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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
<< August 2007
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