BAN ON COUNCILLOR
The six-month suspension from Monmouthshire County Council of Councilor
Graham Powell (Severn Ward) has been upheld following an appeal. Councilor
Powell was originally suspended by the council’s standards committee
after allegedly threatening to “throw a social worker out of a window”.
High Severn Bridge tolls have led Caldicot businessman Terry Hicks to
threaten to move his haulage business away from Caldicot and into England.
Mr Hicks says that his company pays £3,000 per month in tolls and
that he regards these as an unfair additional form of taxation.
The council tax rates on homes in Caldicot were announced as follows:
Band A: £620.18
Band B: £723.53
Band C: £826.90
Band D: £930.26
Band E: £1136.99
Band F: £1343.72
Band G: £1550.44
Band H: £1860.53
Seven people were arrested following a brawl outside the Cross Inn on
the night of Saturday 19 March. A shop window was smashed and a police
jacket stolen from a police car.
Concord Discount Stores were fined £1,500 for selling fireworks
from their Caldicot shop to a child under 16 years of age. Monmouthshire
trading standards office mounted an operation in which a 15 year old boy
was sent to buy fireworks in 32 shops around the county.
<< February 2004
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