Calzaghe Bridge Vandalised

Calzaghe bridge has been defaced on three sections this week. Does anyone know who is responsible, do any of these tags look familiar to you in this picture, do you know who it is.bridge

In another incident, several newly planted trees on the tow path walkway between the train station and the new houses in Chapel of Ease have also been snapped in half if anyone knows anything about this as well.

Please phone 101 if you know anything!

Help stamp out the increasing problems Newbridge seem to be getting with vandalism, unruly behaviour, litter,  late night noise etc. and  don’t also forget the two stabbings we have also had in the area.

It has been said to Newbridge-Online that unruly people and families who are not wanted in other towns are being moved from these problem areas and are being re-housed in our  what used to be a quite tranquil town. Talk to your councillor and the local police let them know your not happy.

 

Save Newbridge before it gets to late.

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Can you help Tim?

I am researching the men commemorated on the Newbridge War Memorial in conjunction with the National History Museum at St Fagans and the British Legion. This project is currently focused on the WW1 casualties.
If anyone has a relative commemorated on the memorial I’d love to hear from you. If you have any family stories, photos, medals, death pennies etc it would be great to have photos of them to add to the story.
Please take a look at the website http://www.newbridgewarmemorial.co.uk and use the ‘Can You Help?’ link if you have anything which you’d like to contribute to the site.
Thanks Tim
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A good day was had at Crumlin Cricket Six’s on the bank holiday weekend, check out this short video.

TiP: Click the bottom right corner to go full screen….

New Video of a flyover of Pant Moors, DD and the Quarry, compliments of Emerald Media Productions

Summer Reading Challenge

Love reading? Come to Newbridge Library and sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge – Lose yourself in a legendary adventure this summer at Newbridge Library in the Mythical Maze.

It is easy to do, just read six books and receive stickers and prizes along the way. But beware the nasty niff of the smell stickers!

What’s on

Already well known for its wide range of attractions, Caerphilly county borough has a variety of festivals, events and activities that can offer a taste of the character, culture and heritage of this fascinating region.
To find out more about the forthcoming events and activities in Caerphilly county borough, click on one of the following links:
Bonfire Night
Special events
Take a look at the list of annual and special one off events taking place throughout the year in Caerphilly county borough. From bonfire night displays and Christmas fairs to halloween and summer festivals, there is something for everyone.
Cup of coffee
Regular events
A list of mainly local community events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis. From farmers markets to social gatherings, a list of regular activities and events are listed here for the local community to enjoy.
Singer
All Events
Take a look at the full list of events taking place in Caerphilly county borough. From small-scale events to larger festivals, this is a comprehensive list of the majority of events taking place in the area.
Exhibition
Exhibitions
For a list of exhibition events taking place at venues, galleries and exhibition spaces across the county borough. Exhibition events generally take place on a continous basis for a set period of time and cover a wide varierty of subjects, from World War I to local sporting icons.

Caerphilly leisure services threatened by budget cuts

Newbridge Leisure CentreNewbridge leisure centre is one of several that could be taken over by schools

Leisure centres, public toilets and waste sites across Caerphilly county are facing closure as the council tries to save £13.4m in the next two years.

Some bowling greens could shut, outdoor sports facility charges may rise and street cleaning could be cut back.
Floral displays might be removed from parks and playing field maintenance could also be reduced.
The proposals are in the early stages and the council said staff and unions would be consulted if they progressed.
report to the authority’s regeneration and environment scrutiny committee said the proposals were the first stage of a longer process in the council’s budget setting for 2015-16 and 2016-17. It anticipates it needs to save £6.5m next year and £6.9m the year after.

