HITS REVERSE GEAR
Local commuters have achieved a remarkable victory in persuading First
Great Western Trains to reverse its plans to cut peak hour trains from
Severn Tunnel Junction.
VICTORY FOR LABOUR
Tony Easson, the Labour Party candidate, has been elected to Caldicot
town council at a by-election in Dewstow Ward, defeating Cynthia McKeown
(Plaid Cymru) by just twelve votes. Mr Easson, a retired steelworker,
recently spearheaded a campaign against restrictions to the opening hours
at Caldicot Castle.
CALL FOR NEW SURGERY
Caldicot town councillors are pushing for a second surgery to be opened
in the town. Councillor John Marhall argued that the need for a second
surgery was apparent since Chepstow has three. A meeting at Grayhill Surgery,
attended by local politicians including John Griffiths AM, David Davies
MP and County Councillor James Harris, was told that the Caldicot practice
looks after 21,000 patients.
TO SELL SCHOOL LAND
Monmouthshire County Council’s determination to sell part of the
playing field at Caldicot Comprehensive School was made clear by Councillor
Phil Murphy, cabinet member for finance, when he stated that the county’s
school improvement programme would be funded by the sale of council assets,
including four acres at Caldicot. He stated that “a fair proportion”
of the money raised from the sale would be invested in the school.
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