TO COST MILLIONS
Figures released by Monmouthshire County Council show that a huge programme
of building work, either on new buildings or maintaining existing ones,
is required at Caldicot Comprehensive School. The report stated that parts
of the school, including the science block opened in 1969, would have
to close within five years unless considerable work was done to replace
or update them.
Monmouthshire County Council has announced plans to build a new headquarters
to replace County Hall. A number of possible sites around the county have
been identified, including one next to the Mitel factory. It is estimated
that the new building will cost over £20 million pounds and will
employ over 400 staff.
NEW TOP COP
Inspector Mike Boycott, 43, has been appointed to lead the team of officers
at Caldicot police station. He has been a police officer for 24 years,
beginning his career as a PC in Cwmbran.
OVER SCHOOL LIGHTING
Residents living next to the new Ysgol y Ffin at Sandy Lane have complained
that car park lighting from the school is causing problems by shining
directly into their homes from 5.30 each morning. A representative of
Monmouthshire County Council stated that shades had been placed on three
of the lights and that the time they came on each morning was being investigated.
The clubhouse of Caldicot Castle Football Club was attacked by thieves
who broke in through the roof. The thieves only managed to get away with
a phone and £2 in cash, but the damage will cost hundreds of pounds
to repair at a time when the club is still trying to repair flood damage
from when the River Neddern broke its banks in September.
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of September 2008 was a one bedroom mid-link property in Cobb
Crescent at £123,500. The most expensive was a four bedroom property
in Heol Towy at £279,500.
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