The Mayor, Cllr Philip Stevens and his consort, Cllr Maria Stevens met with the 2nd Caldicot cubs. The cubs were in the process of earning their catering badges. The Mayor and consort were asked to sit at a table and joined in by tasting some of the food prepared by the Cubs. 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor, Cllr Philip Stevens met the Caldicot Brownies at their premises on KGV Playing Fields. He joined their circle and took part in singing and rituals practised by the Brownies. The Mayor showed them the Chain of Office and pointed out the Caldicot crest and the names of Mayors of Caldicot on the links. Each of the Brownies including Brown owl tried the chain on and commented on the weight of the chain. 

 

 

 


The Mayor, Cllr Philip Stevens would like to thank the Town team for organising and Marshalling this prestigious event. The Mayor along with many Caldicot residents greeted the riders as they went by the Council office. The number of motor bikes were estimated at between 6000 to 7000 the greatest number to date for this event raising hundreds of pounds for local charities. The Town team had set up the Caldicot Castle field  with lots of attractions for the riders to enjoy. We all look forward to this event taking place next year.

Mayors Board

 Mayor, Cllr P Stevens attended the Black Rock Lave Net Fishing Open Day on Saturday 26th August

        
Monmouthshire County Councillor Peter Fox
presented a wooden spoon to Chris Hourihane.  

 
Paul Watkins being presented the shield for best catch of the season.

 

Mayor, Cllr P Stevens set off last Saturday's (5th August) Caldicot Parkrun.

 

The Mayor with Parkrun Volunteers 

 

 

The Mayor starting the runners off 

 

 

Abergavenny Town Council Civic Ceremony Sunday 30th July 2017


Mayor of Caldicot, Cllr P Stevens with the High Sheriff of Gwent, J. K. I. Thomas Esq. J.P and Mayor of Usk, Cllr Glen Rodrick  

 

 Mayor of Abergavenny, Cllr David Simcock and Consort, Mrs Simcock, and The Mace Bearer 

 

 EID Dinner 16th July 2017

 

The event took place at the Park Hotel Cardiff on Sunday 16th July hosted by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 

 

 Every year for the past 5 years the Mayor of Caldicot together with other dignitaries are asked to attend the EID dinner. EID marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

   

 Speeches were made by a number of distinguished guests, including the Mayor of Caldicot.

 

The Mayor of Caldicot and Consort with the Lord & Lady Mayor of Newport after receiving £500 each for their chosen charity. 

 

 Mayor and Consort with the organiser of the dinner Munawar Mughal and Monmouthshire County Councillor, Lisa Dymock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reaffirmation of the Freedom of Monmouthshire Parade 2017, held in Abergavenny on Sunday 16th July 2017.

The Freedom of Moumouthshire allows the Royal Welsh to march with flags flying and bayonets fixed, in any Monmouthshire town


 

 

 

 

 

Mayor, Cllr P Stevens, Civic Service, Sunday 2nd July 2017

  

 

  

To read the Mayors Address delivered during the Civic Ceremony, please click here.

The Mayor would like to thank all that attended the service and the reception afterwards for a marvellous day.

 

Cllr Philip Stevens, Mayor of Caldicot, attended the Monmouthshire County Council Civic Sunday on 25th June 2017.

 

Chair of Monmouthshire County Council addressing guests at her Civic Ceremony, Sunday 25th June 2017. 

 

Mayor of Caldicot, Cllr Philip Stevens with the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent and the past Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council, Cllr Jim Higginson.

 

Cllr Philip Stevens, Mayor with Cllr Felicity Cotton, Mayor of Monmouth and Cllr Maureen Powell, Chair of Monmouthshire County Council.

 

Mayor of Caldicot, Cllr Philip Stevens chatting to the Vice Chairman of Gloucester County Council, Cllr Graham Morgan.


Usk Civic Sunday 18th June 2017 Mayor, Cllr Phil Stevens with Mayor of Usk, Cllr Glen Roderick and Nick Ramsey AM 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor, Cllr Philip Stevens, attended the Gwent Young Farmers Clubs Rally 2017 on Saturday 17th June. He said "Lots of competitions went on throughout the day from cookery, singing, dancing, designing sports wear, hats for Ascot, sheep shearing, and a lot more".

 

 

 

  

 

    

Mayor, Cllr Philip Stevens, met staff and residents at Cherry Tree Care Home during its Annual Open Day on Friday 16th June 2017

 

 

A Message From The Mayor

It is a great honour to be elected Mayor of Caldicot Town Council 2017/18 and would like to thank my fellow councillors for their support in electing me to this prestigious position. I promise to be a good ambassador promoting Caldicot to the best of my ability. Caldicot is the youngest of the five Monmouthshire towns but we are the second largest in population and growing. I was born in Caldicot 65 years ago when Caldicot was a small village with a population of less than 1500 people. Caldicot was a wonderful place to grow up every one knew everyone and we had lots of fields and orchards to play in. Some of you might remember Dally’s sweet shop and Ray’s Triangle cinema known as the ‘sit and scratch’.  I and my siblings attended the local church and we were all in the church choir. I attended the ‘village college’ as it was known and then finished my education in Newport at a pre-apprenticeship school on Corporation Road.

 I had a varied career serving first a four year apprenticeship as a toolmaker. A few years improving my skills then I joined the Merchant Navy. I quickly rose to the rank of First Engineer with a company called ‘Canadian Pacific’. In 1983 after the Falklands conflict I left the Navy and retrained as a teacher. I became ‘Head of the Technology faculty’ at Chepstow School retiring in 2011. I loved working with children and it gives me a great feeling when I meet ex- students and they tell me how they have got on in life.

I am a married man with a large family a son, three daughters and eight grandchildren. All live in or around Caldicot and appreciate how lucky they are to grow up in such a special place.

I am now semi retired working during May and June for an examination board. I visit schools all over the country to moderate students design Projects to ensure standards are maintained.

I believe it is important that we all give something back to our community and I do this by being a volunteer driver for ‘Grass Routes’. Many people know me and I am often asked when driving the bus to stop and run into the surgery to post their repeat prescriptions. I have also given help to the friends of Caldicot Castle working waist deep cleaning out the pond within the Castle grounds. It is important we protect the great Town in which we live and I would like to pay tribute to the many volunteers who give their time freely for the benefit of others who are less fortunate than themselves.

I look forward to an interesting and rewarding year promoting Caldicot and with the help from my fellow councillors improving facilities within the Town.

My chosen charity for the year is Barnardos and I ask your support in raising funds for this well established charity.

Cllr Philip Stevens

 

 

Mayor, Cllr Philip Stevens, presented a bouquet of flowers to Mr & Mrs Moss in celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.


  

  

  Councillor Philip Stevens is the Mayor of Caldicot for the 2017/2018 Civic Year.