June 2001

A huge sound and light show based on the history and legends of Caldicot Castle is being planned for 2004. The show will be the third in a series of 'son et lumiere' performances planned for Monmouthshire over the next three years. Lottery funding has already been promised for the first two, at Chepstow and Tintern, and organisers are confident that the Caldicot bid will be approved when it is submitted in 18 months time. The show will involve a large local cast, specially composed music, special effects and spectacular fireworks. It is hoped to run nine consecutive performances and to attract a thousand people to each.

Talks are continuing between P&O Developers and Monmouthshire County Council over the proposed development of the 'Gateway to Wales' science and technology park near Rogiet. If it comes to fruition, the 400 million scheme would cover 1,000 acres and, it is claimed, create 4,000 jobs.

Police are anxious to hear from anybody who has information about any of the incidents listed below. Phone Caldicot Police Station on 430999.
(1) An 18 year old man from Underwood was arrested after a 26 year old from Portskewett received head and facial injuries in an incident in Jubilee Way car park at 11.30 pm on Saturday 16th June.
(2) Parents and children have been warned to be on the alert after a woman claiming to be a nursery nurse offered a lift to three children in Caldicot. The woman was driving a G registration Ford Escort.
(3) A 41 year old woman was attacked in Somerfield car park at about 10.30 pm on Tuesday 19th June. A man grabbed the woman from behind and tried to take her car keys but fled after the woman fought back

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