Christmas Bazaar on 1st December The Friends of Ponthir School’s 

The Friends of Ponthir Proudly Present their Christmas Bazaar 1st December 3.30 – 7.00pm, In the school hall, School Close. Hot Pork WIth Stuffing Rolls Mediterranean Veg Pittas Gift Ideas Raffle Christmas Floral Arrangements Artisan Cheese Local Jams & Preserves Bottle Stall Face Painting Warm Festive Refreshments Dried Fruit Wreaths Plus a lot more…   There will be lots on offer to get you in the festive mood and kick start the festivities for the month with fantastic stalls from Artisan Cheeses, Festive Floral arrangements to locally produced jams and preserves…

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…

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…

SLS Christmas Appeal 2017

It’s that time of the year Our 4th appeal in fact, when we all work together and send some love in a box this Christmas time to those homeless or vulnerably housed across South Wales & Bristol. As we do all year round, we are really trying to help those struggling at this time of year and running up to Christmas especially spread some kindness & support. Last year we collected just over 1500 boxes and helped over 40+ points of need including night shelters, outreach kerbside teams, family hostels,…

Stan Edwards Writes. A Trigger’s Broom approach for Rodders ..

Stan Edwards Writes. A Trigger’s Broom approach for Rodders .. Stan Edwards, a Caerleon based Chartered Surveyor, is a Director of Evocati Consultancy specialising in CPO process and is a past visiting lecturer in retail planning and development at Cardiff University. He is an External Examiner in Real Estate /Surveying at the University College of Estate Management/University of Reading. He was formerly Vice-Chairman and now an Honorary Member of the Compulsory Purchase Association. He worked on town centre retail and project managing CPOs over 40 years in Cwmbran, Land Authority…

M4 Brynglas Tunnels Planned Closure This Saturday 21st October

M4 Brynglas Tunnels Planned Closure Direction: Eastbound Date Closed: 7 pm on Saturday 21st October 2017 Date Open: 10am Sunday 22nd October 2017 Reason : Tunnel refurbishment works   Essential safety refurbishment works of the M4 Newport Brynglas Tunnels will commence Monday 20th June 2016 and continuing until February 2018. The refurbishment of the tunnels is required to upgrade the Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) systems, as well as the carriageways, drainage and tunnel linings in order to provide resilience in the tunnel systems for the foreseeable future. Routine essential maintenance such as tunnel cleaning…

Stan Edwards Writes. Done? You certainly have been!

Stan Edwards Writes. Done? You certainly have been! Stan Edwards has sympathy for the people of Newport as he returns with the “Friar’s Walk” sequel. Stan Edwards, a Caerleon based Chartered Surveyor, is a Director of Evocati Consultancy specialising in CPO process and is a past visiting lecturer in retail planning and development at Cardiff University. He is an External Examiner in Real Estate /Surveying at the University College of Estate Management/University of Reading. He was formerly Vice-Chairman and now an Honorary Member of the Compulsory Purchase Association. He worked…