Caldicot Town Council abandoned its plan to hold a local referendum over
plans for a new supermarket on the school playing field after they discovered
that they could not gain full access to the full electoral role. At least
2500 of the 7400 electorate who chose not to allow their details to be
made public would therefore have been disenfranchised. As a result the
project remained suspended.
Jamesons Events Catering, the company which ran banquets and wedding receptions
at Caldicot Castle, ceased trading on 31 August, owing Monmouthshire County
Council, the owners of the castle, thousands of pounds. Some residents
expressed anger that this had happened after the catering contract had
been taken away from the long-established and locally based Caldicot Castle
Entertainments and awarded to the Bristol-based company by MCC. Mike Rice
of Caldicot Chamber of Trade called for a public enquiry but this was
ejected by MCC. In the meantime MCC promised to underwrite events that
had already been booked and began to search for a replacement provider.
FIRM WOUND UP
Newport Networks, the Caldicot-based company founded by Sir Terry Matthews,
was wound up. It had ceased trading a month before. Liquidators stated
that this was a normal procedure once a company had reached the end of
its “natural life”. Most of its Caldicot staff had been made
redundant in August 2008.
COUNCILLOR IS BAILED
Town Councillor Anthony Perrett, well known locally as a green campaigner,
was bailed until February 2010 by magistrates following a court hearing
relating to his arrest in February 2009 for allegedly chaining himself
to railings at Southampton Airport.
Professor Mary Bryden of Church Road Caldicot completed the 13 mile Great
North Run and raised £600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
Saskia Scott, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, made her first parachute
jump and raised £500 for the MS Trust.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of September 2009 was a two bedroom first floor flat in Longfellow
Road at £94,950. The cheapest house was a three bedroom terrace
in Newport Road at £136,950. The most expensive was a four bedroom
detached property in Clos Alwen at £244,950.
<< August 2009
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