What We Are Doing
HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY - It’s Time to Have Your Say
The survey is now closed and we have had a great response.
Thank you all for your input and for responding to the survey.
Newport Town Council wants to know the views of the whole community and those affected. Help us shape the housing we need now and in future.
Please make sure you return/complete it by 30th April.
Parc Y Plant
Parc y Plant is a much loved and used part of Newport and in order to protect it from any possibility of development Newport Town Council approached Fields in Trust to give it long term protection as a playing space for the children on Newport.
Newport Town Council has signed an agreement with Fields in Trust making them the trustees of Parc y Plant. Fields in Trust works with nearly 300 local authorities, over 650 town, parish and community councils and over 150 private landowners who have at least one park or green space protected in perpetuity.
We are waiting now for the final confirmation from Fields in Trust and will keep you updated.
Grants and Projects Officer
After successfully getting a grant from PCC Enhancing Pembrokeshire, in July we interviewed and appointed our new Grants and Projects Officer. We are delighted with the appointment of Nia Siggins who is very excited to start working with as many groups as possible and get some projects to fruition. Nia is a welsh speaker and has extensive experience in working on projects and getting grants to get them going. She also knows Newport well.
This is open to all groups and we urge you to start thinking about and working on plans for projects that you may want to pursue which will improve your facilities, activities and future. Please get in touch with Nia. email@example.com
Housing and Needs Survey
We have appointed consultants Keith Edwards and Joy Kent to work with the whole community to shape a survey that reflects the views, needs and hopes for the future of housing and this community in Newport and the changes that have taken place. They are passionate about housing, regeneration and social justice and are very keen to engage with the whole community. This happens to coincide with the Welsh Government’s recent very positive response to the Simon Brooks “Second Homes – Developing a new policy in Wales”.
Our survey could be the motor that, given the support in the Welsh Government for the points made in this report and the interest of PCC and PCNPA, might enable us to engage effectively in the future of planning in Newport. We need the whole community to engage in this survey, which is being watched with interest by other communities in Pembrokeshire and will have the involvement of PCC and PCNPA.
We have contacted the Welsh Government about our survey. We shall be sending out information to households in Newport about the survey before it is sent out. Please participate to make a difference.
Newport Town Council is going to conduct a review of the skatepark, including engagement with the young users, to find out whether they would like an improved skatepark and if so what kind.
A Facebook page has been set up to connect with the skateboarders and parents to form a group. Please spread the news and get involved.