February 2004

FRESH CHARGES 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.

HISTORICAL 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.

BOGUS HEALTH VISITOR WARNING
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.

FORUM DISCUSSES HERITAGE TRAIL
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.

OUTRAGE AT 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.

WELSH GROUP FOR TODDLERS
The Welsh language took another step forward in Caldicot with the establishment of a parents’ and toddlers’ Welsh reading group at Caldicot Library.

PROPERTY WATCH
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.

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