CAMPAIGN AGAINST RAIL CUTS
Caldicot workers who use the train service from Severn Tunnel Junction
for daily journeys to Bristol have organised protests against plans by
First Great Western to cut the number of peak time trains. At a public
meeting in Caldicot, company spokesman Andrew Griffiths blamed the Department
of Transport for the cuts, saying that First great Western had “no
choice” but to comply. Member of Parliament Jessica Morden and Assembly
Member John Griffiths have given their support to the campaign.
VIEWS OVER FUTURE OF ADVICE BUREAU
A statement by County Councillor James Harris that Caldicot Citizen’s
Advice Bureau was being told to “plan for closure” due to
lack of finance was denied by Brian Counsell, chairman of the trustees
of Caldicot CAB. Mr Counsell pointed out that the CAB had recently moved
into larger premises in Church Road and said that he was confident that
funding to ensure the continuation of the CAB’s services would be
HALL FOR COMMUNITY USE
The church hall at St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church is to undergo
a major renovation with the assistance of a grant from Monmouthshire County
Council and Monmouthshire rural Community Action. As a result, the hall
will be made available for use by community groups.
OF SEX OFFENCES
Caldicot woman Hannah Harris, aged 20, was given a suspended twelve month
sentence after pleading guilty to inciting children to engage in sexual
activity. The court heard that she invited teenagers to her house to drink
alcohol and, amongst other offences, encouraged one of them to use a sex
toy on her.
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 Longfellow Road at £129,950. The most expensive was a six-bedroom
three story detached house in Deepweir Drive at £334,950.
<< October 2006
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