Merry Christmas to all of Newbridge from Emerald Media Productions

Watch this great video of Santa flying over Newbridge… Set it to full size turn on your speakers and enjoy.

Snow White & The Growth Spurt Dwarfs

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Newbridge Memo Pantomime

THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER – SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER
Join our leading damsel in distress Snow White on an epic journey with this hilarious take on the traditional fairy tale. Sensational scenery, amazing costumes and an incredible cast – come and join us for the perfect family treat this December. It’s guaranteed to be a showstopper, book your tickets now!
Performances dates & times:
Thursday 10th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Friday 11th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Saturday 12th December (MATINEE) – Doors: 12:30pm | Start: 1:00pm
Saturday 12th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Ticket prices:
Child – £5.00 Concessions – £5.00
Adult – £6.00
Family – £17.00 (2 adults, 2 children)

Book Online at: http://www.newbridgememo.co.uk/en/whats-on/events/  

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.

 

Click Here to download document and pictures.

 

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.

KEEP NEWBRIDGE TIDY, PICK UP JUST ONE PIECE OF RUBBISH A DAY

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.

 

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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
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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.

Click bottom right to go full screen

filmed by Emerald Media Productions 29th August 2015

Cold calling, be aware!

Via OWL
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.
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Friday April 28th, 2017

Yesterday our Tidy Towns Team, Caerphilly Adventures, Keep Wales Tidy, staff from McDonalds & ASDA Blackwood and local residents took part in a clean-up at Cliff Road Blackwood, as part of the Big Spring Clean!

Ddoe mae ein Tîm Trefi Taclus, Anturiaethau Caerffili, Cadwch Gymru'n Daclus, staff o McDonalds ac ASDA Coed Duon a’r trigolion lleol wedi cymryd rhan mewn glanhau Ffordd Cliff, Coed Duon fel rhan o ymgyrch Glanhad Mawr!
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Friday April 21st, 2017

Warning to residents after vehicle thefts in Undy.

Officers in Undy are asking residents to be extra vigilant following an increased number of reports of thefts from unattended vehicles this week.

Motorists are being urged to ensure that whenever they leave their vehicle unattended it is secure and no items are left on view.
The offences recently are as below:

Barons Court, Undy.

Sometime between 6:00pm on Wednesday 19th April and 1.15pm on Thursday 20th April, a vehicle parked in Barons Court, Undy, was entered and the following items were taken:

• Apple iPod Nano blue
• Two pairs of children’s sunglasses

If anyone has any information regarding the above, please ring Gwent Police on 101 quoting incident number: 225 20/04/17.

Apple Avenue, Undy.

Sometime between 7:00pm on Wednesday 19th April and 6.30am on Thursday 20th April, a Silver Mondeo parked in Apple Avenue, Undy, was entered and the following items were taken:

• Severn bridge TAG
• Locking wheel nut
• Large black Adidas gym bag
• Adidas bright blue with yellow stripes trainers

If anyone has any information regarding the above, please ring Gwent Police on 101 quoting incident number: 86 20/04/17.

Badgers Walk, Undy

Sometime between 3:00pm on Wednesday 19th April and 8.30am on Thursday 20th April, a small white caddy VW van was entered in Badgers Walk, Undy, the following items were taken:
• Coat
• Sat Nav
• Tool Bag containing hand tools

If anyone has any information regarding the above, please ring Gwent Police on 101 quoting incident number: 76 20/04/17.

Teal Close, Undy.

Sometime between 10:00pm on Wednesday 19th April and 7:00am on Thursday 20th April, a vehicle parked in Teal Close, Undy, was broken into and loose change approx. £3.00 and a HP laptop were taken.

If anyone has any information regarding the above, please ring Gwent Police on 101 quoting incident number: 72 20/04/2017.

A crime can happen in seconds, please don't make it easy for thieves by leaving tempting valuables on display.

If you see anyone acting suspicious or loitering in the areas affected please call call 101.
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Thursday April 20th, 2017

Update from Detective Inspector Amanda Thomas, regarding an assault in Neerings, Cwmbran:

“In March 2017, we appealed for information to identify someone that we wanted to speak to regarding a serious assault upon a young female near Neerings in Cwmbran. An e-fit of this male was also generated and circulated to the public.

“I would like to thank the public for their response to this appeal and for the many shares on social media that this generated. As the investigation progressed other victims were identified.

“I would like to update you that at 07.29am on 19th April, 2017, officers arrested a 17 year old male, who was later charged with common assault, assault by beating and two offences of sexual assaults upon a female. He was remanded in police custody and appeared in court this morning, Thursday 20th April 2017.

“He has now been further remanded into custody and will appear at Cwmbran Youth Court.”
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Tuesday April 18th, 2017

SCAM WARNING: We have received a report from a local business that they had received an email from a person purporting to be a member of staff from Gwent Police, with a large bill attached.

We are investigating the report to identify who sent the email, but please be assured Gwent Police rarely charge for our services and if we do we will discuss this beforehand and an invoice will be created – we will NOT send an email asking you to pay us.

Should you receive any emails from businesses or people you do not know, please do not open any attachments as they may download malware on to your computer.

If you have received this email or have any further information please call 101.
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Tuesday April 18th, 2017

Shared on behalf of South Yorkshire Police...

Missing 17 year old - can you help?

We need your help to find Thui Hoang, who hasn’t been seen since yesterday evening (Saturday 8 April).

Thui, who is about 5ft 2ins tall with long brown hair, was last seen at about 7.30pm in the Gatefield Road area of Sheffield.

She is thought to be wearing white Adidas trainers with black stripes on, a white Adidas hooded jumper, white Superdry tracksuit bottoms and a padded maroon waistcoat.

Officers want to hear from you if you’ve seen or heard from Thui since last night, or know where she might be.

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 384 of 9 April 2017.
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APPEAL: Have you seen 17-year-old Thui Hoang? We need your help to find Thui Hoang, who hasn’t been seen since yesterday evening (Saturday 8 April). Thui, who is about 5ft 2ins tall with long brown hair, was last seen at about 7.30pm in the Gatefield Road area of Sheffield. She is thought to be wearing white Adidas trainers with black stripes on, a white Adidas hooded jumper, white Superdry tracksuit bottoms and a padded maroon waistcoat. Officers want to hear from you if you’ve seen or heard from Thui since last night, or know where she might be. If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 384 of 9 April 2017.

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