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17/02/2012  Welsh Government to blame for size of rent rise, says council leader
Welsh Government to blame for size of rent rise, says council leader

The rent rise faced by council tenants in Caerphilly borough has been blamed on the Welsh Labour Government.

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16/02/2012  Labour hits you in the pocket over council tax, say Plaid councillors
Labour hits you in the pocket over council tax, say Plaid councillors

Residents in Caerphilly will pay £261 less a year in council tax than those living in neighbouring Labour-run Rhondda Cynon Taf, according to official figures from the Welsh Local Government Association.

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08/02/2012  More than 100 apprentice and trainee jobs already created by Caerphilly council
More than 100 apprentice and trainee jobs already created by Caerphilly council

Two-thirds of the apprentice and trainee jobs promised over a three year period by Plaid-led Caerphilly council have already been created.

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27/01/2012  Plans for multiplex cinema set to get go ahead
Plans for multiplex cinema set to get go ahead

Plaid-led Caerphilly County Borough Council has unveiled plans to press ahead with the development of a multiplex cinema as part of the second phase of the Bargoed Retail Plateau scheme.

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26/01/2012  Almost £4m raised through investments at Caerphilly council
Almost £4m raised through investments at Caerphilly council

Figures have now been given to Caerphilly County Borough Council’s audit committee which shows made almost £4m surplus on its investment activities over a six year period.

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25/01/2012  Red tape’ cuts save tax-payers £1.2m
Red tape’ cuts save tax-payers £1.2m

Efficiency savings which have cut management roles at Plaid-led Caerphilly council are set to save more than £1.

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19/01/2012  Plans to peg council tax for SECOND year unveiled
Plans to peg council tax for SECOND year unveiled

Plans to freeze council tax in Caerphilly county borough for a SECOND consecutive year have been unveiled by the ruling Plaid Cymru group.

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18/01/2012  Labour accused of hypocrisy over criticism of bereavement charges
Labour accused of hypocrisy over criticism of bereavement charges

Plaid’s deputy leader on Caerphilly council has branded Labour councillors who criticised increases in bereavement charges as hypocrites.

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10/01/2012  Plaid councillors appeal over damage caused by riders to woodland
Plaid councillors appeal over damage caused by riders to woodland

Two Plaid councillors fear that riders are destroying an ancient woodland at Crumlin. Vera Jenkins and Keith Lloyd have appealed to riders of off-road and quad bikes not to use the area near the Pen-y-fan Industrial Estate.

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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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