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22/06/2020  Footbridge Will Be Built – But It Could Take 2 Years, Plaid Councillors Told
Footbridge Will Be Built – But It Could Take 2 Years, Plaid Councillors Told

Transport for Wales (TfW)  has pledged to replace a Llanbradach footbridge – damaged in a road accident – but say it could take up to two years.

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28/05/2020  Transport for Wales Pledge to Plaid Councillors Over Future Of Footbridge
Transport for Wales Pledge to Plaid Councillors Over Future Of Footbridge

Plaid Cymru councillors Rob Gough and Colin Mann have received an assurance from Transport for Wales (TfW) that the Tynygraig footbridge over the main railway line in Llanbradach will be replaced.

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27/05/2020   More Than 530 People Sign Petition To Save Footbridge
 More Than 530 People Sign Petition To Save Footbridge

Over 530 people have already backed a petition by Plaid Cymru councillors in Llanbradach to have a popular footbridge across the Rhymney Valley rail line repaired and reopened.

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20/05/2020  Footbridge Damage: Clarification
Footbridge Damage: Clarification

Llanbradach ward councillor Colin Mann today issued a clarification  in reference to the damage caused to Tynygraig footbridge over the main railway line – now closed to the public -  on the road to Caerphilly Skip Hire.

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18/05/2020  Repair and Reopen Footbridge, Plaid Councillors Urge Transport For Wales
Repair and Reopen Footbridge, Plaid Councillors Urge Transport For Wales

Plaid Cymru councillors in Llanbradach are demanding the repair and reopening of a popular footbridge across the Rhymney Valley rail line.

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07/05/2020  Buy Local, Urges Plaid Cymru Leader
Buy Local, Urges Plaid Cymru Leader

Caerphilly Plaid Cymru group leader Colin Mann has backed calls urging people to buy local as the coronavirus pandemic hits business hard.

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04/05/2020  Commenting On the £500 Pay Award for Care Workers
Commenting On the £500 Pay Award for Care Workers

Councillor Colin Mann, leader of the Plaid Cymru group on Caerphilly County Borough Council, said: “We’re delighted that the dedication of those care workers who look after the most vulnerable residents in residential care homes and in people’s own homes will be recognised.

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06/03/2020  Visitors Staying Away From Country Parks Because Of Car Park Charges, say Plaid Cymru
Visitors Staying Away From Country Parks Because Of Car Park Charges, say Plaid Cymru

Car parking charges brought in nearly six years ago are driving visitors away, say Plaid Cymru. A Freedom of Information  request by Plaid Cymru has revealed income from charges is almost £40,000 lower than the £85,000 forecast when pay and display charges were introduced nearly six years ago.

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12/02/2020  Delight After Start Date For New Llanbradach Health Centre Revealed
Delight After Start Date For New Llanbradach Health Centre Revealed

After well over a decade of delays, work will start next month (March) on the long- medical centre in Llanbradach.

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11/02/2020  Reduce Council Tax Hike To 3.5%, Says Plaid Cymru Leader
Reduce Council Tax Hike To 3.5%, Says Plaid Cymru Leader

Plaid Cymru is calling on the ruling Labour group on Caerphilly Council to reduce the council tax rise to 3.

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24/01/2020   Labour Minister Blames Bedwas Car-Owning Residents For Bedwas Parking Problems
 Labour Minister Blames Bedwas Car-Owning Residents For Bedwas Parking Problems

The parking problems blighting Bryn Heol residents in Bedwas was raised in the Senedd this week by Plaid Cymru AM Delyth Jewell.

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14/01/2020  £153M Underspend On Capital Projects Over 5 Years, Revealed by Plaid Cymru
£153M Underspend On Capital Projects Over 5 Years, Revealed by Plaid Cymru

Labour-run Caerphilly Council has been told to stop promising over-ambitious programmes of capital schemes it always fails to deliver.

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08/01/2020  Homeless Crisis: Plaid Councillor Steve Skivens Gives His View
Homeless Crisis: Plaid Councillor Steve Skivens Gives His View

The Welsh Government has launched a hidden homeless initiative this week covering people who are staying on a friend's sofa, in a hostel or a night shelter, rather than sleeping rough on the streets.

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02/01/2020  Time To Axe Council Tax Hike & Spending Cuts, Says Plaid Cymru Leader
Time To Axe Council Tax Hike & Spending Cuts, Says Plaid Cymru Leader

Plaid Cymru is urging the new Labour leader of Caerphilly Council, Phillipa Marsden to reduce a proposed 6.

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30/12/2019  More Than 3,200 Back Call For Street Lights To Be Switched Back On
More Than 3,200 Back Call For Street Lights To Be Switched Back On

More than 1,613 people have signed an online petition by Plaid Cymru calling on Caerphilly Council to switch street lights back on.

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21/12/2019  Make Checks On Abuse Of Blue Badges, Urge Plaid Cymru
Make Checks On Abuse Of Blue Badges, Urge Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru is calling for checks to be made in Caerphilly county to ensure blue badges issued to disabled motorists are not being abused.

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07/12/2019   Citizens Advice Bureaux Services Under Threat
 Citizens Advice Bureaux Services Under Threat

Plaid Cymru councillor Steve Skivens warns about the impact on the most vulnerable in society if the budget of  Citizens Advice Bureaux is cut.

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02/12/2019  £2.1m Spent By Labour-run Council In Paying Staff Off With Confidentiality Clauses
£2.1m Spent By Labour-run Council In Paying Staff Off With Confidentiality Clauses

Labour-run Caerphilly Council has forked out more than £2.1m of public money over the last five years as part of confidentiality agreements with departing staff.

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21/11/2019  Latest Cost of Labour’s Caerphilly Officers’ Pay Debacle Revealed
Latest Cost of Labour’s Caerphilly Officers’ Pay Debacle Revealed

The latest bill for Caerphilly senior officers’ pay scandal has been revealed at £4,088,926 up to November 1st, 2019.

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14/11/2019  Smaller Communities ‘Picked On’ In Budget Cuts, Claims Plaid Councillor
Smaller Communities ‘Picked On’ In Budget Cuts, Claims Plaid Councillor

  Plaid Cymru councillor John Roberts says that smaller communities will be damaged if Labour-run Caerphilly Council press ahead with budget cuts.

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