Sandy Lane Infants School closed as part of the reorganisation of primary
education in Caldicot. The old school site is being adapted for use as
the Welsh medium school, which is transferring from Sudbrook. Nursery
children from Sandy Lane will, from September, go to a new unit at Durand
School, while infants will go to Green Lane or St Mary’s School.
St. Mary’s is to be renamed Castle Park School.
PROTEST AT SCHOOL
Proposals to introduce a “fingerprinting” system through which
students at Caldicot Comprehensive School would pay for school meals led
to a school gate protest by a small group of parents concerned over civil
liberties issues. In response, the school reassured parents that no fingerprints
were kept on record and sought views from parents on the issue. The school
defended the scheme, which involves parents creating an account in advance
for meals, either through the internet or by cheque, on grounds that pupils
would no longer need to carry cash, reducing chances of bullying and money
being lost or misspent.
TO BE DEMOLISHED FOLLOWING PLANNING DISPUTE
The owners of the Castle pub have been ordered by Monmouthshire County
Council to demolish a play fort they built in the pub grounds. The fort
was built without planning permission and has led to complaints from nearby
residents about noise.
The row over proposals to fly the union flag next to the Welsh flag at
Caldicot town council offices rumbled on following the withdrawal of the
item from the agenda for the July meeting of the council. No reason was
A collection box for donations to the “Finley Fund” was stolen
from Wye Valley Foods in Caldicot. The fund was set up to help Finley
Ellis-Hall from Llanmartin have an operation to restore his sight following
cancer. The box is believed to have contained around £60.
MAN JAILED FOR HEROIN POSSESSION
Martin Bishop of Betjamin Avenue, Caldicot, was given a 12 month prison
sentence and ordered to pay £1,160 under the Proceeds of Crime Act
after being convicted of being in possession of £2,780 worth of
A donation of £3,000 from Corus, owners of Llanwern Steelworks,
guaranteed that Caldicot’s annual August bank holiday festival would
be able to go ahead for another year.
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of June 2008 was a three bedroom semi-detached property in
Longfellow Road “requiring some attention and benefiting from double
glazing” at £110,000. The most expensive was a “superbly
renovated and refurbished barn conversion” with four bedrooms (all
en-suite) at the old Church Farm at £525,000.
<< June 2008
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