The Newport Town Council comprises 11 elected members ("or Councillors.") The members take all major decisions about the way in which council services are provided and about how events and activities take place. Decisions that are taken by a committee of members are normally ratified by the full council. You can find out details of the committees and their membership by visiting our "Councillors " page.
Members receive no wages or payments, other than minimal expenses for out of area meetings. They represent the residents of Newport.
The Councils elected members represent the communitie at this, the grass roots level.
They raise matters of interest or concern, influence and respond to consultations and manage the Council's budget.
The Council is consulted on planning applications in its area, as well as other planning and highways/footpaths issues. The Council can also make representations about licensing issues.
In addition to sitting on our various Council committees, the members also represent the Council on other organisations such as school governing bodies and environmental groups. This allows the members to contribute to the well-being of the community through the work of these organisations. The "Councillors " section of this web site provides details of the members and who sit on which bodies.
The Council enjoys good relationships with the Local "Unitary" Authority, Pembrokeshire County Council. The council also co-operates with Nevern and Dinas Local Councils.
The members are supported by the Town Clerk whose role is to carry out the decisions of members, managing and providing Council services on a day to day basis.
The Council meet on the last Monday of each month, except August and December, at
Unit 3, The Old School Business Centre, Lower St Mary Street, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TS. Tel: 01239 821127
The Council office is generally open on a Tuesday between 09.00 and 12.00 hrs.