Snow globes workshop
Saturday 29 November. 10am to 3.15pm.Join us for this popular workshop and create your own Christmas snow globe! Please bring along a jam jar with lid. No labels please!
Suitable for children aged 5 plus. Booking essential.
To book your place call 01495 272001 or go to the Cwmcarn Forest website.
Bargoed Christmas Market
Saturday 29 November, 10am to 4pm.
Bargoed Town Centre.
Local food, craft and charity stalls.The event also includes street entertainment, funfair rides, real reindeers and children’s entertainment and activities.
Call 02920 880 011 or go to the Christmas website for further info.
An attempt was made to “catch hold” of an 11-year-old boy in Blackwood, police have said.
The suspicious incident happened at around 6.25pm on Wednesday November 19 on Fairview Hill.
A Gwent Police spokesperson said: “An 11-year-old-boy was walking down Fairview Hill when he was approached by a man.
“As the man came towards him the boy started to run. The man raised his arm as if in attempt to catch hold of him but failed to so and didn’t run after the boy.
“The boy returned home safely and was not harmed.”
The man was described as being in his late 30s, mixed race and clean shaven, with dark messy hair.
He was wearing dark baggy trousers and a dark top, possibly with a zip up the front of it.
The spokesperson added: “Anyone with information about this incident should call 101 quoting 473 19/11/14.
“Anyone with concerns should speak to their local Neighbourhood Policing Team.”
The funeral of Glyn Hughes, a former newsagent in Newbridge will be taking place on Tuesday 18th November 2014 with a Service at Golden Grove Pentecostal Church, Newbridge at 12.15pm, followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please donations if desired to Newbridge and Abercarn Rotary or Newbridge Branch of the Royal British Legion may be given at the service.
Most middled aged locals will remember Glyn who gave jobs to many paper boys & girls, he ran a very traditional papershop which was a cornerstone of the town.
THE former Newbridge Library is to be placed on the market by the council with a view to handing the reins over to prospective businesses. Caerphilly council’s cabinet members met on the 12th November to discuss the future of the former Newbridge Library, which they deemed “surplus to the requirements” of the authority, due partly to the renovation works at Newbridge Memo, which includes a brand new library.
A report presented to members said the condition of the former library, which was built in 1970, is likely to deteriorate while it would cost the council more than £53,000 to put the 470 square-metre accommodation into a “reasonable standard” over a five-year period.
It was estimated demolition work would cost in the region of £20,000.
Cabinet members unanimously voted in favour of option 2, which would see the building being offered to interested businesses or ventures either through freehold sale or to lease it out.
Local councillors as well as the Newbridge Community Partnership have said they want to see the area used for amenity or recreational space, or for an alternative community use. Local people use the grounds to walk through from Newbridge town to get to the doctors or as a shot cut to treowen.
The report said there have been a limited number of enquiries regarding the future use of the site, one of which from a community organisation.
It added: “Should an organisation wish to develop the site, we would require the submission of a viable business case detailing a firm proposal. Therefore, option 2 would be to offer, via freehold sale or leasehold disposal, the opportunity for interested parties to submit detailed proposals and supporting business cases for acquisition of the former library.”
A further cabinet report will be submitted in due course outlining recommendations for the preferred end use of the building following consideration of any business proposals submitted.
Source: South Wales argus by Caio Iwan
The girls from the Exert Netball team have made a music dance video “All about the Bass” to try and raise money for Children in Need this Friday, 14th November 2014.
Click the corner to go full screen!
A lot of hard work has gone into this video so please reward them by donating and perhaps having a little collection around family, friends and work colleagues .
You can contact Jade via her Facebook page or drop into Exert in Abercarn to donate. http://exertgym.co.uk/
Fantastic Panto, all local people in it and all profits go to Newbridge Memorial hall.
Please come and see, tickets on sale at Memo from Thursday 4th Dec to Saturday 6th, Matinee on the Saturday performance.
POLICE are investigating after a shopper’s bank cards and pin numbers were stolen in Cwmbran and then used in what they believe was a sting involving three people. The cards were taken on Wednesday between 11-11.30am, when a woman was approached by a man asking for directions as she returned to her car from the trolley bay at the town’s Aldi store. The man had a map on the bonnet of his car and spoke in a foreign accent.
As she was distracted police say someone then went into her car, a silver BMW, and stole two debit cards from her purse. Police believe a third person was watching the shopper use her card in the store and enter her pin number into the machine. Police believe the three are using a silver Peugeot 206. Similiar to this one.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log 376 29/10/14 or Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Selling a variety of gifts including bath bombs, soap slices and tart burners, tinned and glass candles.
Also selling scarf’s, cosy toes and hanging hearts, beautiful Christmas and other bath bombs, including whoopie blasters, blasters, bath mallows and creamers ranging from £2.09 each to £2.99 each.
Warm your toes ready for the winter with a variety of different slipper socks and slipper boots.
Newbridge Memo are looking to start a ‘Sort, List and Store Session’ to work on material relating to the Celynen Collieries’ Institute and Memorial Hall.
On Saturday 8th November 10am-Midday there will be a introductory session in the Institute Function Room. They hope to start a more formal group in the New Year and anyone can register their interest in joining, either by coming to the open day or by contacting them either by phone 01495 243252 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday 25th November, We are looking for people to talk on camera about ANY of the following themes and topics:
Dancing – Could you tell us about the dances held in the Ballroom? Romance – Did you find romance at The Memo? Mining and the Miner’s Strikes Cinema – Can anyone remember Harold Jones telling them off? Theatre Performances and Panto Sunday Gig Nights in the 70s and 80s. Could you come along on Tuesday 25th November to talk to camera on anyof the following timeslots?