District of Rhymney Valley

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Coordinates: 51°36′54″N 3°13′44″W / 51.615°N 3.229°W / 51.615; -3.229

Rhymney Valley
Welsh: Cwm Rhymni
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History
 • Created 1974
 • Abolished 1996
 • Succeeded by Caerphilly County Borough
Status District
 • HQ Hengoed
Logo of Rhymney Valley District Council

Rhymney Valley (Welsh: Cwm Rhymni) was one of six local government districts in Mid Glamorgan from 1974 to 1996.

The district was formed from areas in the administrative counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. The Rhymney River forms the historic boundary between the two counties.

From Glamorgan came:

From Monmouthshire came:

In 1996 the district was abolished, with its area becoming part of the unitary Caerphilly County Borough.

Bus operations[edit]

The district council inherited the municipal bus fleets of Bedwas and Machen, Caerphilly and Gelligaer urban district councils. The united operation was given a dark brown, cream and gold livery, and ran operations throughout the valley and into Merthyr Tydfil and Newport.

With bus deregulation in 1986 the buses passed to Inter Valley Link Limited, owned by the district council at "arms length". Competition was very strong in the South Wales Valleys, and Inter Valley Link was sold to National Welsh Omnibus Services on 21 March 1989. National Welsh subsequently went into receivership in 1991.