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Local Businesses – be part of the Caerphilly 10k As you may be aware we are hosting Caerphilly’s first ever 10k which will be taking place on Sunday 23rd June. As the organisers Caerphilly Council’s Business Enterprise Support Team and Sports Development Team are very excited about the event and want to ensure that it is one to remember for the participants. We would like to make Caerphilly 10k an annual event and therefore want runners to remember the great day they had by taking part in a fantastic road run through the streets of Caerphilly, as well as remembering the gifts received after the run. We are approaching local businesses to see if they would like to be part of the event by entering a team into the race but also on this occasion we would like to gauge interest in providing products for the goodie bags. Do you have an product that you feel would be suitable to be included in the goodie bag? We will require approximately 1,200 of the products and we will need them by 10th June to ensure all bags can be packed ready for the event. If you feel that you can get involved by offering a product for the goodie bag please contact events@caerphilly.gov.uk by Friday 31st May. In return we will ensure your logo is added to the website and we will gladly erect a banner on the event site for you. Don’t forget if you would like to enter a team you can do this by visiting www.caerphilly.gov.uk/10k Thank you for your time.
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Nominate your local heroes in the Voluntary Sector Awards 2013 It is time again to nominate your local heroes for the recognition they deserve with the Voluntary Sector Achievement Awards 2013! The annual award ceremony is organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council and GAVO and rewards local volunteers for their contribution to the community. The categories for this year’s Voluntary Sector Achievement Awards are: Young Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Gwent Police and open to individual volunteers aged 25 and under Record Breaking Volunteer – Longest service as an individual volunteer Environmental Volunteer – An individual or group of volunteers who have contributed to improving their environment Fundraising Volunteer – Focuses on the method used to fundraise, rather than specifically the amount of money raised Employer Supported Volunteer – Individual or group of volunteers who via their employers encouragement and support have contributed to the well-being of the community. Inspirational Volunteer – A person with learning or physical disabilities who, in being an inspirational volunteer, has contributed to the wellbeing of the community Retired Senior Volunteer – Open to individual volunteers aged 60 and over Practical Service Adult Volunteer (Individual) Practical Service Adult Volunteer (Group) – Individuals/groups who have provided service to improve the quality of life for another person or for the community New Volunteer – An individual who is new to voluntary work (within the last eighteen months) The closing date for all applications is Friday 26th April 2013 – all individual and group volunteers must carry out their voluntary work within Caerphilly county borough. The award ceremony will take place at Penallta House on 19th June 2013. Download the Voluntary Sector Awards 2013 nomination form or call 01443 863540.
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Feast your eyes on the Caerphilly Food Festival Website The Caerphilly Food Festival is going at it alone in 2013 for its second year in existence. Following the overwhelming success of 2012, with the food festival coinciding with the Olympic Torch Relay event this years food festival, which is part funded by the Welsh Government, will fill the streets with delicious smells and wonderful sights. To help you get the most from the festival the food festival website is now live to give you up to date information on what is taking place at the event. Continuously being updated, the website covers the vast array of activities and events that will be taking place on the day, from cooking demonstrations, craft workshops and musical performances. The website will also have all the travel and access information to ensure everyone can arrange their day for maximum enjoyment. The Food Festival which will take place on 4th May has a special guest in the form of a celebrity chef. If you fancy having an autograph off or picture taken with Jean Christophe Novelli then Caerphilly is the place to be! Jean will be carrying out cookery demonstrations, book signing and autograph sessions throughout the day. Visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/foodfestival to view full details about the event. Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development said, “The Caerphilly Food Festival is great day out for the whole family and to get the most out of it I recommend everyone heads to the website so they can ensure they don’t miss out on anything on the day and plan a stress free journey to and from…
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Get Caerphilly online has now helped 2,500 people Get Caerphilly Online is a partnership between existing initiatives supported by the Welsh Government Communities 2.0 programme, Caerphilly Borough Council and Get IT Together. The project aims to pull down barriers of digital exclusion to make sure that people from all walks of life and ages can benefit from the internet. Whether its sending a first email, signing up to the latest social media platforms such as Facebook to talk to a long lost aunty in Australia, setting up online banking or making the first online purchase. More and more services are now being pushed online instead of receiving paper statements and the government is also pushing it’s services such as benefits and job matching so it is important that people feel confident using a computer and the internet so the Get Caerphilly online helps complete novices and also refresher courses for intermediate users with drop in sessions at local libraries. The campaign has recently benefited from the support of volunteers and is keen to recruit more to develop more opportunities across the borough and to become a digital champion for the area. Get more information on volunteering and the campaign or through Facebook and Twitter.
