In spite of protests from councillors and the Fire Brigade Union, the
South Wales Fire Authority is to push ahead with its decision to downgrade
Caldicot fire station. After a period of transition, the station will
be staffed entirely by part-time “retained” fire fighters
rather than full-timers. Caldicot FBU representative Nigel Williamson
said that “people in Caldicot can no longer rely on an appliance
being available in their area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year”.
CALDICOT MAN “MURDERED”
The parents of missing Caldicot golfer James Nutley say they believe he
may have been murdered. It was formerly believed that James, who disappeared
while on a golfing holiday in Tenby in October 2004, may have accidentally
fallen into the sea. A £5000 reward has been offered for information
on his whereabouts.
TO FUND YOUTH CENTRE
A bid for funding to convert the former Citizens Advice Bureau building
near Caldicot Cross into a youth centre has been turned down by Monmouthshire
County Council. The decision was condemned as “negative” and
“ridiculous” by Caldicot Councillor James Harris.
Police in Caldicot have charged five people as part of Operation Arrowhead.
The operation involved targeting people who had failed to turn up for
court appearances. Charges include supplying drugs, possession of drugs,
dangerous driving, and actual bodily harm.
A plaque commemorating Caldicot archaeologist and wildlife expert Derek
Upton was unveiled at a special open day at Magor Marsh nature reserve.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of October 2006 was a three-bedroom semi-detached property
in Oakley Way at £139,950. The most expensive was a six-bedroom
three story detached house in Deepweir Drive at £349,950.
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