THE popular Cwmbran Big Event is set to go ahead this year after Cwmbran Community Council said it would take a leading role in its organisation and funding following local authority cuts.

There had been doubts over the future of the event, which has been held at Cwmbran Boating Lake for many years and attracts thousands of visitors from Cwmbran and beyond, following the withdrawal of funds by Torfaen council.

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Crowds at the 2018 Cwmbran Big Event.

But chairman of the community council, councillor Peter Cathcart, said: “We are delighted to be able to deliver this significant community event which is enjoyed by so many.

“The overall look and feel of the event will be the same as previous years with plenty of opportunities for the community to come together, share information and, most importantly, have fun.”

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This year’s event, to be held on Saturday June 8, will be an extra special occasion as the town of Cwmbran celebrates its 70th anniversary.

The move has also been welcomed elsewhere in the locality, as the community council works with its partners to put plans in place. 

Cllr Richard Clark, chairman of Croesyceiliog and Llanyrafon Community Council, said: “We are delighted that this important community celebration will continue.

“We look forward to working with our friends at Cwmbran Community Council to ensure a successful event."

Further details of the Big Event will be available at

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