August 2004

GIANT AQUARIUM FOR CALDICOT?
A site near Caldicot has been identified as a potential site for the world’s largest aquarium. The £250 million scheme, which would be part of the P&O Gateway to Wales project (see July) would form a 100 acre site and is expected to attract two million visitors a year. Caldicot is in competition with sites in the Wirral, Bradford and Bedfordshire for the project.

SPECTACULAR SHOW AT CASTLE
Thousands of people came to Caldicot to see the spectacular son-et-lumiere Footprints in the Sands of Time. The show, which told the story of Caldicot castle over the centuries, included striking projected images and fireworks.

FOOTBALL ROW – WE THINK ITS ALL OVER
The problems arising over unauthorised use of the football pitch by Caldicot Town (see July) seems to have been resolved following a meeting between the club and town councillors. A number of other issues were resolved at the meeting, which both sides welcomed as the start of a new improved relationship.

LIGHT SHED UPON DARKNESS
Calls for improved lighting in Caldicot Castle Country Park were rejected by Anita Badham, Castle Development Officer. In a meeting with town councillors she explained that the darkness was part of the attraction of a country park and that lighting would cause light pollution.

FREAK WIND HITS CALDICOT
A “twister” caused damage to property when it swept through Caldicot. Tiles were ripped from roofs and a garden fence destroyed in the Blackbird Road area by the mini-tornado.

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