March 2007

VANDALS THREATEN TRADERS’ FUTURE
Caldicot traders have called for police to take action against vandals who kick footballs against shop windows in the town centre and drive away customers through anti-social behaviour. A letter to the police has been signed by ten traders.

LECTURE FOR DEREK
130 people attended a memorial lecture for Derek Upton organised by Caldicot Local History Society. Professor Martin Bell of Reading University spoke on ‘Prehistoric Finds in the Severn Estuary’ and paid a moving and eloquent tribute to Derek’s work in gaining recognition for the huge archaeological importance of the Severn Estuary.

BOOKIE ON THE MOVE
Betfred has been granted planning permission to move its bookmaker’s shop into two empty shops in the town centre.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of March 2007 was a three-bedroom link property in Cas Troggi at £147,950. New one-bedroom apartments are available in Monmouth Court, Sandy Lane, at £122,000-£135,000. The most expensive property was a four-bedroom detached house in Budden Crescent at £315,000.

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