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14/08/2019  Plaid Leader Hits Out At Plans To Remove Reception At Council HQ
Plaid  Leader Hits Out At Plans To Remove Reception At Council HQ

The front reception at Caerphilly Council’s headquarters at Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach, is set to be axed as part of spending cuts, Plaid Cymru understands.

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14/08/2019  Plaid AM Urges Councillors Not To Approve Controversial Housing Scheme In Wake Of Wales-wide Green Belt Plans
Plaid AM Urges Councillors Not To Approve Controversial Housing Scheme In Wake Of Wales-wide Green Belt Plans

A  LAST MINUTE plea to block controversial plans for housing on green fields in Caerphilly has been made by a Plaid Cymru AM in the wake of  draft Wales-wide plans that would create a green belt.

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09/08/2019  Too Precious To Lose
Too Precious To Lose

With Caerphilly Council's planning committee meeting next week to consider plans to develop 600 homes on green fields at Gwern y Domen, Plaid councillor Skeve Skivens makes a plea  Caerphilly Council’s motto is a greener place and I, as a resident.

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01/08/2019  Plaid Leader Urges More Labour Councillors To Oppose Cutting Services To Pay For Legal Costs
Plaid Leader Urges More Labour Councillors To Oppose Cutting Services To Pay For Legal Costs

Plaid Cymru has welcomed opposition from Labour councillors to pay for even more lawyers fees in an attempt to overturn a court decision.

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29/07/2019  Put Caerphilly Council Into Special Measures, Plaid Cymru Leader Urges Welsh Government
Put Caerphilly Council Into Special Measures, Plaid Cymru Leader Urges Welsh Government

Plaid Cymru has called on the Welsh Government to put Caerphilly County Borough Council into “Special Measures” because of growing concerns about the way the authority is run.

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19/07/2019  Plaid and Independents slam lack of democracy at Labour-run Caerphilly Council
Plaid and Independents slam lack of democracy at Labour-run Caerphilly Council

Plaid Cymru and Independent councillors have accused Labour leaders of Caerphilly council of showing  scant regard for democracy.

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05/07/2019  Sickness Costs At Caerphilly Council Reach Almost £1m A Month
Sickness Costs At Caerphilly Council Reach Almost £1m A Month

The startling cost of sickness at Caerphilly Council has been revealed – at almost £1M A MONTH. A Freedom of Information request by Plaid Cymru also revealed that almost 12.

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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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