August 2016  

A NEW GENERATION ON TOWN COUNCIL
23 year old Labour candidate Oliver Edwards was elected to represent Castle ward on Caldicot town council. He received 173 votes against 138 for Plaid Cymru’s Linda Ayre. His father, Bill, who died in 2009, was also a town councillor.

POP-UP SHOP
A pop-up shop scheme organised by Caldicot Town Team began. Under the scheme, businesses and community groups would be able to rent the shop in the town centre for two weeks at a minimal rent as a means of testing the market for their products or publicising their work. The scheme is financed through £4,460 Section 106 money arising from the building of Asda Supermarket.

MAN JAILED AFTER THREAT TO KILL
Ian Rae, aged 32, of Orchard Drive was sentenced to 26 weeks imprisonment after pleading guilty to a series of charges including pointing a nail gun at his partner and threatening to kill her.

SEVERN TUNNEL TO CLOSE FOR UPGRADE
Network Rail confirmed that the Severn Tunnel would be closed from 12 September to 21 October in order for work to be carried out on the electrification of the line.

GARDEN WINS PRAISE
The garden at Cherry Trees Care Home was highly commended in the Hallmark in Bloom gardening competition.

POPULAR PLAYSCHEME
100 children enrolled for a Monmouthshire County Council summer holiday playscheme at Caldicot Rugby Club.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of August 2016 was a one bedroom flat in Grove House, Church Road at £94,950. The cheapest house was a one bedroom cluster house in Deepweir Gardens at £99,950. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached house in Heol Glaslyn at £355,950.

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