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14/03/2012  Plaid anger over police station closures
Plaid anger over police station closures

The ruling Plaid Cymru group in Caerphilly has condemned proposals which will see the removal of inquiry desk at six police stations in the county borough.

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13/03/2012   Plaid leader praises new hospital as Minister opens Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr
 Plaid leader praises new hospital as Minister opens Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr

Caerphilly County Borough Council leader Allan Pritchard has welcomed the official opening of the state-of-the-art £172m Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital.

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09/03/2012  Independent auditors give Plaid-led council a positive verdict
Independent auditors give Plaid-led council a positive verdict

Senior councillors in Caerphilly County Borough Council have given a warm welcome to the findings of a report by independent auditors on the running of the authority.

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09/03/2012  Ex-fire chief to stand for Plaid
Ex-fire chief to stand for Plaid

Former Assistant Chief Fire Officer Steve Skivens has been selected by Plaid Cymru as a candidate in the Penyrheol ward, Caerphilly, at May’s council elections.

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08/03/2012  Caerphilly Plaid councillors visit Serbia for fire engines handover
Caerphilly Plaid councillors visit Serbia for fire engines handover

A A delegation led by Caerphilly Borough Council mayor Vera Jenkins and Deputy Leader Councillor Colin Mann visited Serbia as part of the initiative to handover surplus fire engines from South Wales.

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04/03/2012  Trinant residents join campaign to save historic church
Trinant residents join campaign to save historic church

The campaign to save an historic Valleys church from shutting has been expanded with backing from two Plaid Cymru Caerphilly County Borough councillors.

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03/03/2012  Cyclists take to the track to use upgraded Ynysddu link
Cyclists take to the track to use upgraded Ynysddu link

Cyclists can now enjoy a smoother ride along a revamped section of track in the Ynysddu area which was initially washed away some four years ago.

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20/02/2012  Plaid press ahead with plans to meet housing quality standards after tenants’ vote
Plaid press ahead with plans to meet housing quality standards after tenants’ vote

An action plan will be drawn up to meet housing quality standards, Councillor Lyn Ackerman, Caerphilly Council Cabinet member for public services and housing, has pledged.

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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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