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Caerphilly County Borough gets cash boost for transport

Published in News at 09:56, Friday June 5th, 2015. Last updated at 10:44, Friday June 5th, 2015

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Caerphilly County Borough is to get a slice of a £27 million transport cash boost from the Welsh Government.

In total, Caerphilly County Borough Council will get £493,000 for the following projects:

• £120,000 for improvements to public transport infrastructure.

• £15,000 for speed reduction works at Hengoed Avenue, Cefn Hengoed.

• £90,000 to provide road safety education and training.

• £36,000 for cycle storage for St James Primary, Abercarn Primary, Trinant Primary, Hendredenny Primary and Markham Primary schools.

• £232,000 for a 20mph zone, pedestrian crossing and traffic calming measures for Rhiw Syr Dafydd and Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen in Oakdale.

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  • Tax payer

    This is not Welsh Government money but Westminster money. It’s funny that when cuts come about the Welsh Government are quick enough to point out that the budget for Wales is handed down from those nasty old Tories but any good news story and the money is good old Welsh Labour!

    • Trefor Bond

      You must realise that ALLmoney used by the Welsh Assembly is `settlement` money from OUR UK government?. God forbid we should all feel grateful to the Tories. That really would be the time to do a SNP in Wales.

    • Dean Cooperfield-West

      We both know a Labour Government is as competent at managing money as Kathryn Szrodecki is at managing her obesity.

  • Tax payer

    This is not Welsh Government money but Westminster money. It’s funny that when cuts come about the Welsh Government are quick enough to point out that the budget for Wales is handed down from those nasty old Tories but any good news story and the money is good old Welsh Labour!

    • Trefor Bond

      You must realise that ALLmoney used by the Welsh Assembly is `settlement` money from OUR UK government?. God forbid we should all feel grateful to the Tories. That really would be the time to do a SNP in Wales.

    • Dean Cooperfield-West

      We both know a Labour Government is as competent at managing money as Kathryn Szrodecki is at managing her obesity.

  • Paul.

    Tax payer is spot on, when colleges, libraries, leisure centres, public toilets and any council run service is scrapped and closed the Welsh roll out their same tired excuse…”it’s the evil Tories in Westminster who have cut our spending”, but when they’re throwing money at an airport, fancy paving slabs in a town centre or a £36’000 shed to put bikes in then it’s the marvellous Welsh Assembly who are generously paying for something with their huge piles of cash and we should all be grateful for it.

    £90’000 for road safety education and training….isn’t it the responsibility of parents to teach their children road safety, why does it cost £90’000 to tell somebody that roads are dangerous and if you step out in front of a moving vehicle chances are you’re going to be killed.

  • Paul.

    Tax payer is spot on, when colleges, libraries, leisure centres, public toilets and any council run service is scrapped and closed the Welsh roll out their same tired excuse…”it’s the evil Tories in Westminster who have cut our spending”, but when they’re throwing money at an airport, fancy paving slabs in a town centre or a £36’000 shed to put bikes in then it’s the marvellous Welsh Assembly who are generously paying for something with their own cash and we should all be grateful for it.

    £90’000 for road safety education and training….isn’t it the responsibility of parents to teach their children road safety, why does it cost £90’000 to tell somebody that roads are dangerous and if you step out in front of a moving vehicle chances are you’re going to be killed.