Beulah Baptist Church

beulahBeulah Baptist Church has applied for permission to Demolish the east gable wall and reconstruct it in rendered block work. Application is also to remove existing pews from the chapel hall and take down the sagging and dangerous timber ceiling lining and store the pews on site.


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Reference 15/0693/LBC
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Fri 30 Oct 2015
Address Beulah Baptist Church North Road Newbridge Newport
Proposal Demolish and reconstruct the east gable wall in rendered block work, remove existing pews from the chapel hall, take down the sagging and dangerous timber ceiling lining an store the pews on site
Status Pending Consideration
Appeal Status Not Available
Appeal Decision Not Available

MEMO AGM 23rd November

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Newbridge Litter Project

Newbridge-Online would like to encourage and support our own “Newbridge Litter Project”. The past few years has seen our town and surrounding valleys transform into an area of beauty, fit for locals, visitors and tourists alike. Did you know that Caerphilly alone brings in around £104 million into the borough from visitors and tourists and Newbridge should aim to channel some of that money into our town to support local business and traders.
bildeMillions of pounds has already been spent on regenerating the area and turning it into a good place to live and visit again. With the train station and future rail improvements bringing extra regular trains to and from the city, Newbridge is in a key location to avail of tourists using the train to visit the valleys. We are one of the lucky villages to have a station right in the town. Lets get them enjoying what we have to offer and at the same time adding growth to local business in Newbridge.
However, litter still blights our streets and spoils our town, especially on weekends when there are no street cleaners around. Take a look at the train station car park on a Saturday or Sunday morning, this is the first place visitors see when they get off the train. In 2012/2013 Caerphilly council had a zero tolerance on dogs mess and litter and gave out a record 428 fines, 71 were given to dog walkers who had not picked up mess left behind by their pets, and 359 were issued for littering offences. We feel it should always be zero tolerance!
Over 2.25 million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day. Littering is illegal and makes streets look ugly; it gives a bad impression of our area for business and tourism and costs £4.2 million a year to clean up. Most people find littering unacceptable and want to do something about it.

So what we would like to put to the people of Newbridge is a scheme that has been adopted around the world. It’s simple, if every resident picks up just one item of rubbish a day and put it in the nearest, bin this would equate to over 6,000 pieces of rubbish everyday taken off our streets. We would then hope that eventually, this would make the people throwing this rubbish and cigarette ends onto the floor feel guilty enough to find a bin.


The extra benefit of this is that it could save thousands of pounds on street cleaning and help keep council tax down!

Please feedback your comments below….

Newbridge Riverside official launch

10387578_914321735312924_2280257846435489977_nThe Newbridge Riverside official launch took place with a good public turnout.
The development has seen the transformation of an area of land under the A472 Trecelyn Viaduct, from a patch of waste land to an area for the community to enjoy.  The new recreational space includes a cycle pump track and an outdoor gym as well as seating and improved lighting.
The project has been a long term ambition of members of the Newbridge Community Partnership who have been keen to create more outdoors spaces within the town centre.



The scheme has also seen the installation of large scale artworks painted onto the pillars of the viaduct. The designs have been chosen by young community members who attended a number of workshops in schools.
The development forms part of ‘phase 3’ of the Newbridge Regeneration Programme which has seen almost £16 million investment into the town centre, which has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government.

This is a great development for Newbridge and will help bring more people into the town and although there is CCTV installed (hopefully being monitored) in this area, it is everyone’s responsibility to look after this new fantastic development and reporting anything that is going to spoil it.



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Mini Rugby: Braces Bread sponsor flash new kit for Newbridge under nines

PRIDE: Newbridge RFC under nines proudly display their new kit

Newbridge RFC under nines proudly display their new kit. Newbridge under nines rugby team has received a brand new kit thanks to sponsorship from Brace’s Bread. The sponsorship, which will last until September 2016, will provide the team of 15 with a complete kit of jerseys, shorts and socks for their players.
Coach Kirsty Hansen said: “Our Spartan boys are so excited about their new kit and will be wearing the Brace’s logo with pride.
“We are incredibly grateful to Brace’s Bread for their contribution to our team. It’s fantastic that a large household brand have helped a small local team start off a great new season.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Scott Richardson, CEO at Brace’s Bakery, said,:“Our business was grown from the support of the local community so it is really important to us to give something back. “When we heard the team at Newbridge were in need of a new kit, we were delighted to offer sponsorship to cover the costs.”
Source: Caerphilly Media Ltd


Bogus Callers

dc6MooMc9Two males attended this morning at a Sheltered Housing Complex in Risca.
Both were wearing overalls with a logo either of or similar to “Worcester Gas Services”. Both males were described as white, slim and 5ft10″ tall with English accents.
One male had mousey blond hair and was wearing a plaster on his right foot indicating he had broken his foot while playing football. This was the only male to engage the informant in conversation. The other male was described as having spikey drak hair and some stubble growth on his chin.
They indicated they were there to check on a residents gas supply. No record existed with the warden for the job and the resident had no knowledge of any visit. When asked to ring their boss to double check the informant was told that this was not possible because the “boss was on holiday”. No job related paperwork was available
No identification papers appeared to be carried by the males. Once access was refused both males left.
Telephone 101 if you have any information
Via owl.

Bike Ride for Trudy

This charity bike ride bike ride is a tribute from nearly 300 motorcyclists to Trudy Jones who was a victim of the Tunisia shootings. Well done to everyone who turned out for this great cause.

