Sprinkling Christmas spirit over Bargoed Town Centre, the annual Christmas market & Ice Rink will return on Saturday 7th December. The Christmas market will host a traditional fayre from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 7th December with local craft, charity and food stalls, street entertainment, children's activities and a Santa's grotto in St Gwladys Church.
Opening on the same day as the market, the annual Open Air Ice Rink will return from Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th December to create a fantastic festive feeling.
Come along for a fun family time.
The Open Air Cinema will return in September with EPIC on Friday 6th September at the Emporium Car park. Watch this space for further details.
After the huge success of last year’s display the Town Council can announce that on Tuesday November 5th 2013 at 6.30pm we will be holding a FREE Firework display at Hanbury Road Car park. Come along with the family and enjoy what is sure to be an excellent evening.
"The Royal Welsh 1st Battalion will Parade though Bargoed on Saturday 28th of September, Come and show your support and line the High Street. Bargoed and the North of our Borough Welcomes our Soldiers. For more info contact Caerphilly County Borough Council Armed Forces Champion & Mayor of Bargoed Town Council Alan Higgs."
It is with great sadness that the Town Council recently learnt of the death of former Wales midfielder Mr Ivor Powell MBE aged 96. Mr Powell was born in Gilfach, Bargoed.
Mr Powell won a place in the Guinness Book of Records for his role as the world's oldest working football coach in 2006 and was presented with a MBE for his service to sport in 2008.
The Town Council would like to place on record its appreciation to Mr Gareth Morgan who recently visited Bargoed and placed a remembrance plaque, with the help of the church congregation, for Mr Powell at the Hanbury Road Baptist Church, Bargoed.
In an email to the Town Council Mr Morgan wrote "Ivor was a proud Welshman who played for Wales and many football clubs, including Aston Villa in the post-war first division. He was my football coach at Bath University and training was challenging but rewarding for those who put in the effort. Ivor was straight talking, honest and a great encourager, which made him hugely popular among all his players. He called me 'Gary' and would say it with a growl, but he had a ready smile. His impact on me is huge, particularly the value of 'authenticity' which was so dear to him. I played in Bath University first team from 1988 - 1991 and Ivor was a huge part of this experience, with so many memories and stories.
I wanted to offer a tribute to Ivor and his achievements. He received a MBE for his contribution and more recently, he became world record holder as oldest active football coach, aged 93. Ivor recalled with pride his Bargoed origins and for students from his homeland, he would shout 'Go on..do it for Wales!'. Ivor lived for many years in Bath and most of the tributes to him will be there. So I thought something in Bargoed was important and the memorial in the church will offer the community an opportunity to pay their respects to one of their own. I will also be back from time to time because Ivor influenced me greatly and I know other former players feel the same way.'
The Bargoed Town Council would like to thank everyone who braved the cold and came to the firework display on Monday 5th November. Members were overwhelmed with the number of people at this event, and would like to thank each and every one present. As a Council we have received so many wonderful messages for what was an amazing display. THANK YOU! The Town Council will continue to work hard and ensure that successful events like this continue.
A special thank you goes to the Policing team within Bargoed, St Johns Ambulance staff, the Fire service, Ross Jones - Park Ranger and Pendragon fireworks and of course staff from Paul Hudson's team - CCBC. The Town Clerk Laura would like to show her appreciation to each and every member of the Town Council who attended that night, including Cllr Susan Hamer - Thomas with volunteers Nicola Williams and Judith Horne. Special thanks are extended to the Deputy Leader Cllr Vivienne Stephens and Cllr Josephine Bissex for their support and hard work not only at the event but also prior, it was gratefully appreciated.
The next firework display will take place on Saturday 1st December at 5.00pm, viewing area at Hanbury Road Carpark. The display will end the full day of activities within the town that will include a Christmas Market and Santas Grotto. The day starts at 10.00am so please come and support this event.
Please visit the Town Council on facebook for up to date news and information. Do you know anyone celebrating their 100th Birthday or 50th / 60th Wedding Anniversary? Please call the Town Clerk Laura on 01443 830184 as the Town Mayor would like to pay them a visit of congratulations.
