A new toy shop has just opened up in Newbridge called Little Hands Play. They sell the latest toys and children, (and adults if they feel like it!) can come and make their own teddies, complete with heart, adoption certificate and bag. They also do teddy parties in people’s homes as well…
The new shop is at 10a High Street. (Opposite the old HSBC bank by the traffic lights).
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Newbridge-Online has seen a decrease in people reporting problems and issues to the site regarding the anti social problems in the town since the public meeting last month and our Facebook page has also not seen so many posts.
Except for local youths causing problems at the Co-Op car park recently, that was dealt with, it seems the town seems to be getting back to normal of late.
Please continue to let us know what you see or hear so we can keep people aware. Thanks go out to Labour councillor Gary Johnson, Inspector Mark Thomas, Mr Chris Burns Chief Executive of Caerphilly Council. and Kirsty Thomas who is the manager of Ty Croeso for all taking a pro active approach to the issues that were brought up at the meeting.
Case Ref. 15/0073/NCC Site Area: 2060m²
Location: McDonalds Restaurants Ltd Unit 2 Newbridge Gateway Bridge Street Newbridge Newport NP11 5GH
Proposal: Remove Condition 01 of planning permission 14/0055/NCC to allow the restaurant to operate 24 hours daily.
Applicant: McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd C/o Savills (UK) Ltd Miss C Blagden 33 Margaret Street London W1G 0JD
Agent: Savills (UK) Ltd Miss C Blagden 33 Margaret Street London W1G 0JD
Case Officer: Mr C Boardman
Ward: Newbridge Map
Ref: 321312 (E) 196591 (N)
Decision Level: Delegated
Community Council: Not Applicable
Date : 30 March 2015 9:30am
Mountain Bike Dirt Days
Monday 30 March, 9.30am to 3pm
Join us for the first of our Mountain Bike Dirt Days with Welsh Cycling. If your aged 13 to 16 and into MTB, or thought about racing, then join us at Cwmcarn Forest to ride the trails with professional cyclists.
You can test yourself against local champion Manon Carpenter in skills and pump track challenges.
Bring a packed lunch and your bike!
Application forms must be completed via www.welshcycling.co.uk. Parental consent is essential.
This is a FREE event.
Work to create a riverside park under Trecelyn Viaduct will get under way this month as part of the Newbridge Development Programme. Phase Three of the programme will see the land developed for use by the public.
Facilities will include a cycle track, an outdoor gym, new seating and lighting. Landscape improvements to the footpath from the town centre to the park will also be carried out. There will also be kerbing, paving and resurfacing works along Bridge Street and its junction with lower High Street and North Road, with planned improvement works also to the junction at the leisure centre and Newbridge School.
The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development said:
“The council continues to work hard alongside our communities on programmes of investment and it is fantastic to see Newbridge is benefiting from further European funding. The regeneration programme to date has already delivered major benefits to the town, and I have no doubt that the works as part of phase three of the programme will continue to build on this success.”
Thousands of trees have been planted on Pantside Tip in Newbridge in a bid to create native woodlands – and thousands more will follow.
Pupils from Pantside Primary School, Newbridge School and Pantside Youth club helped plant over 500 Alder, Beech, Hawthorn, Birch and Oak oak to help extend and a native woodland on the hillside near the tip. This follows an initial project in February 2014 when schoolchildren and residents helped Caerphilly County Borough Council plant 6,000 trees on the site to the east of Newbridge.
Over the next few weeks 4,500 more trees will be planted in this area by the council, to further extend the boundaries of the community woodland. Ninety years ago Pantside Tip, in the Nant Gawney Valley was relatively untouched by the coal industry and contained a mix of small farms enclosed fields and large areas of woodland. By 1970 the agricultural fields had been replaced by a large housing estate, the top of the valley had been filled with waste from local collieries and much of the ancient woodland which had escaped the tipping was given over to plantation forestry.
The tip was reclaimed in the late 1970′s and early 1980’s, some small blocks of native tree planting undertaken, and a two sports pitches developed, though a large part of the site was left needing future development, being undertaken now with the help of Natural Resources Wales. Project Manager Carol Travers said: “It is great to see the young people here planting trees near where they live, along with some of their parents.
“The Plant! project, that has planted a tree for every child born or adopted in Wales since 2008, wants the future generations of Wales to see the benefits of creating these green spaces in urban areas.”