Caerleon Labour Party will be publishing and delivering its usual Autumn Newsletter soon, but in the meantime there is a lot to catch up on.
Our councillors are particularly pleased that their campaign to establish a new library in the Town Hall, with the modern equipment expected in this day and age, has paid off. Having moved from the Comprehensive School to the old council chamber, opening times are: Tuesday 2pm – 6pm, Wednesday 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 7pm, Thursday Closed, Friday 2pm – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm. For further details click here.
Work has now started on the flood prevention scheme along Lulworth Road and the start of Caerleon Road near the Toll House.
A new wall is being built to protect nearly 40 houses in Lulworth Road and other parts of the Old Village which weren’t included in the 2004/2005 scheme. There’ll be a raised bund adjacent to the Ship Inn and provision for a demountable barrier near the Toll House, to prevent flood water surging into Caerleon from the south during exceptionally high tides. Completion is expected early next year. Funding is being provided by the Welsh Government. Our councillors are currently consulting Natural Resources Wales and NCC officers about the severe traffic problems, and will report back as soon as possible.
Caerleon Town Hall hosted a two day public exhibition to explain plans for a new M4 .
The Welsh Government plan to build a new M4 Corridor to the south of Newport, to alleviate congestion on the existing motorway. Draft Orders will be published in the spring of 2016, followed by a Public Inquiry in the Autumn. If the plans are accepted the new motorway should open in 2021. As far as Caerleon is concerned, once the new motorway is completed the old M4 will become a trunk road and Caerleon motorists travelling to and from Cardiff will be able to access it directly instead of having to use the Harlequin Roundabout. For further information click here