October 2002

DISPUTE ON FUTURE OF PLAYING FIELDS
An argument 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.

LOVE TRIUMPHS
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.

SKATEPARK LAUNCHED
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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