This initiative has now been running for over ten years in conjunction with The Rotary Club, Newport Town Council and the Newport Advertiser, it gives local people the opportunity to remember a departed loved one while at the same time raising money for charity. 
Unfortunately, this year the Rotary Club find themselves unable to fulfil their usual administration and delivery role following a COVID-19 risk assessment and directives received from their governing body in Britain and Ireland also their insurers, which includes not to engage in face to face fundraising, and not to engage in activity which increases risk for vulnerable and extremely vulnerable individuals.  

Cllr Peter Scott and council members of Newport Town Council feel, that this well-established tradition of Newport’s own Tree of Light should not be lost in 2020 and will undertake to personally deliver the project, in a similar method as in previous years.  

A minimum donation of £5 will sponsor a light on the Town’s Christmas tree which will be located in the churchyard of St Nicholas’ church and will be lit with white memorial lights when the town’s Christmas lights are switched on Friday 27th November. 
The names of loved ones remembered will be printed in the Newport Advertiser and it is hoped that names will also be displayed in the Guildhall window over the Christmas period.  

All the money raised will be for the Mayor’s Charities for 2020/21, 
Newport x-ray appeal 

Anyone wishing to participate should please complete the coupon below and return it with a cheque made payable to Newport Town Council, 
by Friday 11th December at the latest 

For the attention of 

Cllr Peter Scott
The Guildhall,
High Street
TF10 7AR


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Newport Town Council Announces its Annual Christmas Card Competition WINNERS!


1st place - reception & year 1 group - Freddie Smith - Newport Infants School

1st place -year’s 2 &3 category - Oliver Alford - SS Peter & Paul's School

 1st place & overall winner year's 4, 5 & 6 category - Ruby ArmstrongMoorfield Primary School    

Newport Town Council wishes to commend all the entrants of the Christmas Card Competition and express many Congratulations to the Winners.

We were especially delighted with the great response during this difficult year - it is never an easy task for the judges to selected winners from the many many entries.

Our annual competition is always a popular and resoundingly supported by the pupils of the local junior school, along the generous financial sponsorship provided for many years by Robert Nicholas Financial Services Ltd and this year a gratefully received contribution from BOD Newport, one of our newly established businesses.

2020 Christmas Light Switch-on will be very different this year, however, the light will go on and maybe we can all think of the prize winners. Winning Cards will be displayed in the Guildhall window and we will also endeavor to display all the other entries.

Sheila Atkinson – Town Clerk

4th November 2020




Newport Town Council have decided not to hold a Christmas Lights “Switch-On” event this year.

The council met last week to discuss the event. They decided unanimously that considering the recent government announcement, that it will November at the earliest before decisions on public gatherings can be taken, it is not possible to plan a Christmas event for this year. Therefore, in the interest of public safety, and whilst there is still concerns over large crowds, the councillors felt that the well-being of the public was paramount to all other considerations.

The Christmas lighting display will still be installed with an anticipated “switch-on” during the daytime of November 27th and will remain on for the festive period as usual. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Newport Town Council has decided to take steps to try and safeguard both our staff and residents.



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