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18/06/2018  Labour-run council cuts workforce by 7% since 2014, Plaid Cymru reveal
Labour-run council cuts workforce by 7% since 2014, Plaid Cymru reveal

The full impact of job cuts at Caerphilly council has been revealed with 455 posts axed since 2014, it has been revealed following a request from Plaid Cymru councillor Steve Skivens.

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18/06/2018  Homing pigeons may have to be destroyed in row over housing transfer
Homing pigeons may have to be destroyed in row over housing transfer

Homing pigeons face being destroyed because of a red tape row over a council housing transfer in Caerphilly county borough.

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13/06/2018  Plaid group lays out their opposition to council shake-up by the Labour Welsh Government
Plaid group lays out their opposition to council shake-up by the Labour Welsh Government

The leader of the Plaid Cymru Group on Caerphilly council, Colin Mann has spelt out its opposition to a shake-up of local government proposed by the Labour Welsh Government.

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01/06/2018   Plaid leader welcomes suspension of housing policy but says it has come too late for many
 Plaid leader welcomes suspension of housing policy but says it has come too late for many

Plaid Cymru says suspension of a planning policy allowing developers to push through housing schemes against the wishes of local people should have happened a long time ago.

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24/05/2018   Caerphilly In Bloom under threat over lamp-post safety fears
 Caerphilly In Bloom under threat over lamp-post safety fears

Town councillors are calling on the county council chiefs to act urgently to save the popular Caerphilly in Bloom floral display after an alert was sounded over the safety of lamp-posts.

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21/05/2018  Council employees given early retirement or redundancy are taken back on later, it has been revealed.
Council employees given early retirement or redundancy are taken back on later, it has been revealed.

Caerphilly council has re-employed NINE council employees who took early retirement, severance or redundancy since 2012, it has been revealed.

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18/05/2018  £33,530 boost for cancer fight from Caerphilly Megaday fundraiser
£33,530 boost for cancer fight from Caerphilly Megaday fundraiser

Caerphilly Town Deputy Mayor Mike Prew (centre) helped present a cheque for £33,530 to Velindre Cancer Centre at a special ceremony at the Cardiff hospital (May 16th).

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09/05/2018  Gold medal winning bowler praised by Caerphilly Town Mayor
Gold medal winning bowler praised by Caerphilly Town Mayor

Town Mayor Simon Morgan has congratulated Caerphilly’s Commonwealth Gold Medal winner Marc Wyatt on his achievement.

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08/05/2018  Caerphilly toilets refurb welcomed by Plaid Cymru councillors
Caerphilly toilets refurb welcomed by Plaid Cymru councillors

 Plaid Cymru Councillor Phil Bevan has welcomed news that the long-awaited refurbishment of the public toilets below the Tourist Information Centre (TIC ) in Caerphilly will now go ahead later this month.

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30/04/2018  Plaid leader calls for highways maintenance cuts to be reversed as fewer potholes are filled in
Plaid leader calls for highways maintenance cuts to be reversed as fewer potholes are filled in

Two thousand fewer potholes were filled in during the last year as the budget for the repair work was cut, according to information obtained by Plaid Cymru.

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27/04/2018  Plaid Cymru call for action to safeguard pedestrians crossing near busy roundabout
Plaid Cymru call for action to safeguard pedestrians crossing near busy roundabout

Plaid Cymru councillors fear a pedestrian could be seriously injured while construction works continues at the Pwllypant roundabout in Caerphilly.

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23/04/2018  'Join us to empower your community and country' – Leanne Wood
'Join us to empower your community and country' – Leanne Wood

Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood is speaking at a public meeting in Caerphilly next Monday where she will set out a radical agenda for ensuring that ‘decisions affecting Wales are made in Wales’ through a programme of democratisation and empowerment.

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17/04/2018  Town masterplan slated as inadequate by Mayor
Town masterplan slated as inadequate by Mayor

The draft Caerphilly Basin Masterplan has been criticised as “inadequate” by the majority Plaid  Cymru group following a meeting of  Caerphilly Town Council yesterday (Monday April 16).

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16/04/2018  Residents losers over senior pay debacle, says Plaid Cymru leader
Residents losers over senior pay debacle, says Plaid Cymru leader

Tomorrow (Tuesday)  Caerphilly councillors will be asked to agree spending another £193,000 to cover the cost of the investigation by the Designated Independent Person into chief executive Anthony O'Sullivan ordered in the wake of the senior officers' pay scandal.

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09/04/2018  Silent Soldier installed in Caerphilly to mark centenary of end of World War One
Silent Soldier installed in Caerphilly to mark centenary of end of World War One

Caerphilly Town councillors have installed the Silent Soldier on the tower of the Twyn Community Centre as part of the British Legion campaign marking 100 years’ since the end of World War One.

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29/03/2018  Plaid councillors welcome ban on parking to improve safety in Caerphilly
Plaid councillors welcome ban on parking to improve safety in Caerphilly

Parking is to be banned along a stretch of  busy Bedwas Road, Caerphilly, after appeals for action from Plaid Cymru councillors Phil Bevan and Mike Prew.

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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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