The coffee shop, situated at the rear of the building, not only offers great customer service but also wonderful views over the surrounding country park.
The Book Worm Coffee shop is a Social Enterprise which means that, unlike a business, none of the profits go to shareholders or owners but are re-distributed back into the community. The coffee shop is run by two other social enterprise organisations, the White Rose Information and Resource Centre based in New Tredegar and Ann's Kitchen based in Graig y Rhacca Resource Centre in Graig y Rhacca.
The Book Worm coffee shop serves a selection of home baked cakes, coffees teas and cold drinks, it also provides free Wi-Fi access.
The Town Council wish the Bookworm every success.
Pictured is the Mayor of Bargoed Cllr David Morgan along with the Mayor of CCBC Cllr Gaynor Oliver at the opening of the café.
For further details, please visit - www.caerphilly.gov.uk
The Bargoed Town Council will be holding a fireworks display on Monday 5th November at 6.30pm in Hanbury Road Car Park.
The event is FREE and all are welcome.
Mayor Morgan recently visited Mr & Mrs Thomas who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
If you know anyone celebrating their Golden or Diamond Wedding anniversary or even 100th birthday please let us know by contacting Laura so that the Mayor can pay a visit of congratulations.
At the Councils AGM a presentation was made to Doctor Mujumdar, from Aberbargoed Surgery who has recently retired. The Town Council wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his services to the Community of Aberbargoed and beyond.
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Thank you to everyone who attended the Bargoed Town Council's Spring Party on Friday 23rd March. This year the event was held at Gilfach Workman's Hall, Gilfach and proved to be a huge success. Special thanks to Cefn Hengoed Ladies Choir and Samantha Link for the outstanding entertainment. The Town Council wishes to place on record its appreciation to Councillor Vivienne Stephens and Josie Bissex for their hard work on this event. The evening was enjoyed by around 90 Senior Citizens from the Greater Bargoed area.
The Bargoed Town Council Christmas Lights switch on will take place on Monday 5th December at 4.30pm at the Bargoed Police Station for the lights within Aberbargoed, Bargoed and Gilfach. Please come along and support, there will be hot drinks and entertainment brought to you by Capital FM.
Bargoed Town Council welcomes a new business to Bargoed. Funky Bunch Florist on Cardiff Road Bargoed and its owners Sylvia and Richard Parry celebrated the opening of this new business with the Mayor of Bargoed Town Council Cllr Vivienne Stephens on Monday 24th October 2011. Along with flowers for all occasions the business also offers a full wedding planning service and many various accessories and gifts. The Town Council wishes them every success in their new venture and welcome them to Bargoed.
You may have noticed the wonderful Christmas lighting being erected through Gilfach, Aberbargoed and parts of Bargoed. The Town Council are really pleased with this year lights, and we have worked hard with our supplier to achieve the best value for money, we hope that you enjoy them. Unfortunately due to the essential works taking place within Bargoed Town it has not been possible to complete some of the festive lighting.
Councillor Alan Higgs and Officers from Groundwork Caerphilly and the Greater Bargoed Partnership are currently working hard to place a Christmas Tree within Aberbargoed ready for Christmas. The Town Council have agreed revenue towards this, and the hope for next year is to have lights fitted for a real festive feel. Congratulations and good luck to all involved.
The Town Council would like to join in the celebrations of the Queens Diamond Jubilee next June. We would very much like input from residents on suggestions on how this royal occasion can be marked within each of the communities the Town Council serve. Perhaps a permanent reminder such as the planting of a tree or a children's party? If you have an idea them please contact Laura, Town Clerk on 01443 830184 (Mondays 10.00am - 4.00pm) or alternatively email email@example.com
The Bargoed Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday 17th December, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Visit Santa's Grotto for a present for the children at St Gwladys Church hall. There will also be warm refreshments available in aid of the Mayors Charity at the hall. Then at 5pm the Town Council are pleased to announce their GRAND Firework display that will take place at Hanbury Road Car park. Please come along and support these events, there will be lots of FREE activities for the Children. For further information please visit: www.caerphilly.gov.uk/christmas
The Open Air Ice Rink will be returning to Bargoed on 15th - 18th December. If you are a keen ice skater and would like to volunteer your services as an "ice steward" then please contact Sarah or Paul on 01495 235875 or Laura on 01443 830184 (Mondays only).
