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23/03/2018  Call for rethink on highway maintenance cuts by Plaid leader
Call for rethink on highway maintenance cuts by Plaid leader

Plaid Cymru’s leader on Caerphilly council, Colin Mann, has called for a rethink on cuts of hundreds of thousands of pounds in pothole repairs and other highway maintenance work.

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23/03/2018  Stop dumping earth on former golf course, council officials tell land owner
Stop dumping earth on former golf course, council officials tell land owner

Caerphilly council has told the owners of a former golf course, where 350 homes are planned, to stop dumping earth and waste after the intervention of a Plaid Cymru councillor.

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05/03/2018  The multi-million cost of council borrowing in Caerphilly county revealed
The multi-million cost of council borrowing in Caerphilly county revealed

Every man, woman and child in Caerphilly county is paying the equivalent of more than £83 a year in interest payments, it has been revealed.

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23/02/2018  Long-serving councillor welcomes parents support over sixth form issue at Caerphilly Welsh medium
Long-serving councillor welcomes parents support over sixth form issue at Caerphilly Welsh medium

A senior Caerphilly councillor says he is convinced that a majority of parents accept that a sixth form cannot be justified at this time at the Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni’s Gwyndy site.

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19/02/2018  Residents will face 25% rise in council tax under Labour, warns Plaid leader
Residents will face 25% rise in council tax under Labour, warns Plaid leader

Residents in Caerphilly county face paying a whopping £250 A YEAR MORE in council tax by 2022-23 --- under plans drawn up by Labour, according to Plaid C ymru.

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16/02/2018  Caerphilly will stay blooming – thanks to town council after county pulls support
Caerphilly will stay blooming – thanks to town council after county pulls support

Caerphilly Town Council has stepped in to ensure the annual Caerphilly in Bloom display, which sees flowers brighten up the town, is maintained after the county council withdrew its support.

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16/02/2018   Plaid councillors hail victory for people power as Pontllanfraith leisure centre closure is put on hold
 Plaid councillors hail victory for people power as Pontllanfraith leisure centre closure is put on hold

  Plaid Cymru councillor Zoe Hammond has welcomed a decision by Labour-run Caerphilly council’s Cabinet to bow to public pressure and put on hold the closure of Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre.

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15/02/2018   Two Defibs at community centre to ensure out of hours help available for heart attack victims
 Two Defibs at community centre to ensure out of hours help available for heart attack victims

Two defibrillators have been installed at the Twyn Community Centre in Caerphilly, ensuring there is round-the-clock help in the event of a heart attack.

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09/02/2018  Reductions in cuts do not go far enough, says Plaid leader
Reductions in cuts do not go far enough, says Plaid leader

Plaid Cymru’s leader on Caerphilly council, Colin Mann, has said proposals by Labour rulers to reduce spending cuts do not go far enough.

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09/02/2018   Mayor Welcomes Protected Status for Caerphilly Cheese
 Mayor Welcomes Protected Status for Caerphilly Cheese

Caerphilly Town Mayor Plaid Cymru Councillor Simon Morgan has welcomed the news that Caerphilly Cheese has joined over 1,400 protected products across the EU.

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01/02/2018   Winners named as Caerphilly arts competition draws in the entries
 Winners named as Caerphilly arts competition draws in the entries

Caerphilly Town Mayor Simon Morgan presented the prizes for Y Galeri’s Open Art competition in the town (January 28).

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29/01/2018  Caerphilly council writes off £8m owed as uncollectable over last six years
Caerphilly council writes off £8m owed as uncollectable over last six years

More than £8m of public money has been written off as uncollectable by Labour-run Caerphilly council since 2012.

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24/01/2018  Charities given £6,000 donations after success of town council’s fireworks display
Charities given £6,000 donations after success of town council’s fireworks display

Three local good causes are celebrating after receiving £6,000 in total – thanks to the soaraway success of Caerphilly Town Council’s fireworks display.

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19/01/2018  Visitors driven away from country parks as income tens of thousands of pounds less than forecast
Visitors driven away from country parks as income tens of thousands of pounds less than forecast

A controversial scheme to introduce parking charges in Caerphilly county borough has been branded a failure after it was revealed that it is failing to bring in the income forecast of £85,000 a year.

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19/01/2018  Plaid councillor condemns ‘stitch’ up over future of Pontllanfraith leisure centre
Plaid councillor condemns ‘stitch’ up over future of Pontllanfraith leisure centre

Plaid Cymru councillor Zoe Hammond has condemned the blatant disregard of public after opponents of plans to close Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre were prevented from speaking at a special council meeting.

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15/01/2018  Plaid leader questions why two lanes not being maintained at ‘chaos’ roundabout after funding boost
Plaid leader questions why two lanes not being maintained at ‘chaos’ roundabout after funding boost

The Welsh Government has provided £350,000 in funding to Caerphilly council to maintain two lanes around the Pwllypant roundabout during construction work, it has been revealed.

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21/12/2017  Plaid leader calls for extra lane to be maintained at ‘chaos’ roundabout throughout next year
Plaid leader calls for extra lane to be maintained at ‘chaos’ roundabout throughout next year

An appeal has been made by the Plaid Cymru group for the extra lane on the Pwllypant roundabout to be maintained throughout the remainder of the construction contract.

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15/12/2017   Decision to close Pontllanfraith leisure centre despite rising attendances slammed
 Decision to close Pontllanfraith leisure centre despite rising attendances slammed

A decision by Caerphilly council’s Cabinet to shut Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre has been branded as shortsighted by Plaid Cymru.

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08/12/2017  Plaid councillor slams decision to appoint interim CEO without interview
Plaid councillor slams decision to appoint interim CEO without interview

Former Caerphilly council leader Lindsay Whittle has condemned the Labour-run authority for appointing an interim chief executive without even so much as an interview.

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05/12/2017  Cuts planned by Labour council will damage services, warns Plaid leader
Cuts planned by Labour council will damage services, warns Plaid leader

Plaid Cymru’s leader on Caerphilly council, Colin Mann, has warned about the impact of budget cuts proposed by Labour rulers next year.

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