March 2015  

RESIDENTS REJECT LITTER CALL
Residents living near the railway line reacted angrily to MCC’s appeal for local volunteers to clear waste that had been dumped nearby. The land, owned by Llanhannock Investments and Fairlake Properties, had become a dumping ground for fly tippers. Residents argued that special workers were needed since the waste included needles and soiled nappies.

ONE STOP SHOP MOVE APPROVED
MCC gave final approval to the plan to move its One Stop Shop in Caldicot into Caldicot library. Final decisions on job losses were still to be clarified.

3G PITCH COSTS RISE
The final cost of the new 3G sports pitch at Caldicot Comprehensive School was £718,000, £58,000 above the budgeted cost. The additional cost was said to be due to unanticipated problems with ground conditions, flooding and electrical connections for floodlighting. £5,000 of the additional cost would come from Caldicot Comprehensive School and £53,000 from ‘106’ money (paid by developers of new building projects). The new pitch would be used by local schools and sports clubs. It was anticipated that it would generate income of £30,000 per year.

BETTER PLAY
£42,000 was allocated for spending on improvements to the children’s play area at Denny View, with £10,000 coming from Caldicot Town Council. New equipment would include a seesaw and a ground level trampoline.

PROPERTY WATCH
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot at the end of February 2015 was a two bedroom detached bungalow in Lapwing Avenue at £154,950. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached house in Heol Towy at £334,950.

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