CALDICOT MAN JAILED FOR FRAUD
Caldicot businessman Neil Bradbury was sentenced to 28 months in prison on 52 counts of fraud. Bradbury, managing director of Celtic Lettings, was found guilty of fraudulently obtaining over £70,000 from landlords and tenants by failing to place tenants’ deposits in the Tenant Bond Scheme and not passing all rent collected on to landlords. An assessment under the Proceeds of Crime Act had been scheduled to assess how the money could be recovered.
A number of sheds and garages in Caldicot were broken into during November. Thieves took power tools and bicycles. In a distraction theft in Lapwing Avenue, two men in a white transit van called at a house and offered to clean the moss out of the victim's guttering. Whilst with the victim at the back of the property, the males distracted her and stole her safe and her purse from inside the house.
Caldicot Foodbank appealed for donations of food and seasonal items so that its volunteers could put together Christmas parcels for local individuals and families facing severe financial difficulties.
VICTIMS OF WAR REMEMBERED
Over 80 people attended the annual sunset service organised by Caldicot town council at Caldicot Cross on Remembrance Sunday.
HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of November 2016 was a one bedroom apartment in Church Road at £79,950. The cheapest house was a three bedroom semi-detached house in Woodland View at £146,000. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached house in Fairfield Close at £319,950.
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