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June 2012 Caerphilly Edition

Issue 75


Rayban’s New Collection Just in Choose from a wide selection of Rayban Frames and Sunglasses All designer sunglasses are at VAT free prices Stewart Greenberg Opticians

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Regular features

Hi all, As I write this (on Sat 26th May), Caerphilly is gearing up for the Olympic Torch relay which will take place today. Given that we are rather spoilt for choice regarding events throughout the year I feel it is time to start a little competition each month! Basically it will be a photography competition showing you or your family enjoying an event in the area - large and small events will be included and you will not need expensive equipment to take part even phone pics will be allowed.


So, please watch out for the details in next month’s issue - it will be fun and there will be a couple of small prizes. This column i shorter than normal because I wanted to squeeze a Marie Curie event in..... Best Wishes

Fun Quiz Page 6

Wayne David M.P. Page 10

Recipe: Choc Brownies! Page 24

Dr Roger’s Gardening Surgery Page 26

Jeff Cuthbert A.M. Page 28

What’s on in Caerphilly Page 34


The Legal Eagle Page 38

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: Web: 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. Distribution We deliver to at least 11,500 homes in Caerphilly every month including: Castle View, Hendredenny, Watford Park, Watford Farm, Glenfields, Bondfield Park, Mountain View, Lon y Llyn, Cwm Ifor, Ty Isaf, Energlyn Park, Pontypandy, Bedwas, Trethomas, 1000 homes in Machen, Castle Park, Town Centre. You can see the magazine online, get prices and deadline dates at

Tel: 029 20880378

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Call today 01443 844080 Save 15% on your hire with this ad Please present this ad for discount Burnt Tree House, Treforest Industrial Estate, Treforest, CF37 5YL To advertise contact Paul: E: T: 029 2088 0378 M: 07737 610177


Fun Quiz

Money 1. What colour is a 20 euro note? Red, blue or yellow? 2. According to the 2011 Sunday Times Rich List, who is the richest dragon on the TV show Dragon’s Den? 3. In the board game Monopoly, how much money do you receive if you win a crossword competition? 4. Before the introduction of the euro, which European country’s unit of currency was the escudo? 5. On a standard UK computer keyboard, above which number does the dollar sign appear? 6. Which financial product was introduced in 1999 with three different types called Mini, Maxi and TESSA-only? 7. How much money would you receive if you sent a video clip to the TV show You’ve Been Framed and it was played on the show? 8. Which famous author appeared on the back of Bank of England 20 pound notes issued between 1970 and 1993? 9. Money Never Sleeps was the sub-title to the 2010 sequel to which 1980s film? 10. How much money would you have in total if, in cockney rhyming slang, you had a pony, a monkey and Pavarotti? Answers on page 40

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Commercial & Domestic Cleaning Carpet Cleaning • Ironing • Intensive Oven Cleaning All Equipment / Products Provided • Go Eco Products Available Interior and Exterior Window Cleaning Fully Insured • No Contracts

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“I’m in pain!” “Can chiropractic help me?”

We believe the answer can be found in a complete consultation and examination here at Bedwas Family Chiropractic. These symptoms are some of the DANGER SIGNALS: • Low back pain/sciatica • Neck pain/headaches • Pain/numbness in the arms or legs • Pain between the shoulder blades • Joint pains If you are experiencing any of these symptoms simply call our clinic TODAY for an appointment.


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Wayne David - MP for Caerphilly

A few weeks ago, the Labour Party organised a social evening to celebrate the excellent local government election results. The venue was the Penallta Rugby Club. But as well as celebrating the fact that Labour has won the leadership of Caerphilly County Borough Council, the 150 or so Party members also paid tribute to a colleague who had given outstanding service to the community over many years. Reg Phillips was presented with a merit award for a lifetime of service by the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan. Reg is sadly confined to a wheelchair these days, but his mind is still sharp and his humour undiminished. A native of Senghenydd, Reg represented the area on the old Mid Glamorgan County Council. He was the Secretary of the Aneurin Labour Club in Penyrheol for a number of years and was unfailing in his support for community groups, especially the old age pensioners, in his home village. A few weeks ago, Reg made something of a comeback. He stood for the Penyrheol, Trecenydd, Energlyn Community Council and was elected as a Labour candidate. Reg has got a wealth of experience and knowledge to contribute to the Community Council, but his election was also a tribute to his years of selfless service.

