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December 2015

Ystrad Mynach

Christmas Market

Ystrad Mynach - Christmas MarketThe annual Christmas Market will be welcomed into the town centre on Saturday 21st November between 11:00 and 17:00.

Offering food and craft stalls, some children’s funfair rides, local bands and choirs along with a Santa’s Grotto at Siloh Church followed by the light switch on at 16:45.

The closure of Bedwlwyn Road and Oakfield Street to vehicular traffic between its junctions with Pengam Road and Penallta Road is anticipated from 06:00 until 19:00 on Saturday 21st November. Only event participants and emergency vehicles will be permitted access to the road closure area.

Retailers that do not have alternative access to their premises should arrange for any deliveries required for the event day to be made prior to 6am on Saturday 21st November, before the official road closure.

If you anticipate access issues or would like to get involved in any way please contact the Events Team on 01443 866390 or email

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.

In Ystrad Mynach, people can collect their free voucher booklet from the Library or Penallta House Council Offices. Voucher booklets will also be given away at all of the Council’s Christmas events and via local schools.Ystrad Mynach Offer - value gifts and clothing

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.

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 our Highways Customer Care team on 01495 235323.

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

New Opening Hours

Please note that from Monday 5th October, Caerphilly Council’s Libraries opening hours changed.

The new hours for Ystrad Mynach Library are:

Monday 09:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Bank Holidays)
Tuesday 09:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:00
Thursday 09:30 – 13:00
Friday 09:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00
Saturday 09:30 – 13:00


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
Friday 1st January 2016 Collecting Saturday 2nd January

Commercial Recycling Services

RecycleAll 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

Ystrad Mynach Footfall October 2015

Ystrad Mynach - 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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