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New Blackwood cinema gets ready for gala opening night

TIME TO RAISE THE CURTAIN: The Maxime Cinema as it appears today after a £1.5m redevelopment

Source: Caerphilly Media Ltd
The finishing touches are being put to a new independent cinema in Blackwood town centre.
The Maxime, which was originally opened as a cinema in 1939, will open its doors once again to film fans on August 6 after a £1.5 million refurbishment by company Picturedrome Cinemas, based in Bognor Regis.
Adam Cunard, Managing Director of the firm, said the newly reopened cinema would be a huge boost to the town’s High Street.
He said: “We estimate the cinema will attract an extra 3,500 to 4,000 people a week to Blackwood town centre.”

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Beware of computer scam

We would like to urge residents to be vigilant after a householder in Blackwood was contacted by telephone by someone purporting to be from a computer software company and asked to “fix” their computer. The man said he had conducted a “health check” on their computer, asked them for their bank details and charged them for it.

We would like to remind residents to never give bank details to anyone over the phone unless you know exactly what you are paying and who you are paying. If you believe you have been contacted in this way, please report it at www.actionfraud.police.uk/

BUSINESS Building Improvement Grant FOR NEWBRIDGE

Building Improvement Grant

The Building Improvement Grant (BIG) scheme provides financial assistance to owners or tenants of business properties that have become run-down and have deteriorated over time. The aim is to encourage high standard environmental improvements to commercial buildings within target areas of the county borough.

 Who is entitled to apply?

 The building or site must be located within the defined boundaries of the Newbridge or Bargoed ward to be considered for the grant.
 Only buildings currently used, or intended to be used, for business, social enterprise or community use are eligible to apply for grant assistance.

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Sunday September 21st, 2014

The Disability Can Do Organisation have great pleasure in inviting you to attend our AGM which will be held:

When - Wednesday 24th September
Time - 2.00pm to 4.00 pm
Where - 1 Bryn Lane, The Bryn, Pontllanfraith NP12 2PG

The 2013/2014 Annual Report and Financial Accounts will be available on the day.
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Friday September 19th, 2014

A painting to commemorate the 1878 Prince of Wales Colliery disaster has been unveiled at Newbridge Memo by Blackwood musician James Dean Bradfield.

Mae llun i goffáu trychineb Pwll Glo Tywysog Cymru 1878 wedi cael ei ddadorchuddio yn Neuadd Goffa Trecelyn gan gerddor o Goed Duon, James Dean Bradfield.

www.caerphilly.gov.uk/application.aspx?s=dCjcUdHODKXIKyGC3iMwJXcj+yQOq83GniVspV1B0odkiLLUQgIHFL1W...
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Caerphilly County Borough CouncilThanks for your comments. This painting was not funded by the council. Cllrs Reynolds and Carter attended this launch in a supportive capacity as the impact of mining disasters has been felt by communities throughout the county borough.3 days ago
Barbara SmithI am shocked that being the great granddaughter of one of the men who perished in this disaster I knew nothing about this unveiling, only reading it on your website I have become aware of it...2 days ago   ·  1

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Thursday September 18th, 2014

Congratulations to the following, who have all recently been awarded a five food hygiene rating:

Llongyfarchiadau i’r canlynol, sydd wedi derbyn sgôr hylendid bwyd o Bump yn ddiweddar:

Mayflower, Trethomas
Good Fortune, Machen
Billy's Refreshments, Caerphilly
Sunnybank Equestrian Centre, Caerphilly
Lisa's Kitchen Delights, Newbridge

Well done all!
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Thursday September 18th, 2014

MEMORIAL SERVICE at WAR MEMORIAL NEW TREDEGAR

Saturday 20th September 2014 at 11.00am

To commemorate the life of the Private Thomas Mills, the first of the fallen, who was killed in action on 20th of September in 1914 and to all the men of New Tredegar who died in the Great War 1914-1918

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Tuesday September 16th, 2014

Congratulations to the following, who have all recently been awarded a five food hygiene rating:

Llongyfarchiadau i’r canlynol, sydd wedi derbyn sgôr hylendid bwyd o Bump yn ddiweddar:

