Roads, Travel & Parking

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.
Friday 12 January 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 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.
Wednesday 27 August 2014

Crossing patrol reminder

Crossing patrol reminder
Description:
Parents and carers of children returning to school next week are reminded that there are changes to the school crossing patrol service.
Thursday 17 July 2014

New cycle and walking route for Torfaen

New cycle and walking route for Torfaen
Description:
A new cycle and walking route that connects communities in Torfaen, and links to the Wales' National Cycle Network, was officially opened today by the Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport, John Griffiths.
Monday 30 June 2014

Aaron Brute's Bridge wins national engineering award

Aaron Brute's Bridge wins national engineering award
Description:
Aaron Brute's Bridge in Blaenavon has received the Special Award for Heritage at the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Wales Cymru Awards 2014.
Tuesday 6 May 2014

Torfaen Council completes review of school crossing patrols

Torfaen Council completes review of school crossing patrols
Description:
Torfaen council has completed the final stages of a review into school crossing patrols to ensure that the current service provision accurately reflects the demand for the service.
Thursday 1 May 2014

Lift vandalised at Riverside car park

Lift vandalised at Riverside car park
Description:
Due to vandalism at Riverside car park in Pontypool, the car park will be without a working lift for approximately five weeks.
Wednesday 16 April 2014

New lifts for Pontypool carpark

New lifts for Pontypool carpark
Description:
Work is under way to install two brand new lifts at the Riverside multi storey car park in Pontypool.
Friday 7 March 2014

Council concludes crossing patrol review

Council concludes crossing patrol review
Description:
Torfaen council has concluded a review of school crossing patrols in the county borough to ensure that its current service provision accurately reflects the needs of residents.
Wednesday 12 February 2014

MOT test centre ready to launch

MOT test centre ready to launch
Description:
Torfaen council's new MOT test centre, based at its depot in Ty Blaen, New Inn, is now taking bookings before officially opening its doors to the public on Monday (17 February).
Friday 13 December 2013

New recruit as council prepares for new MOT station

New recruit as council prepares for new MOT station
Description:
Torfaen council has a new recruit, as it gears up to the opening of its new MOT station in February
Monday 25 November 2013

New vehicles help council prepare for winter weather

New vehicles help council prepare for winter weather
Description:
Torfaen council has bought three new gritters to help it deal with the cold winter weather and any problems it causes
Tuesday 12 November 2013

Roadworks complete in Pontypool

Roadworks complete in Pontypool
Description:
The works to one of Torfaen's busiest traffic routes, have been completed on schedule and will reduce journey times for motorists on the A472
Thursday 10 October 2013

Site visit for Pontypool pupils

Site visit for Pontypool pupils
Description:
A group of Pontypool pupils visited a £700,000 road improvement scheme on Thursday 8 October, to learn more about civil engineering.
Thursday 12 September 2013

£60,000 grant will improve access along major route

£60,000 grant will improve access along major route
Description:
A grant of more than £60,000 will be used to improve cycling and pedestrian access along the main route between Pontypool and Abersychan.
Thursday 15 August 2013

Work starts on new £760,000 cycle route

Work starts on new £760,000 cycle route
Description:
Work has started on a new cycling and walking route that will connect Chapel Lane in Croesyceiliog to Cwmbran Boating Lake.
Tuesday 6 August 2013

Diamond anniversary for school crossing patrol service

Diamond anniversary for school crossing patrol service
Description:
The School Crossing Patrol service is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary during 2013.
Thursday 18 July 2013

New route expands Torfaen's cycle network

New route expands Torfaen's cycle network
Description:
Torfaen's cycle network is bigger than ever with the launch of another section through the Albion playing fields in Pontypool.
Monday 13 May 2013

New car park creates 200 spaces for Pontypool town

New car park creates 200 spaces for Pontypool town
Description:
A new car park for Pontypool town centre opened today (Monday, May 13).
Thursday 28 March 2013

Pontypool town centre work shortlisted for major construction award

Pontypool town centre work shortlisted for major construction award
Description:
The improvement works to Pontypool town centre have been shortlisted for a major national award.
Friday 1 February 2013

Street name equality proposal passed

Street name equality proposal passed
Description:
Torfaen council has approved a proposal that means all future street names in the borough will be evenly split between men and women.
Monday 21 January 2013

Elvis helps spread gritting message in new online video

Elvis helps spread gritting message in new online video
Description:
While Torfaen staff have been spreading grit a special guest has been spreading the word on how the council operates during the extreme winter weather.
Tuesday 11 September 2012

Cabinet approves plans for new Pontypool car park

Cabinet approves plans for new Pontypool car park
Description:
Torfaen council's cabinet has approved proposals to build a new car park to provide more than 200 extra spaces in Pontypool town centre.
Monday 10 September 2012

Pontypool car parking plans announced

Pontypool car parking plans announced
Description:
Plans announced that could bring hundreds of extra car parking spaces to Pontypool town centre
Thursday 30 August 2012

Funding secured to create community links

Funding secured to create community links
Description:
More than £200k will be spent on creating new community links in Torfaen.
Wednesday 25 July 2012

Cabinet approves streetlight plans

Cabinet approves streetlight plans
Description:
Torfaen council's cabinet has approved proposals to switch on hundreds of streetlights without increasing energy costs or carbon emissions.
Monday 11 June 2012

Get involved in design of Pontypool town

Get involved in design of Pontypool town
Description:
Pontypool town centre is changing and this your chance to get involved. The improvement works in George Street include public art work.
Friday 8 June 2012

Construction projects shortlisted for awards

Description:
A number of construction projects that took place throughout Torfaen in the last 12 months have been shortlisted for national awards.
Friday 1 June 2012

The lifting of one of Wales' oldest iron bridges

The lifting of one of Wales' oldest iron bridges
Description:
Torfaen council has recently undertaken work to remove and safeguard the historically important Aaron Brute's bridge in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site.
Thursday 31 May 2012

Pontypool town centre transformation starts next week

Pontypool town centre transformation starts next week
Description:
Work to change the retail heart of Pontypool town centre will start next week. The works, which are part of a package of £10m regeneration measures planned for the town and the wider Pontypool area, will take part in three phases.
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