My Local View Magazine | August 2012
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August 2012 Caerphilly Edition Issue 77 Caerphilly's Biggest & Best Fitness Club Trial Membership www.questfitnessclub.co.uk Don't just watch the Olympics. Join in and get fit! * Offer ends first week in September 5 weeks * for �50 Call on 02920 886657 Unit 2, Crossways Retail Park, Caerphilly CF83 3NL 2 PERFORMANCE DRIVEN Big to small Whatever vehicles you need, we've got the lot. From small cars to 7.5t box taillifts, you'll find your perfect vehicle - and at your perfect price. Call or visit us today. we do them all CARS VANS TRUCKS MINIBUSES Call today 01443 844080 save 15% on your next rental. *Quote ref: CAR15 "Located on Treforest Industrial Estate near to Castle Bingo and Showcase Cinema" Bookings taken now for September 2012. Deadline is Weds 22nd August 2012 3 Caerphilly's Premier Fitness Club Come see us, see what we have done for others, we can do the same for you! From complete beginners to more serious athletes. We will fully support you from your first visit. We specialise in weight loss, toning and muscle building. Great results, low costs in a fun and friendly environment. Come and see what we at Fitness Solutions can and will do for you. You'll be amazed at the low costs and even more amazed by the results. Full support, use of the gym, classes & personal nutrition club. All this is cheaper than your local weight loss meetings. Call in TODAY or call 029 20860860 www.caerphillygym.co.uk Sunbeds | Coffee Shop | Free Parking on-site Fitness Solutions, Western Industrial Estate, Caerphilly, CF83 1BQ To advertise contact Paul: E: email@example.com T: 029 2088 0378 M: 07737 610177 4 Hi all, You are about to read the August 2012 edition of My Local View but I am sat here writing this little note on the 26th of July with (for a change) sunlight streaming through my office window. Apparently, the wet and windy weather in June and July, the wettest on record, has been blamed on the rather naughty Jet Stream which is normally North of the UK but decided to go on holiday to the South. This of course made it difficult for event organisers including The Machen Show which was cancelled because of the conditions & created some very soggy conditions at various School Fete's around the Borough. Regular features Fun Quiz Page 6 BBC Proms in the Park event Page 16 MY Dr. Roger's Gardening Surgery Page 26 Health Feature Page 32 Cast your mind back to last year though and the atrocious wind we had in September led to the cancellation of the BBC Proms in the Park event! Undeterred, Auntie Beeb and our friends at Caerphilly County Borough Council are bringing the event back this September and you can read about it ...and others on pages 16 & 38. If the current fine weather continues I may be tempted to get the BBQ out of the Garage and offer my wife & kids charcoal effect sausages and my signature dish - chargrilled chicken with free dose of stomach upset! I bet they are excited! What's on Locally Page 38 Thought for the Month Page 40 Recipe - Cherry Pots Page 44 Caerphilly Megaday Page 46 Best Wishes Paul our now see You can s on e ad pric standard is magazine. f th page 8 o your support! r fo s k Than We are look new dist ing for Take a lo ributors. o k at pag e 42 for deta ils! Published by: Local View Advertising Limited Company Number: 5717569 Registered in England & Wales VAT registration number: 935 9733 80 Editor: Paul Adamson Business Address: 2 Kidwelly Court, Caerphilly, CF83 2TY Contact Details: Tel: 02920 880378 / 07737 610177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.mylocalview.co.uk While every care has been taken to ensure that the data contained in this document is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. Local View do not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system in any form without the prior permission of the publisher. 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Which European country holds the record for winning more medals than any other in total at the Winter Olympics? 5. Which famous person declared the 1936 Summer Olympics officially open? 6. In 2007, after claims that his hairstyle looked like the 2012 Olympic logo, which politician said "you can say what you like about my hairstyle, but it's never caused epilepsy and cost significantly less than �400,000 to design"? 7. Which country's four man bobsleigh team at the 1988 Winter Olympics was the inspiration for the 1993 film Cool Runnings? 