April 2015  

CASH IN HAND
The Welsh Government allocated the funds for the building of the new secondary school at Caldicot. The scheme would be jointly financed with Monmouthshire County Council.

LINK SCHEME APPROVED
Monmouthshire County Council planning officers recommended approval of a scheme for improving the links between the new Asda store and the town centre. The plan would go to full council for final approval. Asda agree to donate £5000 to erect a map of the town centre with a directory of businesses. The map would be on the Asda site.

BACKING FOR WI-FI SCHEME
MCC’s Severnside Programme Board approved an application from Caldicot Town Team for £1800 towards a scheme for public Wi-Fi in the town centre. The application would go to MCC Cabinet for final approval.

FOODBANK ON THE MOVE
Caldicot Foodbank was preparing to move its storage facility from the MCC One Stop Shop due to the move of MCC One Stop Shop into Caldicot Library. Several premises were being considered.

COUNCIL GRANTS TO LOCAL BODIES
Caldicot Town Council donated £4,000 to Caldicot Youth Group for assistance with running costs of the Zone and £6,000 to Caldicot Events Committee for Caldicot Summer Event, the annual firework display and the Christmas lights switch-on.

COVENIENT POSITION
Caldicot Town Council sought to appoint a person to look after the public conveniences in Jubilee Way, which it had taken over from Monmouthshire County Council.

NEW HOUSING SCHEME APPROVED
Monmouthshire County Council gave final approval for a scheme to demolish 12 garages in Green Lane, replacing them with four one-bedroom apartments in a two story block with car park, and a further 13 garages in Cae Mawr Grove, to be replaced by a two-bedroom bungalow with wheelchair access. (See February 2015)

PLANTING SEASON
The Caldicot Incredible Edible team held its first planting session, planting fruit and vegetables in plots in the town centre. The scheme aims to promote heathy eating through healthy eating. (Details: www.incredible-edible-caldicot.com)

PROPERTY WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of April 2015 was a two bedroom apartment in Sandy Lane at £119,950. The most expensive was the Grade II Listed old vicarage in Church Road, with five bedrooms and four reception rooms at £850,000.

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