CASTLE OPENING RESTRICTIONS
Local residents and representatives have protested against Monmouthshire
County Council’s decision to cut the opening period of Caldicot
Castle from eight months (March-October) to six (April-September). A petition,
claiming that the decision was made without adequate consultation, is
being circulated in the town. The Medieval banquets are not affected by
the decision and will continue as normal.
LEAVES COKE TRAIL
Police were able to track down a Caldicot thief – by following a
trail of empty Coca-Cola cans. Craig Hughes had stolen the cans from Caldicot
Rugby Club but was arrested after police tracker dogs followed his trail.
Hughes, who was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, was already on bail
on a charge of assault and pleaded guilty of a number of other offences,
including a series of burglaries and setting fire to a motorbike.
Also convicted of stealing
from Caldicot Rugby Club was Richard Simmonds. He was sentenced to two
years and nine months after pleading guilty to seven offences, including
burglary, theft and possession of heroin. The court heard that he had
forty previous convictions.
Sandy Lane Infant School PTA has presented a petition against closure
to representatives of the Welsh Assembly Government at Cardiff Bay.
Back by popular demand!
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of April 2006 was a three-bedroomed mid-link property in Cas
Troggi £134,950. The most expensive was a four-bedroom detached
property with office facilities in Newport Road at £295,000.
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