Fochriw Primary School
Penrhiw Nursery, Abercarn
Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerfilli
S & D Convenience Store, Pontywaun
Springfield House Residential Home, Glan-y-Nant
Em's Catering, Pen y Fan Pond Kiosk, Croespenmaen
Village Mart, New Tredegar
Ysgol Y Lawnt Primary School
Enterprise Auto's Garage Shop, Crumlin
Keiths Fruit and Veg, Fleur De Lys

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Anne-marie DixonI was awarded a 5 in July and still not been mentioned on your Fb page 😢5 days ago   ·  3
Caerphilly County Borough CouncilHi Anne-marie, sorry to hear this! What is the name of your business?5 days ago
Anne-marie DixonDixon's mobile catering 😃5 days ago
Caerphilly County Borough CouncilLeave it with us...! :)5 days ago
Lynn SamuelSnap x5 days ago
Sharon KnightCrumlin high level primary school also had a 5 back in July. Not seen this advertised on here either 😞5 days ago
Dewi MasonAnd us at mikes fishbar fleur de lys5 days ago   ·  1
Sarah DaviesWell done Emma Scrivens x5 days ago
Charlotte LunnI haven't seen one for Charlotte's Kitchen, Llanbradach, awarded level 5 in May!5 days ago
Caerphilly County Borough CouncilWe regularly get updates from our Environmental Health team on premises that receive a five star rating, and we try and post as many of these awards as we can across our Facebook and Twitter platforms.5 days ago   ·  1

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Monday September 15th, 2014

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Last Saturday, it was the Blackwood Motor Show event at the council offices in Pontllanfraith. The day was organised by Community Support Officer Kelly Rees and PC Simon James and nearly 100 exhibitors showed off vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and competition winning rally cars. Some exhibitors came from as far as Llanelli to show their vehicles! Large numbers of local residents came along to the show and many children enjoyed the opportunity to sit in a variety of police vehicles and a fire engine. They also took part in our "How fast can you run?" competition where speed monitoring equipment was used to see how fast they could run and certificates given to the winners. There was also face painting which was carried out by ASDA, the chance for children to dress up in police officer outfits photos and visits from Micky and Minnie Mouse and our very own Ollie the OWL mascot. The police helicopter also flew over which the crowd seemed to like! Crime prevention advice was given out and over 70 people signed up to our OWL system. Many thanks to Brace's Bread who brought along their van and gave away welsh cakes. A big thank you to all exhibitors and residents who came along and made the day such a success and to Caerphilly County Borough Council for allowing us to use their car park at Ty Pontllanfraith.

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Friday September 19th, 2014

A CALDICOT man who invested £3,000 in a pyramid scam after being told “nobody would lose”, has warned others not to join money-making schemes. bit.ly/ZttmLi ... See MoreSee Less

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Kellyanne WardWhat were they selling ? Or am I missing that bit ..2 days ago
Shane MoranYeah you're missing that bit, Google it.2 days ago
Passthe ParcelA f**l an his money are soon p*****d. Its not called "get rich" for nothing: Promise's u everything, gives u nothing...........2 days ago

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Thursday September 18th, 2014

A pyramid scheme masterminded by a band of "greedy" middle-aged women, including these pictures, fleeced at least 10,000 victims, some from Gwent.

