OVER PLANS TO SELL SCHOOL PLAYING FIELD
Monmouthshire County Council staged an exhibition at Caldicot Library
as part of the consultation process on its proposal to sell part of the
playing field at Caldicot Comprehensive School. The council claim that
the new store will help to “regenerate” the town, which has
suffered from a decline in the number of shops. Local opinion, however,
is divided over whether playing fields should be lost in this way and
over whether a new food store would help bring trade to small shops or
drive them out of business.
FREE TRANSPORT TO OVER 16s
The cabinet of Monmouthshire County Council has confirmed its decision
to abandon free school transport to sixth form and college students. From
September, parents of students starting sixth form courses will be charged
a flat rate of £200 per year. The charges will not apply to students
who have already started courses. Parents on low incomes will qualify
for a 50% discount. Only 40 responses were received to the 1700 consultation
letters sent out.
Caldicot Town Council is to spend £23,000 improving the appearance
of the town cemetery. Caldicot is the only cemetery in Monmouthshire to
be run by a town council and councillors are negotiating with the county
council with a view to transferring responsibility.
Caldicot’s University of the 3rd Age (U3A) has celebrated its 30th
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