THE new chairman of Cwmbran Community Council, Councillor Anthony Bird, has spoken of his excitement as he looks forward to the Cwmbran Big Event on June 8.

“It is just a week or so away now and plans are well underway to deliver a successful and safe event,” he said.

“I look forward to meeting as many local residents as possible at this year’s Big Event, which is a great chance for the community to come together.”

Visitors to the Big Event can enjoy a range of activities, including stalls, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts and a Raft Race.

Councillor Bird also reminded everybody that this year marks a very special anniversary in the life of the town.

“2019 marks the 70th anniversary of Cwmbran as a New Town,” he said. “We will be using the Big Event to help celebrate this important milestone.

“Come on down to the Boating Lake and enjoy the party!

“The fun starts at 12 noon.”

The event is being organised by Cwmbran Community Council for the first time this year, with support from various partners, including Croesyceiliog and Llanyrafon Community Council.

When it was announced that the community council would step in to save the event, Cllr Bird’s predecessor Cllr 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.”

Further details of the Big Event are be available at

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

If you can’t make the Big Event, don’t worry, as The Free Press will have a full round up of the day.