May 2011  

VOTERS ACCEPT SUPERMARKET PLAN
In the Caldicot Community Poll held on Thursday 26 May, 906 votes were cast in favour of Monmouthshire County Council’s plans for a new supermarket on part of the Comprehensive School field with 624 against. The turnout was 20.6%.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT POLLUTED BROOK
The pollution of the Nedern Brook was discussed at the Severnside Area Committee of Monmouthshire County Council. One resident complained that large amounts of rubbish were being dumped into the brook and that the smell was “disgusting”. Environment Agency tests indicated that much of the pollution had resulted from the misconnection of washing machines, showers and dishwashers.

FOUL PLAY ON SCHOOL FIELD
Dog owners were continuing to allow their pets to foul the school field at Castle Park Primary School. Gates on the fence surrounding the field could not be locked since they would bar a public right of way. Posters designed by children at the school were displayed on the fence but were vandalised.

BURIAL SPACE
Caldicot mayor Councillor Dave Evans denied reports that the town was running short of burial space, stating that there was enough space in the town cemetery for at least another 20 years.

PARK IMPROVEMENTS
New climbing equipment in the King George VI playing fields was unveiled by outgoing mayor, Councillor Dave Evans.

BUS SHELTER PLAN HALTED
Proposals to erect a bus shelter on Chepstow Road were dropped following complaints from residents, who argued that it would attract anti-social behaviour.

ADVICE GRANT
Caldicot Citizens Advice Bureau was awarded a grant of £5,000 from Monmouthshire Housing Association.

RUGBY TRIUMPH
Caldicot Rugby Club won the Division Five East title in style by finishing the season unbeaten.

CRIME FIGURES
The online “crime map” published by the Home Office showed that in April 2011 there were 75 reported incidents in Caldicot.  (www.police.uk)

 

Burglary

Anti-Social Behaviour

Robbery

Vehicle Crime

Violent Crime

Other Crime

Total

Dec 2010

10

48

1

3

9

21

92

Jan 2011

9

57

0

7

5

32

110

Feb 2011

3

35

0

2

3

16

59

Mar 2011

1

54

0

0

1

11

67

Apl 2011

1

51

0

4

3

16

75

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of May 2011 was a two bedroom mid-link property in Shakespeare Row at £119,950. The most expensive was Dewstow Lodge at £349,950.


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