Council

Newport Town Council consists of 12 Councillors (3 from each of the four Wards in the Town, North, South, East & West), who are elected for a term of 4 years. They have a wide age range, diverse backgrounds, experience and political persuasions bringing  a variety of experiences and assorted views. The Council selects a Mayor at its Annual Meeting in May to serve for the forthcoming year.

Enquiries about Civil Ceremonies, Allotments and other matters should be made via the appropriate page on this website in the first instance.

Alternatively, and for any other matters, please see the ‘Contact Us’ link at the top of each page.

Newport Residents are welcome to telephone (answering machine when office closed, see opening hours below) or make a personal visit to the Guildhall if more convenient.

You can also approach your councillor directly, see the Councillors' page for contact details.

Newport (Shropshire) Town Council Code of Conduct  

All Councillors (and any co-opted committee members) are required to register their 'interests' for inspection by the electorate.  The registered interests of Newport's Town Councillors can be found by following the link below: 
telford.gov.uk- register of interests  


Standing Orders - The overarching rules of the council; how it operates and rules relating to meetings.

 

The Town Council's offices are located at the Guildhall, 1 High Street, Newport, TF10 7AR, and are generally open from 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).  The Council holds regular meetings which are generally available to be viewed by the public.  At these meetings there is usually a public session where residents can ask questions of the Council provided the topic (in some form) is on the agenda. (as an example it is not appropriate to ask a question about the allotments where the agenda items is discussing CCTV).  Agendas for meetings are available on this website as well as being displayed in the window of the Guildhall the week before the meeting.  Minutes of the meetings are generally published a few days after the meeting and available on the website.  If you want to raise a matter about a service the Town Council runs please contact one of the 12 councillors or contact an officer of the Council at the Guildhall.  Please note that many of the public services provided in the Town are provided by Telford & Wrekin Council and should you have any comments about their services you can obtain assistance from the library in the High Street.