Town Centre Parking Charges Suspended

Car park charges in Pontypridd and Aberdare will be suspended for a period of four months, starting tomorrow morning (March 25). This measure is to make access to essential food and groceries in town centres more accessible for residents. Parking in all other towns remains free.

Highway Inspections Suspended

The Council has suspended its proactive highway inspections following public health guidance relating to social distancing – but will maintain a response to urgent issues during this challenging period. Full details here.

Integrated Transport Unit

All staff in the Council’s Integrated Transport Unit will be working from home until further notice. Any transport queries should be directed to the relevant email addresses, as listed below:

  • Public Transport - TransportationServices@rctcbc.gov.uk
  • Mainstream School Transport - hometoschooltransport@rctcbc.gov.uk
  • Community Care Transport - communitycaretransport@rctcbc.gov.uk
  • SEN School Transport - communitycaretransport@rctcbc.gov.uk
  • Road Safety - roadsafety@rctcbc.gov.uk
  • Transport Planning - Transportstrategy@rctcbc.gov.uk

Public Transport

You are advised to contact the relevant companies directly for further information on how the pandemic is affecting services.

Traffic information

Local radio and television bulletins will help to keep you informed of any traffic issues or road closures.

Public Rights of Way

Residents should not travel to visit the countryside unnecessarily and should follow social distancing measures if using local routes in order to protect themselves and others.

The Welsh Government has introduced emergency regulations (The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020) which enables local authorities to close public paths and access land where use poses a high risk to the spread of coronavirus.

If the Council identifies areas where groups of people are congregating and actively ignoring the new measures set out by the UK Government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Council will immediately close rights of way and access land.

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