Rhondda Cynon Taf Labour

Welcome to the RCT Labour Website. Here you will be able to find out more about the Labour Party in Rhondda Cynon Taf, keep track of the latest news, access the details of your Labour Councillors and contact RCT Labour.

Leader’s Column – March 2014

Cabinet met last week and unanimously approved the Capital Programme for the next three years. Over recent years, because of our approach to Capital Investment, residents have benefited from substantial investment in our Highways Infrastructure including £14m last year alone, a comprehensive Schools Modernisation Programme and Town Centre Improvements to mention but a few. Cabinet’s approval of the Capital Programme demonstrates our commitment to making ongoing significant investment in the infrastructure of Rhondda Cynon Taf despite a reduction in resources. It is essential that residents are able to get around the County Borough on good quality and safe highways, learn in appropriate environments and access vibrant town centres and our continued Capital Investment in these areas will only benefit residents moving forwards. The programme will now be discussed at a meeting of Full Council this week.

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Welcome to the New RCT Labour Website

We are pleased to launch the new RCT Labour website which will bring you all the latest news and updates from the Labour Party in Rhondda Cynon Taf as well as providing contact details for all of your Labour Councillors and RCT Labour itself.

Leader’s Column – February 2014

The consultation on the Council’s second phase of budget proposals closed this week and as with the previous process the detail and content of the responses will now be analysed. The Cabinet will then consider the responses in detail before the content of the consultation and the detail of the original proposals are presented to a future Cabinet meeting in March. The Cabinet demonstrated clearly when it made its final decision on the phase 1 proposals that this is a genuine process and where practicably possible consideration will be taken of the views expressed. We must however remember that where changes are made, savings will need to be sought from other areas.

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Deputy Leader’s Column – January 2014

I am sure all of you who regularly read our local weekly papers will now fully appreciate the severity of the austerity measures and the impact they are having on the services we provide. I know the Council Leader over the last year in this column, regularly took the opportunity to remind residents how tough the choices we would need to make were likely to be, this has certainly proved to be the case I am sure everyone will agree.

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Balanced Budget Agreed for 2014/15

At a meeting of the Council on 26th February, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council backed the budget strategy put forward by the Cabinet. This means that the Council has been able to bridge the budget gap of £20m for the next financial year which was a result of the ConDem government’s austerity measures.

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Deputy Leader’s Column – December 2013

Many of you will be aware that the consultation on our first round of budget proposals to bridge the £70M funding gap concluded on Monday. Despite the difficult content of the proposals it is pleasing to note that many people have engaged in this process. It is however unfortunate that certain opposition Councillors have chosen to misguide the public who have genuinely sought to put forward a constructive argument around the detail of the phase 1 proposals. Consequently, a key point regarding nursery proposals I would like to emphasise is that it proposes bringing us into line with the level offered by other local authorities in Wales including those with similar demographics to our own.

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