On 23 August 2019 Cwmbran Community Council hosted its first ever flag raising as part of the Welsh Pride festivities taking place over the bank holiday weekend.


Chair of Cwmbran Community Council, Councillor Anthony Bird said “ I was absolutely delighted to preside over today’s event. One of Cwmbran Council’s main aims is to build a Cwmbran of cohesive communities, and as a council we are determined to make sure that this aim includes the LGBT communities, Torfaen has such a history of fighting for LGBT equality and I take a great deal of pride in helping to continue that fight”  


In attendance were Chair of Cwmbran Council, Councillor Anthony Bird, Local Member of Parliament Nick Thomas Symonds MP, Members of Cwmbran, Pontypool & Croesyceiliog and Llanyrafon Community Council’s, Members of Torfaen Council as well as several members of the LGBT Community.


The Chairman of the council also said “ Today has been a wonderful experience of inclusivity and has shown the wonderful spirit that Cwmbran has as it celebrates its 70th Anniversary, the feedback both in person and online has been overwhelmingly positive.”