The animosity between Caldicot town council and the secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce continued with a fresh row over yet another unlikely matter.
This time it was flagpoles. Mike Rice, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce,
supported by Conservative Councillor James Harris, has called for a second
flagpole to be erected outside the town council office so that the Union
Flag could be flown alongside the Welsh dragon. The Chamber of Commerce
offered £200 towards the £1000 cost. The Plaid Cymru-controlled
town council rejected the proposal on grounds of cost. Mr Rice stated,
“Caldicot is close to the English border, and a lot of people feel
passionate about having a Union Flag.” Plaid Cymru councillors have
denied that they are trying to make a nationalist statement by rejecting
the proposal. Councillor Joanne Daniels stated, “If the Chamber
of Commerce was willing to fund the whole cost it would not be a problem
POSTING INDECENT IMAGES
Twenty-year-old Gareth Morgan of Longfellow Court, Caldicot, has been
sent to prison for 12 months after posting indecent images of his ex-girlfriend
on and outside her house as an act of revenge after she made allegations,
which were later dropped, that he had been violent to her. A concurrent
sentence was imposed for having sex with an under-age girl.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of January 2008 was a two-bedroom flat in Norman Court at £104,950.
The cheapest house was a three-bedroom semi-detached in Oakley Way at
£124,000. The most expensive property was a four-bedroom detached
bungalow in Castle Lea at £299,950.
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