MAYOR FOR CALDICOT
Caldicot’s new mayor is Councillor David Ashwin of Plaid Cwmru.
Born in Caldioct in 1946, Councillor Ashwin spent 10 years serving as
an engineering officer in the navy. For the last 27 years he has worked
at Magor brewery. The new deputy mayor is Councillor Debbie Jones.
An art installation called “Red Cloud” has been selected by
Landmark Wales as its choice for a bid to the Lottery Board. If the bid
is successful the installation would be erected near the Second Severn
REPLACED BY FESTIVAL
Caldicot Town Council announced that the annual carnival, which has run
for over 40 years, would not take place this year, largely due to increased
insurance costs and new stewarding regulations. However, Caldicot Chamber
of Commerce stepped in to organise a festival in the castle grounds on
Bank Holiday Monday (28 May). The festival featured local bands, a fun
fair and stalls from local organisations.
STAY OPEN IN OCTOBER
Plans to close the castle for the winter from the end of September have
been shelved following an agreement between Caldicot Town Council and
Monmouthshire County Council. Castle opening hours were originally cut
by MCC in order to cut costs, but the town council has agreed to pay up
to £4500 to keep it open during October on a trial basis.
SERVICE CALLS FOR HELP
The Welsh Ambulance Service is calling on Caldicot people to volunteer
for a “First Responder” group. The role of First Responders
would be to rush to local emergencies and, if necessary, administer emergency
first aid until an ambulance arrives. Volunteers will be trained in first
aid and life support. They should be aged 18-70, physically fit and hold
a clean driving licence. Further information is available from Mr Toni
Rossetti on 029 2093 2917.
TRADITION LEADS TO ARRESTS
The tradition of Caldicot Year 11 school-leavers meeting in the castle
grounds to celebrate leavers-day led to six arrests following incidents
of anti-social behaviour and drunkenness. 50 litres of alcohol were confiscated
Caldicot, as part of the Newport East Constituency, will continue to be
represented by Labour in the Welsh Assembly. John Griffiths held the seat
but his majority was down from 3,484 in 2003 to 875. Caldicot’s
James Harris, standing as an independent, polled 1,354 votes.
A late train service from Bristol to Severn Tunnel Junction, which was
cut in December, has been restored by First Great Western. The train leaves
Bristol Temple Meads at 10.54. The move was welcomed by members of the
Severn Tunnel Action Group, which has been campaigning for improved services
and better parking facilities at the station.
FOR CALDICOT TOWN
Caldicot Town Football Club have been promoted to Division One of the
The first in a series of farmers’ markets will be held on Wednesday
6 June at Caldicot Rugby Club from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. It is planned to
hold markets on the first Wednesday of every month.
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