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  • "Caerphilly will now never improve.

    I agree with Councilor Blackman, but in the real world the corrupt nature of Caerphilly council will ensure honesty and need will be trodden into the dirt.

    Reynolds was chair of the senior management pay panel which gave many hundreds of thousands of our money to bully boy officials, he did and will do nothing, this man has had a new library for Aberbargoed, outside of the council policy, in return he gave more money to tenth rate managers.

    Leon Gardner, when he lost his seat in Blackwood resigned from the Labour party and accused residents of betraying him, he pledged when selected for Markham to "march the coffins down to Ty Penalta until Caerphilly drop plans to make Bedwellty cemetery a lawn cemetery. Despite voting for the plans, to date no coffins have been marched. Gardner has true to form done nothing!

    To anyone who thought Caerphilly could not get any worse, dream on Caerphilly will now become a more aggressive and bullying place to be. Reynolds has no thought of loosing his seat, the people of Aberbargoed are among the the poorest in Wales,but will they ever vote for anyone other than Labour and risk their benefits? not a chance in hell will they.

    Sheeple only vote Labour no matter how wretched they are, how rotten they are or how useless they are. The Welsh valleys are among the poorest in the EU but still the benefits culture vote for Labour, no matter how often they betray us the sheeple vote them.

    Caerphilly just became much much poorer no thought no conscience and no ability thats Reynolds and Labour Caerphilly, when senior managers are given sacks of our money by Reynolds and Reynolds is given the leadership of a rotten council."
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Postcode lottery

First published in Letters

COUNCIL tax payers of Caerphilly CB Council have to ask themselves what they think their council will look like by the next election, in May 2017? Also, how much do they think they will be paying for it?

They realise some wards have enjoyed more and better services than others and don't see this as fair.

Further cuts of £13m were proposed to discretionary services at the April meeting of the council. This time, the Labour Party, which has political control, 50-23, will have to show its fairness in how these cuts will impact upon each ward.

They will need to show exactly how much each ward is worth to the council, producing income and expenditure accounts for each service delivered to the wards. Only this way can decisions be made fairly and accurately. I agree with the unions, voluntary retirement and redundancies should be offered in the first instance.

As for privatisation, one solution would be staff management buyouts, based on the John Lewis model, where each employee has part-ownership of the company., a share of its annual profits, and a say in how it is run. Cllr Mrs Anne Blackman Nelson Ward Independent Treharris

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