8. The 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow were boycotted by a number of nations due to the Soviet Union's invasion of which country? 9. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted the Summer Olympics how many times? 10. The title of "world's greatest athlete" is traditionally associated with the winner of which Olympic event, after King Gustav V of Sweden said "You, sir, are the world's greatest athlete" to the winner of this event at the Olympics in 1912? Answers on page 36 Guitar & Bass Lessons with RR Music Tuition For more information or to sign up today, please contact Richard: Mobile: 07961 688577 School's Out For Summer Make Time For You! Sunday: Zumba, Caerphilly Social 5.30-6.30 Monday: Zumba, Cwrt Rawlin school sports hall 7-8 Wednesday: Zumba, Caerphilly Social 6-7 Thursday : Cwrt Rawlin School Sports hall ZUMBA 6-7 Cwrt Rawlin School Sports hall Beginners Zumba 7-8 Friday: Zumba, De Winton Hotel Llanbradach 10-11am E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ( Based in Trethomas ) Zumba! the fun, easy workout experience! Professional fitness & ZUMBA Instructor Check website for Bank Holiday Classes www.anitabfit.co.uk Anita 07590 263729 Bookings taken now for September 2012. 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Commonly people will seek chiropractic treatment for low back or neck pain, however people can find relief from: � Migraines and headaches � Shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction � Hip, knee and ankle pain � Elbow pain � Sports injuries � Arthritic pain Special Offer: Half price initial consultation only �20 with this ad appointment please call 02921 now Mopen 8 Mmarket Mstreet - caerphilly eye treatments spray tans hand and feet treatments at Mlazarou M hair Msalon nail extensions waxing facials make-up and Bridal make-up New patients only - Offer expires end of only. August 2012 Please quote MLV02. New Patients www.bedwasfamilychiropractic.com or for further information. 328482 receive 10% off any beautique treatment on production of this advert call 029 2086 5280 to book To advertise contact Paul: E: email@example.com T: 029 2088 0378 M: 07737 610177 10 The Twyn School We were finding strawberries and picking up rubbish. I was helping in the garden with Mrs Poole and Mrs Tatnell." A positive improvement means the children are proud to be playing and learning in this beautiful environment. Local wildlife enthusiast Mrs Marjorie Butcher helps out at the school and has been inspiring the children to make bug boxes. She explained, "I think it is wonderful. It encourages lots of wildlife; butterflies, birds, insects etcetera." The children have been thinking not just about themselves but others that live and visit Caerphilly. Not only have the children made The Twyn School look attractive, they have also been planting in barrels within Caerphilly Castle. The children are proud to live and go to school next to the largest castle in Wales and wanted to do their bit to make it look beautiful. Area Parks Officer for the Caerphilly Basin, Mr Simon Beacham said "We are grateful to the children of The Twyn School for planting at Caerphilly Castle. The frontage is now a thing of beauty. I think the castle staff were pleased with how it looked." By the children and people of Caerphilly involving themselves in planting and maintaining our environment it truly make Caerphilly a more attractive place to live. To find out more please visit www.twynschool.com and click on Class Pages and http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/parklife The Twyn School and Park Services Help Caerphilly to Grow The Twyn School has been further improving their outdoor environment. The children, their families and friends have been planting, weeding and flower arranging. Working with Caerphilly Parks Services, The Twyn School has made a positive difference to the centre of Caerphilly. The Twyn School always enjoy working with local friends as part of their extended school community. One grandmother and long time friend of the school, Mrs Cath Bowley helps out regularly and has maintained fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers. She commented "My granddaughter Ffion loves planting in our garden; potatoes and all sorts. She is in The Twyn School and since she has moved to the next part of the school. I have really enjoyed continuing to help out with the younger children's outdoor area." Mrs Bowley has given so much to The Twyn School.... time, energy and dozens of plants and flowers. Teachers across the school have involved their classes in making the school a more attractive place to learn. Class Teacher and Senior Leader Mrs Liz Latham enthused "Mrs Reid and her Eco Warriors have had a huge impact on our quadrangle and they have brightened it up with planting. Our wheelbarrow in support of fair trade won second place at this years Caerphilly Flower Festival Wheelbarrow Competition" The children really enjoyed getting their hands dirty, digging and getting rid of those nasty weeds. 