December 2001

ASYLUM SEEKERS TO COME TO CALDICOT
Monmouthshire County Council has decided to make five houses in Caldicot available to Asylum seekers. A further five houses are to be allocated in Abergavenny.

HEADTEACHER TO RETIRE
Mr John Norwood, who has been headteacher at Caldicot Comprehensive School for 20 years, announced to staff and governors that he will be retiring at the end of the school year.

MBE FOR ROGIET COUNCILLOR
Gerald Robbins, County Councillor for Rogiet, was awarded an MBE in the new year's honours list. Councillor Robbins, who stands as an Independent, has served on Monmouthshire County Council since 1986. During 2000/2001 he was leader of the council.

CALDICOT ACTOR HITS THE SMALL SCREEN
Caldicot's Ian Virgo appeared in BBC TV's Casualty series as a suspected thief who had been bitten by a snake. Ian has also played a leading role as John Waddekk, a US soldier in the Ridley Scott epic Black Hawk Down, which opens in March 2002.

HEAD TEACHER LEGAL COSTS MOUNT UP
The legal bill incurred by Monmouthshire County Council in the Marjory Evans case amounted to 77,460. A further bill is expected to be incurred when negotiations for compensation to Mrs Evans have been completed.

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