Roads, Travel & Parking

Friday 25 February 2022

Work to begin on railway station upgrade

Description:
Work to improve Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station and create an integrated park and ride facility is due to begin next week.
Wednesday 26 January 2022

Cwmbran Drive Active Travel Improvement Study - have your say

Description:
As part of the Council's work around Active Travel, we want to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Cwmbran Drive near four of the busiest roundabouts, and we need your views for potential new road crossings...
Friday 5 November 2021

Road disruptions due to firework displays

Description:
Ponthir Sports and Community Club are holding a firework display on the 5th November. The show starts at 7pm with the evening starting 6pm...
Tuesday 2 November 2021

Cold weather ready

Description:
Every year the council provides a highways winter service to keep the borough moving....
Thursday 21 October 2021

Footbridge closure due to resurfacing

Description:
The footbridge which crosses the Afon Lwyd at Woodland Road Sport and Social Centre is due to be resurfaced next week..
Wednesday 20 October 2021

Street lighting repairs delayed

Description:
Currently there is a national shortage of new LED lanterns, which is leading to a backlog in repairing outages in the borough. There is a shortage of parts which make up the LED lanterns, and there is also issues with shipping and transport....
Friday 15 October 2021

Disruption expected to school transport

Description:
Torfaen Council has received notification that drivers for the largest bus operator in the UK will strike for three weeks due to a dispute over pay...
Thursday 9 September 2021

Residents of Upper Cwmbran get involved in our consultation

Description:
The Council are considering reopening or permanently closing a footpath which lies between 68 Thornhill Road and Merthyr Mawr, Thornhill Road, Upper Cwmbran, and we need residents to help us decide what happens...
Friday 3 September 2021

Enforcement officers go back to school

Description:
Parents and carers who drive their children to school will be given road safety advice at the school gates this term....
Wednesday 25 August 2021

If You're Illegally Riding a Privately Owned E-scooter – STOP!

Description:
This summer, some people may be considering purchasing an e-scooter, which have become an increasingly common sight as people are still looking at alternatives to public transport or a way to reduce car use...
Tuesday 27 July 2021

Making streets safer

Description:
Welsh Government want to make our streets safer for everyone...
Monday 14 June 2021

Crucial Crew reaches over 1000 pupils in Torfaen

Description:
Around 1000 primary school children have been learning about road safety, dangers of grass fires, and food hygiene as part of their preparations for secondary school...
Friday 11 June 2021

Road Closure in Pontypool Town Centre

Description:
An emergency road closure on Commercial Street, Pontypool will remain in place into next week to undertake emergency repairs to collapsed sewerage pipes
Tuesday 8 June 2021

Emergency road closure in Pontypool

Description:
The council is putting an emergency road closure on Commercial Street, Pontypool from 7am tomorrow morning (9th of June)
Tuesday 25 May 2021

Two vehicles seized at Operation Options

Description:
During Global Road Safety Week (17-23 May), the council worked in partnership with Gwent Police, and South Wales Fire and Rescue, to run Operation Option sessions...
Wednesday 12 May 2021

Have your Say on Active Travel

Have your Say on Active Travel
Description:
Residents in Torfaen are being asked to help improve walking and cycling routes for everyday journeys around Torfaen.
Friday 12 March 2021

Borough wide grass cutting service to restart next week

Description:
Weather permitting, the Council's grass cutting service which covers the borough is to restart next week...
Thursday 4 March 2021

New electric vehicle charge points installed across Gwent

Description:
Sixty-two new dual electric vehicle 22kw fast charging units have been installed at thirty-four sites across Gwent...
Monday 1 March 2021

Cwmbran Interchange public consultation questionnaire

Description:
Cwmbran is the busiest sub-regional town centre in South East Wales and attracts around 15 million visitors a year. Cwmbran town centre provides a focal point for the surrounding valleys communities and acts as a 'strategic hub' for retail, employment, services, leisure and cultural activities...
Friday 22 January 2021

We are cold weather ready

Description:
Whilst Wales is in Level 4 alert restrictions (Covid-19), the council is continuing to provide a winter service for those with an essential need to travel...
Monday 11 January 2021

Charged and ready to go: new electric vehicle charge points open in Torfaen

Description:
Work is now complete on 10 new dual electric vehicle-charging points in Torfaen.In partnership with other local authorities in Gwent, the Council was awarded a share of £459,000 funding from the UK Government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), to start to develop the infrastructure for the vehicles of the future.
Wednesday 9 December 2020

