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Community Project Expands in Caerphilly Town Centre The LoveCaerphilly community project is expanding into a vacant café situated next door to its current premises at the top of Cardiff Road. The LoveCaerphilly Family Coffee House is scheduled to open on Valentines Day (14th February) and is the latest phase of the outreach project which works with local families to provide help and support running groups and courses including: Parent and Baby Groups, Parent and Toddler Groups, Kids Clubs and Finance Management / Healthy Living courses. Project Manager Jeremy Davey said: “The new coffee house will support our groups and courses; our aim is to provide the people we are supporting with the very best facilities at the heart of their community. This is an exciting time for LoveCaerphilly as we build on a hugely successful first year and begin to expand the project” For more information go to the projects Facebook page http://FB.com/LoveCaerphilly
Still Blooming in Caerphilly after 60 Years! This year S. Jones Florist celebrates 60 years in Caerphilly town centre. Located in Cardiff Road the family run business is now run by the 3rd generation of the Jones family. Neil Jones who runs the business with his brother Anthony commented: “In the last 60 years Caerphilly has changed a lot, but the business my grandfather built is still here. My brother and I are proud that our business is an independent greengrocer and florist that offers great customer service and we would like to thank all our customers for their loyalty over the years”
New Burger King Store to Open in Caerphilly Town Centre On Saturday 6th February Burger King opens its new restaurant in Caerphilly town centre. The 48 seat restaurant, which is located in the Castle Court Shopping Centre opposite Boots, is only the second in the UK in the new ‘garden grill’ style and will create between 25-30 jobs for local people.
Costa Coffee to Open in Blackwood Town Centre National coffee chain Costa Coffee begins work on its new Blackwood store today. Over the coming weeks the former Coed Duon public house located in the centre of the town on High Street will be transformed into a new Costa Coffee store with over 50 seats. The opening is scheduled for late March. Bobby Khangura the franchisee said: “We are really looking forward to coming to Blackwood town centre, as a brand Costa Coffee is all about bringing the community together so as well as serving great coffee, we will be creating some exciting social events”
How the 1950’s Changed the High Street The evolution of our modern day high street is being chartered in a new BBC2 series ‘Back in Time‘. The programmes feature a modern day family the Ashby Hawkins as they journey through the decades starting in 1950. In the first programme the family swap their gadget filled lifestyle for the austerity of the 1950’s. As they travel through the decade they witness the birth of modern day consumerism and the arrival of revolutionary household appliances: the washing machine, the fridge and the vacuum cleaner. These new products drastically changed not only people’s lives, but also how they shopped for home furnishings and heralded the introduction of higher purchase (HP). In the next programme to be shown on 9th February at 8pm, the family enter the 1960’s where they experience the cultural explosion of music, fashion and clothes which would again alter the face of our high street’s.