PROTEST AGAINST HOME CLOSURE
Families from around Monmouthshire protested against Monmouthshire County
Council’s proposal to close he respite home for adults with learning
difficulties at Budden Crescent, Caldicot. The home, which opened in 1992
and has five beds plus one emergency bed, is used at different times by
adults from 40 families. It employs 18 members of staff and costs £395,000
per year to run. The closure proposal followed Torfaen Council’s
withdrawal from the joint funding of the home, leaving MCC with a shortfall
of £129,000. If the home closes residents will be sent to homes
in the private sector at an estimated total cost of £199,000 a year.
Assault charges against former councillor Graham Powell have been dropped.
The charges followed an alleged attack with a stick on a 15 year old boy
in December 2009 (See January 2010).
DISCHARGE FOR PROTEST COUNCILLOR
Caldicot town councillor Anthony Perrett was given a two year conditional
discharge by magistrates in Southampton following his arrest in February
2009 during a protest at Southampton airport (See
Malcolm Webb, 20, of Castle Lodge Crescent, Caldicot, pleaded guilty to
assault and GBH following an attack on a man at Chepstow bus station in
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of February 2010 was a one bedroom first floor flat near the
Cross at £77,500. The cheapest house was a two bedroom semi-detached
property in Keats Road at £130,000. The most expensive was a six
bedroom detached property in Chepstow Road at £315,000.
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