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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Caldicot town councillors have called for a youth centre and cyber cafe
to be established in the town.
<< November 2004
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