August 2001

RESERVOIR STAYS CLOSED
Wentwood reservoir, which normally supplies water to Caldicot, is to remain closed after being infected by blue-green algae. The reservoir has not been used for water supply for some 12 months since the potentially-poisonous algae was discovered. Officials from Welsh Water are still unable to say when it will be reused. In the meantime Caldicot is receiving water from other reservoirs.

SHOPPING
Caldicot's selection of shops improved during August with the opening of a 'Be Wise' store on the long-empty 'Kwik Save' site and of 'Tops n Bottoms', a ladies' fashion shop, in Wesley Buildings.

REGENERATION
Caldicot Regeneration Group and Monmouthshire County Council are working together to raise the profile of the town. Plans are being discussed for banners in the town centre and other marketing initiatives. A newsletter giving details of events of run by local organisations and groups is to be published.

GRANNY POWER
It wasn't just 16-18 year olds who were celebrating exam successes at Caldicot Comprehensive School. They were joined by grandmother Judith Reed who has just added an A grade in ceramics to the six GCSE and A Levels she has passed in seven years of part-time study at the school.

THE NAKED TRUTH
Parents of three Caldicot youths were given the naked truth by police, who delivered verbal warnings to the youngsters in front of their parents after they had been caught 'streaking' through the Brookside old people's complex.

CCTV
The installation of closed-circuit television cameras in Caldicot town centre came a step closer with the grant of 440,000 from the Welsh Assembly to Monmouthshire County Council. The money will be used to buy 24 cameras and transmission equipment to be used throughout the county. Although no decisions have yet been published on the location of the cameras, it is thought likely that Caldicot will get a share.

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