More than 2,000 residents have put their names to a petition against planned car parking charges at country parks in the borough.
Under the proposals, visitors to the parks will be charged for car parking in a bid to raise an estimated £80,000 a year for the council.
The plans, currently under public notice, could result in charges at Parc Cwm Darran, Parc Penallta, Pen y Fan Pond, Sirhowy Valley Country Park and Park Coetir Bargoed.
A cost of £1 for two hours, £3 daily and £50 for the year will be charged seven days a week should the plans go ahead. Disabled badge holders will pay £1 for three hours.
The print and online petition, presented to the council by Plaid Cymru group leader Colin Mann, was organised by resident Lynne Hughes-Williams.
In a letter accompanying the petition, Mrs Hughes-Williams has called for a public meeting on the issue.
She said: “The strength of feeling against the proposed car parking charges is such that within two weeks of the petition being started over 2,000 signatures have been obtained.
“There are 17 pages of supporters’ comments on the proposed car parking charges and the impact that such charges would have.”
Caerphilly County Borough Council has previously defended the plans citing budget pressures because of UK Government cuts.