Tonypandy Town Centre Survey

Rhondda Plaid Cymru are currently working to develop a community led action group to improve Tonypandy town centre. 

“The whole ethos of the place has been lost. Let’s try and get it back again.” - Wendy Ann Allsop (Wendy was the Rhondda Plaid candidate in last May's council elections for Pandy. She might not have been successful this time, but she isn't giving up. Can you work with her, the Tonypandy Plaid team & the wider community on this?)

Please take the time to complete the following survey. We are also holding a community meeting on September 14 at 7pm at Hope Church." Can you join us there?

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1. Do you think that Tonypandy should allow traffic through the main street (Dunraven Street)?/ Ddyle traffic cael gyrru lawr brif stryd (Dunraven St.) Tonypandy?


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  • answered 2017-09-07 16:28:59 +0100
    Q: 12. I would vote Plaid Cymru in future assembly elections/ Byddwn yn pleidleisio â Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau cynulliad yn y dyfodol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:28:52 +0100
    Q: 11. I would vote Plaid Cymru in future council elections/ Byddwn yn pleidleisio â Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau lleol yn y dyfodol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:28:46 +0100
    Q: 10. I have voted Plad Cymru in past general elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru yn etholiadau cyffredinol yn y gorffennol
    A: No/ Nacydw
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:28:40 +0100
    Q: 9. I have voted Plaid Cymru in past assembly elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau cynulliad cynulliad
    A: No/ Nacydw
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:28:33 +0100
    Q: 8.I have voted Plaid Cymru In past council elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru Yn etholiadau cyngor blaenorol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:28:25 +0100
    Q: 7.Which of the following issues are important to you in relation to Tonypandy Town Centre?/ Pa un o'r materion canlynol sy'n bwysig i chi mewn perthynas â Chanol Tref Tonypandy?
    A: Access/ Mynediad
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:28:05 +0100
    Q: 6. I go to Tonypandy for.../ Dw i’n mynd i Donypandy i...
    A: Used to be bank before that closed. Now sometimes card shop/Superdrug but the variety of shops mixed with parking is off putting.
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:27:11 +0100
    Q: 5. I go to Tonypandy…./ Dw i’n mynd i Donypandy...
    A: Once a month/ Misol
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:27:02 +0100
    Q: 4. What would make you shop in more in Tonypandy?/ Be fyddai’n eich denu i siopa mwy yn Nhonypandy?
    A: a. A wider variety of shops/ Amrywiaeth gwell o siopau
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:26:53 +0100
    Q: 3. Do you think it should be open some of the time e.g. mornings only?/ Ddyle hyn fod yn ysbeidiol (e.e. bob bore)?
    A: No/Naddyle
  • answered 2017-09-07 16:26:44 +0100
    Q: 2. Do you think it should be open to traffic permanently?/ Ddyle hyn fod yn barhaol?
    A: Yes/Dyle
  • answered 2017-09-07 13:22:17 +0100
    Q: 1. Do you think that Tonypandy should allow traffic through the main street (Dunraven Street)?/ Ddyle traffic cael gyrru lawr brif stryd (Dunraven St.) Tonypandy?
    A: No/Naddyle
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:39:37 +0100
    Q: 15. Do you have any further ideas or opinions on how Tonypandy town centre can be improved?/ Oes gennych chi unrhyw syniadau neu farn bellach ar sut y gellir gwella canol tref Tonypandy?
    A: I believe it is a falsehood to think that just by opening up the own centre to traffic would suddenly boost trade in the area. The issue with Tonypandy, in my opinion, is that it has degraded as a shopping centre since the closure of the town to traffic. The variety of shops has decreased and the number of charity shops occupying space has increased. Without tackling the fundamental issue of why people would want to go to Tonypandy it was be folly to think that all problems would be resolved by opening it up to traffic. The trick would be to first decide what vision is needed for Tonypandy. In that vision someone needs to set out the type of town that Tonypandy could become and what would be the stumbling blocks to prevent it. One vision for example have shopping at its heart. If this were