Roads, Travel & Parking

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.
Friday 21 September 2018

Abersychan roadworks scheme

Abersychan roadworks scheme
Description:
A major programme of works to improve the Union Street/Broad Street junction in the centre of Abersychan will start on Monday 8 October

Stay safe on the roads with Bike Safe

Stay safe on the roads with Bike Safe
Description:
Bookings are now being taken for the last few Bike Safe courses for 2018.
Monday 3 September 2018

Road closures for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10k

Description:
This year's Mic Morris Torfaen 10k, held on Sunday 16 September in aid of the Mic Morris Trust, will take place on a fully closed-road route.
Tuesday 22 May 2018

Closure of Sebastopol section of canal tow path extended until November

Closure of Sebastopol section of canal tow path extended until November
Description:
The closure of the canal tow path between Panteg and Pontnewydd in Cwmbran will be extended to 21 November 2018.
Friday 4 May 2018

Rechem roundabout update 04/05/2018

Description:
Please find an update from Welsh Government below in relation to modifications to the layout of the Rechem roundabout completed overnight.
Tuesday 1 May 2018

Torfaen welcomes Welsh Government support towards snow costs

Torfaen welcomes Welsh Government support towards snow costs
Description:
Torfaen council has welcomed a contribution of almost £50,000 from Welsh Government towards the costs of dealing with the heavy snow in March 2018.
Friday 27 April 2018

Pass Plus Cymru

Pass Plus Cymru
Description:
Young drivers aged 17-25, who have already passed their test, can learn extra driving skills with Pass Plus Cymru.
Thursday 26 April 2018

Rechem roundabout update

Description:
Many residents have raised concerns about the on-going works on the A4042 Cwmbran 'Rechem' Roundabout. Please find an update from Welsh Government.
Wednesday 18 April 2018

Play workers transform subways to create safer routes in communities

Play workers transform subways to create safer routes in communities
Description:
Torfaen council's play workers and play volunteers have come together to enhance subways in Cwmbran for the benefit of local children.
Wednesday 7 March 2018

Union Street improvements exhibition

Union Street improvements exhibition
Description:
A drop-in exhibition for residents to view plans for improvement works to the junction of Union Street and Broad Street in Abersychan is taking place on Wednesday 14 March from 12pm until 7pm at Noddfa Baptist Church.
Wednesday 7 February 2018

Sebastopol section of canal tow path to close for works

Sebastopol section of canal tow path to close for works
Description:
A section of the canal tow path between Panteg and Pontnewydd in Cwmbran will be closed from Sunday 18 February for a number of months.
Friday 26 January 2018

Sections of Trosnant Street to close next week

Sections of Trosnant Street to close next week
Description:
Sections of Trosnant Street will be closed to through traffic the week commencing Monday 29 January.
Wednesday 17 January 2018

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station
Description:
A drop-in session for residents and other stakeholders to view proposals for improvements at Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station is taking place at St Mary's church hall in Panteg between 10am and 7pm on Wednesday 24 January.
Tuesday 16 January 2018

Road closure to complete footbridge at Station Road/Avondale Road

Road closure to complete footbridge at Station Road/Avondale Road
Description:
A section of Station Road and Avondale Road in Griffithstown will be closed for one day on Sunday 21 January to allow the safe installation of a new footbridge between Station Road and Avondale Road.
Thursday 21 December 2017

Upgrade to A4042 Cwmbran 'Rechem' Roundabout

Upgrade to A4042 Cwmbran 'Rechem' Roundabout
Description:
Welsh Government in conjunction with Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd will be upgrading the A4042 Cwmbran 'Rechem' Roundabout south of Pontypool starting on Monday 8 January. Works are expected to take 12 weeks and to be finished by Sunday 1 April 2018.
Tuesday 5 December 2017

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station (December)

Drop-in session for Pontypool railway station (December)
Description:
A drop-in session for residents and other stakeholders to view proposals for improvements at Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station is taking place at St Mary's church hall in Panteg between 10am and 7pm on Monday 11 December.
Thursday 2 November 2017

Torfaen prepared for winter weather

Torfaen prepared for winter weather
Description:
Preparations for the winter weather are underway in Torfaen.
Tuesday 25 July 2017

Canal project recognised with national award

Canal project recognised with national award
Description:
A project to restore a derelict stretch of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Ty Coch in Cwmbran has been recognised with a national award.
Tuesday 27 June 2017

Have a say on Active Travel in Blaenavon

Have a say on Active Travel in Blaenavon
Description:
Torfaen council is inviting residents of Blaenavon to have their say on future walking and cycling routes in the area.
Friday 2 June 2017

Release fees introduced for car parks

Release fees introduced for car parks
Description:
Release fees for vehicles parked after closing hours in a number of Torfaen car parks will be introduced from Monday 5 June.
Friday 19 May 2017

Petrol pumps tested in Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent

Petrol pumps tested in Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent
Description:
On Saturday 20 May over 80 countries across the globe will be celebrating 'World Metrology Day' and with transport playing such a key role in the modern world, this years theme is measurements of transport, World Metrology Day is celebrated every year and commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.
Thursday 11 May 2017

Have a say on active travel in Torfaen

Description:
Torfaen council is asking residents to comment on a draft map of active travel routes in the borough.
Monday 27 March 2017

Have your say on active travel in Torfaen

Have your say on active travel in Torfaen
Description:
Torfaen residents can contribute to the council's active travel plans, at Ponthir Village Hall on Tuesday 28 March from 3pm until 7pm.
Thursday 23 March 2017

