Rhondda Cynon Taf Council welcomes your views, as we are keen to ensure that our services are tailored specifically to the needs of our community.
We carry out consultations with various stakeholders throughout the year - most notably when we're planning the annual budget and want to know your views on where we should be allocating resources and what our priorities should be.
National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is signed up to the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales and all consultation and engagement aims to follow the principles wherever possible.
The ten principles aim to guide the way engagement is carried out to make sure it is good quality, open and consistent, when engaging with the public and service users.
Join the Citizens' Panel
The Citizens’ Panel is a group of residents that provide the Council with valuable help in understanding the needs, views, experiences and expectations of local residents and service users.
As a member of the panel, you may be called upon at intervals during the year to join focus groups, attend local discussion forums or complete questionnaires. This will give you a real opportunity to get involved in shaping services in Rhondda Cynon Taf and to share your thoughts with other people.
RCT Together is the Council's forward-thinking approach to engaging with communities and individuals to explore alternative ways of delivering services and facilities.
Older Persons Forums
The Council works closely and supports the Rhondda Cynon Taf 50+ Forums. Members and Officers attend the Forums and meetings to engage with an inclusive and diverse representative group of people aged 50 and over, on a large range of issues, including recent service changes.
There are 5 50+ Forums in Rhondda Cynon Taf which have a membership of over 500 people, overseen by the OPAG (Older People Advisory Group).
Upper Rhondda – meet in Oak Tree Hall, Treorchy
Rhondda – Ystrad OAP Hall
Cynon – St Mairs, Aberdare
Taf – St David’s Uniting Church, Pontypridd
Llantrisant – Pontyclun Athletic Club
View more about the range of issues discussed in the Older Persons Forums
RCT Wide Youth Forum
The Council engages with young people in a range of ways. The Rhondda Cynon Taf wide Youth Forum provides young people with the opportunity to engage effectively with the Council and provides a platform that allows young people to discuss and influence decisions that affect them and their communities.
The Forum is represented by School Councils and existing Youth Forums and is consulted on any service change proposals, budget strategy consultations and any other issues that may have an impact on young people and their families.