Caerleon Festival gets support of local politicians

  • Our elected representatives played a major role in this year’s highly successful Caerleon Festival. This event, which is run entirely by local volunteers, exists to promote the arts in Caerleon, and Rosemary Butler AM, Paul Flynn MP and our three councillors have always helped in a variety of ways.

    Three councillors at Sustrans tent

    Rosemary Butler  is the Festival Patron, Councillor Gail Giles is a regular donor and helper, while Councillors Paul Huntley and Cliff Suller are also members of the Festival Committee. This year Paul Flynn took part in a “Meet the Authors Day”, and was also a judge at the first All Wales Comic Verse Competition.

     Paul Flynn at Comic Verse Competition

    The Festival linked up this year with Sustrans to host the opening of the latest stage of the Newport-Caerleon cycling and walking route. The route now goes thought the Festival Field. Councillor Giles is a member of the cycle route’s Steering Group.

    Rosemary Butler opening route

    The project is being financed by the National Lottery, the Welsh Government and Newport Unlimited. Newport City Council and Sustrans (to whom £400,000 of lottery money was awarded), play a major role in  coordinating the project. Rosemary Butler cut the ribbon at the official opening of the latest stage and Cliff Suller, as deputy Mayor, welcomed visitors to Caerleon. See video of opening.

    July 17th, 2012 | Caerleon Labour | Comments Off on Caerleon Festival gets support of local politicians |

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