Cyfarthfa Castle and Park have played a huge role in the history and heritage of Merthyr Tydfil. It’s been a place of industry with the Iron Works, as well as a school, a museum, a park, a place to explore, find out about nature and even make art. But the building is now in poor repair and a foundation has been set up to help Merthyr Tydfil secure the future of this important site and its beautiful green spaces. 

This survey aims to quickly capture how your organisation / community group currently feels about the site, its possible future as a location for a Gallery, as well as the Museum and Park. It should only take 10 minutes to complete and will stay open until 14 April. The survey is covered by this privacy policy and the responses will only be used for the purposes of this exercise and anonymised. 

We would also love you to come and tell us what you think over a cup of tea at one of the following drop-in consultation sessions. We’d like to know what historic and current stories about Cyfarthfa are important to you? What are the most significant objects in the town’s archives? How do you want to be involved in making the plan happen? 

 Tuesday 18th April 


Treharris Community Centre, Perrott Street, Treharris CF46 5ET 


Aberfan Community Centre, Pantglas Road, Aberfan CF48 4QE 

 Wednesday 19th April 


Church Street, Dowlais. CF48 3HS 


High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. CF47 8AF 

For more details, please contact Mari Lowe, Project Coordinator, Cyfarthfa Foundation at

Volunteers have always been the lifeblood of our communities in Wales, with one in three people typically volunteering at any one time.

National Volunteer’s Week is an annual UK wide celebration of volunteers taking place each year between 1 – 7 June.

This year marks 39 years of recognising volunteers during this special week in June.

The overarching focus agreed by UK partners for Volunteers’ Week 2023 will be ‘Celebrate and inspire’.

We are encouraging a focus for this year on some of the aspects that we want to celebrate about volunteering across the UK. These are:

Our diversity is our strength

There’s more than one way of volunteering

Being the change we want to see

Click here for more information.


18 April 2023 | 2 pm – 3 pm

Delivered through the medium of English

Join WCVA’s Safeguarding Team for an introduction to Safeguarding, the webinar will provide attendees with a breakdown of the underlying foundations, legislation and guidance for safeguarding in Wales and explore the principles and practice to put in place in your organisation. 

During this webinar Suzanne Mollison, WCVA’s Safeguarding Officer will explore key safeguarding messages. There will be time at the end of the webinar for questions.  
To book your place on the webinar click here  Webinar: Introduction to safeguarding  - WCVA

Please find attached our upcoming Spring sessions in the Merthyr.

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