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May Bank Holiday important Council service information

Prior to bank holidays, festive holidays, or in the event of bad weather, we will endeavour to update this page with the latest information on the availability of Council services, road and school closures.

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May Bank Holiday Opening Hours 2024

The Council will be closed from 5pm on Friday, May 3 and re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday, May 7 – this applies to ALL major services aside from out-of-hours emergencies. Details of the services available and their opening hours are detailed below. 

If the service area you are looking for is not highlighted below, please see individual pages or websites for details of their opening hours over the bank holiday. 

You can still access a wide range of online services during this period, however residents are reminded that the request may not be processed until offices re-open on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

Contacting the Council in an Emergency

Bins and Recycling

There are NO CHANGES to your Recycling and Waste collections this May Bank Holiday, please leave your items at your normal collection point on your usual day.

The Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are open all over the bank holiday - opening hours are 8.30am until 6.30pm (summer opening hours). You can view full CRC details online at

Please visit the recycling pages for general recycling information, including find my collection day and the searchable A-Z recycling guide.

Social Care

If you need to contact a member of the Social Care team over the bank holiday please use the following numbers:

  • Out-of-hours Social Care emergencies, including weekends and bank holidays call: 01443 743665.

For people who need to contact their direct service provider over the bank holiday weekend please contact them direct using the contact information they have provided.

Community Meals (Meals on Wheels)

The Community Meals team will support its service users over the bank holiday and menu options have been discussed with service users to pre-order where needed. 

More information is available on these pages


Information and advice can be found on the homelessness page of this website 

An out of hours emergency service is also available throughout the bank holiday by calling 01443 425011.


The Register Office, Municipal Buildings, Pontypridd will be CLOSED from 5pm on Friday, May 3 and re-open at 9am on Tuesday, May 7.

Cemeteries and Bereavement Services

The main office (Glyntaff) will be CLOSED on Monday, May 6 and re-open on Tuesday, May 7.

There are currently no changes in place for Cemetery grounds over the bank holiday period.

There are sometimes exceptional circumstances when we have to close the cemeteries to vehicles at short notice.  

If it is necessary to close a cemetery to vehicles, a notice is placed on the Cemetery gates advising the public. As soon as it is safe to do so the Cemetery gates are opened to vehicles.  

The cemeteries can be accessed by pedestrians when closed to vehicles but we would urge people to exercise caution when visiting our cemeteries in adverse weather and to ensure they wear appropriate clothing and footwear to avoid falls and injury.  

Public Conveniences

  • Saturday – OPEN 
  • Sunday – CLOSED
  • Bank Holiday Monday – CLOSED
  • Tuesday - OPEN

Full details and locations on these facilities can be found here – Public Toilets

Leisure Centres

Visit the Leisure website or follow the @RCTLeisureService on Facebook for details of your local centre's opening hours.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience (AWCME)

Visit the WME website or follow @RhonddaHeritage on twitter or @RhonddaHeritagePark on Facebook for details of events and opening hours.

National Lido of Wales - Lido Ponty

Visit the Lido Ponty website or follow @LidoPonty on Twitter and Facebook for details of activities and opening hours.


Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 6 and re-open on Tuesday, May 7.

View details of Library services

One4all Advice Service

One4all offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday, May 3 and re-open at 9am on Tuesday, May 7.

Book an appointment for after the Bank Holiday period here

Dare Valley Country Park

Full details on this facility can be found here - Dare Valley Country Park


Visit the RCT Theatres website or follow @RCTtheatres on Twitter and @ColiseumTheatreAberdare @ParkandDare on Facebook for details.

School and School Transport Information

All schools are closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday, May 6, 2024.

Please use the links below for the latest information about term times, inset days, school transport and school closures etc.

Road Closures

For the latest information on Road Closures visit these pages -

Public Transport

You are also advised to contact the relevant companies directly for further information with regards to the disruption of services during the bank holiday period and during inclement weather.

Contacting the Council in an Emergency:

All residents are reminded they can contact the Council with an emergency issue on 01443 425011 during the Bank Holiday period and out of hours/inclement weather, which is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

Posted on 03/05/2024