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12/10/2019  Council Boss Ignores Community To Try To Force Leisure Centre Closure
Council Boss Ignores Community To Try To Force Leisure Centre Closure

Caerphilly Council seems determined to push through the closure of Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre whatever the community or its local representatives say.

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03/10/2019  Pay Scandal Must Never Be Repeated, Declares Plaid leader
Pay Scandal Must Never Be Repeated, Declares Plaid leader

Commenting on tonight’s decision of Caerphilly County Borough Council to instantly dismiss chief executive, Anthony O’ Sullivan, Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly council, said: “After more than seven years, the senior officers’ pay scandal has finally been brought to a conclusion.

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01/10/2019  Welsh Government Refuses To Step In Over Caerphilly Council Troubles
Welsh Government Refuses To Step In Over Caerphilly Council Troubles

The Welsh Government is refusing to take any action over crisis-hit Labour-controlled Caerphilly County Borough Council.

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20/09/2019  Plaid Statement On Resignation of Labour Council Leader
Plaid Statement On Resignation of Labour Council Leader

Plaid Cymru has issued a statement following the resignation today of Councillor Dave Poole, Labour Leader of Caerphilly CBC.

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19/09/2019  Look Again At Great Street Lighting Switch Off, urges Plaid Cymru
Look Again At Great Street Lighting Switch Off, urges Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru is calling for a review of the cost-cutting measure to switch off tens of thousands street lights in the early hours  amid complaints made by residents.

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11/09/2019  Llanbradach & Pwll-y-Pant Community Council back Welsh Independence
Llanbradach & Pwll-y-Pant Community Council back Welsh Independence

Llanbradach & Pwll-y-Pant Community Council has become the latest Welsh local authority to throw its weight behind the campaign for Welsh Independence.

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03/09/2019  Empty private houses rise as fewer properties brought back into use, Plaid Cymru reveals
Empty private houses rise as fewer properties brought back into use, Plaid Cymru reveals

Plaid Cymru councillors have expressed growing concern about an increasing number of privately-owned homes lying empty – some for more than a decade.

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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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