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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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27/12/2018  Huge increase in bill for Caerphilly roundabout scheme revealed by Plaid Cymru
Huge increase in bill for Caerphilly roundabout scheme revealed by Plaid Cymru

Councillor Colin Mann, Plaid Cymru group leader on Caerphilly Council, is demanding a full explanation following the disclosure that the bill for the Pwllypant roundabout scheme is now over £8m.

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14/12/2018  Labour vote through another £242,000 in wake of senior officers' pay scandal
Labour vote through another £242,000 in wake of senior officers' pay scandal

Caerphilly Council last night approved a report authorising another £242,000 for the continuing internal investigation involving chief executive Anthony O'Sullivan.

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03/12/2018  Plaid councillor questions value of council-owned bus used to cut trees
Plaid councillor questions value of council-owned bus used to cut trees

Plaid Cymru councillor Colin Elsbury has questioned the value for money of a double decker bus bought and then modified to cut trees.

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16/11/2018  Plaid Town Councillors slam Labour Cabinet decision that threatens leisure centres
Plaid Town Councillors slam Labour Cabinet decision that threatens leisure centres

Plaid Cymru Town Councillors Rhys Mills and Zoe Hammond have hit out at Wednesday's decision by the Labour Cabinet at Caerphilly Council that threatens the closure of leisure centres in Islwyn.

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14/11/2018  Plaid leader accuses Labour Welsh Government of victimising local government  
Plaid leader accuses Labour Welsh Government of victimising local government   

The leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council has laid the blame for proposed multi-million spending cuts and a 6.

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13/11/2018  Plaid campaigner urges council Cabinet not to approve draft sports plan
Plaid campaigner urges council Cabinet not to approve draft sports plan

  Community campaigner Zoe Hammond has called on the Labour Cabinet at Caerphilly Council not to approve the controversial Draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2019-29.

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