June 2012  

ASDA CLAIMS 200 JOBS TO BE CREATED
ASDA has promised that the supermarket it plans to build in Caldicot will create 200 jobs. Subject to satisfactory completion of contracts, the jobs would be in place three months before the store’s scheduled opening in 2014. Contractors carried out a three-day ground conditions survey in preparation for building the store.

AWARDS FOR TEACHERS
Two teachers at Caldicot Comprehensive School were recognised in the 2012 Teacher of the Year Awards. Alan Potter, assistant headteacher, received a distinction in the Ted Wragg Award for Lifetime Achievement and Andrew Jones, RE teacher, received a distinction in the Secondary School Teacher of the Year Award.

STABBING SENTENCE UPHELD
Michael Ball had his appeal against a 13½ year jail sentence for stabbing his wife rejected at the Criminal Appeal Court.

FACEBOOK COMMENTS LEAD TO COURT
James Rogers of Caldicot was given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to making offensive, obscene or menacing statements on Facebook. The comments related to a Muslim who was saying prayers at Magor Services.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of June 2012 was a two-bedroom end of terrace in Denny View at £79,950. The most expensive was Dewstow Lodge, at £349,950.

CRIME WATCH
The online “crime map” published by the Home Office showed that in May 2012 there were 52 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

Oct 2011

3

53

0

4

1

0

5

8

3

5

1

83

Nov 2011

4

19

0

2

3

0

4

3

7

2

1

45

Dec 2011

1

30

0

1

0

0

3

4

5

3

0

47

Jan 2012

2

43

0

3

3

0

3

4

4

3

1

66

Feb 2012

2

47

0

2

4

0

2

5

5

4

1

72

Mar 2012

6

52

0

1

5

0

2

13

6

3

1

89

Apl 2012

1

36

0

0

1

0

1

4

4

1

1

49

May 2012

5

30

0

3

0

0

1

4

5

3

1

52

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