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Right wing councillors in Islwyn fight to impose cuts

A battle is raging inside and outside the Labour Party in Caerphilly county borough (mainly covering Islwyn and Caerphilly constituencies) against the cuts that the Labour-run council is inflicting on public services in the borough. In particular there has been outrage that the meals on wheels service is being effectively abolished while another quarter of a million pounds is being ...

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Caerphilly council spends another £240,000 in chief executive scandal – while planning to cut Meals On Wheels

Caerphilly borough council agreed at its meeting on Thursday to set aside even more money to settle the employment of its ex-chief executive including £108,000 in wages to the disgraced boss – even as it plans to cut its Meals On Wheels service to some of its most vulnerable residents saving £160,000. A lively protest by anti-cuts campaigners dressed in ...

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Islwyn Labour Party calls for no-cuts council budget

By Dave Reid Islwyn Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has passed a motion calling on Labour-led Caerphilly Borough Council to pass a no-cuts budget. The motion from Maesycymmer ward calls for “all its serving Caerphilly Councillors to plan for a 2019/20 Council budget that will protect services and employment, not cut them.” The motion was passed shortly after a march of ...

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Hundreds protest to keep Pontllanfraith leisure centres open

By Dave Reid Hundreds of people from Blackwood and Pontllanfraith marched to keep open their local leisure centre and swimming pool. Labour-controlled Caerphilly Borough Council want to close Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre and Cefn Fforest swimming pool to ‘rationalise’ leisure facilities in the borough. Twice attempts to close the centre have been beaten off by a determined campaign. But now the council ...

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Victory: Pontllanfraith leisure centre saved

By Sasha O’Neil, Caerphilly Socialist Party Campaigners in Pontllanfraith have forced Caerphilly Council to back down on plans to close Pontllanfraith leisure centre. Their victory shows that if you fight the cuts you can win. This is the second successful blow against the cuts in the Blackwood area. Two years ago, in a hard-fought campaign, the same campaigners stopped the ...

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