THE popular Big Event will go ahead this year following the decision from Cwmbran Community Council to take a leading role in its organisation and funding.

There had been doubts over the future of the event, following the withdrawal of funds by Torfaen County Borough Council.

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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The event has been held at Cwmbran Boasting Lake for many years and attracts thousands of visitors from Cwmbran and beyond.

This year's event will be an extra special occasion, as the town of Cwmbran celebrates its 70th anniversary.

It is set to take place on Saturday, June 8.

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

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Crowds at the 2018 Cwmbran Big Event.

Councillor 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

If you are interested in working with the council to support the event, contact