Caldicot to have first 'town team' in Wales
7:01pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
CALDICOT is to have the first ‘town team’ in Wales as part of efforts to improve life in the Severnside area.
The team of residents will be made up of eight or nine core members, with a drop-in office in the town centre, a meeting heard recently.
Later, it will branch out into task and finish groups to focus on key issues.
Aaron Reeks, who hopes to head the Caldicot town team, said it was in the process of writing its constitution and looking to create annual events.
The team’s ideas for improving the town will go online and be distributed for residents to vote on.
Severnside area committee heard from Monmouthshire council estates and sustainability manager Deborah Howells, who gave up an update on the whole plan for Severnside scheme, of which the town team idea is part.
She said the framework had been given cabinet approval and the next step was to set up who would manage the programme, which will have a non-political board, as well as representatives from the town team and businesses.
Chief officer for regeneration at Monmouthshire council, Kellie Beirne, told the meeting: “Regeneration has been about physical development but, this isn’t a project, this is a whole new way of working for Severnside.”
At the end of the meeting members questioned whether the Severnside area committee would still exist after the programme board had been established.
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