The scam, called Give and Take (G&T) operated between May 2008 and April 2009. Were you affected by this money-making scheme? Let us know: newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk or call 01633 777219. bit.ly/1r2jDWJ
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Shirley Curleyshould be ashamed of yourselves3 days ago
Nigel's TaxisScanking women again3 days ago
Kath Falina WebbTop right looks like Miss Piggy3 days ago   ·  4
Alan TomlinsonScum ripping people off3 days ago
Missy Ladybird ToyouBit like the government then3 days ago
Missy Ladybird ToyouWonder if they'll run for parliament3 days ago
Tracey Sadler-jonesCan't believe how smug the top two are, thieves!!!3 days ago   ·  1
Wendy Watkinsname an shame3 days ago
Gareth PearceYeah name and shame3 days ago
Alan NewmanPlease can they also get rid of the pyramid schemes that skirt around the law like Herbalife, Forever Living, and Utilities Warehouse.3 days ago   ·  8
Stephen LewisName and shame the scumbags3 days ago
Falina O'ConnorOh that's interesting thank u Amy Baker,May be we can claim our money back x just phoned the Argus xx3 days ago   ·  1
Sam RobinsonForever living not pyramid selling3 days ago   ·  1
Alan NewmanForever Living is technically a Multi Level Marketing scheme, but there are great similarities with a pyramid scheme. Plus in any case their products are actually useless and don't do anything beneficial. If you really wanted them they are much cheaper in Holland and Barrett, rather than off some "friend" on Facebook who decided to buy into the scheme to try make a bit of money.3 days ago   ·  2
Samina VinerInteresting reading about forever living Alan Newman.. These women are a disgrace !!3 days ago
Helen ReynoldsI wrote in the Free Press years ago warning people about this scheme and I had some hate mail!3 days ago
Patricia Floyd-NelsonNothing but scumbags and have no respect for th people they STOLE from. ROBBING BITCHES. Name and shame these hard faced bitches.3 days ago
Kirsty ChardIt seems they are named in the article. If something's sounds to good to be true it usually is.3 days ago
John BarkerWow and working at the royal Gwent hospital.... Not paid enough?????????3 days ago
Chris WatersBunch of scumbag whitches!!2 days ago
Michelle BushOllie Bryan is this what you put money in?2 days ago
Ollie BryanGlad to say no Michelle Bush ... hope your honeymoon is going well, it looks incredible!2 days ago

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Wednesday September 17th, 2014

A PETITION to stop the permanent closure of Cwmcarn Forest Drive has seen 1,780 people sign up with a further 4,000 people showing support online. What do you think about the Forest Drive closing? bit.ly/1p0slQF ... See MoreSee Less

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Tom StangerRidiculous and stupid5 days ago   ·  1
Martina Fordthat was kept quiet5 days ago   ·  2
Michael Taffy Bassetti moved to england over 10 years ago and still miss walkways like this, would be a shame to see it closed off5 days ago
Val ReardonThink its awful that its closing.5 days ago
Amanda JonesOmg why on earth are they closing it ..5 days ago
Julie AndressIt should never close. Lots of people love visiting the forest drive. Shame if it was to close.5 days ago
Matthew StubbsTree felling due to larch disease. Drive will stay open just the road will close due to damage caused by heavy machinery and too expensive to repair apparently.5 days ago   ·  2
Matthew StubbsHiking trails, center and biking trails will stay open to some effect. Obviously diversions. By all costs it's the driving around the site. That may not open for foreseeable future as no budget for repair. Given half the story folks5 days ago   ·  1
Jason HughesSigned5 days ago
Heather WardUsed to love that drive wen we lived in Cwmbran in the 70s. Shame if it was closed in any way. Who is the owner? Live in the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean now and would hate it if anything happened here.5 days ago
Kate DrewThey can rack up 50 millon for security and a friggin metal fence for the NATO twats, but yer natural beauty spot ......nahhhhh can't afford it......no budget, my arse5 days ago   ·  11
Julie CobbPlease sign the petition the more we have the better xxx5 days ago
Dean AgusNo ot should not close I go for walks up there with family.what is this place coming to5 days ago
Gemma PayneKate Drew - I believe NATO paid the £50 million for security etc5 days ago   ·  3
Michelle HewettWhy are they closing it _ not more houses surely?5 days ago
Dawn BougheyWhy can't people look into things more before commenting! It's a temp closure for essential tree felling - simple!5 days ago   ·  2
Alison Williamsno it shouldnt b closed its views are breathtaking and the play area with bbqs is brilliant5 days ago
Nicki OestreichThe drive is being closed to fell 160,000 infected larch trees which if left could cause untold damage in the future and make that land unusable to plant replacement trees. Everything else will remain open... m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-274315405 days ago   ·  3
Lisa Jane GwatkinDon't close a brilliant cycle , walk path5 days ago
Jane BaulchWHY?????5 days ago
Paul Clubber CurtisWhat about the millions the will get from the timber.....all they have to do is sideline some of the money to sort out the roads up there when they are ready to re-open, then it would be self sufficient again as I bet it hasn't been operated at a loss all these years. Shocking dessisions taking place with no thought to the people who use it, love it, support it.5 days ago
Malcolm JohnDamn shame..4 days ago

