June 2016  

CALDICOT WOMAN AWARDED MBE
In the Queen’s birthday honours list, Jane Hart, a MacMillan lead cancer nurse, was awarded an MBE for her work in improving cancer care.

TREE TO BE FELLED
Caldicot town council announced that a much loved tree in King George V Playing Field would have to be removed because it had badly decayed roots. The tree was a popular spot for locals to rest in the shade during sunny weather. The council decided to seek residents’ opinions on what should replace it.

MAN ASSAULTED IN STORE RUMPUS
A member of staff was manhandled and a customer assaulted in Caldicot’s One Stop Shop. After a customer had been told that staff could not accept payment for a packet of sweets and a scratch card with a £50 note, he tried to leave the store without paying. He pushed the manager aside and tried to punch another customer before leaving with the goods.

BOXING CLUB PLAN FAILS
A plan to establish a boxing club at Caldicot Pill collapsed when Monmouthshire County Council decided that it was unable to provide financial support.

LOCAL BREAK-INS
Sudbrook Cricket Club in Mill Lane Caldicot was broken into early hours of Sunday 26 June 2016 around 1.50am. Sometime overnight of Wednesday 29 June into Thursday 30 June thieves climbed onto Caldicot Leisure Centre's roof got inside the building and stole a Dell Laptop.

CASTLE MANAGER MOVES ON AS CASTLE HOSTS SUCCESSFUL EVENTS
Mike Booth, manager of Caldicot Castle, left his post at the end of June to take up a position in the Lake District. During his last month the castle hosted a series of successful events. On 4/5 June hundreds of people attended the annual Monmouthshire Food Festival. Over 600 fans watched Wales’ opening match of the European Championships on a big screen in the castle on June 11. There were jubilant scenes as Wales beat Slovakia 2-1. On June 17 more than 300 people attended a concert by three Monmouthshire Choirs in aid of the National Eisteddfod.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of June 2016 was a one bedroom flat in Sandy Lane at £94,950. The cheapest house was a two bedroom terraced house in Chepstow Road at £129,950. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached house in Heol Glaslyn at £355,950.

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