It is important that Reg and people like him are acknowledged and thanked both by the Labour Party and by the broader community. When all too many people are cynical about public service, it is important that the Reg Phillipss of this world are held up as shining examples of the very best in dedication and community commitment. On 3 May there were a large number of new and younger councillors elected for the first time. Many of them are full of enthusiasm and are impatient to get things done. This is tremendous and most encouraging, but it is also important for up-and-coming councillors especially to learn from and be inspired by the good example of Reg Phillips. As someone commented after Reg’s presentation, our new councillors won’t go far wrong if they are as loyal, committed, principled and hard working as Reg.

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Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012


GasGold All aspects of Gas & Plumbing work undertaken. We also specialise in under floor heating.

New Boiler Installations come with

FREE Rapid Flush + Installation of Magnacleanse unit. Magacleanse Flush & Service of Boiler £200

Boilers supplied and fitted. 5 year parts and labour on selected boilers. We also install or replace showers, taps, washing machines, dishwashers, sinks etc at affordable prices.

Contact James today for a fast, efficient service on 07929 737404 or 02920 885586

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Contact John Boyland on 07889 932388 or 029 2086 5275 to arrange a quotation

WAYNE ATWOOD Plastering Specialist

All aspects of Plastering & Plaster Boarding New Build & Renovation or Repair FOR A RELIABLE & 1ST CLASS SERVICE

Call Wayne on 029 20865392 Mobile 07813 910689 ~ Established 25 Years ~ Full Public Liability Insurance

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WE SUPPLY AND INSTALL OR SUPPLY ONLY FITTED KITCHENS! Excellent choice Free Design No Obligation Quotations


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Capture precious images of your child growing up with a multi session My Baby Stages package from the J North photography studio.

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We also specialise in Replacement Doors, Worktops, New Appliances, Sinks & Taps.

CALL TODAY on 0800 0280763 or 029 20887666 Visit our showroom at 6 Llanfabon Drive Shops, Trethomas, Caerphilly, CF83 8GZ

Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012


Paul McCarthy Painter & Decorator For all your decorating needs including:

Have a crazy time at your local class Sunday: Zumba, Caerphilly Social 5.30-6.30 Monday: Zumba, Cwrt Rawlin school sports hall 7-8

Interior & Exterior Decorating Picture & Dado Rails Coving • Tiling FREE, No obligation Quotes 10% discount for OAP’s Call Paul on 02920 864619 or 0779 1142813 48, St.Christopher’s Drive, Caerphilly

Wednesday: Zumba, Caerphilly Social 6-7 & 7-8 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

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We are a local company with over 20 years experience. We don’t have the overheads of larger Window Companies so you benefit from substantial savings. Installers of High Quality PVCu: • Windows & Doors • Patio Doors • French Doors • Conservatories We comply with Building Regulations Part L Pilkington “K” Glass used throughout

Need a repair on existing fixtures? • Broken/ Misted Glass Units • Discoloured Door Panels • Locks & Hinges replacement We also offer:

• Fascia’s | Soffits | Guttering | Downpipes

Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012


Need a Gas Man? Adrian Miles is an ex-British Gas central heating engineer with over 22 years experience in the gas industry. I offer a wide range of services: * Boiler installation specialist * Boiler breakdown repairs * Landlord certificates / Gas safety certificates * Boiler maintenance and servicing * British gas trained water treatment and power flushing engineer Fully insured ~ ACS qualified ~ Gas Safe registered.

Boiler Breakdown Cover with EHS Contracts 3 star cover for conventional boiler £147 per year or £12.25 X 12 months

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Caerphilly Business in second award win!

Caerphilly Funeral Services Ltd, of Crossways, Caerphilly, have been awarded the title of Regional Funeral Planner of the Year 2012 from Golden Charter for its dedication and commitment in providing an outstanding service to its local community. Caerphilly Funeral Services Ltd, of Crossways, Caerphilly, have been awarded the title of Regional Funeral Planner of the Year 2012 from Golden Charter for its dedication and commitment in providing an outstanding service to its local community. Golden Charter is Britain’s leading independent funeral plan provider. Ronnie Wayte, Managing Director of Golden Charter commented, “This is the 19th year of these awards, and each year it becomes more difficult to choose a winner. Through these awards Golden Charter celebrate personal excellence and professional commitment in one of the most difficult and challenging areas of serving the public.” The award was received by Dean Thomas and Gareth Coles (pictured) at the National Awards Ceremony, held as part of the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors Annual Conference and A.G.M, which this year was held at Newcastle Upon Tyne. This follows on from the recognition of Caerphilly Funeral Services Limited as an Investors in People organisation in October. This prestigious national award is given to organisations who have been assessed as ensuring that all of its staff are suitably trained and competent in their roles on a regular basis. The award recognises organisations who have high quality management systems in place.

