June 2013  

COUNCILLOR SUSPENDED
Caldicot Councillor Tony Easson, representing Dewstow ward, was suspended from Monmouthshire County Council following a complaint to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales by John Sterry, manager of Caldicot Castle. The Ombudsman ruled that Councillor Easson had breached the code of conduct by discussing details of Mr Sterry’s private life with other councillors and members of the public.

SCHOOL TO BE SOLD
Monmouthshire County Council made a final decision to sell the former West End School to Monmouthshire Housing Association for the building of 14 ‘affordable’ homes. The nursery will be retained. The move came in spite of calls from some locals for the building to be turned into a community centre.

LOCAL BAND HITS CHARTS
Caldicot-based band Rusty Shackle reached number 13 of the singer/songwriter section of the iTunes chart with their new release ‘The Bones’.

BOWLED OVER
The Short Mat Bowls Group of Caldicot and District University of the Third Age was awarded £1500 by Sports Wales to purchase equipment.

GOING THIRSTY
Police confiscated cans of lager and cider and bottles of wine from under-age drinkers at Caldicot Castle Country Park.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of June 2013 was a three bedroom semi-detached house at £129,950. The most expensive was a three bedroom semi-detached house in Church Road at 239,000.

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