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Training is every Wednesday 18.00 hrs � 20.00 hrs at St Cenydd Leisure Centre. 12 students from Karate Budokan Caerphilly Club represented Wales at the recent Karate Budokan International World Championship held in Cardiff. Teams from India, Australia, Germany, UAE, Scotland, Pakistan, England and Wales came together with over 170 competitors competing in Kata and Kumite. Caerphilly members put in a fantastic effort, bringing home 23 medals � 10 Gold, 8 Silver, and 5 Bronze. Sensei Paul Wallen, Wales Team Manager, said "it was an honour to have worked with the Welsh Team and members from the Caerphilly Club, who did their Club, instructor and parents proud." Female Team Kata gold medallists and under 12 boys Kumite team winners were all from the Caerphilly Club. This is a marked improvement from the two students who competed at the Australia 2010 world titles, with the club continuing to grow from strength to strength. 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Anyone can grow tasty young carrots in pots like these � they take about 3 months from sowing to eating, so you may just get a final crop in now if we get a decent Autumn � you often find that the garden centres have their seeds at half price at this time of year so why not try some? Have a look for some of the unusual coloured carrots � they are full of useful vitamins and those much sought after antioxidants, which is perhaps why I tend to look so good all the time? Multicoloured Vitamins I think I may have mentioned a few months back that 2012 was going to be the year of the carrot for me � well now seems a good time for an update. I have really struggled to grow carrots for the last 20 years � probably because the soil around Caerphilly is a bit heavy for them � so I decided this year to take some of my own advice and try growing them in pots ... and this is the result Now, they may not be huge. They certainly were not cheap (if you take into account the cost of the seeds and compost) There may not be big enough to feed a whole family for a week BUT! `Boy oh boy' were they sweet?! They were, and still are, an absolute delight to devour. Very few actually made it as far as the cooker � because everyone wanted to eat them raw and freshly picked, including most of my pupils in one of the schools where I work once a week, and that was most satisfying � to know that their perception of what a tasty snack could be, For more info � contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 02920 864730 www.youtube.com/user/ rogthegardener1 Chris Howell Timber and Landscaping Supplies Suppliers of Landscaping Materials Bark Mulch Coloured Gravels Crushed Slates Decking & Fencing Call in for friendly advice on all your Landscaping needs We are Open Mon to Fri: 8am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm Tel: email@example.com Find us at rear of Station Inn Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly 029 2088 4974 Bookings taken now for September 2012. Deadline is Weds 22nd August 2012 27 Rain or Shine Landscapes We design & construct whole gardens B.Sc. (Hons) Podiatry, B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, M.Ch.S., HPC Reg. Why make an appointment? 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Join our social club for just �5 a year Call Ivor on 07913 330449 www.llanbradachbowls.com *We require a �100 refundable bond, subject to the room being left in a reasonable condition, for all parties for 15 - 18 year olds To advertise contact Paul: E: email@example.com T: 029 2088 0378 M: 07737 610177 " Comfo fits 70 rtably g (Max. 8 uests. 