Posted: Tue 28th Jun 2016

A4119 Named Rhondda Rotary Way To Mark Celebrations /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cllr Rhys Lewis has congratulated and celebrated a dedicated fellowship after they reach their 60th Birthday! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Rhondda Rotary Club was established in the Rhondda in December 1955 and with its members has made a valued and much respected contribution to the communities in the area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over its 60 years the club has helped a number of good causes, which have helped to change the lives of residents within the Rhondda and in recent years financial support has been given to; Cancer Research Wales, Rowan Tree Cancer Care, Rhondda Foodbank, Rhondda Polar Bears and a variety of local community organisations – brass bands, choirs, brownies, school competitions and many others. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To mark this special birthday and in recognition of the Rhondda Rotary Clubs hard work and dedication, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has named a section of the A4119 (from Williamstown to Clydach Vale) after the club – Ffordd Rotari Rhondda / Rhondda Rotary Way. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mayor, Cllr Rhys Lewis together with Jeff Cowland Rhondda Rotary incoming President visited the new sign, which has been placed at the side of this busy by-pass to officially re-name the road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mayor for Rhondda Cynon Taf, Cllr Rhys Lewis, said “I am pleased, on behalf of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the Rhondda communities to be able to recognise Rhondda Rotary’s long standing commitment to supporting humanitarian projects, especially in the Rhondda community, by naming the section of the A4119, Ffordd Rotari Rhondda / Rhondda Rotary Way, to celebrate its 60th year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf one of my main objectives is to meet as many people as possible and pay tribute to all those across Rhondda Cynon Taf who selflessly give up their time to help others and this event enabled me to meet one of the most valued and respected international organisation within our County Borough.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Current President Martyn Lyons said “The Rotary Club of Rhondda was established in December 1955 and over the past 60 years its members have volunteered their time to raise tens of thousands of pounds to support community projects and local charities. Club members have been considering ways to celebrate its birthday and raise awareness and its profile at the same time. Following discussions with the club, we would like to thank Rhondda Cynon Taff Council for its cooperation in the naming of the section of the A4119 between Williamstown and Clydach Vale, Ffordd Rotari Rhondda / Rhondda Rotary Way. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The role of Mayor is a far-reaching one, of which raising charity funds is just a part. As the First Citizen of the County Borough, Mayor, Councillor Rhys Lewis will support a number of civic events, including the Council’s important support for Armed Forces Day, Remembrance Day and more. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Lewis’ chosen Mayoral Charities for 2016/17 are: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • MIND – Merthyr and the Valleys
  • Action for Children
  • New Horizons

Make a donation to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal or to find out more about the role of the Mayor on the Mayors dedicated page. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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