Crack down on illegal parking in Pontypool taxi rank

Crack down on illegal parking in Pontypool taxi rank
Description:
Gwent Police, working with Torfaen council's licensing team, are cracking down on drivers parked illegally in the taxi rank in Pontypool.
Wednesday 30 November 2016

Torfaen Active Travel

Torfaen Active Travel
Description:
Torfaen council has published a list of Active Travel routes in the borough designed to allow residents to make journeys to work and school, and to access local shops and businesses, by walking or cycling.
Friday 4 November 2016

Council prepared for winter weather

Council prepared for winter weather
Description:
Torfaen council is prepared for winter with a stock of 5300 tonnes of salt, a fleet of nine gritters, and a standby work force ready to react to changing conditions 24 hours a day.
Friday 28 October 2016

Sustainable cycle route formally opened

Sustainable cycle route formally opened
Description:
An innovative cycle route that completes a missing link between Torfaen and the Heads of the Valleys cycle network has been formally opened.
Monday 5 September 2016

Tour of Britain comes to Torfaen

Description:
The Tour of Britain cycling race takes place on Thursday 8 September and will see some of the world's best cyclists, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, pass through Torfaen.
Monday 1 August 2016

Civic Centre car park to close at night

Civic Centre car park to close at night
Description:
The Civic Centre car park on Glantorfaen Road in Pontypool town centre will close in the evenings in a bid to reduce antisocial behaviour.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Young driver wins prize draw

Young driver wins prize draw
Description:
A young driver from Cwmbran is the lucky winner of £250 from Pass Plus Cymru after taking an advanced driving course to improve her skills.
Thursday 28 April 2016

Half of Torfaen's children not buckling-up

Half of Torfaen's children not buckling-up
Description:
Almost half of all school children aged 10 and 11 in Torfaen have admitted to not wearing a seat belt when travelling by car.
Wednesday 27 April 2016

New phone number for concessionary bus passes

New phone number for concessionary bus passes
Description:
Residents in Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent have a new number to call for information about concessionary bus passes.
Tuesday 5 April 2016

Bike Safe 2016

Bike Safe 2016
Description:
Bookings are now being taken for the latest series of Gwent Bike Safe courses, designed to help motorcyclists stay safe on the roads.
Friday 26 February 2016

Delivery of Portakabins to Coed Eva School

Delivery of Portakabins to Coed Eva School
Description:
Portakabin will be delivering the final temporary accommodation block to Coed Eva School on Saturday 27 February between 8am and 10am.
Tuesday 23 February 2016

Velothon Wales 2016 route announced

Velothon Wales 2016 route announced
Description:
The 140km route for Velothon Wales 2016 has been revealed, with three months to go until the country's biggest cycling sportive.
Friday 12 February 2016

100 days to go until Velothon Wales 2016

100 days to go until Velothon Wales 2016
Description:
The countdown is on to Wales' biggest cycling sportive with just 100 days to go until Velothon Wales 2016 on Sunday 22nd May.
Thursday 14 January 2016

Torfaen prepared for cold weather

Torfaen prepared for cold weather
Description:
Torfaen council is prepared for the drop in temperatures this week.
Monday 30 November 2015

Council publishes flood risk management plan

Council publishes flood risk management plan
Description:
Torfaen council has published a plan that sets out how it will manage flood risks in the borough for the next six years.
Wednesday 25 November 2015

All Wales anti drink/drug driving campaign launches

All Wales anti drink/drug driving campaign launches
Description:
This winter police will be targeting drivers who risk their lives and the lives of others by driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Tuesday 27 October 2015

Parking at Llantarnam Industrial Park

Parking at Llantarnam Industrial Park
Description:
The council is working with Gwent Police after receiving complaints regarding vehicles parking on Llantarnam Industrial Park, particularly Lake View and William Brown Close and the nearby residential areas of Cory Park and John Fielding Close between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Tuesday 6 October 2015

Pontypool traders repaint car park walk ways

Pontypool traders repaint car park walk ways
Description:
Traders in Pontypool town centre have painted the walk ways in Riverside car park in order to improve the welcome visitors to receive to the town.
Friday 11 September 2015

mytravelpass

mytravelpass
Description:
Young people in Torfaen aged 16, 17 and 18 can take advantage of discounted bus travel thanks to a new Welsh Government initiative.
Monday 6 July 2015

Vehicles seized in crackdown on illegal off-roading

Vehicles seized in crackdown on illegal off-roading
Description:
Gwent Police have seized three motor vehicles and chased off hundreds of illegal off-roaders from beauty spots across Gwent as part of a targeted operation.
Wednesday 27 May 2015

Torfaen to benefit from improved walking and cycling routes

Torfaen to benefit from improved walking and cycling routes
Description:
Torfaen council has been granted around £700,000 in funding from Welsh Government to improve walking and cycling routes in the borough.
Monday 20 April 2015

Drivers fined for illegal off-roading

Drivers fined for illegal off-roading
Description:
Two men have been fined £100 each by Gwent Police for illegally off-roading in the Blaenavon World Heritage landscape.
Wednesday 18 March 2015

Sustainable cycle link under construction

Sustainable cycle link under construction
Description:
An innovative new cycle route that completes the missing link between Torfaen and the Heads of the Valleys cycle network is under construction in Blaenavon.
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