March 2003

LIFE FOR CHILD KILLER
A 39 year old Caldicot father has been jailed for life at Cardiff Crown Court following his conviction for the murder of his baby son. The judge refused a call from the press to release the man's name. (See December 2002 archive)

ADAM'S KILLER HAD NO LICENSE
An inquest was told that the driver who killed Adam Burchill, a seven year old Caldicot boy, was driving illegally. Susan Morgan only had a provisional license and did not have a full license. However, the coroner ruled that the death was accidental and stated that Morgan was not to blame since there was no time to avoid the child when he ran out into the road. (See September 2002 archive)

ANCIENT FISHING TRADITION SAVED
Fishermen from the Caldicot area have been successful in their campaign to persuade the Environment Agency to revise its ban on laver net fishing at Black Rock. The ban was originally proposed as part of Severn Estuary Salmon Action Plan in order to conserve salmon stocks. However, following the campaign, the Environment Agency replaced the ban with a cap on licenses. Only seven licenses a year will be issued.

PRESCRIPTION SERVICE FAILING
County Councillor Bill Edwards is investigating complaints from residents about the prescription service at Grayhill Surgery. Caldicot Medical Group has withdrawn its designated phone line for repeat prescriptions and will only allow such prescriptions to be picked up within certain hours.

WELSH LANGUAGE
The Cymrification of Caldicot continues with the creation of a Welsh reading group at Caldicot Library. Intensive Welsh Language classes are also scheduled to begin at the library.

CAST OUT OF THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Caldicot town councillor John Thomas has protested to Cherry Trees Nursing Home after his 24 year old autistic daughter, was given notice from her job as a cleaner because the home is not prepared to pay her the minimum wage required by law.

INTERNET FOR ALL
The People's Network went on line in Caldicot library, giving free internet and e-mail use to all library users.

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