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August Bank Holiday 2021

Prior to bank holidays, festive holidays, or in the event of bad weather, we will endeavour to update this page with the latest information on the availability of Council services, road and school closures.

Coronavirus COVID-19 latest information and advice

All of Wales is at alert level 0. What you need to do at alert level 0

Please be aware that some services may be temporarily suspended or operating/delivered differently due to the need to comply with coronavirus regulations and self-isolation requirements.

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August Bank Holiday Opening Hours

The Council will be closed on Monday 30th August – this applies to ALL major services aside from out-of-hours emergencies. Details of the services available and their opening hours are detailed below. 

If the service area you are looking for is not highlighted below, please see individual pages or websites for details of their opening hours over the Bank Holiday period. 

You can still access a wide range of online services during this period, however residents are reminded that the request may not be processed until 'offices' re-open on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

Bins and Recycling

There are NO CHANGES to your Recycling and Waste collections this August Bank Holiday, please leave your items at your normal collection point on your usual day.

Please visit the recycling pages for general recycling information, including find my collection day and the searchable A-Z recycling guide.

Social Care

If you need to contact a member of the Social Care team over the Bank Holiday period please use the following numbers:

  • Adult Care Services team can be contacted on: 01443 425003
  • Children's Services team can be contacted on: 01443 425006
  • Out-of-hours Social Care emergencies, including weekends and bank holidays, including the festive period call: 01443 743665.


Information and advice can be found on the homelessness page of this website 

An out of hours emergency service is also available throughout the Bank Holiday period by calling 01443 425011.


The Register Office, Municipal Buildings, Pontypridd will be CLOSED on Monday 30th August. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

Cemeteries and Bereavement Services

The main office (Glyntaff) will be CLOSED on Monday 30th August. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

There are currently no changes in place for Cemetery grounds over the Bank Holiday period.

There are sometimes exceptional circumstances when we have to close the cemeteries to vehicles at short notice.  

If it is necessary to close a cemetery to vehicles, a notice is placed on the Cemetery gates advising the public. As soon as it is safe to do so the Cemetery gates are opened to vehicles.  

The cemeteries can be accessed by pedestrians when closed to vehicles but we would urge people to exercise caution when visiting our cemeteries in adverse weather and to ensure they wear appropriate clothing and footwear to avoid falls and injury.  

Leisure Centres

Visit the Leisure website or follow the @RCTLeisureService on facebook for details of your local centre's opening hours.

Welsh Mining Experience (WME)

Visit the WME website or follow @RhonddaHeritage on twitter or @RhonddaHeritagePark on facebook for details of events and opening hours.

National Lido of Wales - Lido Ponty

Visit the Lido Ponty website or follow @LidoPonty on Twitter and facebook for details of activities and opening hours.


Libraries will be CLOSED Monday 30th August. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

View details of Library services


Visit the RCT Theatres website or follow @RCTtheatres on Twitter and @ColiseumTheatreAberdare @ParkandDare on Facebook for details.

School Closures and School Transport

Please use the links below for the latest information about school closures, term times and school transport.

Road Closures

For the latest information on Road Closures visit these pages -

  • Road Closures

Public Transport

You are also advised to contact the relevant companies directly for further information with regards to the disruption of services during the festive period and during inclement weather.

Face coverings are still a legal requirement in Wales as per Welsh Government guidance.

Contacting the Council in an Emergency:

All residents are reminded they can contact the Council with an emergency issue on 01443 425011 during the Bank Holiday period and out of hours/inclement weather, which is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.