LIFE FOR CHILD
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
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)
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.
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has withdrawn its designated phone line for repeat prescriptions and will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.
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
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.
Caldicot Community Website