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Accountancy for Creative Industries Course Location: Welsh ICE, Caerphilly Date: April 18, 26 & May 2, 3 – 2013 Time: 09:30 Cost: A confirmed place on this course requires a contribution of £50 towards training cost* This course is for anyone who is expecting to manage financial resources, interpret financial data and interact with accountants. It demystifies the language of the accountant and provides an understanding of accounts including financial statements and budgets. You will study * The terminology of the accountant * The basic principles of accounting * Financial statements and their elements * Simple accounts preparation * Analysis and interpretation of financial statements using key ratios and other methods * Key budgets and budget preparation * Analysis of actual vs budget and the major causes of differences * Performance measurement * Regulatory and legal burdens By the end of the course you will be knowledgable in: Accountancy terminology and principles The preparation and presentation of financial and management accounting information and the use of this information for corporate decision-making purposes The issues that affect financial statements and budgets The use of financial statement analysis in various decision-making contexts The regulatory burdens of small vs large organisations in areas such as taxation, company law, audit, corporate governance and ethics The importance of financial management skills for all types of organisations and common sources of finance Conduct research and demonstrate critical thinking, analysis and synthesis skills. Be able to express complex financial ideas fluently and comprehensively at a strategic level, and develop arguments. Tutor Wyn Innes is an experienced businessman, who has worked in the…
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MMR Vaccination Clinics – Saturday 13th April Two MMR vaccination clinics are being held by Aneurin Bevan Health Board on Saturday 13th April in response to the recent measles outbreak in the Swansea area. The purpose is to help protect people living in Gwent from measles. The clinics in Newport and Ystrad Mynach will target those between the age of 1 year + and 25 years of age, and in particular we are keen to vaccinate people in the 16 – 25 age group.  It is crucial that young people are vaccinated prior to the school and college exam season. Measles is an extremely contagious virus, which can lead to serious complications and in rare cases can be fatal. We urge all parents to ensure their child has had their MMR vaccinations and encourage people in the above age groups who are unprotected to attend one of these drop in clinics. People who have had two doses of the MMR will be 99% protected against the disease. GPs will be continuing to vaccinate regularly and if you already have an appointment with your GP please keep this and do not attend these additional clinics, extra clinics will be also held in other areas in Gwent over the coming weeks. Please do not attend if you have felt recently unwell with a temperature or other flu like symptoms. Drop-in MMR vaccination clinics, which are not for babies under the age of 12 months, will be held this coming Saturday 13th April 2013 between 11:00am – 3:00pm in the following locations : Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Main Outpatients Ystrad Fawr Way Ystrad…
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Jean Christophe Novelli
Oh la la!! French Celebrity Chef is on his way to Caerphilly! The second Caerphilly Food Festival is pulling out all the stops to make it an event to remember, and one that will draw visitors from near and far! This year, when the festival comes to town on Saturday 4th May, to ensure that the event reaches its full potential, following a high footfall in 2012, which was aided by the Olympic Torch Relay, celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli will be onsite for the duration of the event to add some European culinary skills into the mix. The well known chef, who has a 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and Michelin star to his name, will be on hand at the Caerphilly Food Festival to carry out cookery demonstrations throughout the day and will also give visitors an opportunity for autograph and book signings. Dubbed “the nation’s favourite French chef”, Caerphilly cannot wait to welcome Jean Christophe Novelli into town! As well as the cookery demonstration programme, the event will include over 60 stalls, farmers market, animal displays, children’s activities and lots more. Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development said, “This excellent event promises to offer a vast array of culinary delights and fun for all the family. Set in the heart of Caerphilly town centre, I would encourage as many people to come along and enjoy this event as possible”. Caerphilly is cooking up a storm on Saturday 4th May 2013 between 10:00am – 5:00pm. Miss it and certainly miss out!! For further information on the Caerphilly Food Festival, please call 029 20 88…
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Toddler Time 12th April at Ystrad Mynach Library Stories, Rhymes and crafts for under 5’s starting at 2pm. Free weekly sessions, no booking required. For further details please telephone Yvonne Ryall on 01443 812988
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New Dedicated Town Centre Events Spaces Blackwood, Caerphilly and Risca now benefit from new event spaces in the heart of the town centres. The event spaces are purpose built and include dedicated power supplies and vehicular access. Community groups as well as council departments can book the spaces.  Although trading is not allowed on the event space, they can also be used by private businesses to promote products and launch new products. A new event space is planned for Bargoed as part of the regeneration scheme. The event spaces are located as follows: Blackwood – Dragon Circle between Asda and Blackwood Retail Park Caerphilly – Top of the Twyn Car Park adjacent to the Twyn Community Centre Risca – Entrance to Tredegar Grounds, adjacent to the High Street.   Bookings for the event space can be made through the Town Centre Management – email – towncentres@caerphilly.gov.uk
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