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Caerphilly Town Council
The Twyn Community Centre
The Twyn
Caerphilly
CF83 1JL

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Monday – Wednesday
9.30am to 12.30pm

Email - caerphillytowncouncil@outlook.com

Tel: 02920 888777

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Email - twynbookings@gmail.com

Tel: 07972 548 428

News

 

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"Turning Caerffili Pink" Fundraising Event 4th October 2019

The New Breast Unit

Latest Grants Awarded by Town Council

3rd Caerphilly (St. Martin's Guides) 

A grant of £150 was awarded to help with the costs of taking the guides on an outward bound activity weekend at the PGL Centre in Tregoyd.

Gwent Police

Sponsorship of £250 has been agreed to fund the hire of a climbing wall at an open day being organised by South Wales Fire Service on 25th August.

Shelter Cymru

A grant of £100 was awarded to Shelter Cymru to help support the homelessness advice centre.  In 2018 the organisation supported 867 people in Caerphilly through their helpline, online adice pages and face to face surgeries.

Community Service Award Scheme

The Town Council recognises that many individuals give freely of their time to benefit of the wider community whether raising money for local charities, running a youth group, helping the elderly and infirm, or going the extra mile in the day job.

The Town Council will intoduce a new annual award in 2019 to recognise the outstanding contribution to the community made by an individual or local group within Caerphilly town.

Anyone can make a nomination using the attached form.  You should set out why you think this person or group should be nominated, briefly describing what they have done for the community or for you personally.

Closing date for nominations is 30th September 2019.

Community Service Award Scheme Form (PDF)

AGM

Councillor Mike Prew was re elected at the AGM on 20th May as the Town Mayor for a second year. 

Mike said: " It is with great pleasure that I will be able to continue as the Town Mayor for a second year."

He also announced that his charities for 2019 - 20 will be Caerffili Lions and Velindre Hospital.

 

MAYOR'S DIARY

HAFAL

The Deputy Mayor Huw Jackson attended Hafal the Loneliness Charity's Launch on 20th September.

Megaday 25th Anniversary

Mayor with Rugby Legends Shane Williams, Martyn Williams and Andy Powell.

Mayor with Steve Ford Masterchef 2019 quarter finalist who is from Caerffili.

Church View Care Home

The Town Mayor paid a  visit to Churchview Care Home on the 10th July.  He is pictured with Emma Rosser, Home Manager, Katherine Shorney, Administrator and Marie Evans, Wellbeing Co-Ordinator.

Plas y Felin School

Cllr Mike Prew the Town Mayor attended a 50th Anniversary event at Plas y Felin School on the 18th July.  He is pictured with Chair of Governors Rachel Anderson.

David Hawthorn Memorial Gala Concert

The Town Mayor attended the David Hawthorn Memorial Gala Concert at the Vanguard Centre on 20th July to help raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society. He is pictured with the Cor Tadau Trisant. 

Malcolm Uphill

The Town Mayor attended an event to commemorate the 50th Anniversay of Malcolm Uphills victory at the Isle of Man TT races.  Uphill won the 750 Production class on a Triumph Bonneville with a 100 mph lap, which prompted renaming of the Dunlop K81 motorcycle tyre as the TT100.

The Town Mayor attended a Waterloo re-enactment event

 

Caerffili Cyclists Fund Raising

Deputy Mayor Hugh Jackson waves off 24 Caerffili Cyclists on a fund raising trip to Paris in aid of Velindre Hospital.

Dutch Cyclists 

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Welsh soldiers liberating s’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, 26 Dutch city employees cycled into Caerffili last Saturday as part of their 400 mile tour of Wales. They were welcomed to lunch at the Visitor Centre in Caerffili by Town Mayor Mike Prew. Thanks are due to Visitor Centre Staff and Martin Cook as well as Y Galeri owners Jan and Gareth Pennell. The cyclists returned to the Netherlands and were televised on Dutch TV with a parade of children through the streets of s’Hertogenbosch. There will be major commemorations in s’Hertogenbosch in October this year.

Town Council Invites Ideas

The Town Council has established a Working Group to discuss ideas for spending the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) received from Caerphilly County Borough Council.  The Town Council receives 15% of the CIL receipts from CIL liable development within the Town Council area.

The CIL fund now stands at £18,500.  There are a number of ideas under consideration ranging from a memorial artwork to Evan James who wrote the words to the Welsh National Anthem, to electric car charging points, free wifi in the town centre and a living Christmas Tree.

Whatever projects are eventually decided they must have a lasting impact for both residents and visitors and be value for money.

If residents wish to make any suggestions these can be sent to the Town Clerk.

 

 

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