November 2014  

PCC ACCUSED OVER POLICE STATION CLOSURE
Town councillors accused Ian Johnstone, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, of ignoring Caldicot by leaving the police station closed except for two hours each Tuesday. They also complained that he had broken a promise to meet them to discuss problems.

CONTINUED UNDERTAINTY OVER VEHICLE ACCESS
Traders in Caldicot town centre reported that they were still in the dark over how the proposed permit scheme for delivery vehicles to enter the pedestrianized area would work.

NEW INSPECTOR
David Morgan, previously based at Ebbw Vale, has taken over as inspector for Chepstow and Caldicot police.

TON UP BOY
Caldicot resident Reg Taylor celebrated his hundredth birthday by publishing is memoirs. Reg was born in the early months of World War I, married in London during the blitz and taken prisoner by the Germans in North Africa in 1942. He spent three years in a prisoner of war camp and witnessed the first bombing of Dresden in 1945.

SPECTACULAR TURNOUT
Caldicot’s annual fireworks spectacular was hailed a great success after 8000 people turned out to see it.

CHARITY EFFORT
Customers at the Indian Empire Curry house in Caldicot raised £1700 for Ty Hafan, the Welsh Children’s Hospice. Customers were asked to ‘bank a pound’ for the hospice when they paid their bills,

PROPERTY WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of November 2014 was a three bedroom semi-detached house at £169.950. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached house at £229,500.

 

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