September 2007

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CAPTURED IN CALDICOT RAID
An illegal immigrant who is thought to have been living in Caldicot for eleven years has finally been rounded up. The immigrant, who is thought to have been imported illegally from the USA, is an alligator snapping turtle, which has been living in and around the River Neddern. The turtle, which was captured by country park warden Dennis Manning, has a shell fifteen inches in diameter, an eight inch tail and weighs 181 pounds. It has been taken to a sanctuary in Cardigan until a permanent home can be found for it.

COUNCIL AWARDS
In its annual awards ceremony, the town council made the following awards:
Mrs J Smith of Rose Cottage: best kept guest house.
The Castle Inn: best kept public house.
Mr P Shreeve: best kept allotment.
Mr and Mrs Hill, 1 Dewstow Road: best kept front garden.
Mr K. Collett: special recognition for garden.
Carol Rix, Haydn Davies, Haydn James, Archie Jones, Mike Rice, Peter Strong.

WHERE ARE THE COUNCILLORS?
Town councillor John Marshall has complained that a number of town councillors are failing to attend sufficient council meetings. In a letter to the press he stated that the average attendance at meetings was only nine out of seventeen.

NUISANCE CYCLISTS
Caldicot police say they have strengthened their response to nuisance cyclists in the pedestrianised area of the town centre. Town councillors John Marshall and Ron Stewart called on parents to make their children aware that cycling in the pedestrianised area causes dangers to shoppers, particularly the elderly.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of September 2007 was a semi-detached house in Longfellow Road at £142,000. The most expensive property was a four-bedroom detached house in Deepweir Drive at £290,000.

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