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01/01/2012  Hat-trick of honours for Ynysddu
Hat-trick of honours for Ynysddu

Three residents of the small mining village of Ynysddu recognised in the New Year’s Honours List have been praised John and Patricia Bonthron have been recognised as fostering carers for their services to children (MBEs) while Eirwen Griffth Roberts (also MBE) was recognised for her services to the community of Ynysddu.

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31/12/2011  Plaid aims to freeze council tax for second year running
Plaid aims to freeze council tax for second year running

Plaid Cymru-led Caerphilly County Borough Council is aiming to provide help for hard-pressed families and individuals by freezing council tax next year – for a SECOND consecutive year.

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09/12/2011  Caerphilly becoming "supermarketville" ,says Plaid AM
Caerphilly becoming "supermarketville" ,says Plaid AM

South Wales East AM Lindsay Whittle has criticised a decision to approve plans to create three shops on the site of the former Bowls Inn in Caerphilly.

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08/12/2011  Health scheme takes a step forward
Health scheme takes a step forward

Residents and Plaid Cymru councillors campaigning for a health centre in Llanbradach have received a boost.

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05/12/2011  Labour Minister praises Caerphilly Council over library development
Labour Minister praises Caerphilly Council over library development

Regeneration Minister Huw Lewis has praised the work of Plaid Cymru-led Caerphilly council in opening three new state-of-the-art libraries.

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01/12/2011  Council apprentices meet AM
Council apprentices meet AM

Caerphilly Council apprentices will describe their experiences when they meet Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas and leading local councillors.

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30/11/2011   Parents present petition for Caerphilly Welsh medium education funding
 Parents present petition for Caerphilly Welsh medium education funding

A petition signed by 1,200 people calling on the Welsh Government to provide funding for a Welsh medium secondary school in Caerphilly county borough has been presented to the Assembly’s petitions committee.

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25/11/2011   Green flag scheme for Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed Parks
 Green flag scheme for Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed Parks

Plans are being drawn up to win green flag status for Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed parks. Plaid-led Caerphilly County Borough Council wants to build on the existing parks with green flags at Morgan Jones in Caerphilly, Waunfawr at Cross Keys and Wern Park, Nelson.

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24/11/2011  Almost 1,000 people back campaign for Welsh medium education
Almost 1,000 people back campaign for Welsh medium education

More than 600 people have backed an online petition in just 24 hours calling on the Welsh Government to provide funding for a Welsh medium secondary school in Caerphilly county borough.

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15/11/2011  Building work underway on new school for Caerphilly
Building work underway on new school for Caerphilly

Work has recently begun to construct a brand new replacement primary school on the site of Cwm Ifor Primary School in Penyrheol, Caerphilly.

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08/11/2011  Plaid councillor youth champion for fourth year
Plaid councillor youth champion for fourth year

Caerphilly councillor Mike Prew has been re-elected as the area’s youth champion for a record fourth year.

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05/11/2011  Villagers make new bid for health centre
Villagers make new bid for health centre

A new bid is being made by ward councillors and residents to win support for the development of a health centre in Llanbradach.

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28/10/2011  Plaid delivers for Bargoed
Plaid delivers for Bargoed

Below is the text of the speech by Councillor Allan Pritchard, Plaid Cymru leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, at the opening of the new library and customer services centre in Bargoed following a multi-million pound refurbishment of the Hanbury Chapel.

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20/10/2011  Is our Government in Cardiff Bay really committed to a bilingual, vibrant Wales?
Is our Government in Cardiff Bay really committed to a bilingual, vibrant Wales?

At first glance, you would have thought so. Just a few weeks ago at an event in Auckland, our First Minister said:“It is easy to see how much New Zealand and Wales have in common.

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17/10/2011  Caerphilly tops the recycling league table – again!
Caerphilly tops the recycling league table – again!

Latest recycling figures released show that Plaid-led Caerphilly County Borough Council continues to strengthen its position at the top of the South Wales local authority league table.

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14/10/2011  Plaid leads the way in avoiding compulsory redundancies.
Plaid leads the way in avoiding compulsory redundancies.

Plaid-led Caerphilly Council is the only one of Wales’ 22 local authorities not to introduce compulsory staff redundancies over the last three financial years.

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13/10/2011  Traders urged to seek compensation over losses
Traders urged to seek compensation over losses

Retailers in Caerphilly, whose businesses have seen a drop in trade as a result of gas mains replacement work, have been urged by local councillors to seek compensation for their losses.

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10/10/2011  Leader appeals for support on colliery names campaign for new hospital’s wards
Leader appeals for support on colliery names campaign for new hospital’s wards

The Plaid leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council is calling on the public and politicians of all parties to support calls to name wards at the new £172m Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr after the area’s former collieries.

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09/10/2011   Plaid in Caerphilly leads on freezing Council Tax
  Plaid in Caerphilly leads on freezing Council Tax

Plaid Cymru-led Caerphilly County Borough Council is aiming to freeze council tax for a SECOND YEAR running whether or not the Welsh Government sets aside funds to do so in Wales.

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03/10/2011  Help town centres thrive, plea to Welsh Government by Plaid led council
Help town centres thrive, plea to Welsh Government by Plaid led council

Welsh Government should help town centres and reduce the commercial advantages of out-of-town retail parks by offering lower business rates, according to Plaid-led Caerphilly County Borough Council.

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