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Rhondda Cynon Taf: Projects planned for extra £6.5m

Rhondda Cynon Taf: Projects planned for extra £6.5m

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has an extra £6.5m to spend on highways, schools and parks this year.

More funding has come the council’s way from Welsh Government since RCT approved its capital budget on March 10 and the council is making a further contribution from its earmarked reserves as well.

A report to cabinet on Thursday, April 29, will recommend members approve the release of a further £569,000 of reserves to go on top of the extra Welsh Government funding.

This would see an extra £1.26m going on highways and roads, and extra £1.4m on highway structures, an extra £300,000 for parks and an extra £3.58m for schools totalling £6.54m.

Highways and Roads

There will be £1.26m going towards highways and roads and works on footpaths would be supplemented with an additional £100,000 contribution from Trivallis.

The roads that would benefit from this funding include:

  • Alfred Street in Gilfach Goch- £51,000
  • Gorsedd Street in Mountain Ash- £19,000
  • Cambrian Avenue in Gilfach Goch- £24,000
  • Gadlys Roundabout- £78,000
  • Cwmneol Place in Cwmaman- £10,000
  • Aman Court in Cwmaman- £8,000
  • Talbot Road in Talbot Green- £49,000
  • Tan-y-Bryn Street in Aberdare- £34,000
  • Trevor Street in Aberdare- £33,000
  • Kenry Street in Tonypandy- £79,000
  • Dunraven Street in Tonypandy- £42,000
  • Martin Crescent in Tonyrefail- £45,000
  • Park Place in Treherbert- £15,000
  • Station Road in Treorchy- £50,000
  • Bryn Ivor Street in Llwynypia- £20,000
  • Alaw Road in Trealaw- £24,000
  • Thomas Street in Maerdy- £17,000
  • Graigwen Road in Cymmer- £31,000
  • Addison Avenue in Llanharry- £38,000
  • Heol Ida in Beddau- £38,000
  • Elm Street in Rhydyfelin- £14,000
  • Dan-yr-Allt Close in Rhydyfelin- £18,000
  • Ashford Close in Glyncoch- £17,000
  • Clive Terrace in Ynysybwl- £22,000
  • Jenkin Street in Abercynon- £23,000
  • Cherry Drive in Cwmdare- £20,000
  • Haulfryn in Penywaun- £41,000
  • Various highways drainage schemes- £10,000
  • Various road markings and coloured surfacing schemes- £10,000

This translates to a total of £1.06m into carriageways with £200,000 going towards footpaths including:

  • Maes y Coed in Cwmdare- £50,000
  • Brodeg in Cwmbach- £45,000
  • Bedw Estate in Cymmer- £40,000
  • Brynna access improvements- £20,000
  • Heol Clwyddau in Beddau- £450,000

Highway structures

The £1.4m for highway structures would go towards repairs and maintenance of over 1,500 structures including, bridges, culverts, retaining walls, reinforced earth embankments and rock anchors.

The schemes the money would be spent on include:

  • Imperial Bridge refurbishment- £400,000 initial budget allocation
  • Darren Ddu Bridge- £150,000
  • Ynys Meurig Bridge parapets- £40,000
  • Major retaining walls refurbishment- £360,000
  • Confined space culvert repairs- £300,000
  • Advanced preparation of schemes- ££150,000

Parks

The £300,000 would allow the ongoing programme of refurbishment of sports pavilions, upgrading of sports pitches and the repairs to parks infrastructure to be enhanced even further.

Schools

The report said that the £3.58m for schools would support the long-term strategic investment programme of modernisation to create school environments that meet the needs of communities and provide the best learning provision and outcomes for young people and the wider community

The projects would include:

  • External canopies to create outdoor teaching areas- £700,000
  • Improved ventilation- £300,000
  • New toilet and hygiene areas- £600,000
  • Roofing works- £500,000
  • General repairs to the fabric of buildings- £680,000
  • Upgrade classrooms to 21st Century Schools standard- £500,000
  • New external doors and windows- £300,000

Words: Anthony Lewis, Local Democracy Reporter


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