December 2004

SUDDEN DEATH OF CALDICOT VICAR
The Vicar of Caldicot, the Rev Canon Derek Jones, died suddenly after collapsing in the town centre. “Father Derek”, as he was widely known, moved to Caldicot in 2001. He was born in Yorkshire but had spent many years in Wales, learning to speak Welsh fluently. He was 61.

MAN KILLED ON RAILWAY LINE
21 year old Caldicot man Gareth Morgan was killed when he was hit by a train on the line between Caldicot Station and Pill Level Crossing on 14 December. It is thought that he had been suffering from depression since the death of his mother.

FOOD STORE TO CLOSE
Caldicot residents may face major inconvenience in January if the town’s only supermarket, Somerfield’s, closes during planned development work. No details of the length of any closure have been released by the company.

ROMAN SITE PROTECTED
The remains of a farmstead dating from Roman times are to be left untouched by planned housing development in the Church road area. The site, which was discovered in 1995, has been scheduled to ensure that it is preserved. There are no plans for excavation of the site in the immediate future.

COUNCILLORS DISCUSS CONTROL OF CEMETERY
Caldicot Town Council has asked Monmouthshire County Council to take control of the town’s cemetery. Supporters of the move argue that the town council does not have the finances to meet the escalating costs, particularly in the light of tighter health and safety requirements. Monmouthshire County Council’s legal; department is considering the matter before it is put to councillors.

CYBER CAFE CALL
Caldicot town councillors have called for a youth centre and cyber cafe to be established in the town.

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