The Council owns and has an interest in a number of buildings and land in and around the town.
The council maintains an office in Unit 3, The Old School Business Center, Lower St Mary Street. This is available for meetings both by the Council and the general public by arrangement with the Clerk to the Council.
The PLAYING FIELD
The Playing Field, owned by Newport Playing Field trust, a Registered Charity, is situated at the bottom of Long Street. It is used by the local sports clubs for both rugby and football. It is also available to the general public for sports activities and rallies. Details of which can be obtained form the Clerk to the Council.
See also <The Playing Field Trust> page elsewhere on this site.
The CHANGING ROOMS & CHILDRENS ACTIVITY CENTRE
Adjacent to the playing field, next to the school, in Long Street the council owns a building which houses the sports changing rooms together with a Childrens Activity Center.
The changing rooms were built in August 1982 when Newport Rugby Club moved grounds to their current location. They were opened, by none other than the legendary Welsh and British Lions wing Gerald Davies. Although the rugby club has had primary use of the changing rooms they are also used by the local football and sports club and the facilities are available to hire by any club wishing to use the playing field.
Recently refurbished they now possess a room available for small groups to meet on an ad hoc basis.
For more information on this new facility and to book please contact Paul Harries on 01239 820809
The Childrens Activity Centre has recently been constructed for the sole purpose of providing a place where young children can meet and be schooled.
Details of which can be obtained from the Clerk to the Council.
For more information on the above see also the <The Playing Field Trust> page elsewhere on this site
The TENNIS COURTS
At the bottom of the Playing Field are two tennis courts. These are managed by the Tennis Club. However they are available to hire to the general public and details are available through the Information Centre, opposite the cark park, in Long Street.
For enquiries regarding membership please contact Dave Clark on 01348 872176
The SKATE PARK
The Skate Park, situated next to the Changing Rooms, was opened in 2000, due to the efforts of the local youngsters who managed to raise the £2000 to enable it to be built. They sought match funding from the Welsh Development Agency, the County Council and Playing Field Committee and were rewarded for their efforts in becoming a regional winner in the National Awards for Voluntary Endeavour.
The park format consists of a central spine with two fun box combinations.
The MULTI USE GAMES AREA (M.U.G.A.)
The Multi Usage Games Area was completed in 2006. The council, using the New Opportunity Fund oversaw the construction. Although the school has priority use during term time, the community is encouraged to use the facility when not in use by the school. Equipment is available for five a side football, netball and basket ball.
Booking times are available at the Post Office for groups who wish to book the M.U.G.A. in advance.
PARC Y PLANT
Parc y Plant is a public open space used as a playing field just off Pen y Bont, the road to the beach which leads to the bridge over the river Nyver. It can also be accessed through the car park behind the Council Offices in Lower St Mary Street.
Limited 'on street'parking is available a short distance beyond the park.