These two awards demonstrate how this local business has been externally assessed and recognised as having high standards in the way that it meets the needs of the local community and the way in which it manages and develops its staff. Established for almost 25 years, this locally owned and managed business prides itself on its high levels of care, personal service and quality. These two awards in such a short space of time demonstrate publicly how we are achieving the needs of the families that we have the privilege of serving both at the time when they need our services most and also when planning in advance to provide themselves with peace of mind.

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Four lads prepare for gruelling challenge!

Four local lads are about to embark on a gruelling challenge to raise money for Regain - The Trust for Sports Tetraplegics and are counting on local support. “A sandwich short of a picnic is our team name and we are four Caerphilly lads out to raise money for Regain - The Trust for Sports Tetraplegics.

Thanks to excellent support from our local businesses, friends, and family we have already raised £984.

I am Dale Simmonds proprietor of D&D Fish Bar in Trethomas, and my three friends are David BennettFinance Specialist for Barclays, Dan Simmonds Engineer for Huntleigh Health Care and Jonny Davies who is a Council Refuse Driver.

If anybody would like to help us hit our £2000 target you can pop into the chippy to make a donation, buy a raffle ticket for the chance to win Fish and Chips for two.

We are taking part in the gruelling Snowdonia challenge, on the 7th of July 2012. This consists of a 40 mile cycle, on and off road, walking to the summit of Snowdon via the Rhyd Ddu path and a three mile canoe around Llyn Gwynant to be completed in one day. We are aiming to raise £2000 pound for this magnificent charity solely dedicated to improving the independence of British men and women who have become Tetraplegic (severely paralysed) as a result of a sports injury.

Please visit our Just Giving site or even text OXLD59 £(1-2-3-5 or 10) to 70070. We are all training really hard as we are aiming to complete the task within 7 hours so if you see us pedalling around the streets please give us a beep to egg us on.” You can find out further information about Regain and the great work they do via their website:


IRONMONGER AND TOOL MERCHANT Cardigan House, 8 Central Buildings, Trethomas, Caerphilly, CF83 8BU

We can deliver whatever the weather give us a ring! We stock Ironmongery, Tools, Hardware, Bicycle spares, Paints, Diy, Electrical, Gardening, Security etc

Barbecue/Patio Gas in Stock MOST CALOR BOTTLES STOCKED

June Specials Multi Purpose Compost

Durstons 60Litre 3 bags still only £10.00 8ft Bean Canes - £4.50 for 10 now in stock! Call for advice on 029 20 885247 Email:-

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Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012





Wedding, Portrait and Event photography to suit every budget 1st Floor, 2 Piccadilly Square, Caerphilly CF83 1PB

Laura: 07814 379519 Becky: 07817 243703

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Blood Bikes

We are all volunteers, mostly motorcyclist, and we intend to provide an alternative means of transport of urgent medical items, out of hours, for the National Health Service We are registered with Charities commission . At present any out-of-hours dispatch is carried by taxies, costing each hospital thousands per annum. Along with the obvious saving to the NHS the positive impact of our service on individuals cannot be underestimated. A motorcycle can move vital blood supplies and organs far quicker than a taxi would. Lives can and have been saved by the rapid response of blood bikes across the U.K. There are several blood bike groups operating in England at present but there has never been a Blood Bike group in Wales. We are affiliated to the National Association of Blood Bikes, the over-arching body set-up to promote and support the work of the many BB groups around the UK. Initially we are looking to provide cover for the area from the Severn Estuary, along the M4 corridor, past Llanelli and into Pembrokeshire. Coverage of Mid and North Wales will follow on in due course.

The service we provide will operate round the clock on weekends and from 7pm to 7am weekdays which are yet to be arranged. The service we provide will we hope have a positive effect on the local communities of south Wales with the money we save the NHS being put back into frontline services for every one pound we raise we can save the NHS five pounds as none of the money is used for anything other than to keep us on the road. None of our members are paid or money used for premises. It is simply used to keep our bikes on the road and to provide us with equipment as and when we feel we need it so it is a charity for the people of Wales in its truest sense.