0 people ) We are HQ of South Glamorgan Senior Championship team 32 Summer Feel great this Health Feature It's never too late to start making yourself feel good - both mentally and physically - and summer is a great time get started. Giving a little attention to your diet, exercise and general wellbeing can really benefit your overall health. Diet You don't have to radically alter your diet as even small changes will benefit you. � Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries and strawberries are all high in antioxidants and fibre, are nutritious and eating great handfuls will fill you up with healthy energy � All melons, but particularly watermelons are mainly water. They're healthy and a great option if you need something sweet � Courgettes, aubergine, mushrooms, leeks, asparagus, onions, peppers and garlic are all delicious grilled or roasted with a light brush of olive oil. High in nutrition and flavour, low in calories � There are no rules for salads - just put in any vegetables or fruit that you have, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and avocado. Combining different greens or lettuces, such as cos, romaine, Chinese leaf, rocket or watercress make salads more interesting and are cheaper than buying the ready-packaged salads. Add beans, couscous or tabouli for a bit of substance. � Alcohol is high in calories, so reduce this by enjoying a white wine spritzer (50/50 wine with sparkling water) or going for a non-alcohol alternative, such as lemon barley water or lime cordial with sparkling water. Exercise This doesn't have to mean daily sessions at the gym or long-distance running. The key to weight loss is using up more calories than you've eaten, and there are lots of ways you can achieve this: � Walk. Sounds simple - and it is. Start by walking locally three times a week for just 20 minutes. Build up the pace so that you can do the route more quickly and extend the time to 30 minutes by extending your route. If you can fit in four walks a week, or even every day, go for it - you will notice the difference. � Yoga is a great exercise for stretching and toning your muscles without having to break out into sweat. In the summer heat, your muscles are already warm and relaxed. Even better, find a class held outside to enjoy nature along with your session. � If you are exercising in the heat, remember to keep to the shade and wear a hat to protect your head and neck. Wearing sunglasses will protect your eyes and help you to avoid squinting, causing lines around the eyes. � Gardening is great exercise as you use a wide range of muscles and are constantly moving. Wellbeing We all have to deal with stress at some point and research shows that it's actually the small things in life (being stuck in a traffic jam, forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning, missing a work deadline etc) that causes more tension and anxiety than the major life events. So, allow yourself some `me time'. This simply means doing things just for yourself and just for the pleasure of it. Allowing yourself 20 minutes a day to potter in your garden, read the paper, or even take a nap calms the mind, lowers blood pressure and, just as importantly, gives you a few minutes to just `be'. More recent research shows that we don't necessarily need eight hours sleep. Many of us can exist quite happily on less but what's important is the quality of your sleep rather than the quantity. Try to stick to a routine, even with the lighter summer nights, winding down and avoiding alcohol too late in the evening. If your room gets too warm, fans are a great way to cool the temperature and their low hum will help you drift off to sleep. By Pippa Duncan Bookings taken now for September 2012. Deadline is Weds 22nd August 2012 33 FREE OF CHARGE Collection and Delivery Service available to the patients of all Caerphilly Surgeries "With a personal service we're proud of" Let the team at Nelson's Pharmacy take care of all your pharmaceutical needs We hav e reloca ted to new premise s! Telephone: 02920 888008 NELSON'S PHARMACY The Nantgarw Road Medical Centre 4, Beddau Way, Caerphilly, CF83 2AX (We are now opposite Lidl's) Opening Hours Monday to Saturday - 9.00am to 5.30pm To advertise contact Paul: E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 029 2088 0378 M: 07737 610177 34 Regular Events Local Event Guide Open Days St Barrwgs Church, Church Street, Bedwas. Saturdays throughout the summer from 10am to 2pm. The opening date is May 12th. We extend a warm welcome to visitors to our church on volunteers will be on hand to provide refreshments and information if needed but perhaps you would simply like to sit and enjoy the tranquility of our peaceful 900 year old church. Contact number for information Chris Davies on 02920868323. Caerphilly Male Voice Choir Venue: Bedwas Methodist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.15 pm We are always on the lookout for new choristers. