PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the West Ward of the Town of NEWPORT following the resignation on Tuesday 8th August 2017 of Councillor Andrew Bowsher.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the Newport West Ward in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends on Wednesday 30th August 2017.      

During the 14 days when the notice is displayed, ten electors from within the WEST WARD of Newport can call for a by-election to be held.

 To do this, they will need to make their request in writing to The Returning Officer, Electoral Services Office, Telford and Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, 2nd Floor, Ironmasters Way, Telford TF3 4NT.

A template election request form is available HERE or copies are available at The Guildhall.  

Any questions about this process please feel free to contact us at The Guildhall on 01952 814338, or
The Returning Officer’s telephone number for any further guidance is 01952 383210



New Play Area For Shuker Field


Telford and Wrekin Council are replacing the existing junior playground in Shuker Field. Newport Town Council recently asked local residents for their view as to which design should be built in the space. By popular vote, the winning design is option “C” which has a good combination of equipment for all age groups. 

Installation of the new play area is expected in Autumn 2017. 

Newport Town Council would like to thank all those residents who voted in this Consultation, with a special thanks to all the children and young people who took part. We hope you can enjoy your New Play Area very soon.

The Newport Tapestry

The Guildhall Open Day - Saturday 9th September

10am - 3pm

There will be conducted tours of the premises, not normally open to the general public, these tours will take place every 30 minutes from 10 am, where you will learn some facts of this potentially 640 year old building, along with some of its history (including the deceiving 1611 date to the frontage) also why this building is a different shape to the other historic premises in Newport. There will also be a large clay mural depicting PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE of Newport (interesting because we are now in the ‘future’ and how accurate the prediction was, this mural also offers a small quiz for younger visitors to test their knowledge and to learn from it. For more information click here


 Honorary Membership of Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust

Newport Town Council has been awarded Honorary Membership to The Shrewsbury and Newport Canal Trust in recognition of our support. The award is especially valued because this is the first such honorary membership that has been given over the 17 year life of the trust.

We thank Chairman Bernie Jones and the fellow trustees, and look forward to our continuing work together in the coming years.


Newport Street Collections 2017 for charities, groups etc.

 Please click on link for details