If you require further info please feel free to contact me or visit us at Blood Bikes Wales .org Article supplied by Kevin Williams


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For more information call Andrew any time on: 029 20832828 or 07578 013953 E-mail:


The Perfect Roof for the Perfect Storm

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Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012


Celtic Taxis Your local choice for: • • • •

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You can also book our 8 Seater mini-bus, perfect for Airport Transfers

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Caerphilly Miners Centre Campaign

Caerphilly Miners - back to the Community engaged with over 75 members, partners, volunteers and the wider community at a workshop held at the Twyn Community Centre on May 19th. Project Partners – Ystrad Mynach College, United Welsh, Community Focused Schools, Gwent Police, Health Improvement Caerphilly – spoke of the value of collaboration in enabling them to deliver services more sustainably and achieve better community buy-in.

Please write to us by 10th July. Letters may be handwritten, typed or e-mailed and sent to Katherine Hughes, 26 Bryngwyn, Caerphilly CF83 1ET Tel 029 2088 6569. Fax 029 2086 0848.

Drug Aid introduced its mentoring project; its social enterprise café, Tyfu, provided a buffet. There were digital stories from the Caerphilly Miners’ Making History group and an account from its Respite Support group. Community members outlined activities they would be willing to offer – table tennis for the over 50s, singing, drama, story-telling, photography and computing. The project now needs your help in writing us a letter of support! We are applying for more funding soon. It’s really important that funders know how the project will make a difference to you. Will you be able to take up a new interest or hobby, learn to use a computer, go to a luncheon club or volunteer for the first time?

J.M.H PLASTERING R.M.H SERVICES COVING & ARTEXING SPECIALIST Old Artex Walls & Ceilings replastered Old Ceilings renewed Coving supplied & fitted

Call Russell for a free, no obligation quote today

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Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012


• Over 600 door styles available in any size • Full fitting service • No obligation quotation • Matching trim , worktops and appliances • Your kitchen completely transformed in 1 – 2 days • Testimonials available to view from local people

To advertise contact Paul: E: T: 029 2088 0378 M: 07737 610177

Choc Brownies You’ll need... 100g Plain Flour

100g Dark Chocolate

50g Coco Powder

200g Unsalted Butter

400g White Sugar

4 Eggs (Beaten)

100g Pecan Nut (feel free to use another)

Pinch of Baking Powder

To Make...

• Preheat oven to 180C • Crack Dark chocolate into small pieces Melt Butter Sieve Flour, Coco powder, Baking powder into a large mixing bowl Add Sugar, Nuts & Butter, Stir in Eggs & Butter • Mix Well

(It helps here to get your hands a little messy!)

• Cover a baking tray (Roughly 8” x 8” and about 2” deep) with grease proof paper • Add chocolate mixture to tray and level out • Place in centre of oven and cook for roughly 40 - 50 minutes, until the top of the brownie is nice and firm • Remove and allow to cool • Gently turn the tray upside down onto a chopping board and peel away grease proof paper • Trim away the edges and portion out

(you can make these as big or as small as you like)

• Enjoy cold or gently warmed


uc chocolate sa a h it w d e m ar Best served w of vanilla ice cream! and a dollop

Recipe provided by Lee – The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms Caerphilly


Serving a wide range of meals all day: • Light Bites • Classic Pub Meals • Children’s Meals • Sandwiches • Desserts • Vegetarian Options • Daily Specials

3 Course Sunday Lunch Adults: £9.95 Children: £7.95

Served from: 12pm – 4pm 1 & 2 Courses are also available (Booking advisable)

The Masons Arms, Mill Road, Caerphilly, CF83 3FE Call to book on: 02920 883353 Food orders: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 9pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm

June Special – Save 20% on your Food Bill Only with this voucher - Tuesday to Saturday only. Valid until the 7th of July 2012 | Call for details Cannot be used for drinks or in conjunction with other offers.


Dr Roger’s Gardening Surgery

The Fuchsias bright! Fuchsias - blooming gorgeous in anyone’s book. But most of the millions of Fuchsias planted very year will die in their first winter, which is why one of the most popular questions I would be asked when I worked in garden centres was “is there a Fuchsia that will come back every year in my garden?” The good news is – ‘The man from Caerphilly – he says Yes!’ There are indeed very easy to grow ‘Hardy’ Fuchsias – ‘Hardy’ meaning that they can stay outside all through the winter frosts. They will usually die back to the ground, leaving a few dead twigs above ground – all we need to do is to cut those twigs from last year in the spring and hey presto they will send up lots of shoots from around level and usually by the end of June they will be in flower again and can carry on flowering right through until November … 5 months of flowers can’t be bad eh?

