August 2014  

ONE OF THE BEST
A survey carried out by the Royal Mail indicated that the NP26 postcode area, including Caldicot, Portskewett, Rogiet, Undy and Magor, was the fourth most desirable place to live in Wales. The study was based on a range of factors including housing affordability, employment opportunities, transport links, crime rates, health and education.

TOWN CENTRE ACCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS CONCERNS
A baby girl was taken to hospital after she was hit by a van in the pedestrianised area of Caldicot town centre on 20 August. She was treated for minor injuries and discharged.  he van driver was summoned for allegedly driving without due care and attention. The accident highlighted concerns raised by town councillors and others over vehicles entering the pedestrianised area. Caldicot town council called an emergency meeting to discuss the issue.

DISCOUNT STORE PLAN OPPOSED
Plans for a new discount supermarket on the outskirts of Caldicot were due to be discussed by MCC planning Committee. The scheme was opposed by Caldicot town council and Caldicot town team but supported by Portskewett community council.

ASDA-TOWN LINK DELAYED
It was announced that work on the road and pedestrianised area linking the new ASDA store with the town centre would not be completed by the time the store opened on 13 October.

RECORD GCSE RESULTS
Caldicot School achieved record GCSE results with 91% of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades and 61% five or more including Maths and English.

PROPERTY WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of August 2014 was a one bedroom semi-detached bungalow in Cobb Crescent at £147.950. The most expensive was a five bedroom detached property at £424,950.

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