CHARGED WITH THEFT
County Councilor Graham Powell, who represents Caldicot’s Severnside
ward, has been charged on ten counts of theft and two of forgery. Detective
sergeant Davies of Cwmbran police said that the charges related to the
alleged theft of £24,700 from elderly relatives. Councilor Powell
has denied all the charges.
NEEDLE EXCHANGE SCHEME
Caldicot town council has called for a needle exchange scheme for drug
users to be set up in the town. The call follows the discovery of a number
of discarded syringes in the stand at Caldicot Town football club.
Monmouthshire county Council has given permission for up to four acres
of Caldicot Comprehensive School’s playing field to be sold for
the building of a supermarket. At present, however, it is not clear whether
the land will actually be sold. School governors have declared that they
will only give the scheme their backing under very strict conditions.
Caldicot’s closed circuit television system is now up and running,
with colour pictures from the six town centre cameras being transmitted
to a control centre in Caerphilly.
A new recycling centre has opened at Caldicot’s Pill Farm Industrial
Estate. The centre, run by Monmouthshire County Recycling with county
council backing, will distribute boxes to householders and arrange for
the collection of recycled materials. Details of the scheme can be obtained
on 01291 430550.
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