Notice From Telford & Wrekin Council - Shuker Playing Field

Works to the newly revamped children’s play area at Shuker’s Playing Field, Newport and which was chosen by the local community in August, is now nearing completion following a delay by contractors receiving the play equipment. 

The access route used by contractors vehicles to cross the playing field to enable the building of the play area has unfortunately been churned up due to poor weather conditions during these works and is now in need of repair. This was the only route available for vehicles to construct the play area. 

Reinstatement of this access route was programmed following the completion of works on the play area and a further 60 tonne of topsoil was imported. However, contractors found that due to the very wet conditions it was difficult to provide a quality reinstatement at this time of year, and although they have carried out some basic levelling further working on the area due to its current wetness could further exacerbate the problem. 

Following a meeting with the contractors, Telford & Wrekin Council, Newport Town Council and Nova United (who lease the pitches) it was agreed to leave full reinstatement until mid-March next year when reinstatement can be properly carried out as the land dries out and germination of grass seeding will be effective. 

In the interim, the metal safety fencing will be removed and the affected area will be secured from public access by temporary orange mesh fencing during this time, alongside 2 boarded pedestrian crossing points to allow public access.

Telford & Wrekin Council apologises for any inconvenience during this time and will look to carry out reinstatement at the earliest opportunity. 

If you require any further information please contact Telford & Wrekin Council on  01952 380000
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Hundreds of people witnessed the annual Newport Christmas light switch-on on Friday evening (November 24). Newport Christmas Card Competition winner Freddie
Dickson joined by Father Christmas travelled down the High Street in his sleigh to Switch on this year’s festive lights

Newport Town Council would like to say Massive Thank You to Everyone who made this year’s Christmas Light Switch on a huge success!

Councillor Lyn Fowler said “The Christmas light switch on was, as always a fantastic evening, it was great to see so many townsfolk there for the occasion.
The Christmas carol sing a long which was straight after the switch on was very well attended and it was standing room only in the church.
Well done to everyone involved especially Freddie Dickinson who won the design a Christmas cards competition and had the privilege of riding down the High Street with Father Christmas in the sleigh very kindly provided by Rotary Lite.”

 This year’s Christmas card competition winners were invited to a prize giving ceremony at The Royal Navy Club, photos above, hosted by Tim Pryce chairmen of leisure and environmental committee on behalf of Newport Town Council.                                       


Local Policing Team Announce Trial Contact Point in Town’s Guildhall

Newport Town Council will be hosting a member of the local policing team for regular drop in sessions at the Guildhall leading up to Christmas. 

Councillor Tony Forrester had been contacted by PCSO Ann Moore, who had suggested if in the lead up to Christmas and the likelihood of increased footfall in the Town that it might well be worth having a trial period to see if some form of Regular drop in session for members of the public would be beneficial.

Councillor Forrester raised the matter at the Town Council meeting on Wednesday 8th November and the proposal was met with full agreement. 

 PCSO Ann Moore from the Safer Neighbourhood Team will now be available for drop in sessions at The Guildhall between 11am and 1pm on Monday's, Tuesday's and Friday's leading up to Christmas (subject to operational requirements).


Newport Christmas Card Competitions - Winners 


 With 280 entries to this year's competition and so many great entries, selecting the winners proved to be a difficult task!

We're delighted to announce that Moorfield Primary Pupil Freddie Dickson has been selected as both the winner in the Year’s 5 & 6 Category and the Overall Winner of the competition. Freddie designed a Christmas card that celebrated Christmas and Newport, his ability to come up with this great idea which appealed to all the judges shows how creative he is, so we want to say very well done to Freddie and thanks for putting so much thought into your design.

Very well done to our other winners; we had so many great designs across all the categories, with special thanks to Newport Infants, Noah’s Ark, Newport Juniors and Castle House School who gave their full support to this competition.    

Special thanks to our judges, Tim Armstrong from Royal British Legion; Bridget Bunting from the Royal Naval Association; Dave Gittus – Newport’s Citizen of the Year 2016; Liz Bickford-Smith from Newport Rotary Lite; who took the time out of their busy schedules and had the incredible hard task to pick 12 winners from so many fabulous Christmas cards.   

Congratulations to all of the winners all of your designs could have been used as Christmas cards so you're all very talented and worthy winners! 

Newport Town Council would also like to thank Robert Nicholas Financial Advisers Ltd for sponsering this years prizes.

We'll be presenting certificates to all of our winners at a prize giving celebration at the Royal Navy Club on the night of Newport Christmas Light Switch on, Friday 24th November, and publishing photographs of the entries on the run up to Christmas so keep an eye on the website for updates.

Thanks to everyone for taking part in this year's competition, we look forward to getting the cards printed up!

Special Thanks To Our 2017 Judges  


Newport Street Collections 2017 for charities, groups etc.


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