January 2010

10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. OUR FIRST NEWS DIGEST APPEARED ON CALDICOT.COM IN JANUARY 2000.

COUNCILLORS REJECT CRITICISM
There were sharp exchanges between members of Caldicot town council and its critics over the council’s continued rejection of plans for a supermarket on the comprehensive school field. The town council was accused by County Councillors John Marshal (Independent) and James Harris (Conservative) of failing to produce an alternative regeneration plan. In response Councillor David Evans stated that work on the issue was ongoing.

FORMER COUNCIL LEADER ARRESTED
Veteran Caldicot politician, Graham Powell, was arrested following a incident outside his home in Sandy Lane on 22 December. It is alleged that Mr Powell, who represented Caldicot on the County Councillor for many years and was leader of Gwent County Council, struck a youth on the arm with a walking stick during an altercation between the boy and Mr Powell’s wife. The couple had previously complained that they had been victims of anti-social behaviour by local youths (See November 2009).

CASTLE WINS TOURISM GRANT
Caldicot Castle has won a grant worth £10,000 from marketing company Travel X-Ray. The grant, awarded in recognition of the castle not receiving the same level of promotion as Cadw-owned attractions, will come in the form of marketing support and advertising.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of January 2010 was a three bedroom semi-detached house in Birbeck Road at £134,950. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached property in Heol Glaslyn at £299,950 (as in November 2009).

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