Caldicot town council presented crests and certificates to Brian Adams,
David Flint, Mr and Mrs J Mills, Alfred Simmonds and John Squibbs in recognition
of their contribution to the community. Mr and Mrs Jones of 32 Green Lane
were presented with the award for the best decorated Christmas house.
Parents of children at Sandy Lane School are continuing to campaign against
Monmouthshire County Council’s decision to close the school in 2008.
If the school is closed the site will be taken over by Ysgol Y Ffin, which
at present occupies the old school buildings at Sudbrook. The final decision
will be made by the Welsh Assembly Government.
A man was arrested after an accident in Dewstow Road, Caldicot. The driver
of one of the vehicles drove off at high speed in the direction of Longfellow
Road and set light to the car.
Most local schools were closed on 7 and 8 February as the result of snow
AN END TO
Following Monmouth town council’s decision to withdraw from the
county agreement on payments for CCTV with Monmouthshire county Council,
the whole scheme is threatened with collapse. Unless new arrangements
can be made, Caldicot, along with other towns, will lose its CCTV coverage.
TO SAVE FRANSCESCA’S CONTINUES
Residents form Caldicot Westend are continuing to campaign against proposals
to demolish Francesca’s Restaurant, one of the town’s finest
older buildings. Churchill Retirement Living plan to replace the building
with new retirement homes.
ON IN COUNTRY PARK
Staff at Caldicot Castle have reported seeing flower petals being scattered
at the base of a tree in the country park by “a lady in black”.
The petals have been left on at least two occasions, leading to speculation
that it may be part of an ancient or traditional ritual.
The Castle Inn, in Church Road, Caldicot, was named as best family pub
in Wales by the Morning Advertiser, a leading trade journal. The Castle
was converted into a no-smoking establishment some time ago by Steve and
Judy Gribble, who took over the pub two years ago.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of February 2007 was a three-bedroom semi-detached property
in Caemawr Road at £157,500. The most expensive was a three-bedroom
bungalow on the edge of Caldicot at £299,950.
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