DISPUTE ON FUTURE
OF PLAYING FIELDS
has broken out amongst town councillors over the future of Caldicot's
George V Playing Fields. Newly-elected independent councillor James Harris
has called for discussion on proposals to develop part of the site for
a supermarket as part of the town's regeneration plans. The majority of
councillors, however, believe that the playing fields, which are held
in trust under a constitution that states that they should be held in
perpetuity for leisure purposes, should remain untouched.
DRUGGIES TO BLAME
FOR CAR THEFTS
Caldicot police say that they believe
a gang of drug users from outside the area were responsible for a spate
of thefts from cars in Caldicot and Rogiet. CD players, electrical tools
and fishing equipment were amongst the items stolen.
In a separate operation earlier in the month,
eleven people were arrested following drugs raids in Caldicot. Police
report that there are now 30 registered heroin addicts in the town.
Caldicot fireman Daren Austin and
his Turkish wife Emel have been reunited after fears that she would not
be granted permission to live in Britain. After a long delay, immigration
officials decided that Emel should be allowed to join her husband in Caldicot.
Professional skaters performed at the new Caldicot Skatepark
as part of the official opening. Youth workers welcomed the park as a
way of getting youngsters off the streets and out of the town centre.
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