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November 2016

Business Rates Changes

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is updating the rateable value of all business properties.

This is known as revaluation and will come into effect from 1 April 2017.

The VOA generally reassesses all rateable values in England and Wales every five years based on a property’s open market rental value on a fixed date, although the last revaluation was in 2010. The next revaluation will be based on rental values on 1 April 2015.

You are able to check the draft rateable value of your property from October by visiting a specially created view my valuation section on the Valuation Office Agency website at:


Choose the High Street – Christmas

CTHS Christmas Voucher Cover 2016
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 112 offers.

The vouchers will be valid from 14th 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 voucher booklets from the Library on High Street & Tesco. Voucher booklets will also be given away at all of the Council’s Christmas events and via local schools.

For the first time this year, we are using bus adverts to promote our local town centres as shopping destinations this Christmas. Information on the scheme will also be available on the Council’s website and social media.

E-mail News Bulletins

stay-connectedCaerphilly County Borough Council now operates a new e-mail alert system – Stay Connected.

This free system is your opportunity to stay up-to-date with things that matter to you by receiving an e-mail straight to your inbox.

Topics include the weekly town centre footfall index, town centre news, roadworks and jobs.

To sign up and view the full range of topics, please visit the Council’s website at and click on the “Stay Connected” icon on the top link of the screen.

Welcome to Ystrad Mynach

We welcome a new business to Ystrad Mynach.

Marmaris Barber Shop has opened on Penallta Road.

Christmas Events Programme

The Council’s Events Team has been busy preparing its Christmas events programme.

These free events offer something for all the family, so why not pop along and have a fun-filled day out?

Ystrad Mynach Festive Fayre Saturday 19th November
11:00 – 17:00
Bargoed Christmas Market Saturday 26th November
10:00 – 16:00
Risca Christmas Market Saturday 26th November
12:00 – 17:30
Blackwood Christmas Market Saturday 3rd December
09:00 – 17:00
Saturday 4th December
10:00 – 16:00
Caerphilly Christmas Market Saturday 10th December
09:00 – 17:00
Saturday 11th December
10:00 – 16:00
Bargoed Ice Rink Wednesday 14th December –
Sunday 18th December
River of Light Parade Thursday 22nd December 18:30

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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