We stand together in Gwent

In his latest bi-monthly blog, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, highlights the efforts by Gwent Police and his office to tackle and raise awareness of hate crime; discusses his plans for the police estate and his determination to ensure the Chief Constable has the resources required to maintain visible policing within our communities . . . “Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 14 – 21) provided an opportunity for both Gwent Police and my office to promote community cohesion and solidarity and to work with our…

Scout and Guide Christmas post

They’re back, by popular demand! Scout and Guide Christmas post has made a comeback ready for this Christmas.  After a one-year break, Newport District Scouts and Guides have been inundated with public requests asking for it to return as it was missed and so it’s back! A new Committee has been formed and have worked to ensure that the cost of sending a Christmas card remains at 25p. You can post a card that will get delivered in the Newport District area stretching from Risca to Bassaleg and Parc Seymour…

Tourism Tax for Wales?

Tourism Tax for Wales? The Welsh Government’s new tax governance powers are now active, with our friends in the Assembly eagerly eying up new ways to squeeze more tax out of us here in Wales.  Unlike in England, the Welsh Assembly is led by the Labour Party who have a majority number of Assembly Members.  One of the most startling new tax proposals on the table is to introduce a Welsh Tourism Tax.  Yes, you heard that correctly.  As you can imagine, this has gone down like a lead balloon…

Friends of Ponthir School Community Fund

Friends of Ponthir School Community Fund We need your support to win a grant from the Aviva Community Fund. Studies show that children are better at identifying Pokémon characters than real animals and plants. If we are successful in winning this grant, it will go towards a complete regeneration of the outdoor spaces in our wonderful school. Our new outdoor shelters will have poems etched into the wood with pictures, spyholes and digital technology to encourage our children to engage and interact with the natural world around them. Our aim…

Caerleon Ward Meeting Summary

Caerleon Ward Meeting Summary Caerleon residents braved the weather to attend the ward meeting this evening. Officers from the Council along with police attended the meeting chaired this evening by Councillor Joan Watkins and attended by Councillor Jason Hughes. The police opened the evening giving details of ongoing work in the Caerleon area and were asked several questions about parking, and heavy goods vehicles entering the town which was felt to be clearly exceeding the allowed 7.5t. Residents were asked to report the vehicle details and company name to 101…

Santapaws Shoebox Appeal 2017

Santapaws Shoebox Appeal 2017 Following the success of the 2016 Santa Paws Shoebox Appeal, we are once again working with local rescue centres collecting food, toys and gifts in a shoebox for the homeless animals of Newport and surrounding areas. There are thousands of animals in their temporary home, shelters and rescue centres at Christmas, if you are unable to offer a home, how about a gift? Join SantaPaws Facebook group to take part in competitions and raffles in the lead up to Christmas. This years recipients will be; Dogs; Newport…

Breast Cancer Awareness Event Usk

Breast Cancer Awareness Event 28th October 2017 11:00am October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are sure that we all know someone who has been affected by this disease. Complexion MediSpa Usk is proud to support Breast Cancer Patients and their families by raising money at this event. So please join us at Complexion Medispa Usk on New Market street, for bubbles and complimentary taster treatments, charity raffle and fun games, not to mention great offers at our MediSpa to honour our Usk launch. Tickets are £5 and can…

Caerleon Ward Meeting and Surgery 24th October 2017

Caerleon Ward Meeting and Surgery Will take place on 24th October 2017 Councillors surgery at 6pm followed by Ward meeting at 6.30pm at Christchurch Hall Topics to be discussed Gwent Police Street scene issues Planning issues (Proposed development at Caerleon Campus) Education issues (in relation to proposed development at Caerleon Campus) Council Matters Future meeting dates: 6th February 2018 (Caerleon Town Hall) 4th June 2018 (venue and topics TBC) For further information or assistance please contact your ward councillors on: Cllr Gail Giles: Tel: 01633 421947 Email: Gail.giles@newport.gov.uk   Cllr…