town council has given its support in principle to a scheme for a university
campus, science and business park with warehouses and a railway station
on land near Severn Tunnel Junction. The Gateway to Wales scheme has the
backing of P&O Developments and could create 10,000 jobs. The council
has called for a detailed report to be considered at a future meeting
before making its recommendations to Monmouthshire County Council.
An ancient form of fishing which
has been practised in the Caldicot area for centuries, is under threat
following proposals from the Environment Agency to conserve salmon stocks
by banning lave net fishing for a decade. The Black Rock Lave Net Fisherman's
Association has collected 1,600 names on a petition protesting against
the ban and has received an expression of support from Monmouthshire County
Mr Scott Young has been appointed to take charge of the
closed circuit television scheme being planned for Caldicot and the other
towns of Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire County Council hopes to have the
scheme operational by the end of 2002.
The Severnside area of Caldicot was the only area in Monmouthshire
to show an increase in crime according to a report received by Monmouthshire
County Council . Councillor Jim Higginsion, who represents Caldicot, pointed
out that the rise is largely due to thefts from the large number of building
sites in the area and does not represent a true picture for Caldicot as
Fourteen year old Andrew 'Ziggy' Niblett, a pupil at Caldicot
Comprehensive School, has qualified as a soccer referee after scoring
91% in the Gwent County Football Association exams.
Skateboarders who use the new skate park at Caldicot Leisure
Centre have joined together to with staff from Monmouthshire Youth Service
to paint out graffiti that had appeared around the park.
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