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Risca Beach Party a Huge Success as it Kicks Off the Start to CCBC’s Summer Events

Posted on : 08 Jun 2023

Risca Beach Party a Huge Success as it Kicks Off the Start to CCBC’s Summer Events
Risca transformed for the Risca Beach Party on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of May, and it saw a huge number of visitors enjoying the sunshine across both days.

An outstanding 5747 people attended the beach, and 2533 people visited the town centre. This is the most amount of people that have attended a CCBC event in Risca on record!

The fun filled weekend included a giant beach with deck chairs and buckets and spades, Punch and Judy shows, face painting, donkey rides, a funfair, and various food and drink stalls set up by local businesses. There was something for the whole family to enjoy.

Hear what local businesses had to say about the event:

Louise Jenkyn, Club Secretary at Risca RFC, commented “On behalf of Risca RFC, we were very grateful for the advertising, we did also get on every local social media page. The day was fantastic, we were busy all day and totally sold out of burgers and hot dogs. It was great to see so many people in Risca town and there is no doubt other businesses would have benefited from the day. Bring on next year’s Risca Beach Party!”

Tracey Hollifield, owner of Tracey’s Funky Faces, said “Risca Beach Party was a huge success for myself, it was lovely to see people from last year & to paint their faces again. The sun shone and the sparkle was plentiful. It was a very well-run event and I look forward to coming back next year.”

Cllr Jamie Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Prosperity, Regeneration & Climate Change, also commented "Another great day in Risca. Footfall high and beautiful weather. I'd like to thank all the businesses for their work with our events team. Generating such a positive experience for residents."

This project was part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

Missed out on the fun at Risca? Come along to Blackwood Beach Party on Saturday 8th July! Follow the Facebook event page for more information and updates:

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