Circus arrives in Newport but needs your help to open in time

A ‘DESPERATE’ circus is appealing to the people of Newport for a super drill to help them get ready for their grand opening in just two days time. 

Gerry Cottle’s Circus has come to town for the half-term holiday, but at this rate the Big Top may not be up in time.

The ‘Turbo Show’ which boasts 50 acts in 100 minutes, was due to open this Wednesday at Tredegar Park. It was forced to move to the Newport Car Auctions Pill Carboot sale site, after organisers learnt the land at Tredegar Park was waterlogged.

“Last Wednesday, Gerry Cottle himself went to the site and found it was completely water-logged,” said circus manager Maureen Carter.

But the only suitable site they could find was the concreted carboot area on Usk Way.
“We’ve got the kit here but it’s concrete. We’ve gone into concrete before but it’s really deep here,” said Ms Carter.

The team need a 50mm rock drill that can drill 2ft down.  There are 60-70 ‘stakes’ that must be planted into the ground to secure their Turbo Dome tent.

“We are just desperate,” said Ms Carter.  “If there is someone out there who can help us we will pay and can give them free tickets.”

The show has already sold more than 1000 tickets for the Newport run which is supposed to start at 3pm this Wednesday with two showings a day until Sunday March 2.

If you can help, call us on 01633 777 087.

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3:23pm Mon 24 Feb 14

nodnyl says...

try the firm demolishing the car park ! they must have something that can do it.
try the firm demolishing the car park ! they must have something that can do it. nodnyl
  • Score: 4

5:05pm Mon 24 Feb 14

inkyskin says...

what's wrong with choosing another park? kimberly park isn't water logged?
what's wrong with choosing another park? kimberly park isn't water logged? inkyskin
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Robodad says...

inkyskin wrote:
what's wrong with choosing another park? kimberly park isn't water logged?
Don't you mean Kimberly Lake?
[quote][p][bold]inkyskin[/bold] wrote: what's wrong with choosing another park? kimberly park isn't water logged?[/p][/quote]Don't you mean Kimberly Lake? Robodad
  • Score: 5

5:51pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Newportsucks85 says...

What's wrong with the circus hiring the tools they need .. Lots of hire companies within newport ... They are a business not a charity
What's wrong with the circus hiring the tools they need .. Lots of hire companies within newport ... They are a business not a charity Newportsucks85
  • Score: 8

10:51pm Mon 24 Feb 14

nodnyl says...

Newportsucks85 wrote:
What's wrong with the circus hiring the tools they need .. Lots of hire companies within newport ... They are a business not a charity
They have offered to pay and give free tickets
[quote][p][bold]Newportsucks85[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with the circus hiring the tools they need .. Lots of hire companies within newport ... They are a business not a charity[/p][/quote]They have offered to pay and give free tickets nodnyl
  • Score: 6

8:01pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Newportsucks85 says...

nodnyl wrote:
Newportsucks85 wrote:
What's wrong with the circus hiring the tools they need .. Lots of hire companies within newport ... They are a business not a charity
They have offered to pay and give free tickets
Well ill gladly direct them on how to use a tool hire shop..... I don't understand how "selected businesses" eg this circus and " selected people" eg the guy who couldn't get a job, mr iftika.. Get free advertisement and help through a local paper ..... It's unfair ...
[quote][p][bold]nodnyl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newportsucks85[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with the circus hiring the tools they need .. Lots of hire companies within newport ... They are a business not a charity[/p][/quote]They have offered to pay and give free tickets[/p][/quote]Well ill gladly direct them on how to use a tool hire shop..... I don't understand how "selected businesses" eg this circus and " selected people" eg the guy who couldn't get a job, mr iftika.. Get free advertisement and help through a local paper ..... It's unfair ... Newportsucks85
  • Score: 2

8:02pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Newportsucks85 says...

Please direct me to the email address I can send heart wrenching stories too please.. I need a job and my friends business could do with free advertisement ta
Please direct me to the email address I can send heart wrenching stories too please.. I need a job and my friends business could do with free advertisement ta Newportsucks85
  • Score: 4

10:23pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bugsy93 says...

Try Newport Council, They appear to be experienced in running a circus.And may be able to supply a few experienced clowns as well.
Try Newport Council, They appear to be experienced in running a circus.And may be able to supply a few experienced clowns as well. bugsy93
  • Score: 2

7:39pm Thu 27 Feb 14

NewportianGirl says...

Newportsucks85 wrote:
Please direct me to the email address I can send heart wrenching stories too please.. I need a job and my friends business could do with free advertisement ta
Isn't that what the X Factor show is for? Whoever has the saddest story wins....
[quote][p][bold]Newportsucks85[/bold] wrote: Please direct me to the email address I can send heart wrenching stories too please.. I need a job and my friends business could do with free advertisement ta[/p][/quote]Isn't that what the X Factor show is for? Whoever has the saddest story wins.... NewportianGirl
  • Score: 2

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