ON RETIREMENT FLATS
Anger has been expressed that after demolishing one of Caldicot’s
landmark buildings, the former Francesca’s Restaurant at Westend,
to build retirement flats, builders McCarthy and Stone have stopped work
on the project leaving an ugly building site at a key position in the
town. The company made 200 workers redundant in August and is said to
have debts of £800 million.
The new nursery unit at Durand School, built as part of Monmouthshire
County Council’s plans for the reorganisation of primary schools
in Caldicot, has opened. Durand School, which was opened in 1973, now
caters for children aged from three to eleven.
Following its award as best family pub in Wales, the Castle Inn, Caldicot,
has won the award for best pub in Wales in the Great British Pub Awards.
REACHED OVER FLAGS
Caldicot town council has voted by seven to five to erect an additional
flagpole at the council offices to allow the union flag to fly next to
the Welsh dragon. Caldicot Chamber of Commerce has been calling for some
months for the union flag to be flown. The council initially agreed to
the proposal in February but reversed its decision in March following
concerns over funding. The flagpole will be paid for by the Chamber of
Commerce but some councillors have continued to express concern that the
cost will ultimately fall on the town council since it gives a grant to
the Chamber of Commerce.
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of September 2008 was a three bedroom semi-detached property
in Beech Road at £149,950. The most expensive was a four bed dormer
bungalow in Castle Lea at £245,000
<< August 2008
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