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  • "caerphilly cbc have never supported newbridge or blackwood because they have spent all their money up in bargoed.
    There are many empty shops in blackwood but the only place they are interested in is the blackwood gate retail park. Sommerfied has been empty for years where is the effort of the council to get someone in that store. Perhaps they are suddenly making the effort because of steve reynolds and picturedrome opening the maxime cinema in blackwood off their own backs.
    Too late!! Newbridge is dying on its feet because of the new pavements scheme (touted as a so called regeneration) and caerphilly couldn't care less. The new pavements in newbridge are full of chewing gum, the black bollards are dangerous and not disabled friendly and vehicles can now drive onto the pavements. The police station is closing and the toilets have been shut. Thanks caerphilly cbc for nothing for newbridge and not much else for blackwood either."
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Caerphilly shoppers urged to buy local

(6325105)CHOOSE THE HIGH STREET: Simon and Trish Fowler, owners of Must Have Music on Blackwood High Street, with councillor Ken James.

(6325105)CHOOSE THE HIGH STREET: Simon and Trish Fowler, owners of Must Have Music on Blackwood High Street, with councillor Ken James.

First published in News

RESIDENTS and visitors in Caerphilly county borough are being encouraged to ‘Choose the High Street’ through a campaign to raise awareness of what is on offer in the area’s town centres.

The aim is to stress the importance of consumer choice and build on sustained town centre use during the past couple of years.

Last summer Blackwood saw an increase in people, from 715,229 in 2012 to 762,570 (6.6 per cent).

“We remain committed to keeping our economies thriving, and this campaign aims to encourage residents and visitors to our county borough to utilise our town centres,” said councillor Ken James, cabinet member for regeneration.

The council-run campaign is also geared to actively encouraging businesses to open in town centres.

Simon and Trish Fowler, owners of Must Have Music and Impact, have recently relocated their business onto Blackwood High Street.

“We are proud to be part of the Choose the High Street campaign.” said Mr Fowler.Details on the ‘Choose the High Street’ campaign are at or by calling 01443 866213.

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