March 2009

CO-OP REFURBISHED
The Co-op foodstore at West End had officially reopened after a £425,000 refurbishment.

SATURDAY MARKET
A Saturday market will begin in Caldicot town centre on 4 April for a two-month trial period.

CALDICOT MAN JAILED
Anthony Sanders of Mill Lane was jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to possessing 13,000 pornographic images of children on his computer.

NEW SPORT COMES TO CALDICOT
A major triathlon tournament, featuring a number of Olympic hopefuls, will be held in Caldicot during the summer. The event, which will be based at Caldicot Leisure Centre, features running, swimming and cycling.

BUMS AT GLASTONBURY
Caldicot-based Biker Urban Morris Side (BUMS) will appear at the Glastonbury Festival in June.

SAFER ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Three Caldicot schools have received grants from the Welsh Assembly Government for use on projects to develop safer walking and cycling routes to school. Castle Park School received £223,000, Durand School £40,000 and the Comprehensive School £82,000.

GREAT DEAL
Former Caldicot School pupil Alice Munday won £250,000 on the TV gameshow Deal or No Deal.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of March 2009 was a one bedroom property in Keats Road at £92,950. The most expensive was the Coach House in Church Road at £315,000. The main property, which is in need of extensive refurbishment and renovation, has three bedrooms while a separate annexe has an additional kitchen, living room, shower room and bedroom. Some indication of the changes in house prices is given by advertised prices for one bedroom link properties in Stafford Road: 127,950 in April 2007 and again in May 2008; £124,950 in August 2008; 114,950 in January-March 2009.

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