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20/06/2019  Almost 200 staff sign confidentiality clauses as they leave council employment
Almost 200 staff sign confidentiality clauses as they leave council employment

A total of 193 Caerphilly council workers have had to sign confidentiality clauses as part of settlement agreements when they left the authority’s employment over the past five years.

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10/06/2019  Plaid leader Calls For Urgent Advice On Use Of Controversial Chemical
Plaid leader Calls For Urgent Advice On Use Of Controversial Chemical

  The Welsh Government needs to issue advice on the use of controversial chemical glyphosate as a matter of urgency, says the leader of Caerphilly council’s Plaid Cymru group, Colin Mann.

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23/05/2019  Labour sells residents down the river as 350 homes are approved at Virginia Park
Labour sells residents down the river as 350 homes are approved at Virginia Park

Labour councillors were accused of selling residents in Caerphilly “down the river” after it gave the go-ahead  last night (Wednesday) for 350 homes at Virginia Park.

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20/05/2019  Plaid leader urges Caerphilly council chiefs to look at erecting wind turbines using reserves
Plaid leader urges Caerphilly council chiefs to look at erecting wind turbines using reserves

Plaid Cymru leader Colin Mann has called on Caerphilly council to investigate installing its own wind turbine to cut energy bills at its Ty Penallta headquarters and thereby slash carbon dioxide emissions.

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16/05/2019  Former Plaid AM condemns shooting of pigeons at Caerphilly Castle
Former Plaid AM condemns shooting of pigeons at Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Plaid Cymru councillor Lindsay Whittle has criticised Welsh heritage body, Cadw for culling pigeons at Caerphilly Castle.

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10/05/2019   Plaid leader warns tax-payers could be asked to cough up thousands more in public money in senior officer pay debacle
 Plaid leader warns tax-payers could be asked to cough up thousands more in public money in senior officer pay debacle

The Plaid Cymru leader on Caerphilly council fears councillors could be asked next month to approve spending of thousands more in public money as the senior officers’ pay scandal drags on.

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08/04/2019  Labour Cabinet Ignored Warning Over Hafodyrynys Road Pollution
Labour Cabinet Ignored Warning Over Hafodyrynys Road Pollution

Caerphilly Council’s Labour Cabinet pressed ahead with a “do minimum” policy to the impact of air pollution despite being told by the Welsh Government that it did not have all the required information.

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29/03/2019  Council lack of action over Hafodyrynys road condemns residents to years more of pollution poisoning
Council lack of action over Hafodyrynys road condemns residents to years more of pollution poisoning

Plaid Cymru has condemned a decision by the Caerphilly Council’s Labour Cabinet to do nothing to help residents living on the most polluted street in the UK, outside London.

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22/03/2019  Real cost of Caerphilly council’s pay debacle revealed to be well over £6m
Real cost of Caerphilly council’s pay debacle revealed to be well over £6m

The bill for the decision by Labour-run Caerphilly council to hike the pay of 21 senior officers in what has become a public scandal has now topped £6m.

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19/03/2019  Caerphilly Town Public Loo Closure slammed by Plaid Cymru
Caerphilly Town Public Loo Closure slammed by Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru councillors have condemned a decision by Labour-run Caerphilly council to shut public toilets near the Caerphilly railway station.

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14/02/2019  Plaid councillors slam plans for 500-space railway park and ride at Llanbradach
Plaid councillors slam plans for 500-space railway park and ride at Llanbradach

Plans to build a 500-space park and ride site at Llanbradach have been strongly criticised by Plaid Cymru ward councillors who say it would be “way out of proportion”.

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12/02/2019  Labour’s Double Whammy: Soaring Council Tax Bills And Spending Cuts
Labour’s Double Whammy: Soaring Council Tax Bills And Spending Cuts

A council tax rise of 6.95% proposed by Labour rulers in Caerphilly for 2019-20 will mean that bills have risen by a whopping 26% since 2013.

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11/02/2019  Plaid leader rejects government reform of Wales’ fire authorities
Plaid leader rejects government reform of Wales’ fire authorities

Plaid Cymru’s group on Caerphilly council has rejected Welsh Government plans to change the way Fire & Rescue Authorities (FRAs) in Wales are run.

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08/02/2019  Plaid councillors back plans for new electric buses for Caerphilly to drive down pollution
Plaid councillors back plans for new electric buses for Caerphilly to drive down pollution

  Plaid Cymru has welcomed plans by the UK government to support the introduction of electric buses in Caerphilly Councillor James Fussell, whose St Martin’s ward includes the town centre, said:

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07/02/2019  Plaid leader hits out at Labour’s budget plans for 2019-20 
Plaid leader hits out at Labour’s budget plans for 2019-20 

The Plaid Cymru group issued a statement to the local media following publication of the agenda and report on the 2018-19 council budget.

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01/02/2019  Plaid leader says Labour council holding too much in reserves whilst delaying invest to save initiatives
Plaid leader says Labour council holding too much in reserves whilst delaying invest to save initiatives

The leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council has accused Labour rulers of hoarding too much money in reserves when it should be investing to save money.

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11/01/2019  Steffan Lewis AM: A Tribute
Steffan Lewis AM: A Tribute

  Councillor Colin Mann, Leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council, paid tribute to Steffan Lewis AM following his death from cancer at the age of just 34.

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02/01/2019  Flytipping at Epidemic Levels in Caerphilly, says Plaid
Flytipping at Epidemic Levels in Caerphilly, says  Plaid

Plaid Cymru activist Daniel Llewellyn of Bedwas has called on the Caerphilly County Borough Council to do more to combat the growing problem of flytipping in the County.

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31/12/2018  Plaid Leader Attacks ‘Salami’ Slicing of Caerphilly Frontline Services
Plaid Leader  Attacks ‘Salami’ Slicing of Caerphilly Frontline Services

In a hard-hitting article, Plaid Cymru group leader, Colin Mann, writes about Labour's lack of vision over its budget plans for next year and attacks "salami slicing" of frontline services.

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28/12/2018  Caerphilly Taxpayers’ facing shock rising bill for agency staff
Caerphilly Taxpayers’ facing shock rising bill for agency staff

The cost of employing agency staff is set to rise by £700,000 to almost £5.5m in 2018-19, according to information obtained by Plaid Cymru.

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