The annual Caldicot Festival, held in the castle grounds on Bank Holiday
Monday, was attended by over 4000 people. Entertainment included an Elvis
impersonator and a talent contest.
Meanwhile, the alternative
‘Antifest’, which was due to be held at Caldicot Rugby Club,
was switched at the last minute to the White Lion pub in Chepstow after
organisers were informed the day before the event that licensing issues
meant that Monmouthshire County Council had informed the Rugby Club that
it could not host it. Organisers fear they have been victims of a scam,
since when they arrived to post diversion notices, Rugby Club members
were busy preparing for the event and said they knew nothing of its cancellation.
Caldicot police officers, PC Wetherall and PC Cornock have been commended
for their actions in keeping alive a 26-year old man who had collapsed
near Washbourne’s Garage in the early hours of 14 August 2006. The
man stopped breathing but was resuscitated by the officers and monitored
until an ambulance eventually arrived.
An alarming aspect of the
story is that when the officers called for an ambulance they were told
that “none was available”.
The problems of drunken youths gathering at Cas Troggy Park and leaving
broken bottles have continued in spite of earlier complaints from residents.
A pilot scheme by Monmouthshire County Council and Wormtech to collect
food and garden waste from 12,000 homes in Caldicot, Portskewett and Magor
has led to a 25% fall in household waste. The food and garden waste is
turned into compost by works at the Wormtech base at Caerwent.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of August 2007 was a one-bedroom apartment in Monmouth Court,
Sandy Lane at £122,000. The cheapest house was a three-bedroom end
of terrace in Shelley Close at £149,950. The most expensive property
was a five-bedroom detached bungalow in Chepstow Road at £389,950.
<< July 2007
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