I mention this now because it is usually in June that the nurseries and garden centres bring out their chunky 2 year old Hardy Fuchsias, probably just coming into flower – perfect for planting out now in tubs or borders.

You can grow hardy Fuchsias as a lovely little summer flowering hedge – some of them will get 3-5 foot (1 - 1.5 metres) high, such as Fuchsia ‘Mrs Popple’ and Fuchsia Riccartonii, or some of my favourites are the neat little compact bushes of Fuchsia ‘Tom Thumb’ and ‘Lady thumb’ which only reach about 2 foot high and look great in large tubs, or even as a little low hedge for a front garden … oooh!

I don’t know about you but all this talk of summer flowers has got me feeling ‘all summery’ – I think it’s time for my shorts, sandals, and cowboy hat! For more info – contact me at Tel: 02920 864730 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


029 2088 4974 Find us at rear of Station Inn Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly

Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012


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? General Foot Advice, Thick Nails, Fungal Nail Infections, Corns, Callous, Verrucae, Chronic Sporting Injuries, Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Orthotic Therapy, Ingrown Toenails. For further information contact

To book an appointment at Lewis Opticians Caerphilly, ring (029) 20888100 For a Home Visit in the South Wales area, ring Keith on 07891 396923

Patios - Natural Stone • Garden Maintenance Decking • Fencing • Gates • Turfing Pressure Washing • Planting • Ponds

All work is fully insured

FREE quotes & advice Call Ben today on 029 20888839 or 07855 480541

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Your Local Friendly Professional IT experts that can come to your home or remotely access your computer to fix most problems.

029 2088 4618

Do all your computers properly connect to each other and share a printer? Do you backup your precious files and want to access them away from the house? Would you like training at home for PC setup, operation, connecting to WIFI hotspots? Is your computer operating as you would like or in need of maintenance or repair?

Call or visit our website to find out what we can do for you and your Computers.


Lougher Computer Services

“Your IT Department for Business and Home Users” Lougher Computer Services Caerphilly 029 2088 4618

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Jeff Cuthbert A.M. for Caerphilly

Drinking alcohol has been a socially acceptable part of British culture for thousands of years, but over the last couple of months the ‘nations binge drinking problem’ has become a hot topic in the media and on the political agenda. In March, David Cameron finally announced his intention to introduce a minimum price per unit, but those of us who have taken an interest in the subject for many years will know that organisations like the British Medical Association (BMA) and Alcohol Concern Cymru have been calling for this policy for a long time. I read with interest the BMA report reducing the affordability of alcohol in which they naturally argue for minimum pricing, partly on the basis that alcohol related harm costs £1billion a year in Wales. Interestingly besides organisations like the BMA, many pub owners and real ale producers are also in favour of minimum pricing. They welcome it because if you look carefully you will see that it doesn’t affect most of the on-trade, which is already heavily regulated, or businesses which are producing high quality products.

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Most of them are already selling their products for prices which are above 40 pence per unit. This helps reaffirm what I have been saying for a number of years, and recently First Minister Carywn Jones also said, which is that pubs are a far safer and enjoyable environment for people to consume alcohol in. Hopefully soon we will see alcohol prices in supermarkets and in pubs on an equal footing, which will help to reduce harmful drinking in the home. Jeff Cuthbert A.M. Bargoed YMCA, Aeron Place, Gilfach, Bargoed CF81 8JA Tel: 01443 838542.

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Caerphilly events update

Hi all, By the time you read this the Olympic Torch Relay, Caerphilly Food Festival and Caerphilly Flower Festival will all be a distant memory as we plough straight into the Summer events programme. There is no rest for the events team, as each event passes another is not too far away. It all adds to the hype and excitement that being a part of the events team brings, there is never a dull moment these days with more and more exciting events to get to plan. Let’s hope the sun is going to shine for Blackwood Summer Festival on 30th June and 1st July. This event is going to be a street party to remember. Not only do we have some children’s favourite TV characters - Peppa Pig, Hello Kitty, Bob the Builder Sponge Bob Square pants and Upsa Daisy in attendance, there will also be a selection of high quality funfair rides, entertainers, children’s activities and even a mini beach! So even if it’s a boiling hot weekend, don’t worry about heading off to the seaside, as it’s all here right on your doorstep. Come rain or shine this is not to be missed. I don’t think the kids will let you mind you! Visit for more information. Hot on the heels of Blackwood Summer Festival is the annual Big Cheese Festival on 27th – 29th July. Busier than ever, the event will be jam-packed with fun and flavoursome activities and events for all the family. This event is a real favourite for families as although there is a fee for using the funfair rides, much of the entertainment is FREE with a special free entry offer for the Castle on the weekend. Come along to see local history and heritage without putting your hand in your pocket! Why not bring a picnic too and enjoy the local parks and open spaces during this fun filled family weekend. The office has a real buzz about it now as we enter some of our busiest months; everyone is pulling together to ensure the events we organise are top

