ACCUSED OF GRAVE MISTAKE
Relatives of people buried in Caldicot cemetery criticised the town council
for “desecrating” memorials when 135 gravestones were laid
flat during safety checks. A petition signed by 300 people was presented
at a special meeting. Council members expressed regret for any distress
called but pointed out that clear notice had been given and that the checks
had been recommended by the Health and Safety Executive.
Monmouthshire museum Service reported a record rise in the number of people
visiting Caldicot Castle.
DIES IN FIRE
Pensioner Shirley Pettyjohns, aged 69, died following a fire in her first
floor bedroom at her flat in Elm Road, Caldicot.
Arrangements have been made for a mobile needle exchange unit to visit
Caldicot once a week to allow addicts to exchange dirty needles and syringes
for clean ones. The move follows complaints that dirty needles had been
found discarded near the town playing fields. It is estimated that there
are 40 drug addicts in Caldicot.
The cheapest house for sale in Caldicot in October 2003 was a three bedroom
semi detached property in Betjeman Avenue without garage at £93,000.
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