Free parking extended in Aberdare town centre

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has confirmed it will extend current free parking arrangements in Aberdare and Pontypridd Town Centres until the end of August 2020.

Parking Aberdare
Credit: Google Maps

In response to the Coronavirus national health emergency, the local authority says no parking charges have been applied at Council-owned car parks in the two towns since the lockdown period began in mid-March 2020.

A spokesman for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said,

“This free parking provision is aimed at supporting the local economy by increasing trade for local businesses, and therefore increasing employment within the towns. The Council also recognises there are currently a limited number of seats on public transport due to social distancing.

“The Council is encouraging residents across the County Borough to Shop Local and support those businesses that are able to be open at this time – and asking visitors to follow the markers/signage within retail areas that are promoting social distancing at all times.

“Having previously announced the free parking arrangements would last until the end of July at least, today’s announcement by the Council has confirmed it will be extended by a further month – covering the whole of August 2020.”


By Brad Williams

Winner of 'Outstanding Contribution to New Media' at the Rhondda Cynon Taf Youth Engagement Awards 2019.

News presenter at GTFM radio station, Pontypridd.

Brad has interviewed:
- First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS
- Health Minister, Vaughan Gething MS
- Cynon Valley MS, Vikki Howells
- Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Cllr Andrew Morgan
- RCT Council Cabinet Member for Heritage, Leisure & Environment, Cllr Ann Crimmings
- Author, Maria Grace
- Author, Communicator of Science & Local Tutor, Mark Brake
- ITV Wales News presenter, Andrea Byrne

Brad has been featured several times on WalesOnline and has been a guest on BBC Radio Wales, more recently joining presenter Wynne Evans on his show, talking all things Cynon Valley.

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