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Back to School essentials! 

  • By James Payne
  • 29 Aug, 2017
Schoolchildren in Rhondda Cynon Taf return to school next Monday, 4th September. Have a look at the places below in the town to get all the essentials needed: 

Churchills (84-85 High Street) 

Churchills is an  independent retailer of stationery and art and craft materials. Their shop in Pontypridd, South Wales, is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and they are located on the High Street just a few minutes walk from Pontypridd Railway Station.

They can supply any item on their website to any UK address and will be pleased to quote for delivery to non-UK addresses. Their product range is constantly evolving, so if you cannot find the item you are looking for just call us on 0845 0347097or 01443 485200, they may be able to help! 

Poundstretcher  (79 Taff Street) 

The summer holidays are coming to an end and heading back to school is coming round fast. Poundstretcher have found a way to make your children excited about starting the new academic year!

Poundstretcher  have everything you need in our back to school range – from licensed backpacks  to tasty  lunch box fillers – so you can kick off the school year prepared!

B&M Bargains (92 Taff Street) 

Rise and shine for a brand new school year! Send them back to school in style with B&M's huge selection of school uniforms, shoes and socks. They have all their stationery sorted, from pens and pencil cases to notepads, ring binders and stationery sets. And don't forget B&M's low priced, big branded bags and lunch boxes from Star Wars, Marvel, Paw Patrol, Trolls and My Little Pony!
WH Smiths (1-2 New Inn Centre) 

WH Smiths have a up to half price sale now on, specifically for items for going back to school, visit them at 1-2 New Inn Centre on Taff Street!  https://www.whsmith.co.uk/dept/backtoschool  
Poundland (4-5 Taff Street) 

Poundland have a large Back To School sale and get all your stationery products at a cheap price! Visit them at 4-5 Taff Street! 

http://www.poundland.co.uk/stationery-and-crafts/back-to-school

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By James Payne 17 Jan, 2018
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Director Phillip Rees said "It's great to promote Hawthorn High Schools football team, and we are very happy to be sponsoring. We are always keen to work with those in our local community, and this is a great example of that"

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Visit them at their Pontypridd branch at 72a Taff Street, where a friendly welcome and professional service will be waiting for you. 


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By James Payne 08 Jan, 2018
A huge thank you to everyone who voted for the Hope Rescue Charity Shop in our competition for the Pontypridd Business Improvement District ‘Best Dressed Window’ award for Christmas 2017.

The winning display was chosen by voters online on the BID's Facebook page, we received a huge response with the post reaching 20,000 users and over 700 people voted, eight businesses in the Business Improvement District participated. 

AM for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, who presented the award to our Retail Manager, Katy Scourfield said: “Congratulations to Hope Rescue who managed to fend off some fierce completion to win the public vote. Hope Rescue is doing important work by rehoming dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership and I’m delighted to present them with this well-deserved award.”

BID Manager Victoria Pulman said: "Congratulations to Katy and the team at Hope Rescue, this is the first year the BID have run this award and we've had a great response from all the businesses involved. Hope Rescue have beaten strong competition, and we look forward to doing it all again next year'

Katy Scourfield responded:“We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award. Our team of twenty volunteers work incredibly hard to provide high quality displays and a special service all year around, so this award is for the whole team. I’d like to thank all our customers for supporting Hope Rescue.”

Congratulations and well done to the Charity Shop team!
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