WHOLE OF STATION APPROACH TO BE USED FOR “PICNIC PENARTH 2016”

Last year's Picnic Penarth proved so popul;ar there just wasn't enough space - so this year the event is taking over the whole of Station Approach - including the car park

Last year’s Picnic Penarth was held in the precinct of Gimber Motors and proved so popular there just wasn’t enough space – so next month the event is taking over the whole of Station Approach

Penarth’s annual street-food festival “Picnic Penarth” is to take over the whole of Station Approach when it’s staged next month – on April 16th and 18th 2016.

Street-food vendors from all over South Wales are lining up to take part in this year’s Picnic Penarth which is being staged much earlier in the year than last year’s inaugural Picnic event

Warm sunshine, great food, music, straw-bale seating and cold beer were all part of the corwd pulling asppeal of the 2015 Picnic Peanrth. This years event will have far more space and many more stalls.

Warm sunshine, great food, music, straw-bale seating and cold beer were all part of the crowd-pulling appeal of the 2015 Picnic Penarth. This year’s event will have far more space and many more stalls.

Planned for  next month’s event is plenty of live music and a full bar running throughout the weekend complete with under-cover seating just in case there are any April showers around.

The organisers of last September’s Picnic Penarth event were “overwhelmed by the response” – and after taking on board feedback from attendees, local businesses and the
wider community, it’s been decided to grow the size of this year’s event.

Last September the two bars of Picnic Penarth just about coped with a constant stream of customers

Last September the two bars of Picnic Penarth just about coped with a constant stream of customers

With the co-operation of Arriva Trains Wales and businesses around Station Approach, a road closure will be in place from the junction of Station Approach and Victoria Road from 18:00 on Friday 15th April and 8pm on Sunday 17th April. Stewards will be in attendance from 08:00 on Friday 15th April to direct drivers to alternative parking and to assist train passengers accessing the station.

On April 15th and 16th the whole of Station Approach will be cleared of cars to stage the largest-ever "Picnic Penarth" street-food festival.

From 08:00 on Friday April 15th to the end of Sunday April 17th the whole of Station Approach will be cleared of cars to stage the largest-ever “Picnic Penarth” street-food festival.

The event was first established last year on a pilot basis with total funding of approximately £10,000 from Vale of  Glamorgan Council, the Welsh Government and from Penarth Town Council which also contributes organisational staffing.

Details of the vendors taking part, as well as timings and music, will be announced in the coming weeks via social media and the Penarth Town Council website which is at http://www.picnicpenarth.wales.

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7 Responses to WHOLE OF STATION APPROACH TO BE USED FOR “PICNIC PENARTH 2016”

  1. Peter Church says:

    Didn’t a few poster on here suggest this in the first place?
    Good news all round, hope the weather will be than expected for the gale force marathon on Saturday!

    • Mr Tim Gould says:

      I hope the weather tomorrow for the marathon is not as bad as expected, pity they didn’t organise it for today, glorious weather sitting in the garden for the first time this year!!
      Only snag is the bloody helicopter flights every 10 minutes.

      Checked on their web site:

      “A stunning low level scenic tour around the highlights of Cardiff and the South Wales coastline. Flying along the coast we overfly Barry Island, Lavernock Point and the the innovative architecture and historic buildings of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Docks.”

      When they say low level they mean it, complete nuisance, waste of aviation fuel too.

  2. Martin gossage says:

    Yeah but no but where are the big posh car owners eating at ETC going to park.Oh that’s right on double yellow lines just like they did last night. It’s the plassey street chip shop all over again .

  3. sjleworthy says:

    Already booked my place at the head of the line the beer tent

  4. Martin Coffee says:

    If we need a steward to gain entry to the railway station then this is unacceptable.

    • Peter Church says:

      There is another way into the railway station you know, down the ramp by the kebab shop turn left at the bottom.
      If in doubt you can ask someone from the Town Council, they are usually well informed!

    • AK says:

      You’re not having much luck – first you can’t get your car out because of the half marathon, now you can’t get into the train station.

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