November 2002

RETAIL PLANS FOR CALDICOT
Plans have been put forward for a retail park on the Caldicot Trading Estate. The plans include provision for stores such as Comet or Curry's and a large DIY store, but not for a food store. There would also be additional office space. In a separate development. Governors of Caldicot Comprehensive School have been approached by the Caldicot Regeneration Group to determine their attitude to the possible sale of approximately four acres of school playing fields for the building of a supermarket.

CRIME UP
Figures released by Gwent police show that between April and September 2002 the number of crimes in the Caldicot area increased by 11% compared to the same months of 2000. Violent crimes fell from 152 to 120 but burglaries increased from 23 to 45.

SIGN OF THE TIMES
A sign illustrating some of the features of Caldicot's history is to be erected near the Cross. It was designed by Ron Lapthorn and has been approved by Caldicot Regeneration Committee. The £3,000 cost will be met by a grant from Monmouthshire County Council.

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