quality and successful. We have also been lucky to introduce a new member of staff to the team; Events & Marketing Apprentice Rubecca who joined is in May. Already proving to be a real asset to the team, as we start building up the summer events programme. Preparations are starting to speed up for our two high profile events ‘BBC Proms in the Park’ and ‘ Tour Of Britain’ which both take place in September, and partnership working is yet again proving to be beneficial. We enjoy developing the events programme and with the continuation of these high profile and prestigious events it makes our effort and dedication worthwhile. Follow us on twitter to receive updates on all events including an announcement for BBC Proms in the Park tickets sales, updates on what’s on at our events and also information on local attractions. To receive regular updates on events in the borough, email Catch up with you soon!

Stacy Francis Events Officer Business Enterprise Support Team Directorate of the Environment, Regeneration & Planning, Caerphilly County Borough Council visitcaerphilly visitcaerphilly

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New art gallery in Caerphilly

Y Galeri, Caerphilly’s new art gallery which recently opened on St Fagans Street is phase one of an exciting new venture and is just part of what will be a new arts centre called Yr Arteri which will develop in due course. Visitors to the gallery can look forward to a rolling programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops, art demonstrations and exciting events throughout the year providing a real boost to the development of the arts in the area.

The exhibition space at Y Galeri also stocks a range of unique contemporary arts and crafts ideas. For those looking for a one off special gift this will be an ideal location, for the local community and tourists alike.

Throughout June visitors to Y Galeri can see Barry’s Zoo, a truly memorable sculptural exhibition of weird and wonderful sculptures from Rhondda sculptor Barry Lewis.

Y Galeri is open Tuesday - Sunday 10am -5.30pm.

His menagerie of animals is created from upcycled equipment and kitchen utensils. It includes an elephant and a rhino constructed from cement mixers and obsolete fire extinguishers plus a crocodile cleverly created from hundreds of spoons. His work has been exhibited around the UK, Europe and as far afield as Australia. Uri Geller the well known psychic renowned for his spoon bending powers is a collector of his work.


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Event Guide

Regular Events

Bedwas Bridge Club, 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. Indoor Bowling (Short Mat) Venue: St. Catherine’s Church Mill Road, Caerphilly. The Parish of Caerphilly Bowls Club. Would you like to play Indoor Bowls (Short Mat)? Come and give it a try, all welcome! Please phone Larry on 029 2088 6512 for further information and times.

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.


June 2012

Jubilee Party Date: 4 June 2012 Venue: St Catherine’s Church Hall, Mill Road, Caerphilly Time: 2.30pm to 5pm Come and celebrate the Jubilee with a party for all ages. Fun and games, music and party tea. Try and wear something in red, white or blue. No charge. Any contributions of party food would be welcome. For further details and numbers contact Pam Bramall on 029 2086 9882


Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Venue: Windsor Road Church, Windsor St, Caerphilly, CF83 1FW Second Tuesday of every month Time: 10:15am Cost £1.50 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

The Aber Valley Male Voice Choir Venue: St Helen’s Church, Caerphilly. Date: Friday 15th June 2012 Time: 7 p.m. The Aber Valley Male Voice Choir is holding a concert to celebrate 50 years membership of the choir for four men. They are David Cook, Ralph Howells, John Jenkins and Geraint Evans. It also celebrates 30 years of accompaniment by Aurelia Jones. The artistes are Serin and Siriol Burford. All proceeds of the concert will be in aid of Ty Hafan. Tickets cost £6 and can be obtained from any chorister, or phone Geraint on 029 20884060

St Martin’s Church Grand Fete Date: 9 June 2012 Time:10am Venue: St Martin’s Church Hall, Park Lane, Caerphilly Admission 50p, children free Cake stall, BBQ, plant stall, competitions, refreshments. Fun and games for the children.

