Newbridge is a small, quiet hamlet, there are no manufactories whatsoever and only two or three small collieries" (Levels). So wrote the editor of Salter's Directory in 1859, around 150 years ago. Read more in our history section.
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Don't forget the Wedding Video.......
Emerald Media Productions
A&E Unit needed at Ystrad Fawr Hospital
A petition for A & E Unit needed at Ystrad Fawr Hospital and to also scrap the South Wales Plan for the NHS that would leave us with only 4-5 A&Es from Llanelli to Chepstow.
Newbridge business opportunities
Newbridge is strategically located at the cross roads of the A472 and A467. Together with the recently re-opened passenger railway line to Cardiff, and new pedestrian bridge linking the rail and bus services, these links make Newbridge an important transport hub. It now plays a crucial role in the accessibility of services to the catchment population. The town has been recognised as a 'Key Settlement' in the Local Development Plan for County Borough of Caerphilly. The centre has over 60 independent, locally owned businesses.
For nearly 100 years the prosperity of Newbridge depended on the local collieries, namely Celynen North, Celynen South and Graig Fawr, which employed thousands of workers in their heyday. Key developments have helped lay the foundations for the long term, sustainable regeneration of the town.
In December 2008, the Ebbw Valley Railway re-opened for passenger services for the first time in over forty years, linking Ebbw Vale to Cardiff. The conversion of the former freight railway line to provide an hourly passenger service has had significant regeneration benefits and provides an environmentally sustainable alternative to the car.
Calzaghe Bridge, opened in 2009, spans both the railway line and the River Ebbw and connects key parts of the town centre together – the comprehensive school and leisure facilities on the east bank of the river, the town centre shops and services on the western bank and the railway station and park and ride facility in between. This was a fundamentally important contribution towards making Newbridge a unified and accessible town centre.
The town accommodates a number of light industries and the Axiom factory. It has the potential to provide further employment for the district it serves. With its modern leisure centre, rugby ground and historic Workmen's Hall and Institute, the town has the potential to develop as a leisure and cultural centre serving a wide area of the Mid Valleys.
With its excellent communication links, its concentration of retail and service enterprises and its employment potential, the town centre is a focus of opportunity.
Newbridge is currently benefit from major improvements throughout the town centre. To read more Click Here
NEW FOR 2013
Newbridge-Online are pleased to launch Newbridge-Online TV. This is where you'll now find all the videos and films in one place related to local events from documentaries and short films to local occasions like weddings, school plays, proms and news. Eventually we will include old and new films and if you have anything that may be of interest, please let us know
News & Articles
Some local sites
Emerald Media Productions - Experienced Event Videographer, Weddings, Parties, Equestrian, etc
Knights Diy - Abercarn - for all your DIY, Pet Products, Tools and Garden Accessories
Hoppys Hot Wheels - Quad Bikes,
Gwent Vintage Wedding Car Hire - Vintage car hire for Weddings and all those Special Occasions
The Otter - 2 for 1 menu's, real ales, children's play area
Newbridge Rugby Club - A good warm welcome
Newbridge Comprehensive School - Center of Excellence.