MAY 2003

COMPLEX GETS GO-AHEAD
Monmouthshire County Council’s planning committee has given approval for a shopping and office complex to be built on the Severn Bridge Industrial Estate at Caldicot. The approval was given in spite of objections from Caldicot Chamber of Commerce, which fears that the scheme will take trade away from established businesses in the town centre.

SCHOOL FENCES TO PROTECT CHILDREN
Two Caldicot schools, St Mary’s Primary and Caldicot Comprehensive, are planning to erect fences around their grounds in an attempt to improve the safety of pupils and keep out unwelcome visitors. The fence at the Comprehensive School is due to go up in July. At St Mary’s plans have been delayed by the fact that public rights of way run through the grounds.

WEAPONS HANDED IN
About 20 weapons were handed in to Caldicot police during a weapons amnesty. They included a Remington rifle, shotguns, air pistols, a sword and a crossbow.

TWINNING BACK ON TRACK
The visit to Caldicot by a party from the French town of Morieres, which was called off in April as a result of the Iraq war, looks set to go ahead during the summer. Jean Barrett, who has led the twinning scheme in Morieres, denied that the original postponement was a political protest against British involvement in the war.

CHOIR CELEBRATES
Caldicot Male Voice Choir celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special concert attended by 700 people at Caldicot Leisure Centre.

FOOTBALL
Caldicot Town finished the season in third place in Welsh League Division Three.

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