REACHED ON LAVE FISHING
The tradition of lave net fishing in the Caldicot area, which stretches
back many centuries, has been saved for the time being following an agreement
between the Black Rock lave net fishermen and the Environment Agency.
The agreement, reached after a long period of complex and frustrating
negotiations, allows seven fishermen and one trainee to catch up to fifteen
salmon a season. Local MPs, AMs and community groups had actively supported
the campaign and welcomed the news.
EXPRESSED OVER CHAMBER ACCOUNTS
In a letter to the local press Janet Harvey, a qualified accounting technician,
expressed concern over the accounts that Caldicot & District Chamber
of Trade and Commerce had presented to the town council. She stated that
the accounts had been prepared and audited by the same person and that
they had not been clearly verified. She argues that since the Chamber
receives public money the accounts should be verified by a properly qualified
person and that there should be full documentation to show how public
funds have been spent.
Calls have been made for Monmouthshire County Council to make urgent repairs
to a leaking roof at Caldicot Castle. Newport East AM has claimed that
MCC has failed to attract government funds because of its failure to produce
a clear programme of works for repairs. An MCC spokesman blamed “budget
restraints” for the delay in carrying out repairs.
TO INCLUDE PAGEANT
Following requests from groups who had entered floats for the Caldicot
Carnival, which was cancelled due to heavy rainfall, the organisers of
the town’s August Bank Holiday festival are to include a pageant
as part of the event. All carnival entrants have been invited to take
part, along with any new entrants.
BAND AT GLASTONBURY
Caldicot–based folk band One String Loose have been booked to appear
on the Avalon Stage at the Glastonbury music festival.
Jason Pritchard, manager of Caldicot Town Football Club, has resigned
for personal reasons. His replacement will be former Caldicot player Simon
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of June 2008 was “an extended three-bedroom semi-detached
property in need of some updating” in Burns Crescent at £124,000.
The most expensive was a six-bedroom house in Chepstow Road at £375,000.
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