Caldicot school's sports pitch is refurbished before term starts
10:00am Friday 31st August 2012 in News
CALDICOT school has received one of its first benefits from the partnership which plans to bring a new supermarket to the town.
A sports pitch at the school is being refurbished at present before pupils return.
The school's fields are being sold off for the planned Asda supermarket, which will eventually fund a rebuild of the town's comprehensive as well as the new pitch.
Work on the facility, which will also be used by Caldicot Leisure Centre members, is due to be completed by the start of term, Monmouthshire council confirmed.
News of the improved facility comes two months after the Free Press revealed Asda was planning to employ up to 200 people when it opens in 2014.
The new store will be restricted in terms of the items it can sell to protect local retailers.
This includes a ban on a pharmacy, opticians, travel agency, post office counter, dry cleaning and photographic services.
County councillor Dave Evans said the pitch refurbishment was good for the town and doing the work now will help minimize disruption.
A spokesman for Asda said plans for the store are "progressing well," but he could not add anything further at this time.