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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.
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…
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…
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…
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
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 – email@example.com
Caerphilly Food Banks More and more people are finding themselves in hardship due to increasing food prices, energy prices and freezes on pay meaning they struggle to provide adequate meals to support their family. Food banks have been set up throughout the UK to help those families in need and the number of people benefiting from emergency food has increased year on year with 280,000 being fed in 2012 compared to 128,000 in 2011. The leading supermarkets in the county borough are taking corporate social responsibility extremely seriously. Asda, Morrisons and Tescos are joining forces to help with emergency food parcels for individuals and families who are on low incomes. In Blackwood, Caerphilly, new Tredegar and Risca, the Town Centre Management team has helped to co-ordinate the collection and distribution to the Food Banks. Important Update Please note the information on this page may be out-of-date, we now have updated food bank information including contact details here. Food bank locations St Dingat’s Church Church Terrace New Tredegar NP24 6HF Supported by Tesco Ystrad Mynach Tab Life Centre Tram Road Pontllanfraith NP12 2JF Supported by Asda Blackwood Risca Food Bank 66a Commercial Street Risca NP11 6BA Supported by Tesco Risca Bridging the Gap Elim Church Caerphilly Supported by Asda Caerphilly and Morrisons Caerphilly
Caerphilly 10k – Registration now open! Registration is now open for a new ten kilometre road run being organised for the first time this summer! Caerphilly County Borough Council has announced plans to hold the first ever Caerphilly 10k run on Sunday 23rd June. The 6.2mile course will lead participants in and around the town centre, with the start and finishing line located in the shadow of Caerphilly Castle. The proposal has been developed by Caerphilly County Borough Council and is supported by Welsh Athletics, Sport Wales. More details about the route will be announced by the council in the near future. Registration costs £10 for over 15s (plus an online processing fee of £1.50), £8 for affiliated runners (plus an online processing fee of £1.50) and £8 for over 60s (plus an online processing fee of £1.50). To sign up, it’s easy! Simply go to www.caerphilly.gov.uk/10k to book a place on the run.
Short term family accommodation unveiled in Caerphilly Town Centre A state of the art facility has been unveiled in Caerphilly Town Centre to provide temporary accommodation to 13 families who are having problems with housing. Acorn House – or Ty’r Fesen – aims to provide short term accommodation for families who find themselves homeless and supports them into more permanent housing. The facility boasts 13 family rooms, including two units which have been specifically designed to accommodate wheelchair users. The facility, located on the site of the former Encon engineering works in the heart of Caerphilly town centre, forms part of a wider flagship development consisting of an additional 16 much needed new homes. Acorn House not only delivers outstanding accommodation and communal facilities including a crèche area and gardens, but also offers essential life skills classes such as budgeting and cooking; helping prepare and support the families it houses for moving on in to more permanent accommodation. Acorn House has been developed in partnership between Caerphilly County Borough Council and United Welsh. The facility was officially opened this week by Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr Harry Andrews and Chair of United Welsh, Ian Gilbert. Read the whole story about the new short term accommodation at the Caerphilly Borough Council website.