Tag: Rhondda

Coronavirus: Rhondda keen to avoid long-term impact

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Porth in the Rhondda in the early 20th Century A public health officer, worried about the lack of social distancing in the Rhondda during the pandemic, bemoaned the “well-intentioned but ill-advised custom” of neighbours calling on each other, sometimes to offer support. It was helping to spread the virus between infected and unaffected households.… Read more →

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Rhondda ex-mining village looks to forest for its future

Image copyright Mike Erskine Image caption Ian Thomas from social enterprise Welcome to the Woods hopes taking charge of the forest will build local wealth A former mining village has been awarded nearly £250,000 to develop Wales’ first community ownership project. The Skyline project wants to take charge of about 1.5 sq miles (4 sq km) of forestry around Treherbert,… Read more →