February 2016  

DARKNESS LOOMS
Monmouthshire County Council announced that as a cost cutting measure it would be switching off street lights in residential areas of Caldicot after midnight from April 2016. Lights would remain on in traffic calming areas, near pedestrian crossings and other high risk areas.

COUNCIL APPROVES PUB PLAN
Caldicot Town Council recommended that a plan for a pub and four retail units at Castlegate Business Park should be approved. Portskewett Community Council also recommended approval. However, Natural Resources Wales objected on grounds that insufficient information had been provided on the risks and consequences of flooding.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES
Caldicot Town Council opposed a proposal by Monmouthshire County Council to place roadside advertising signs around the town.

QUO TO PLAY AT CASTLE
It was announced that rock legends Status Quo would play at Caldicot Castle on 6 August as part of their farewell tour.

SCHOOL BANDS ANNOUNCED
Results were announced of the assessment of schools under the banding scheme introduced by the Welsh Government in 2014. The four bands, from top to bottom, being green, yellow, amber and red. Caldicot Comprehensive School and Durand School were placed in the yellow band. Castle Park, Dewstow and Ysgol Gymraeg Y Ffin were assessed as being in the amber band.

BREWERY OPENS PUB
Caldicot based Castle Brewery announced that it would be opening its own pub, the Kings Head in Welsh Street Chepstow.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of February 2016 was a one bedroom ground floor flat in Sandy Lane at £94,950. The cheapest house was a one bedroom terraced house in Cobb Crescent at £110,000. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached house in Heol Glaslyn at £355,000.

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