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are more important than experience. Come along and listen in the first instance and see if it for you. Contact Bradley Harris on 02920881632 or E-mail: email@example.com St Catherine's Church Wednesday Drop In Venue: St Catherine's Church Hall, Maes-y-Felin, off Mill Road, Caerphilly, CF83 3NH Time: 2.30pm to 4pm Last Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to our wide range of talks and activities. Speakers have come from organisations such as Can Do, the local disability advocacy service and Mary's Meals, supporting meals for children in Africa. Plans include talks from a JP and the Mothers Union and story telling and a bingo session. Refreshments and a raffle. Contact Helen Murphy on 029 2086 3221 Bardic Circle Creative Writing Group Venue: Community room at Caerphilly Fire Station, Waun Ganol Street. Date: 1st Thursday of each month Time: 7pm-9pm Bardic Circle is a group of keen amateur writers who met first at classes run by the University of Newport. We would like to invite other keen amateur writers to join us. For further details phone Alun on 02929 889 403 Bedwas Bridge Club, August 2012 St Martin's Church Friday Recital Venue: St Martin's Church, Caerphilly Date: Friday 3 August 2012 Time: 1pm This months recital will be given by The winner of Caerphilly's Got Talent, James Jones. James will be playing a selection of classical and rock on the violin. Admission is free. Machen Bowls Ladies' Day in aid of Breast Cancer Care Venue: Machen Bowling Club Date: Sunday 5th August Time: 2.00p.m. � 5.30p.m. We extend a warm welcome to all ladies who would like to try a game of bowls and to experienced players who may wish to join our team. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon and there will be a cake sale, raffle and `bring and buy' in aid of Breast Cancer Care. Please remember to bring a pair of flat soled shoes. Regular Club Nights every Tuesday 6.00p.m. � 8.00p.m. For more information go to www.machenbowls. co.uk Venue: Bedwas Community Education Centre, Newport Road, Bedwas. CF83 8BT. Entrance at rear of Workmen's Hall. Every Thursday 7.00 until 9.30 pm There's a warm welcome to all, �1 includes tea/coffee. Come with or without a Bridge partner. Tuition can be given to beginners if required. Contact Lynda on 02920 868137 for more info. Caerphilly Community Chorus Choir for ages 15+, no audition. Caerphilly Children's Choir. For school years 5 to 8, no audition. NEW CHOIR Caerphilly Voices For experienced singers. New term starts in September. For more information on all the above: www.caerphillycommunitychorus.org.uk Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Venue: Windsor Road Church, Windsor St, Caerphilly, CF83 1FW Second Tuesday of every month Time: 10:15am Cost �1.00 per person All Civil Service Pensioners and their partners and friends are welcome for a chat and refreshments. Speakers or other activities are also included. Van over 50's Club Cole Court, Mornington Meadows We meet every Wednesday between 12.30 - 4.30pm. Bingo and other prize games as well as Tea, Coffee and Biscuits. We also arrange outside Daytrips. Direct bus from Caerphilly Bus Station. Come along and meet us and receive a warm welcome. Contact Jean Cook, Treasurer on 02920 889627 Bedwas & Trethomas over 50's Wednesday Club Venue: Bedwas & Trethomas Community Hall - Entrance rear of Workmens Hall every Wednesday Time: 1pm to 4pm Bingo Tea/Coffee/Biscuits Day Trips arranged - Come Along and have a look. A warm welcome to those that do. You can contact our Secretary Brian Wyegold on 07932 915960 Hair of the Dog Fun Dog Show in aid of The Dogs Trust Venue: Black Cock Inn Car Park, Caerphilly Mountain Date: Sat 8th September Registration: 12pm Judging starts at 1pm Pedigree Classes & Fun Companion Classes. Entry on the day. Prizes for 1st through to 5th Place. Raffle. Call Sarah on 07870 102502 for further information. Notices "STAMTRAM would like to invite you all to our next local event in our quest to raise �1,000,000 for Autism Cymru, Four Paws Animal Rescue, Princes Trust & Ty Hafan. We have an all day family fun day at the Trecenydd Community Centre on Saturday August 11th. This will be a great opportunity to have plenty of fun and raise money for four wonderful charities at the same time. A variety of attractions will be on offer for people of all ages to enjoy including stalls, a bouncy castle, stocks for you to wet your friend or enemy!, games, raffles/ prizes plus refreshments for hungry and thirsty kids and adults. For more details on STAMTRAM please check out our website www.stamtram. org, follow us on Twitter @stamtram and like us on facebook EVENTS Bookings taken now for September 2012. Deadline is Weds 22nd August 2012 35 "Doing it Yourself "this Summer? 