May 2015  

NEW MAYOR
Town councillors elected Dave Evans, a member of Monmouthshire County Council as well as a town councillor, as the new mayor of Caldicot. Retired teacher Phil Stevens was chosen as his deputy.

BUSY TIME AT CASTLE
May was an extremely busy month at Caldicot castle. It began with the annual ‘Fortress Wales’ event involving 1900 military re-enactors from 79 different groups. A charity dog show followed, raising £500 for Dogs for the Disabled. The third week-end of the month saw 3500 people attend the Welsh Perry and Cider Festival, with the month being rounded off by hosting the Monmouthshire Food Festival.

INCONVENIENCE
Caldicot town council’s take-over of the public toilets in Jubilee Way was delayed because town councillors were not satisfied with the work carried out by Monmouthshire County Council in preparation for the transfer. The town council had agreed to take the toilets over from Monmouthshire County Council if they were brought up to standard and a one-off payment of £6,500 was made.

FLY-TIPPING PROBLEMS CONTINUE
Local residents complained that in spite of the removal of ten tons of illegally dumped rubbish from land close to the railway line, the area still looked ‘dreadful’ and would be subject to further fly-tipping.

KNIFE MAN SENTENCED
20 year old Caldicot man Gavin Maund was given a twelve month community order after threatening a man with a Stanley knife in Caldicot town centre in October 2014.

PROPERTY WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of May 2015 was a one bedroom terrace in Stafford Road at £109,950. The most expensive, as in April, was the Grade II Listed old vicarage in Church Road, with five bedrooms and four reception rooms at £850,00.

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