AGAINST CALDICOT HEAD DROPPED
Controversial Caldicot headteacher, Marjorie Evans has been the subject
of new allegations of assault against a pupil at St Mary’s Junior
School. The parents of the eleven year old girl concerned are said to
be very angry after police decided not to proceed with the case due to
lack of evidence.
SPECTACULAR TO GO AHEAD
Following the securing of adequate funding, the proposed historical spectacular
at Caldicot Castle is to go ahead this summer. The spectacular, Footprints
in the Sands of Time, will involve over 100 actors along with pyrotechnics,
huge projected images and sound effects. Local people are being asked
to join in, either as actors or in support roles of every time. Participation
forms have been placed in Caldicot Library.
Police are warning parents of babies to be on their guard after a bogus
health visitor was reported to have gained entry to a Caldicot home and
examined a child. The woman was described as being about 30 years old,
wearing navy trousers and jacket with an identity pin.
The newly formed Severnside Forum (see Archive: November 2003) has given
its support in principle to a proposal made by town councilor Jimmy Harris
for a landscaped heritage trail incorporating footpaths and cycle routes
linking Magor, Undy, Rogiet, Caldicot, Caerwent, Portskewett and Sudbrook.
At present the scheme is merely a suggestion to be offered to Monmouthshire
County Council and no funding has been allocated to the project. The role
of the Forum, established by Monmouthshire County Council as a means of
engaging with local opinion, remains controversial in some circles, with
County Councilor Graham Powell arguing that the body is unconstitutional.
LOSS OF EVIDENCE
Local police have been criticised after the loss of a vital CCTV tape
led to the collapse of a case against two men accused of a brutal assault
on a Caldicot factory worker.
The Welsh language took another step forward in Caldicot with the establishment
of a parents’ and toddlers’ Welsh reading group at Caldicot
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of January 2004 was a two-bedroomed end of terrace property
with allocated parking spaces at £104,950.
<< January 2004
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