CAR PARK U-TURN
Monmouthshire County Council has dropped its plans to introduce car parking
charges in Caldicot and several other places. The decision was taken following
the granting of a judicial review, which had been applied for by Usk,
Abergavenny and Chepstow town councils. However, Andrew Crump, leader
of MCC, did not rule out the introduction of charges at a later stage,
following “traffic management studies”.
ON COUNCIL TAX
The average Council Tax bill for Caldicot for 2006/7 will be £1,011,
breaking through the one thousand pounds barrier for average (Band D)
properties for the first time. The 3.4% rise comes in spite of redundancies
and cuts in education, leisure and museum services.
Pupils at Caldicot Comprehensive School had to leave their lessons when
“a small piece of burning paper” set off fire alarms throughout
the school buildings. Pupils assembled in the designated evacuation area
until the all-clear was given.
POLICING TEAM ESTABLISHED
Gwent Police have launched a Severnside Neighbourhood Policing Team in
an attempt to introduce a more community-based form of policing in which
the public will have issued dealt with by local officers.
BUS SERVICE FOR CALDICOT
Monmouthshire County Council is to launch a ‘Green Routes Bus Service’
in Severnside. A minibus is due to be delivered in May and, if sufficient
volunteer drivers are available, will operate regular journeys to and
from local amenities from designated pick-up points at a fixed single
or return fare of £2.00. The bus will have full disabled and wheelchair
access and will also be available for hire by community groups. Further
details are available from MCC’s One Stop Shop.
TAKES CAMPAIGN TO MP
Teenagers from Caldicot Youth Group met local Member of Parliament Jessica
Morden to put forward their case for improved youth facilities in Caldicot.
<< February 2006
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