Magor brewery, one of Caldicot’s leading employers, is to create
38 new jobs following the opening of a new bottling hall. The new plant
is capable of filling 50,000 bottles of Stella Artois per hour. The brewery
already employs 462 people.
Caldicot councillors have criticised the new CCTV system as being ineffective
in the fight against crime. They say the picture quality is poor at night
and that because the cameras are not sheathed it is easy for wrong-doers
to see when they are trained in their direction.
JAILED FOR ATTACK ON MILKMAN
Carl Vincent, aged 24, was sentenced to ten months in prison after being
found guilty of assaulting Caldicot milkman Bruce Lawrence. His brother,
Matthew Vincent, aged 16, was given a four month curfew order, including
electronic tagging, for his part in the attack. The unprovoked and drunken
attack took place while Mr Lawrence was on his milk round at 1.15 a.m.
on April 4.
Caldicot’s Derek Upton, well known for his years of voluntary work
as a nature and coastal warden, had been honoured by having an education
centre named after him. The centre, at Magor Moor nature reserve, was
opened by David Bellamy.
County Councillor Graham Powell is to appeal against the decision of Monmouthshire
County Council to suspend him for allegedly bullying two social workers.
FOOTBALL BID SCUPPERED
Caldicot Women’s football team has failed in its attempt to join
the English “pyramid” league system after their move was blocked
by the Welsh Football Association. The club was not satisfied with the
standard of play within Wales and was looking to England for a greater
challenge. As a result of the failure to achieve a move, the club has
now rejoined the welsh league but has withdrawn from the women’s
FA cup competition.
The cheapest house for sale in Caldicot in August 2003 was a three bedroom
mid-terrace without garage at £84,950.
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