A major fire which destroyed much of the BEC vehicle hire business on
Caldicot's Severn Bridge industrial estate is being treated as possible
arson. Seven appliances from all over Gwent attended the fire, which caused
damage to buildings and vehicles to an estimated value of £300,000.
Anybody with information is urged to phone local police on 01291 623993.
SCHOOL LAND SALE
Monmouthshire County Council has agreed in principle to sell approximately
four acres of land presently used by the comprehensive school. The land
has been identified by consultants as a possible site for a new supermarket.
School governors have already given their agreement in principle as long
as the income from its sale is used on improving the school site and that
there is no net loss of provision for games and P.E. lessons. It appears,
however, that some of the information given to the council was incorrect.
Councillor Mike Smith is reported in the local press as saying that the
land was "scrubland" which had "no useful purpose for school
activities". It is understood, however, that the land includes a
large corner of the school playing field, including an existing football
SET TO COME ON LINE
Caldicot's closed circuit television cameras, which aim to cut crime in
the town centre, are due to come on line next month.
MESS CAUSES CONCERN
The problem of dog's messing on the town's playing areas continues to
cause concern. Town councillor David Evans has continued to raise the
matter at council meetings. Mike Hobbs, Chairman of Caldicot mini-rugby
reported that a young player had to be have blood tests after getting
some in his mouth during a game at the town's Longfellow Road ground,
while a games lesson at St Mary's Primary School had to be cancelled because
there was so much on the school field.
MAN ON GUN CHARGES
A Newport man was remanded in custody at Newport Crown Court on charges
of possessing a gun and threatening to kill two members of the public
and two police officers on the night of Saturday 19 January.
HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest house advertised for sale in Caldicot at the end of January
is a two-bedroom semi-detached with off-road parking and gardens, with
an asking price of £89,950.
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