Council leader urges Caerphilly residents to give Plaid four more years
The Plaid Cymru leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council has urged the public to give the party four more years in local government.
Councillor Allan Pritchard, leader of the council, told Plaid’s spring conference in Ffos Las, Carmarthenshire: “I’m immensely proud of what has been achieved.
“One of key priorities has been to help families and individuals in these difficult financial times. Energy, food and fuel bills have been rocketing while job insecurity has grown and council tax is a significant part of the monthly household budget.
“That is why we decided to peg council tax for the last two years. We felt residents needed support and over four years the increase on the Band D rate has been the lowest in Wales and thanks to the Plaid led Caerphilly council, we now has the lowest council tax level of any of the South Wales Valley authorities.
“While we have kept bills down by tackling issues such as the number of senior managers and bureaucracy in general, we have also ensured that excellent frontline services have been maintained.
“This is not a Westminster election or one for the National Assembly, it is one about who can run your local services better. I hope the public will look at our record and give Plaid four more years in control of Caerphilly.”
Cllr Pritchard listed the opening of new libraries in Bargoed, Risca and Blackwood, the introduction of a training scheme for youngsters and the regeneration of town centres as some of Plaid’s achievements while in power in Caerphilly County Borough.
He also outlined some of Plaid’s plans for the future including spending £92m on schools, £19m on roads and new libraries for Abercarn and Caerphilly town.
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