BEDWAS THEATRE GROUP Presents a SUMMER SUPPER SHOW Date: THURS 14th & SAT 16th JUNE Time: 6.30 PM Venue: BEDWAS OAP HALL ST. MARY’S STREET A 2 course meal followed by a fantastic show filled with song and dance from the 60’s. Suitable for all ages. Admission by ticket only due to catering reasons. Tickets usually sell fast so please contact to book now. Tickets £7.50 per person. Tel: 02920 884875 or 07896885333

St Martin’s Church Grand Fete Date: 9 June 2012 Venue: St Martin’s Church Hall, Park Lane, Caerphilly Time:10am Admission 50p, children free, Cake stall, BBQ, plant stall, competitions, refreshments. Fun and games for the children.

July 2012

Ladies Pamper Evening in aid of Cancer Research Date: Monday 9th July 2012 Venue: Caerphilly Golf Club, Mountain Road, Caerphilly Time: 7pm Come along & have a little ‘me’ time whilst supporting this worthwhile charity. Pamper treats, lovely gifts for sale and a general good time to be had. Tickets: £6.50 including pamper treat or £3 without pamper treat. Contact Lucy 0796 9578866 or Mel 0770 2524282 for more information.


Wesley Methodist Church Caerphilly 50th Anniversary Wives Group This year Ladies Link formerly known as Wesley Wives are celebrating their 50th anniversary. We are holding a special anniversary service at the church on Sunday 24th June at 5.00pm followed by tea. If there is anyone who used to attend our meetings you would be more than welcome to attend, we would be pleased to see you and talk about old times. We meet every Wednesday at Wesley Methodist Church, Crescent Road, Caerphilly at 8.00pm. We have a varied programme with speakers, theatre visits and other activites. Our membership continues to thrive and we always have an enjoyable evening.

Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012

New Business Focus - Flowers by Chloe


Chloe has recently opened her first design studio in Caerphilly, situated in Pontygwindy Industrial Estate.

Flowers by Chloe are passionate about creating new and exciting arrangements using only the freshest flowers. At our workshop we create designs to suit every individuals needs and can work to a specific brief when required. Our passion for flowers enables us to design bold and innovative work that is exceptionally pleasing to the eye. We specialize in weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and special events. Personal consultations are recommended and Chloe is happy to meet at anytime to discuss your requirements. We also run small workshops where you can learn about simple flower arranging and the understanding of flowers, colours and design. Short notice requirements can be accommodated – Call Chloe on 07810553355

Call us today for a free consultation – 02920 849 664 – 10% discount quoting this month’s Local View. To advertise contact Paul: E: T: 029 2088 0378 M: 07737 610177


B.T.M Brass Band Celebrations

The B.T.M. (Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen) Brass Band will be celebrating its 40th anniversary by holding a special concert at Bedwas Workmen’s Hall on 23rd June at 7pm. The B.T.M Band has been at the forefront of amateur music in the Caerphilly Borough (and beyond) since its creation in 1972, and has been a successful Championship-section band since it gained that status in the mid-80s.

It will also celebrate the resurgence of the B.T.M Band: The Next Generation, which is the band’s junior section, and showcase its quality, as well as introduce you to the brass and percussion stars of the future.

The Band is one of the finest of its kind in Wales, and has represented Wales at the National Championships a total of 11 times (as well as at the European Championships twice).

This really is a concert not to be missed!

As the Band reaches its 40th year, it would like to welcome you to join the celebrations.

Tickets are priced at £10 (£6 concessions) and £3 for students; available from Visit Caerphilly on 029 20880011, The Rock Cafe in Bedwas, and online at

The Anniversary Concert, being held at the newly-refurbished Bedwas Workmen’s Hall, will take a look back at the 40 years of B.T.M, and the successes the Band has achieved.

The Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen Band Society

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Tickets £10 (£6 concessions, £3 for students) can be purchased from Visit Caerphilly (02920 880011), The Rock Cafe (Bedwas), or online at Bookings taken now for July 2012. Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2012


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Legal Eagle - The right to Privacy

very interesting High Court Judgment was delivered this Wednesday, where the case concerned the publication of various articles in a specific National Newspaper which concerned an individual who was known in public circles.


The case was brought by the individual against the National Newspaper for publishing articles relating to her, claiming that they were in breach of her ‘right to privacy’, and such information remained confidential and private.

The High Court found against that individual, and agreed with the publication by the National Newspaper on the ground that it was in the public interest that such information should be made available to the public. Does this give more freedom to the press? Or, is it in the public interest to have such information. Two very interesting arguments, but we can certainly say it makes very good reading.

