March 2017  

HIT AND RUN
Aaron Baxter of Caerwent suffered injuries to his face and leg when he was hit by a car in Church road Caldicot at about 6.30 pm on Thursday 9 March. The car, which drove off without stopping, was reported to be a red Corsa. Police appealed to the public for information.

RESIDENTS HEAR FROM REFUGEES
One hundred people attended a meeting at Caldicot Library to learn about the work of iNEED, a local charity which assists displaced people, refugees and asylum seekers. The meeting was told by Natasha Cadman, founder of iNEED, how the charity collects clothes, hygiene materials and medical supplies to send to Idlip in Syria and works with recent arrivals to learn English and to integrate into society.  Refugees from Syria and Eritrea told of their experiences.

THEFT FROM CHANGING ROOMS
A thief brook into the changing rooms of Caldicot Town while the team was playing Haverfordwest on Saturday 11 March. Cash and valuables, including wallets, smartphones, a laptop and wedding rings were taken. It is believed the thief gained entrance through a small window. Over the same weekend, tools valued at £3,200 were stolen from a van in Dunlin Avenue.

FORMER MAYOR DIES
Bill Llewellyn, former mayor of Caldicot passed away on 4 March at the age of 88.

NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT
New play equipment in George V playing fields was officially opened. It was installed by Caldicot Town Council at a cost of £15,000.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of March 2017 was a one bedroom apartment in Sandy Lane at £104,950. The cheapest house was a two bedroom bungalow in Honddu Close at £155,000. The most expensive was a four bedroom barn conversion in the original grounds of Llanthony Secunda Manor, Church Road at £549,500.

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