the case, the next obvious question is what type of shops would Tonypandy benefit from and then the mission for Tonypandy would be to target that investment, chase the investment from the types of shop owners that could be attracted to the town centre and once that is decided, identify the barriers to this being a successful venture (Eg the town is pedestrianised). Once the type of investment is identified and the barriers that may prevent it, an action plan can be drawn up to put in place all the necessary steps to make Tonypandy a successful town. The plan should then be impact assessed against the valley as a whole and determine if such investment would have a negative impact elsewhere in the valley.
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  • answered 2017-09-02 17:31:21 +0100
    Q: 14. I always vote Plaid Cymru/ Dw i wastad yn pleidleisio dros Blaid Cymru
    A: No/ Nacydw
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:31:10 +0100
    Q: 13. I would vote Plaid Cymru in future general elections/ Byddwn yn pleidleisio â Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau cyffredinol yn y dyfodol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:31:04 +0100
    Q: 12. I would vote Plaid Cymru in future assembly elections/ Byddwn yn pleidleisio â Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau cynulliad yn y dyfodol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:30:58 +0100
    Q: 11. I would vote Plaid Cymru in future council elections/ Byddwn yn pleidleisio â Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau lleol yn y dyfodol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:30:51 +0100
    Q: 10. I have voted Plad Cymru in past general elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru yn etholiadau cyffredinol yn y gorffennol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:30:45 +0100
    Q: 9. I have voted Plaid Cymru in past assembly elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau cynulliad cynulliad
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:30:38 +0100
    Q: 8.I have voted Plaid Cymru In past council elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru Yn etholiadau cyngor blaenorol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:30:19 +0100
    Q: 7.Which of the following issues are important to you in relation to Tonypandy Town Centre?/ Pa un o'r materion canlynol sy'n bwysig i chi mewn perthynas â Chanol Tref Tonypandy?
    A: Parking/ Parcio
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:30:10 +0100
    Q: 6. I go to Tonypandy for.../ Dw i’n mynd i Donypandy i...
    A: Although I have answered that I never go to Tonypandy, I do visit the Home Bargains Store and the Asda supermarket. I have answered “never” because the rest of the town is never visited by me. It has inadequate parking facilities and no particular shops I wish to visit.
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:28:52 +0100
    Q: 5. I go to Tonypandy…./ Dw i’n mynd i Donypandy...
    A: Never/ Byth
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:28:43 +0100
    Q: 4. What would make you shop in more in Tonypandy?/ Be fyddai’n eich denu i siopa mwy yn Nhonypandy?
    A: a. A wider variety of shops/ Amrywiaeth gwell o siopau
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:28:23 +0100
    Q: 3. Do you think it should be open some of the time e.g. mornings only?/ Ddyle hyn fod yn ysbeidiol (e.e. bob bore)?
    A: No/Naddyle
  • answered 2017-09-02 17:28:12 +0100
    Q: 2. Do you think it should be open to traffic permanently?/ Ddyle hyn fod yn barhaol?
    A: No/Naddyle
  • answered 2017-09-01 22:01:30 +0100
    Q: 10. I have voted Plad Cymru in past general elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru yn etholiadau cyffredinol yn y gorffennol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-01 22:01:09 +0100
    Q: 9. I have voted Plaid Cymru in past assembly elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru mewn etholiadau cynulliad cynulliad
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-01 22:00:58 +0100
    Q: 8.I have voted Plaid Cymru In past council elections/ Yr wyf wedi pleidleisio Plaid Cymru Yn etholiadau cyngor blaenorol
    A: Yes/ Ydw
  • answered 2017-09-01 22:00:34 +0100
    Q: 7.Which of the following issues are important to you in relation to Tonypandy Town Centre?/ Pa un o'r materion canlynol sy'n bwysig i chi mewn perthynas â Chanol Tref Tonypandy?
    A: Cafes/Restaurants/ Caffis/Bwytai

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