A good day was had at Crumlin Cricket Six’s on the bank holiday weekend, check out this short video.
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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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newbridge 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.
A 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.
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.”
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/
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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More than 700 people have signed a petition to stop parking charges being introduced at beauty spots .
Caerphilly County Borough Council is planning to introduce charges at Parc Cwm Darran in Deri, Sirhowy Valley Country Park, Parc Penallta in Ystrad Mynach, Parc Coetir in Bargoed and Pen-y-fan Pond in Oakdale. The scenic drive in Cwmcarn are already charging for car parking.
Under the plans, parking will cost £1 for two hours, £3 for a day and £50 for an annual ticket.
Disabled badge holders will have to pay £1 for a three-hour stay.
Newbridge Memo is looking for relations of miners who witnessed the 1876 Prince of Wales mining disaster at Abercarn Colliery. They want someone with historic links to the disaster to unveil a painting in the hall commemorating the tragedy.
The work was painted by local artist Ron Guy. For information contact Newbridge Memo on 01495 243252.