Article provided by Anne-Marie Hamer Messrs Evans and Greaves Solicitors

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Thought for the Month

Don’t give up.... I sat down to watch Chelsea battle their way to the top of the Champions League recently, it was a nail biting final. I am not a big Chelsea fan, but because my Mum and Dad were Chelsea born and bred, and ardent fans, I like to keep an eye on the boys in blue. The odds were against them after a year of struggles, with key players on the bench, playing away to a strong German team – all they had to hang onto was their dream of eventually winning the title that had eluded them for so long. They didn’t just hang on, they pushed on, even when their cramping muscles were screaming ‘STOP!!’ Even when, with a few minutes to go, the opposition took the lead and it looked like they were going to ‘play second fiddle’ again, they somehow managed to scrape an equalizer ...extra time….more cramping muscles … the dreaded penalties … 1 goal down…victory was slipping away…but hang on here’s another equalizer…and then…1 glorious penalty stole them the trophy at the very last post … and the dream became reality.


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8, 14, 16, 26 + 49 seat Executive Minibuses and Coaches available. Weddings Air & Sea Port Transfers Corporate Hire Sporting Events Day Trips Hen Nights Golf Trips Visits to London Sightseeing trips Family Trips

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Here are examples of our popular day trips leaving from Caerphilly: July 24th - Cotswold Tour - £18.00 July 26th – Royal Welsh Show - £13.50 (Coach Only) July 28th – Weston Super Mare - £10.00 August 2nd – Carmarthen & Tenby - £16.00 August 9th – Windsor - £19.50 August 11th – Shrewsbury Flower Show - £19.50 (Coach Only) Please call for further details.

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Reflexology Hi, I’m Michelle, I’d like to welcome you to the Reflexology clinic at Nantgarw Road Medical Centre. Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions including:

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Don’t underestimate the importance of looking after your emotional health. Stress can have an effect on the Immune System. Reflexology can help to improve health & wellbeing & help to protect your future from ill health.

THE BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY: Reflexology can help to introduce balance and harmony to the body systems through treatment to each organ, muscles and joints and will provide the basis for the special care of the rest of the body because of their generic link with one another.

REFLEXOLOGY CAN HELP THE BODY SYSTEMS BY: • Lowering Blood pressure • Decreasing Muscle tension • Lowering Heart rate • Reducing Inflammation • Improving Digestion efficiency • Improving Immune efficiency

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Malcolm Uphill Memorial update


In 2010 a group of motorcyclists bemoaned the lack of a suitable tribute for the greatest racing motorcyclist Caerphilly has ever produced, Malcolm Uphill. Amongst his many achievements he won the Isle of Man Production TT at record breaking speed, measured at the Highwayman speed trap at 135 m.p.h. giving an average lap speed in excess of 100m.p.h. At that time there was only a single commemorative brick on the Tommy Cooper Walk of Fame and it was felt that Malcolm deserved a more prominent memorial. The group decided that there was only one way this was going to happen; they would have to raise the funds themselves. A committee of six people was set up chaired by town councillor Ed Talbot, himself a keen biker. A meeting decided that donations would be invited but his would only cover part of the cost of well over £2,000. To raise funds a local company, Reinspire of Taffs Well, was engaged to print T-shirts. The design for the shirts was adapted from that of the proposed plaque by Lee Jones of Broomfield St, Caerphilly. The result was a very striking and proved popular. These were sold at bike meetings, jumble sales and anywhere else that the committee could find an outlet.

By the Autumn of 2011 there were sufficient funds to pay for the manufacture of the plaque. This plaque will take pride of place at the Railway Station Square, Caerphilly. At long last Malcolm will get the memorial he so richly deserves. As a bonus the committee asked J.D. Wetherspoon if they would name their new pub after Malcolm Uphill and, to the committee’s delight, they agreed. “We, of the Malcolm Uphill Committee, give our thanks and appreciation to donors great and small, especially The Caerphilly Motorcycle & Light Car Club, Llanbradach and Bedwas & Trethomas Community Councils. We also thank the hundreds of people who bought T-shirts and helped make this a successful project. We are still awaiting a date for installation of the plaque and hope to mark the occasion with a mass ‘ride out’ of motorcycles this summer.” Pictured: Left - Richard Williams (Treasurer) & Eddie Talbot (Chairman) on the right.

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My Local View Magazine  

Welcome to the June 2012 issue of My Local View. MLV is pleased to offer a wide selection of articles and events about life in and around Ca...

My Local View Magazine  

Welcome to the June 2012 issue of My Local View. MLV is pleased to offer a wide selection of articles and events about life in and around Ca...