February 2005

COUNCIL APPROVES SCHOOL FIELD SALE
Monmouthshire County Council has put forward a proposal to sell part of the Caldicot Comprehensive School sports field for the building of a supermarket. A spokesperson for the school pointed out that the school’s governors have not been informed. The issue was considered by the governors some years ago, when it was agreed to consider the possibility of a sale under very strict conditions. These included all the money from the sale coming to the school and the sale raising sufficient funds to finance a remodelling of the school site so that there was no deterioration in facilities for outdoor education. It is believed that the proposal does not meet these conditions and that there is likely to be opposition to the sale from within the governing body of the school. No offer has yet been made to buy the land in question.

PARK TO BE IMPROVED
Caldicot’s Birbeck Park is to be refurbished and upgraded following an extensive local fundraising campaign and a grant of £40,000 from the Welsh Assembly Government.

ACADEMIC POST FOR CALDICOT MD
Dr Michael Benfield, Managing Director of Caldicot company Benfield ATT, has been appointed Visiting Professor of Research in Construction and Civil Engineering at the University of Wales, Newport.

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