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Tuesday September 16th, 2014

Charity Beauty Pageant being held Llanhilleth Institute LTD Under 5 Category has now been added :) Please contact ellewilks.fundraising@gmail.com for more details or message her Elle Wilks Fundraising Events Thank You ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday September 15th, 2014

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Last Saturday, it was the Blackwood Motor Show event at the council offices in Pontllanfraith. The day was organised by Community Support Officer Kelly Rees and PC Simon James and nearly 100 exhibitors showed off vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and competition winning rally cars. Some exhibitors came from as far as Llanelli to show their vehicles! Large numbers of local residents came along to the show and many children enjoyed the opportunity to sit in a variety of police vehicles and a fire engine. They also took part in our "How fast can you run?" competition where speed monitoring equipment was used to see how fast they could run and certificates given to the winners. There was also face painting which was carried out by ASDA, the chance for children to dress up in police officer outfits photos and visits from Micky and Minnie Mouse and our very own Ollie the OWL mascot. The police helicopter also flew over which the crowd seemed to like! Crime prevention advice was given out and over 70 people signed up to our OWL system. Many thanks to Brace's Bread who brought along their van and gave away welsh cakes. A big thank you to all exhibitors and residents who came along and made the day such a success and to Caerphilly County Borough Council for allowing us to use their car park at Ty Pontllanfraith.

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Last Saturday, it was the Blackwood Motor Show event at the council offices in Pontllanfraith. The day was organised by Community Support Officer Kelly Rees and PC Simon James and nearly 100 exhibitors showed off vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and competition winning rally cars. Some exhibitors came from as far as Llanelli to show their vehicles!

Large numbers of local residents came along to the show and many children enjoyed the opportunity to sit in a variety of police vehicles and a fire engine.  They also took part in our

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Michael Joneswell dun guys good day :-) :-)6 days ago
Julie EastleyExcellent day my grandson loved it6 days ago
Zoe HammondWell done to all involved6 days ago
Anthony AngellAnother success by Gwent Police.Great stuff6 days ago   ·  1

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Friday September 12th, 2014

Can you help?
We are appealing for information following a collision on Twynyffald Road Cefn Forest at about 9am on Tuesday (September 9th)

The collision was between a black Ford Fiesta that had turned off Bryn Road, Cefn Forest and onto Twynyffald Road and where it collided with a yellow coloured Citroen C1 car that was parked on the road.

The driver and sole occupant of the Black Fiesta drove off without providing any details. Its believed the Fiesta was parked on Lewis Lewis Avenue Cefn Fforest shortly after the incident.

If anyone has information they are asked to call 101 quoting log 95 9/9/14
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Stacey Louise HardacreHope they find the driver however this is nice to see they post this but yet when a lorry hit me last week in caerphilly and drove off the officer wasn't helpful at all. Gave me a log number and sent me on my way advising I'll prob never find the driver and that my car was fine and that there was no need to cry....funnily enough my car has been written off and I've had to have physio for my injuries!1 week ago   ·  5
Sarah PreeneSarah Watkins is this your car?1 week ago   ·  4

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