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December 2015

Bargoed Ice Rink

Bargoed Town Council - logoMorrisons - logoBargoed Ice Rink will return to the town between 9th and 13th December at 10:00 – 19:00 each day, sponsored by Bargoed Town Council & supported by Morrisons Bargoed. The ice rink will take place in a new location for 2015 at the lower level of Morrisons car park. This all new undercover location will offer festive family fun for the young and the old. For just £3 per person, visitors can get their skates on and have a swirling time at this all-weather attraction.

For more information, contact Caerphilly Visitor Centre on 029 2088 0011 or e-mail

Choose the High Street – Christmas

CHRISTMAS Retail Vouchers 2015
We would like to say a big thank you to all of the retailers who took part in the Choose the High Street Christmas Voucher Booklet.

This year, we have received 105 offers – the highest number yet!

The vouchers will be valid from 16th November to 31st December across the five managed towns of Bargoed, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Risca and Ystrad Mynach; there are also some offers from businesses outside the town centres too.

Bargoed Offer - value gifts and clothingIn Bargoed, people can collect their free voucher booklet from the Library in Hanbury Baptist Chapel and the foyer of Morrisons. Voucher booklets will also be given away at all of the Council’s Christmas events and via local schools.

To promote the scheme, there will be newspaper adverts in several local publications, along with information on the Council’s website and social media pages. In addition, retailers who have submitted offers will be sent a poster to display in their window, which will also help to raise awareness of the campaign.

Christmas Waste Collection

The Christmas waste collection days will be as follows. Please ensure that all waste and recycling is ready for collection by 06:00.

Monday 21st December No Change
Tuesday 22nd December No Change
Wednesday 23rd December No Change
Thursday 24th December No Change
Friday 25th December Collecting Sunday 27th December
Monday 28th December No Change
Tuesday 29th December No Change
Wednesday 30th December No Change
Thursday 31st December No Change

Consumer Rights Act 2015

The main parts of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) came into force on 1st October 2015.

The CRA replaces a number of laws with regard to business-to-consumer transactions, including the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. It will be clearer and easier to understand, meaning that consumers can buy and businesses can sell to them with confidence.

The changes are relevant to every business that sells directly to consumers.The new law makes it clear what should happen when goods or digital content are faulty, or when services are not provided with reasonable care and skill.

To help businesses and consumers, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has developed a plain English summary of the key elements of the Act. This ‘consumer rights summary’ is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to consumer rights, but rather a general overview of the key rights, focusing on the most common issues.

This summary can be downloaded from: or more information can be obtained from CCBC’s Trading Standards Team by contacting 01495 235291 or e-mailing

Commercial Recycling Services

All businesses have a legal duty to dispose of their waste through a registered waste contractor, such as Caerphilly Council, and to separate waste for recycling.

CCBC encourages businesses to recycle by offering recycling collections at half the cost of general waste.

We also cater for smaller businesses that do not produce much waste by offering “Trade Recycling Sacks”. These are half the cost of “Trade Refuse Sacks” at £43.27 per roll. A roll can be purchased from a Customer First centre. Refuse and recycling sacks can also be purchased if you would like to put out additional waste over the Christmas period.

If your business would like to get involved with recycling, help the environment and save some money along the way, please call 01443 866533 or visit

Development Sites

Following the decision by Odeon not to pursue a cinema in Bargoed, the Council is now “soft marketing testing” the vacant sites. This will assess the potential development and viability options.

Four sites were outlined in a brief that went out to tender, with the returns now being considered.

During the spring, budget permitting, the Council will be looking to improve the main site through soft landscaping works and drainage improvements.

Welcome to Bargoed

We welcome a new business to Bargoed – Flower Room has opened next to Fireside Coffee Lounge and a new Regis has opened in the former BP Shoes.

Temporary Grit Bins

In preparation for the winter, we have had temporary yellow grit bins placed throughout the town centre. If you notice that these are becoming low on grit, please call 01495 235323.

Star Trail Competition

St. Gwladys Church will be making a star trail leading from the Ice Rink to Santa’s Grotto in the Church Hall on 12th December.
The church is asking retailers to display a star in their window, which will have a nativity character on the back that children will need to find as part of a competition.

If you would like to take part please contact Miriam Page on 01443836600 or

Bargoed Footfall October 2015

Bargoed - Footfall October 2015

Useful Numbers

Caerphilly County Borough Council (General Enquiries) – 01443 815588
Highways Customer Care – 01495 235323
Town Centre Management – 01443 866213/01443 866393
Trading Standards – 01495 235291
Cleansing – 01443 866533
Gwent Police – 01633 838111

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