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Rugby club tells members 'no access' to site

In a statement on its website Pontypridd Rugby Club says there is no access to its site.

Police near Pontypridd Rugby Club on Friday evening. Credit: ITV Wales News

Supporters, partners and neighbours of Pontypridd RFC are advised that the Sardis Road stadium is currently not accessible.

This is due to a police investigation into a major incident in the vicinity.

The club will keep all concerned informed regarding access to the Sardis Road stadium as further information is received from the relevant authorities.

– Pontypridd RFC
Credit: ITV Wales News


Police confirm they are dealing with an incident

Police vans in the road leading to Pontypridd rugby club Credit: ITV Wales

Police have confirmed they are dealing with an incident in Pontypridd but are not issuing any further details at this stage.

There is a large police presence around the town's rugby club.

The police helicopter has also been deployed and a cordon is in place.

Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club

Police officers are manning cordons around Pontypridd rugby club.

Police have been asked to comment.

Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees
Residents say the police helicopter is also in the air above the town Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees
A series of different cordons are in place Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees


Drivers urged to avoid Pontypridd town centre

Drivers are being urged to avoid Pontypridd town centre due to an ongoing police incident.

The council say there is traffic congestion in the area.

Parents in RCT protest over cuts to education

Many parents in the area say plans to reduce nursery provision will put children at risk Credit: ITV News

Parents in Rhondda Cynon Taf gathered today to protest against the council's plans to introduce part-time education for three and four year olds in the area.

A march took place in Pontypridd town, organised by members of the group Parents Against the Cuts to Education.

The group have been fighting the council's plans for more than 18 months.

Jo Caddy is one of its members.

A spokesperson for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said it had been forced to consider these decisions as part of the UK Government's Austerity Measures.

The Council's Cabinet recently agreed to amend the funding of nursery education to support part-time nursery education for three year-olds and full-time for four year olds.

The Cabinet determined that this decision will continue to ensure the provision of sufficient nursery education for the children of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Even after these changes Rhondda Cynon Taf will be offering one of the most favourable provisions in Wales.This difficult decision will contribute over £2million in savings to bridge a funding gap of £30million which was initially faced by the Council.

– Spokesperson, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
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