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August Bank Holiday Opening Hours 2023

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.

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August Bank Holiday Opening Hours 2023

The Council will be closed on the following bank holiday:

  • Monday 28th August and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 29th August.

This will apply 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 these periods, however residents are reminded that their request may not be processed until offices re-open.

Bins and Recycling

There are NO CHANGES to your Recycling and Waste collections during this bank holiday, please leave your items at your normal collection point on your usual day.

The Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are open all over the bank holidays ready to accept your recycling. Opening hours are 8am until 7.30pm (summer opening hours). You can view full CRC details online at

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:

  • Out-of-hours Social Care emergencies, including weekends and bank holidays, including the bank holiday period call: 01443 743665.

For people who need to contact their direct service provider over the bank holiday weekend please contact them direct using the contact information they have provided.

Community Meals (Meals on Wheels)

The Community Meals team will support its service users over the bank holiday period and menu options have been discussed with service users to pre-order where needed. 

More information is available on these pages. 


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 28th August and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 29th August.

Cemeteries and Bereavement Services

The main office (Glyntaff) will be CLOSED on:

  • Monday 28th August and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 29th August.

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.  

Public Conveniences

  • Monday 28th August and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 29th August.

Full details and locations on these facilities can be found here – Public Toilets

Leisure Centres

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

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience (AWCME)

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 on:

  • Monday 28th August and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 29th August.

View details of Library services

One4all Advice Service

One4all offices will be closed on:

  • Monday 28th August and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 29th August.

Dare Valley Country Park

Full details on this facility can be found here - Dare Valley Country Park


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

School and School Transport Information

All schools are currently CLOSED due to Summer Holidays.

  • Schools will re-open on Tuesday 4th September (subject to any planned inset days after the summer break).

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

Road Closures

For the latest information on Road Closures visit these pages -

  • Road Closures

Car Parks

The Council’s Pay and Display Car Parks in Aberdare and Pontypridd are free of charge on Sunday's and Bank Holidays. Please note those Car Parks which are locked outside of regular charging hours, e.g. Catherine Street Multi Storey Car Park in Pontypridd, are also closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Public Transport

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

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.