April 2000

Complaints that the people of Caldicot are suffering because the town has only one supermarket, giving Somerfields a local monopoly, have resulted in Monmouthshire County Council commissioning a survey of retail shopping patterns in the town. County Councillor Mike Smith, who raised the issue, also used the County Council Planning Committee meeting to draw attention to the number of empty shops in Caldicot.

Caldicot police are using the camcorder presented to them by Caldicot Town Council to monitor the behaviour of youths in the town centre during the daytime. The move is in response to complaints from residents, shopkeepers and shoppers about the activities of school pupils at lunchtimes.

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