18th December 2017

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