SEPTEMBER 2003

MORE JOBS AT BREWERY
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.

CCTV CRITICISED
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.

THUG 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 MAN HONOURED
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.

COUNCILLOR APPEALS
County Councillor Graham Powell is to appeal against the decision of Monmouthshire County Council to suspend him for allegedly bullying two social workers.

WOMEN’S 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 As a result of the failure to achieve a move, the club has now rejoined the welsh league but has withdrawn from the women’s FA cup competition.

PROPERTY WATCH
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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