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CALDICOT NEWS 2021

January
COVID NEWS
Along with the rest of Wales, Caldicot remained on Level 4 restrictions. In the week leading up to 15 January Caldicot (including Caerwent) recorded 44 cases, amongst the highest infection levels in Monmouthshire. By week-ending 22 January this had dropped to 25, and by week-ending 29 January to 13. Vaccinations for Caldicot residents in the highest priority groups were being delivered at Caldicot Surgery, at Cwmbran and at Newport.
The mini market in Oakley Way Caldicot was given a formal warning relating to Covid-19 signage regulations. Customers commenting on social media defended the store, saying that it had taken all necessary safety measures. Police officers dispersed a group of youths who were breaking lockdown rules at Caldicot skate park near Caldicot Leisure Centre.
TRIBUTES TO FORMER TEACHER
Tributes were paid to former Caldicot teacher Eric Johnson, who died in December at the age of 83. Mr Johnson trained as a carpenter and cabinet maker and did National Service in the RAF. He worked on the construction of the Severn Bridge and also built his own house in Portskewett. He taught woodwork and metalwork at Caldicot Comprehensive School from 1974 until 2002.
PARK TO BE IMPROVED
Planning was underway for improvements to Cas Troggi Park as part of a wider project within Caldicot, known as the Church Road development scheme, to improve green infrastructure and active travel in the town. The work would involve the planting of new native trees and hedging, a “wild play” space for young children, and an outdoor gym.
CRIMEWATCH
Police were looking for Ryan Harrison, aged 26, in connection with an assault in Caldicot. Members of the public were sked to phone 101 if they had any information.
Gareth Worth, described by police as a “one-man crime wave” was jailed for 44 weeks after he went on a series of shoplifting expeditions in Caldicot, Chepstow and Monmouth which saw him steal a TV, alcohol and a packet of crisps.
A34-year-old man from Caldicot, was charged by Gwent Police in connection with three burglaries in Devauden and Caldicot.
HOUSE PRICES
According to the Zoopla website the average price for houses sold in Caldicot stood at £280,027, an increase of more than six per cent over the last 12 months.
The cheapest property advertised on www.rightmove.co.uk for sale in Caldicot at the end of January 2021 was a one bedroom flat as part of a new development at Holman House in the town centre, at £119,950. The cheapest house was a three bedroom semi-detached house in Woodstock Way at £234,950. The most expensive was a six bedroom detached house in Clos Lynfi at £475,000.

 

 

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