A CALDICOT resident has come up with a spooktacular way for families to enjoy Hallowe’en safely this year. With coronavirus taking its toll on people, Catherine Mayo decided to help celebrate spooky season by hosting a Hallowe’en decoration competition in Caldicot and the surrounding areas. Each week there will be a theme for people to add decorations to their windows or houses, with photos being shared using the hashtag #caldicotpumpkins2020 and the winners decided on October 31.

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A Facebook group dedicated to the project has already gained more than 600 members who are already sharing fangtastic photos, and businesses in the area have got on board. Ms Mayo said: “When I set up the group, I was just enjoying my coffee and thought ‘why not try it?’ “I have anxiety, so this a huge thing for me to do; I didn’t expect 100 people to get involved, let alone 600.” The themes are: from October 1: pumpkins, from October 5: witches, from October 12: ghosts, from October 19: bats, and from October 26: The Final Countdown. To get involved search for ‘Caldicot and surrounding areas! Halloween Pumpkins 2020’ on Facebook.