August 2013  

FLY-TIPPING INCREASE
There were claims that changes to Monmouthshire County Council’s refuse collection service had been followed by an increase in fly-tipping. Restrictions on the number of household rubbish bags to two per week and of payments for the collection of green waste were introduced on 1 July 2013.

FOOTBALL PITCH CLOSED
Caldicot Town Football Club’s ground was temporarily closed after a player was injured by broken glass left on the pitch. The land, held under trust by Caldicot town council, had to be left open to public access under the trusteeship agreement, but one result of this was continued problems with vandalism.

TOP COP
PC Michael Crean was awarded a Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate for reviving a Caldicot man who had suffered a heart attack following a drugs overdose. He administered CPR until paramedics arrived, probably saving the man’s life.

BUS ROUTE CHANGE
There were complaints from some Caldicot residents that the Stagecoach bus company had re-routed the X74 bus service via Caldicot bypass rather than Chepstow Road.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of August 2013 was a two bedroom flat in central Caldicot at £99,950. The cheapest house was a three bedroom semi-detached property at £129,000. The most expensive was a three bedroom detached property at £189,950.

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