October 2011  

FAMOUS PUB CLOSES
The Tippling Philosopher pub, claimed to be the oldest pub in Caldicot, closed as a result of falling trade. Ten jobs were lost as a result.

COUNCIL CONTINUES TO OPPOSE SUPERMARKET PLAN
In spite of a local poll approving of Monmouthshire County Council’s proposals for a new supermarket on the comprehensive school field, Caldicot town council again voted against the plan.

ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE DENIED
Michael Ball, of Sandy Lane, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and was remanded in custody pending a two-week trial to begin on 15 November. (See August 2011)

NEW BUS SCHEME FOR SEVERN TUNNEL
Monmouthshire County Council and the Severn Tunnel Action Group announced that a new bus service would operate from Caldicot to Severn Tunnel Junction. The service would be operated by the Grass Routes scheme and would run between 6.30 and 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 and 6.00 p.m. The cost would be £2.75 for a single or return journey and would work on a membership scheme with passengers paying a £5 membership fee and booking each journey 24 hours in advance.

NEW LAND FOR CEMETERY CONSIDERED
In response to fears that burial space in Caldicot was rapidly running out, Monmouthshire County Council began to consider whether land to the north of Dewstow cemetery could be incorporated into the existing cemetery.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of October 2011 was a two-bedroom first floor flat in Oakley Way at £74,950. The cheapest house was a three-bedroom end-terrace in Railway View at £124,950. The most expensive was Court House at £450,000. (See April 2011)

CRIME WATCH
The online “crime map” published by the Home Office showed that in September 2011 there were 68 reported incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in Caldicot.  (www.police.uk).

Note that from September 2011 new categories have been added, giving more details of offences formerly listed under ‘Other Crimes’.

 

Burg-
lary

Anti-Social Behav-iour

Rob-
bery

Vehicle Crime

Violent Crime

Public Disorder and Weapons

Shop-
lifting

Criminal Damage and Arson

Other Theft

Drugs

Other
Crime

Total Crime

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

May 2011

3

29

0

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

21

55

June 2011

6

32

0

3

5

 

 

 

 

 

14

60

July 2011

6

53

1

5

8

 

 

 

 

 

35

108

Aug 2011

5

55

0

3

5

 

 

 

 

 

32

100

Sept 2011

9

34

0

3

2

0

1

8

6

5

1

68


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