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Petition to Peter Fox, Alan Davies, David Davies, Tony Eason, David Evans, Jim Higginson, Jessica Morden, Peter Clarke, Monmouthshire County Council, Caldicot Town Council, Portskewett Community Council, Paul Matthews, Michael Sheen, Caroline Sheen, Ian Virgo, Tom Jones, Connie Fisher, Rhydian Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Andrew Lloyd-Webber

Save charity's community hub from closure

Caldicot Musical Theatre Society (CMTS) is a Charity carrying out its aims in South Wales to provide entertainment to the local community whilst developing its members in the arts and social skills.  Running for over 85 years and with approximately 70 members aged between 6 and 75 years it is a highly successful society with a passion for its community and members.   In 2017 CMTS took a lease on a disused canteen space within a business park and turned it into a fully functioning theatre/conferencing space which is being used daily by lots of community groups.  2 years and £35k investment later through lottery funding, community grants, volunteering and donations, CMTS is being forced to leave its home it has worked so hard to create.  Monmouthshire County Council who have recently bought the business park, have made the possibility of staying in the venue impossible by raising the rent astronomically.  They intend to turn it into offices, there's no regard for the benefit CMTS brings to the community nor the heartache and financial commitment we have given to the venue.  Neither is there any suggestion of relocating us at this point. We need to stop this now and give the community back this valuable resource.  We have full support of local town Councillors, now we need yours too!

Jo Postle
1,740 supporters