More than 6,900 people attended the annual fireworks spectacular at Caldicot Castle on a cold but crisp, clear evening.

Organised by Monmouthshire County Council, community groups and tourist organisation Visit Monmouthshire in a longstanding partnership with radio station Capital FM, the event at the picturesque castle and its grounds was a massive success.  A team of 16 local volunteers with volunteers from council staff helped to ensure an enjoyable night.

The display featured fun for all the family, including a fairground, music provided by Capital FM and fire-eaters.

The council’s fostering team attended the display with a stand to publicise the need for more foster carers.  Child Placement Team Manager Angela McErlane said: “The fireworks display gave us a brilliant opportunity to publicise the urgent need for local foster carers to provide homes for children looked after in Monmouthshire.  We had positive discussions with a number of families as well as lots of support from the community.  We would welcome anyone interested in becoming a foster carer or looking for further information at our next Meet & Greet event.  This is on Thursday 16th November at St Pierre Marriot Hotel & Country Club near Chepstow and it runs from 10am to noon with a later session from 7pm to 9pm”.

For more information visit http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/fostering or telephone: 01873 735950.

 County Councillor Bob Greenland, the cabinet member with responsibility for leisure and tourism said: “This is the fifth year we’ve held a spectacular firework display here and it was wonderful to see so many families enjoying themselves.  We were treated to our biggest display yet, supported by live entertainment.  Yet again, Caldicot Castle looked stunning and was the perfect venue for the event.  I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who played their part in making it such a resounding success and such a memorable event.”

For more information on Caldicot Castle, visit www.visitmonmouthshire.com/caldicot-castle/