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Tickets are available in person from the Visit Caerphilly Centre or at Blackwood Miners' Institute Box Office on 01495 227206 or online at www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com. For up to date information on who will be performing at the event visit: www.caerphilly.gov.uk/proms We are also excited to be welcoming back the Tour of Britain again this year, to which is taking place on the 14th of September. This year we will be hosting stage 6 of the Tour where riders will battle it out in a challenging race from Welshpool to Caerphilly, culminating in riders battling the gruelling climb up Caerphilly Mountain. Hi everyone, Our summer events programme is now in full swing, as I write there are only a few days left until The Big Cheese, so fingers crossed the weather stayed sunny and everyone had a fantastic time! To keep you occupied throughout the summer holidays, many of Caerphilly County Borough's visitor attractions have events going on... here's a few in August to whet your appetite: � Llancaiach Fawr have a number of activity days on Wednesday's throughout August (8th, 15th & 22nd 11am-4pm) these include fun and games days with lots of activities including crafts, bouncy castle's, storytelling and games. Entrance into the Manor House is �7 per adult and �5.50 per child to which includes the activities or alternatively activities only are �4.25 per child with adults going free. � The Winding House is running a number of events including also has a Film Club every Sunday at 2pm (booking essential), and a `Month of Fun Days' which run every Thursday 2-4pm, all events are FREE, to book for the Film Club call 01443 822666 or for more info visit: www.windinghouse.co.uk � Cwmcarn Forest has various activities including Toy Bag Decorating (11th), Hedgehog Meet & Greet (12th) and Junior Rangers every Wednesday through August (8th, 15th & 22nd). For more information call 01495 272001 or visit www.cwmcarnforest.co.uk There's a lot to look forward to in September with Bargoed Open Air Cinema on 7th of September at 7.30pm. Experience outdoor viewing at Bargoed Emporium Car Park, the event has proved to be a fantastic evening for all the family, so grab your popcorn, wrap up warm and enjoy an evening cosying up to a film. For more information visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/events Hope you all have a lovely summer and enjoy some much-needed sunshine! Stacy Francis Events Officer www.facebook.com/ visitcaerphilly Bookings taken now for September 2012. 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Young couples, perhaps `newlyweds', so marvellously in love; young children screaming and laughing among the waves and fish in the crystal clear sea; locals using their sense of humour and ingenuity to get our attention and perhaps a few of our Euros. Tasting all the delightful fruits, fish dishes and fancy cocktails. Smelling the heavy scent of summer jasmine, the Mediterranean herbs, and that delicious smell of coconut flavoured suntan lotion � it was a heady mixture even for my nose � put all those things together with a bit of blue sky and I feel great, I relax and have a semi permanent smile - it is all coming back to me as I type, even the dopey grin! What's my point? Particles don't have personalities ... atoms don't feel amorous ... dust doesn't have dreams and molecules don't have pleasant memories. The book of Genesis tells us that somehow GOD took dust and made us, each one amazing and unique people � in his own image i.e. with character, feelings, the ability to choose and to relate to each other � and that is what makes you and me, and our lives, special � isn't it? PS I have nothing against particles � they're quite useful too! Roger Crookes - firstname.lastname@example.org MINIBUSES Weddings Corporate Hire Day Trips Golf Trips Sightseeing trips PREMIER Unit 31, Bedwas House Industrial Estate, Bedwas, Caerphilly CF83 8DW 8, 14, 16, 26 + 49 seat Executive Minibuses and Coaches available. Air & Sea Port Transfers Sporting Events Hen Nights Visits to London Family Trips Our Minibuses have: � Leather reclining chairs � DVD players � Uniformed drivers � Air conditioning and climate control � Seatbelts fitted � Competitive pricing Coach Trip - August 9th � Windsor - �19.50 Please call for further details. 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