AND SCHOOL UNDER THREAT
Caldicot police station was one of five Monmouthshire police stations
identified for possible closure in a cost-cutting scheme under consideration
by Gwent Police. The confidential report had been uploaded onto the force
website by mistake. It stated that the stations could be replaced by a
presence in one-stop shops and mobile units visiting the area at set times.
The Cabinet of Monmouthshire County Council approved a report setting
out options for secondary education in the county. Options for the two
comprehensive schools in the south of the county included, sharing certain
sixth form classes, merging sixth forms or closing one school altogether.
The Council faced considerable pressure from the Welsh Assembly Government
to ditch the existing model of local schools with their own sixth forms.
A period of consultation was announced.
Lightning blew a hole in the bathroom wall of a house in Caldicot.
Network Rail announced that services through Caldicot would be badly disrupted
by work to lay new tracks in and out of the Severn Tunnel. Between 27
December and 3 January buses would replace trains.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of November 2009 was a one bedroom first floor flat near the
Cross at £77,500. The cheapest house was a two bedroom end link
in Estuary View at £127,950. The most expensive was a four bedroom
detached property in Heol Glaslyn at £299,950.
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