REJECTS SUPERMARKET PLAN
Caldicot Town Council rejected an amended outline planning permission
application from Monmouthshire County Council for the supermarket site
on the grounds of Caldicot Comprehensive School. Councillors argued that
the proposed site would not achieve their primary aim of the regeneration
of Caldicot shopping centre. In spite of this decision, the amended proposal
will go before MCC’s planning committee for a decision. A shortlist
of interested parties has been drawn up. Meanwhile, plans for any new
supermarket were condemned by Friends of the Earth.
A lack of volunteers has forced the closure of Caldicot’s shopmobility
scheme. The scheme, financed by grants from Monmouthshire County Council,
provided scooters and wheelchairs for shoppers in the town. It was based
in a cabin in the Jubilee Way car park. Potential volunteers were asked
to phone Alan Brown at the One Stop Shop on 01291 426400 or Councillor
Tony Easson on 0770 3165095.
ARRESTED IN PLANE PROTEST
Caldicot town councillor Anthony Perrett was amongst seven environmental
campaigners arrested following a protest at Southampton airport. He was
charged with aggravated trespass and bailed to appear before magistrates
in Southampton on 3 March.
OVER “RESIGNATION” STATEMENT
There were noisy scenes at Caldicot Town Council when the chairman, Councillor
David Evans, refused to allow Councillor John Marshall to make a statement
in a public session to the effect that he was considering resigning from
FLIES AT COUNCIL OFFICE
Following protracted disputes over funding for a second flagpole, the
union flag has finally been raised outside the council offices alongside
the Welsh flag. (See September 2008)
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of February 2009 was a three bedroom semi-detached property
in Betjeman Avenue, “in need of some modernisation”, at £127,950.
The most expensive was a “superbly renovated and refurbished barn
conversion” with four bedrooms (all en-suite) at the old Church
Farm at £525,000 (see July
and August 2008).
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