On October 5th 2011, Mayor Vivienne Stephens presented Mr Graham Owen from Aberbargoed Buds a cheque from Bargoed Town Council for £500. This money will help to pay for the Football pitch in Aberbargoed to have lights installed. If you are a local organisation that needs financial help please contact the Clerk for further information. The Council may be able to assist.
Covanta Brig y Cwm Ltd have submitted an application for the construction and operation of an energy from waste electric generation station to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC). It would be sited at Cwmbargoed to the west of the existing disposal point. As a Town Council we have numerous concerns over the suggested waste station and have objected to the development. Visit Caerphilly County Borough Council's webpage for further information on this.
Members will be placing remembrance poppy wreaths on behalf of residents at Bargoed, Gilfach and Aberbargoed on Sunday 13th November.
Date for your diary - Saturday 17th December. exciting times lay ahead with the return of the Christmas Market, ice rink and fireworks. Town Council Members are working closely with officers from CCBC to ensure a Christmas to remember in Bargoed. Watch this space for more information.
Great news.. The open air Cinema returns to Bargoed on Saturday 17th September. Kick off at 8.00pm, come along and see Kung Foo Panda 2 FREE!!! Yes FREE.... just bring a chair or picnic blankets and enjoy the show. Located at the Emporium car park, this is sure to be a great evening. This event is brought to you by Bargoed Town Council.
Please note that the Council offices will be closed weeks commencing 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August. Please email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07870839355. Thank you. Don't forget to visit us on facebook for up to date news.
On Saturday 11th June the £2m Bargoed Bus Station was officially opened by dignitaries, including the Mayor of Bargoed Councillor Vivienne Stephens (forth from right) and the Leader of the Town Council, Councillor DT Davies (first left). The event was wonderfully attended by members of the public, CCBC Officers and dignitaries. Bargoed Male Voice Choir sang for the crowd. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this opening. Special thanks to Wayne David MP, Jeff Cuthbert AM and Huw Lewis AM for their support and attendance.
Mayor Stephens then went on to officially open the Bargoed Carnival, where she crowned this year Miss Greater Bargoed, Chelsea Eirt.
The Town Council is pleased to announce that for a third year running we have reduced our annual precept. This is money that comes from you the Council Tax payer via Caerphilly County Borough Council. As a Town Council we were very keen to reduce this especially so in the current economic climate. We are pleased to say that we have been able to reduce our annual budget by 1.69% (£1000). Therefore the total budget for the Town Council for 2011/12 will be £58,500. We are committed to ensuring value for money and spending wisely. Since 2007 this is a decrease by just under 17%.
The Town Council hold a pot of money that can be used to support local voluntary organisations*. The Council grants money to individual organisations within the community on the basis that the grant is of direct benefit to the community. If you belong to a voluntary group and need financial support please fill in the form (which can be found n the “about the Council” page) and return to the Town Clerk with a recent financial statement.
*Conditions apply - for a list of these please call the Clerk on 01443 830184.
Visit our Mayors Charity page to see details of our newly elected Mayor Vivienne Stephens. Councillor David Morgan is now Deputy Mayor.
The Bargoed Carnival will be held at Heolddu Playing Fields, Bargoed on Saturday, 11th June 2011. The event will feature a live music stage with music from local bands, funfair, dance demonstrations, children’s activities, food and licensed bar and much more. A large marquee will house craft, food and charity stalls and there will be space available for outside trailers. Entry to the event is Free.
For further details please telephone the Caerphilly County Borough Marketing and Event's Team on 01443 866228.