RCT Council Confirms Closure Of The Muni Arts Centre And The Cynon Valley Museum, Due To Budget Cuts

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The local Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd and the Cynon Valley Museum are to due close in the upcoming months as part of the Rhondda Cynon Taf council cuts.

RCT Councillors confirmed the closures of the two council buildings, alongside increasing the cost of adult social care services and cutting back on street lighting during the night.

Alongside the closure of the Muni and the Cynon Valley Museum, over twelve outdoor paddling pools are to be closed over the summer holidays but, the future of
leisure services is in consideration.

Although the Muni is to close, the Coliseum Theatre in Aberdare and the Park and Dare in Treorchy will be retained at this moment in time, which the council says is more than many other local authorities will operate.

But, while the Cynon Valley museum will close, the Rhondda Heritage Park situated in Trehafod (just on the outskirts of Porth) will be retained and developed into a heritage hub.

These closures are taking place as the council needs to make over £70m budget savings over four years.

Deputy council leader, Mr Paul Cannon, said:

“There is no easy solution in these tough financial circumstances. Our funding has been dramatically reduced in the last few months by the government in London, and this will mean that difficult and unfortunately unpopular decisions were necessary today and will be required in the future.”

For more information on closures of council services visit:

www.rctcbc.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/RCTCouncil

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