Getting about actively, safely and legally this Christmas

Description:
This year, some Christmas lists may include an e-scooter, which have become an increasingly common sight as people look for an alternative to public transport or a way to cut down on car use.
Friday 6 November 2020

Torfaen County Borough Council signs Healthy Travel Charter

Description:
Twenty one leading public sector organisations which work across Gwent have today (6th November 2020) signed a Healthy Travel Charter, which commits to supporting and encouraging staff to travel in a sustainable way to and from work...
Tuesday 28 July 2020

Essential tree removal to be undertaken along Cwmbran Drive

Description:
On Sunday 2nd August essential tree removal will take place along Cwmbran Drive between Rechem roundabout and Ashbridge roundabout between 5am and 5pm, therefore the road will be closed to ensure the safety of staff and road users.
Monday 27 July 2020

Happy customers return to playgrounds

Happy customers return to playgrounds
Description:
Children from around the borough have been busy enjoying the fresh air and playgrounds since all council owned playgrounds reopened last week following relaxations in lockdown.
Friday 19 June 2020

Park safe, park right, park legally

Description:
With businesses reopening in Torfaen over the next few weeks, the council is urging drivers to park safely and legally as Wales moves into another Covid-19 recovery phase.
Wednesday 6 May 2020

Be road safe during Covid-19

Description:
In light of Coronavirus, new road safety content has been created on the council's website to help parents keep road safety talks going while schools are shut.
Tuesday 14 April 2020

Weed control on pavements and car parks 2020

Description:
On Monday 20 April (weather permitting) Complete Weed Control (South & Central Wales) Ltd will be starting the second round of spot treating weeds on public footways and car parks...
Thursday 13 February 2020

Transport for Wales urges cardholders to not delay and apply for their new bus pass

Transport for Wales urges cardholders to not delay and apply for their new bus pass
Description:
Transport for Wales is reaching out to cardholders who haven't applied for their new bus pass yet and highlighting the importance of applying for a new card as soon as possible to continue to enjoy the benefits of concessionary travel...
Thursday 9 January 2020

Pass Plus Cymru

Pass Plus Cymru
Description:
Pass Plus Cymru is a course designed for anyone aged 17 -25 who has passed their driving test.
Tuesday 19 November 2019

Help us teach school children how to cross to roads safely

Help us teach school children how to cross to roads safely
Description:
Kerbcraft is a Welsh Government and Torfaen CBC funded road safety scheme which teaches children how to be safer pedestrians, and we need your help.
Monday 18 November 2019

Step up for safe streets this UK Road Safety Week 18-24 November

Step up for safe streets this UK Road Safety Week 18-24 November
Description:
Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road. Each of these tragedies has a devastating effect on families and local communities.
Tuesday 3 September 2019

Let's help children have a safe return to school

Let's help children have a safe return to school
Description:
With the schools returning this week, let's help dropping the children off a safe activity and not a dangerous one.
Wednesday 21 August 2019

Education and awareness key to a cleaner, greener and safer Torfaen

Education and awareness key to a cleaner, greener and safer Torfaen
Description:
Since the council took over civil parking enforcement from Gwent Police (on July 1) 426 parking related tickets have been issued.
Thursday 25 July 2019

Enforcement officers now issuing fines

Enforcement officers now issuing fines
Description:
At the beginning of July our new civil parking and environmental enforcement officers were busy issuing warning parking tickets to raise awareness of civil parking enforcement (which came into action on 1 July). However, they are now formally issuing fines (known as Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)) to those who have been ignoring parking signs and lines, and issuing fines for environmental crimes such as littering.
Tuesday 2 July 2019

Town centre bollards being permanently raised for public safety

Town centre bollards being permanently raised for public safety
Description:
On Monday 8 July the council are going to permanently raise the bollards at the entrance to Commercial Street from the Hanbury Road approach to the town centre.
Thursday 27 June 2019

Less than a week to go until Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE)

Less than a week to go until Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE)
Description:
With less than a week to go until the council takes over CPE what does it actually mean?
Tuesday 9 April 2019

Brynmawr man found guilty of fly tipping in Torfaen

Brynmawr man found guilty of fly tipping in Torfaen
Description:
A former businessman from Brynmawr has been found guilty of two offences relating to the unlawful disposal of commercial waste in the World Heritage site, Blaenavon.
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