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filmed by Emerald Media Productions 29th August 2015

Cold calling, be aware!

The Caerphilly Over 50 facebook page posted another warning today this time from CCBC Social Services:
“Yesterday, in th Risca area 2 men from a company called Lawzak Ltd were in an older person’s house when her home carer arrived. They said they were there to service her Dyson hoover, although this person does not own one. The carer challenged them and when she went to call the family, the 2 men made a very quick exit.
The two men were described:
Man 1) Mid-30s, dark hair, short & slim build
Man 2) Mid 30s, dark hair, mid height, slim build
Both wearing jeans & black t-shirts with logo and driving van with the company logo.
The family passed this information onto the police and have carried out some online research. They spoke to Dyson who said they have been afflicted by companies in South Wales cold calling people offering cheap servicing then charging several hundreds of pounds.

WAG- Tell us about your rail experience

Arriva-Trains-WalesWe all understand that the rail improvements are necessary and we all expect some disruption, but Arriva trains, planning and lack of thought for passengers are something that sometimes need addressing, especially when we have big events on in the city and we get just two carriages, or they send passengers to the wrong platforms or most recentlty delay trains due to train staff not turning up.
Newbridge-online recently wrote to Edwina Hart Minister for Economy, Science and Transport to convey our dismay about the way Arriva has been communicating with the public regarding cancelled trains and replacement busses.
 Ms Hart said:
I am grateful for you bringing your concerns to my attention. I take matters of customer service seriously, and while we support Arriva Trains Wales with additional investment, it remains their responsibility to manage resources carefully to ensure that sufficient services are provided to meet passenger demand and operate their services safely in line with their contractual obligations.
Should you wish to provide further feedback on Arriva Trains Wales services or stations, you may like to use a new system that I have set up for this purpose which can be accessed on our website at:

New Newbridge Family Pick-Nick Area & Outdoor Gym

The new pick-nick area, skate board park and gym are coming on really well, a credit to all involved.

We understand the outdoor gym is now open.

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Monday November 23rd, 2015

Five schools in Caerphilly county borough have benefited from Safe Routes in Communities funding for 2015, provided by Welsh Government. As a result of this, each of the schools now has specially designed storage for micro-scooters and bicycles.

The project has allowed Trinant Primary, Hendredenny Park Primary, St James Primary, Markham Primary and Abercarn Primary to provide active encouragement to their pupils to walk, cycle and scoot to school, ensuring their commitment to sustainable travel.

Mae pum ysgol ym mwrdeistref sirol Caerffil i wedi buddio o gyllid Llwybrau Diogel mewn Cymunedau ar gyfer 2015, a ddarparwyd gan Lywodraeth Cymru. O glanlyniad i hyn, mae gan bob un o’r ysgolion storfa sydd wedi’i ddylunio’n arbennig ar gyfer ‘sgwteri meicro’ a beiciau.

Mae’r prosiect wedi galluogi Ysgol Gynradd Trinant, Ysgol Gynradd Parc Hendredenny, Ysgol Gynradd Sant Iago, Ysgol Gynradd Markham ac Ysgol Gynradd Abercarn i ddarparu anogaeth weithredol i'w disgyblion i gerdded, beicio neu fynd ar sgwter i’r ysgol, gan sicrhau eu hymrwymiad i deithio cynaliadwy.
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Monday November 23rd, 2015

Caerphilly County Borough Council shared Blackwood Miners' Institute's . ... See MoreSee Less

It's only just over three weeks until the start of panto! This year we are offering a Relaxed Performance on Thursday 17th December at 9.45am. This performance is specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including children and young people with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders AND their families.


Friday November 20th, 2015

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Wednesday November 25th, 2015

Officers in Abertillery are investigating an attempted robbery which took place at the Rite Stop Shop on Powell Street yesterday evening, Tuesday 24th November.

Two men carrying what is believed to be a wooden chair leg entered the shop at approximately 8.25pm and attempted to get behind the counter. They were challenged by a member of staff and left empty handed.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call 101 quoting log 430 24/11/15.
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Tuesday November 24th, 2015

Inspector Carl Williams is holding surgeries in Newbridge and Blackwood tomorrow. Residents in these areas are invited to come along to discuss any concerns or issues.

Newbridge Library - 10.30am - 11.30am
Blackwood Library - 2pm - 3pm
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Tuesday November 24th, 2015

Can you help?

We're appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Blackwood yesterday, Monday 23rd November.

A approximately 6.30am, a 23 year old woman was walking along Fair View near to the junction with Edward Street, when a man approached her and attempted to grab her handbag from her shoulder. He failed, and ran off.

The offender is described as being white, approximately 5 "11' tall and medium build. He may have had a beard, and was wearing a waist-length black puffa jacket with a dark hood and black trousers.

If anyone has any information in relation to this incident they are asked to call 101 quoting log 50 23/11/15.
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Monday November 23rd, 2015

We're re-appealing for information following an assault that occurred at the back of Blackwood High Street, near to High Street Car Park at approximately 10.30pm on Friday 30th October 2015.

A 39 year old man was walking along the back of Blackwood High Street when he was approached by three men and assaulted. He sustained facial injuries and was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log: 584 30/10/15.
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Monday November 23rd, 2015

Can you help?

We would like to identify and speak with this woman following a theft from Tesco Express in Blackwood on 10th October 2015.

If you can help, please call 101 quoting log 491 10/10/15.
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