In spite of an overwhelming vote to save a paddling pool in Pontypridd the council say they cannot afford to keep it open.
People in the Valleys town will vote on whether they want the current children's pool to be included in plans to redevelop an historic lido.
South Wales Police have released CCTV pictures in continuing efforts to find missing 28-year-old Joseph Lacey from Pontypridd.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council says that a project to redevelop and reopen Pontypridd's lido complex would be put 'in jeopardy' by trying to include the existing paddling pool in the plans.
It is disappointing that individuals have chosen to play politics with this hugely important project for the future of Pontypridd.
The Council will note the outcome of the Community Poll at its next meeting later this Month.
It must be stressed that the result of this poll is not binding on the Council in any way.
– Cllr Anthony Christopher, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
When cuts to public sector funding by the UK government are forcing difficult decisions across the country, any amendments to the current proposals, which will effect the viability of the new Lido, place the entire scheme in jeopardy and potentially put at risk grant funding already made available.
It is simply not possible to consider the two facilities side by side.
When discussing the outcome, the Council will consider the future regeneration of Pontypridd and the wider interests of Rhondda Cynon Taf which were not taken into consideration yesterday.
People in Pontypridd have voted overwhelmingly in favour of saving their paddling pool, as part of the redevelopment of the town's historic lido.
The local referendum asked:
Should Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council keep the existing paddling pool in Ynysangharad Park as part of the Lido redevelopment?
- 2,077 voted 'yes'
- 151 voted 'no'
- 1 spoilt ballot
The poll was held by Pontypridd Town Council. Its result is not binding on the county council, which is leading a £6.2-million project to regenerate and reopen the lido complex.
There's slow traffic on the A470 Southbound between the A4058 (Broadway Interchange) and the A4054 / B4262 (Taffs Well Interchange).
Traffic's returned to normal after the accident on the A470 Southbound between the A4054 Pentrebach Road / A473 (Glyntaff Interchange) and the A4054 Cardiff Road / Gwaelod-Y-Garth Road (Upper Boat Interchange).
South Wales Police say the body recovered from the River Taff in Pontypridd on Sunday is highly likely to be that of missing 28-year-old Joseph Lacey.
The body was discovered by a member of the public at around 9pm that night.
Mr Lacey, who was from the area, was last seen sat outside Pontypridd train station in the early hours on Monday (August 20), after visiting two bars.
A police spokesperson said although a formal identification has not yet taken place, the body is believed to be Mr Lacey's.
They added that there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the discovery.
A man's body has been recovered from the River Taff in Pontypridd. South Wales Police are treating the death as unexplained.
The body was pulled from the water near the High Street at around 9pm on Sunday night. The man has not yet been identified.
South Wales Police are appealing for information over a missing 28 year-old man.
Joseph Lacey, from Pontypridd, was last seen sat outside Pontypridd train station in the early hours on Monday (August 20) at around 00:30am.
A police spokesman said that Mr Lacey had been inside the Soul Suite and the Morgan’s Taver that evening.
“We need to speak to anybody who saw Joseph in the very early hours of Monday" said DI Phil Camm.
“His disappearance is out of character, and we are concerned for his wellbeing."
ITV Wales speaks to shoppers in Pontypridd to find out if the cost of fuel is already too high.
It comes as Consumer Focus Wales says more than 70 per cent of people in Wales are worried about the price of energy rising further.