September 2017  

Caldicot’s new £36 million school opened to pupils. The new building includes open, theatre-style areas along with quieter areas. It also embraces the latest in digital technology with cinema quality projectors donated by specialists Ricoh, together with interactive technology for teachers to share information with colleagues and students. A large hall, informal study spaces and naturally-lit classrooms are also situated in the building, which was developed as part of the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools initiative in partnership with  Monmouthshire County Council.

One of Gwent’s leading employers has begun a job expansion drive following a number of new client wins and national contract awards. Road recovery and fleet maintenance agency the Caldicot Group announced that it was expanding after winning important new contracts. The company already employs more than 70 people at its depots in Caldicot and Walsall from where it serves a customer base of more than 500 businesses. Gavin Edwards, managing director of the Caldicot Group, said: “We have enjoyed encouraging success in 2017 with significant growth in new customers. This is largely down to the fact that we have delivered a level of service that fundamentally recognises the needs of individual businesses.”

Around 1000 people attended the first ever street food festival to be held in Caldicot. Dishes from Portugal, Venezuela, Italy, France and India were on offer alongside more traditional and locally-sourced, British food and drink.

The cheapest property advertised on for sale in Caldicot at the end of September 2017 was a one bedroom ground floor flat in Grove Gardens at £74,950. The cheapest house was a two bedroom bungalow in Osprey Close, at £174,950. The most expensive was a four bedroom detached bungalow in Kirrlach Close at £375,000.

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