September 2012  

ICONIC STORE CLOSES
Washbourne’s hardware store closed after trading in the town for over 80 years. Tim Washbourne stated that the number of shoppers coming into Caldicot had declined massively in recent years and that the store was no longer making money. The filling station next to the store would continue.

SCHOOL OPENING PUT BACK
Monmouthshire County Council announced that the new Dewstow Primary School, which had been due to open in September, would not open until November. The school would replace Green Lane Junior School and West End Infants’ School. It was stated that building work had been, in part, delayed by bad weather. 180 pupils who were due to start at the school had toured the site and buried a time capsule.

CRICKET CHAMPS
Caldicot-based Sudbrook Cricket Club finished the 2012 season unbeaten to win the Division One Championship of the Thomas Carroll Glamorgan and Monmouthshire Cricket League.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of September 2012 was a three-bedroom end terrace property at £139,950. The most expensive was Secunda Barn in Church Road at £475,000.

CRIME WATCH
The online “crime map” published by the Home Office showed that in August 2012 there were 66 reported incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in Caldicot. (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

June 2012

2

24

1

3

5

0

0

3

5

5

0

49

July 2012

3

43

2

7

4

0

1

6

11

6

1

84

Aug 2012

2

40

0

1

5

1

0

3

4

8

2

66

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