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.