October 2017  

CALDICOT ON THE MOVE
Following a consultation, the Boundary Commission confirmed its original recommendation that Caldicot should be transferred from the Newport East parliamentary constituency into a new constituency covering the whole of Monmouthshire.

HOGGIN THE BRDGE
Almost 2000 motor cyclists drove through Caldicot to Caldicot Castle in the annual Hoggin the bridge charity event.

COMPLAINTS OVER FIREWORKS
A large number of local residents took to social media to complain about what they believed to be an excessive admission price for the Caldicot Castle fireworks display, organised by Monmouthshire County Council. Concerns were also expressed on the town council. Some councillors argued that the £3000 earmarked for contributing to the cost should be withheld given that no discounts were being offered to Caldicot residents. It was finally agreed to release the money but to seek a meeting with a senior officer from MCC to discuss arrangements for the future.

VETERAN FINDS WORK
Former gunner Jack Mullen, originally from Caldicot, spoke about the difficulty in finding work after spending five years in the military and praised the veterans only Heroes4Hire-Handymen Company where he is now employed.

HOUSE PRICE WATCH
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of October 2017 was a one bedroom ground floor flat in Grove Gardens at £74,950. The cheapest house was a three bedroom semi-detached in Sycamore Avenue, at £174,950. The most expensive was Llanthony Secunda Manor in Church Road, an 800 year old former manor house with five bedrooms. Offers in excess of £800,000

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