STORE PLAN MAY FLOUNDER
Plans to build a supermarket on part the playing field at Caldicot Comprehensive
School may collapse as a result of delays in the scheme. Monmouthshire
County Council agreed in principle to sell the land in 2003. Plans were
drawn up and then amended to provide better access from the supermarket
site to the town centre. However, MCC has still to decide whether to go
ahead with the sale of the land. The scheme continues to cause controversy
in Caldicot. Town Councillor John Marshall claimed that “every house”
in Caldicot had been surveyed and that 83% of the residents were in favour
of the scheme. Others have argued that it is wrong to sell playing fields
and that the supermarket will damage rather than help exiting businesses
in the town.
Caldicot Town Council cut the precept (the amount it adds to the Council
Tax paid to Monmouthshire County Council) by 5%. Most of the £9,000
saving will come by taking £5,000 from reserves.
Mr Mike Rice has resigned as Chairman of the Caldicot Regeneration Group.
The group has been campaigning for a second supermarket in Caldicot to
be built on part of the Comprehensive School playing fields. Mr Rice expressed
fears that the project had stalled and that Monmouthshire County Council
would not be able to drive it forward.
SCHEME SWEEPS CALDICOT
There were reports that a pyramid selling scheme known as ‘Golden
Key’ was sweeping through Caldicot with women in particular buying
£3,000 shares in the hope of receiving a £24,000 payback.
Marcia Powell of Caldicot retired as a Monmouthshire County Council home
carer after 42 years in the job.
A TRUE CHRISTIAN
John Mills was presented with a certificate at Caldicot Methodist Church
in recognition of 52 years fundraising for Christian Aid.
Pupils at Caldicot Comprehensive School sent 150 decorated shoe boxes
full of gifts for underprivileged children to the Operation Christmas
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
in December 2008 was a two bedroom first floor flat in Longfellow Road
at £99,950. The cheapest house was a three bedroom end link property
in Wahausel Close at £125,000. The most expensive was a four bedroom
property in Mill Lane at £255,000.
<< November 2008
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