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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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Tel: 07972 548 428

News

PLANNING FOR THE FLOWER FESTIVAL

           
 

 Town Councillors and representatives from local churches meet to discuss this year's Flower Festival which   will take place on the weekend of 22nd, 23rd June 2019.  This event is sponsored by the Town Council and     the Deputy Mayor presented cheques of £400 to each participating organisation.

  Displays will be at the following locations:

  United Reform Church, Van Road

  Presbyterian Church,  Windsor Road

  Wesley Methodist Church, Crescent Road

  St. Helen's Catholic Church, Nantgarw Road

  Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Pontygwindy Road

  St Catherine's Church, Mill Road

  Caerphilly Connect Life Pentecostal Church, Crescent Road

  Bethel Congegational Chapel, Nantgarw Road

  The Twyn Community Centre will host displays from Caerphilly and District Flloral Society, Caerphilly

  Horticultural Society and Glynderi Bonsai Club

 

"Turning Caerffili Pink" Fundraising Event 4th October 2019

The New Breast Unit

Latest Grants Awarded by Town Council

A newly formed girl guide group, 1st Caerphilly Rangers has been awarded a grant of £150 to purchase a unit flag for use at parades and events.

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

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.

 

OPEN ART PRESENTATION EVENING

Sunday 7th January 2019 - The Mayor Mike Prew attended the Annual Open Art Competition's presentation evening and presented the winners with their prizes.

Warren Williams won first place in the Art Competition with his painting Old Boys Club for Young Men

Winning Painting Old Boys Club for Young Men

The Lannion Award was given to Kevin Strong

Second and Third place went to Haf Weighton and Elin Sian Blake

 

Wednesday 12th December - The Mayor Mike Prew visited Bro Dowel Care Home, Castle View Care Home and Ty Penrhos under sponsorship of Caerffili Lions.

      

Tuesday 30th October - the Mayor Mike Prew attended the Caerphilly Art Exhibition and made a presentation to winner Brian Speed pictured below.

 
                 

 

Mayor, Mike Prew attended the 7th birthday celebrations of Caerffili Street Pastors at St. Catherines Church on the 20th of October.

 

Deputy Mayor, Huw Jackson, visited Smart Money Cymru on the 18th of October.

Mayor Cuts Ribbon

Mayor cuts the ribbon at the launch of the refurbished Nationwide Building Society in Caerphilly.

 

Presentation to Watch Manager

Blue Watch Manager Phillip Logan retires from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service after 30 years service.  Phil joined Mid Glamorgan Fire Service in September 1988 and became the Sub Officer in charge of the Blue Watch at Caerphilly in January 1996.

When Blue Watch are on duty Phil would be the person in charge when called to any incident.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Mayor said, "In the last 23 years serving the community, Phil will have helped a huge numberof people and contributed to making the town a safer place to live, work and visit. I am pleased to offer best wishes on behalf of the town for a long and happy retirement".  

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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