OCTOBER 2005

NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR CALDICOT
A new business park is to be built on the outskirts of Caldicot. The 17 acre development, to be known as Castlegate Business Park, is situated at the Mitel site and will be developed into a “mixed-use, multi-let” area by property developers Robert Hitchins Ltd. Up to 500 new jobs could be created on the site.

NO ACTION ON COMPLAINT TO OMBUDSMAN
The ombudsman has refused to take action following complaints against the town council made by former councillor Graham Powell. Mr Powell had made complaints about the personal life of the mayor, Mr Paul Tidmarsh and had alleged that the town council had been responsible for procedural irregularities and misuse of powers. The ombudsman returned Mr Powell’s complaints stating that he had no jurisdiction over these matters.

COUNCIL PULLS OUT OF CAR PARK REVIEW
Caldicot town council has decided not to contribute £2,000 to a fund aimed at raising £10,000 from the five towns of Monmouthshire to pay for a judicial review of MCC’s imposition of car-parking charges. The council is concerned that legal fees could rise beyond the initial £10,000 to as high as £100,000. In a separate development, Councillor James Harris has called upon the town council to consider purchasing the Jubilee Way Car Park.

MAYOR HITS BACK AT “QUIT” CALLS
Mayor of Caldicot Mr Paul Tidmarsh had rejected calls for his resignation made by local businessman Colin Harris, arguing that the demand is based on “false claims”. Mr Harris made his call after presenting a petition from local traders to the town council expressing their concern at the council’s lack of action over proposed car-parking charges. In response, Councillor Tidmarsh pointed out that the petition made no reference to him resigning.

CITIZENS ADVICE CENTRE TO MOVE
Caldicot Citizen’s Advice Bureau is negotiating with Monmouthshire County Council to move into "The Old Post Office" building at Caldicot Cross. The building is at present used by MCC’s Home Tuition Service.

BEST GARDEN AWARD
The winners of Caldicot’s Best Kept Garden Award were Wynford and Rita Kerton of Lapwing Avenue.

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