CASH HAND OUT TO LOCAL BODIES
Sports clubs, scouts and the Caldicot Play Strategy Group were amongst the organisations which received ‘Section 106’ grants totalling £179,536 distributed by Monmouthshire County Council. The money was provided by developers Redrow Housing as part of the agreement to allow building on Church Road.
LOCAL BUSINESS EXPANDS
Caldicot transport company Hicks Logistics announced that it was to invest in a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The family-run business had grown from starting with a single vehicle to a fleet of 60, employing 80 people.
CALL FOR COMMUNITY CENTRE
Town councillor Patrick Maycock-Jones called for the disused West End Infants school to be turned into a community centre. The West End Community Association had offered to lease the building but an MCC spokesman said the county council needed the capital for the upgrading of secondary schools, including Caldicot Comprehensive School.
A WIZARD SHOW
A World War Two Lancaster bomber flew over Caldicot as part of ‘Fortress Wales’, a major military re-enactment weekend at the castle.
HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of May 2013 was a two bedroom flat at The Grove in central Caldicot at £89,000. The cheapest house was a three bedroom semi-detached property at £137,000. The most expensive was the lodge at the edge of Caldicot Castle Country Park, with three bedrooms, at 265,000.
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