Christmas Lighting Display Tender Invitation

Newport Town Council would like to invite companies to submit a tender for the Festive Lighting display.

Newport (Shropshire) Town Council procures and manages the Festive Lighting display in Newport with the aim of enhancing the town at Christmas time to make it a more enjoyable environment for residents, shoppers and out of town visitors.

2021 sees the end of its current Festive lighting contract and with it, the end of the lease of the majority of its current Festive lights. Whilst Newport Town Council has been very happy with its Festive light design, this gives the opportunity to consider a new display, to suitably complement the lighting owned by the town and to reflect the market town heritage and atmosphere in the conservation area.

Newport Town Council is seeking suitably experienced companies to tender for design, supply, installation, maintenance, dismantling, storage, testing and operation of Christmas Lighting.

Please find attached tender documents.

Christmas Lighting tender form and documents 2021 full

Tender closing date is 5th January 2022.

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Christmas Lights Switch On 2021

The Christmas Lights Switch on event in Newport took place on Friday 26th November 2021. After the event was cancelled the previous year it was amazing to see so many residents of Newport and beyond coming down to enjoy the festivities. The Lights were turned on by the winner of the Newport Town Council’s annual Christmas Card Competition – Aston Smith, who did an amazing job! Here are some photographs from the fabulous evening.

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 West Mercia Police have issued a new fraud warning ahead of Black Friday:

In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to tell, especially in the run up to Black Friday!

Criminals may try to trick you into purchasing goods/services that don’t exist by advertising them at too good to be true prices.

  • Protect your money and information by only using retailers you trust, or authorised sellers named on official websites when shopping for deals online.
  •  Does the the offer sound too good to be true?
  • Are they refusing to provide you with additional photos?
  • Do they want you to pay up front by bank transfer?
  • Only use the secure payment method recommended by retailers and auction sites, where possible use a credit card for purchases over £100 and up to £30,000 as you receive protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act

#Take Five – It could be a scam.

  • Stop – Taking a moment to stop and think can keep you and your money safe.
  • Challenge – Keep your money and information safe from criminals by only purchasing items from authorised sellers and doing your research fully before making a purchase.
  • Protect – if you think you’ve fallen for a scam contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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Vacancy – Events Officer – 30 hours per week

Applications are invited for the position of:

Events Officer – 30 hours per week

We are seeking a pro-active Events Officer to ensure the smooth delivery of all town events including civic events, competitions, civil ceremonies and funerals. We need a highly organised individual as the Events Officer is also responsible for administering Council meetings, managing event budgets and promoting events via our social media channels.

Salary Scale LC1: £17,986 – £19,087 for 30 hours a week, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the Town Clerk at:
The Guildhall, High Street, Newport, TF10 7AR
Tel: 01952 814338 or by email:

To apply, please complete an application form and return it for the attention of the Town Clerk via the address or email detailed above.

Closing date for applications – Sunday 28th November 2021

Further Details

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New art installations for Remembrance from Telford & Wrekin Council

As part of the Remembrance events this year Telford & Wrekin Council are showcasing a touring temporary art installation consisting of a mobile projection of ‘poppies falling’ created by a local artist, Andy McKeown.

The installation will feature in each of the borough towns beginning Monday 8 November projecting onto local landmarks in the towns from 6pm and run for an hour and half.  The schedule includes Monday 8 November, Oakengates at The Wakes, Tuesday 9 November, Madeley at The Anstice, Wednesday 10 November, Ironbridge  at the War Memorial, Thursday 11 November at  Dawley, St. Leonard’s Church Malinslee,  Friday 12 November, Newport at St Nicholas Church . The tour will continue on Saturday 13 November in Wellington at All Saints  Church and on Sunday 14 November the SW1 building at Southwater will be lit up for Remembrance Sunday.

Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council Shaun Davies said: “We are delighted to be able to bring this installation to local residents as part of this week of remembrance. People will be able to see the projection for about an hour and a half each evening from 6pm in an area local to them.”

Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Amrik Jhawar said “We think this is a really special way to remember together. The week concludes with the Remembrance Festival at The Place – Telford on Sunday 14 November at 8pm.”

Tickets for the Festival of Remembrance are available from, whilst the tickets are free there is a requirement to book your  place.


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Christmas Card Competition Winners

We have received over 150 fabulous entries this year for the Town Council’s Annual Christmas Card Competition.
Massive thank you to all children who have participated.

Each winner will receive a family ticket to pantomime at The Place Telford.

This year’s winners:
Over 3’s nursery, reception and Year 1 – James C – from Newport Infant School
Year 2 & 3 – Dalton R – from Newport Juniors School
Year 4, 5 & 6 – Aston S – from Newport Juniors School
Aston is an overall winner and will switch on the Town’s Christmas Lights, on Friday 26th November.
All entries will be displayed in the Guildhall Window during the festive period for all the community to enjoy.
Also thank you to our sponsors:
Robert Nicholas Financial Advisers
BOD Newport
Paul Quinn

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Road Closure – Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday 14th November 2021

Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday 14th November 2021

Road Closure

NewportThe parade will take place between the hours of 10.15am and 13.00pm along Audley Avenue, Avenue Road, Upper Bar, High Street and Lower Bar. These roads will only be closed whilst the parade passes along those sections of the route.  Once the parade has passed marshalls will then re-open the roads to motorists.

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Newport Public Toilets Vandalised

Newport local Policing Team have received several reports over the recent weeks regarding vandalism at the public toilets on the Stafford Street car park.

Anyone with information is asked to contact them using the online service at

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800555111

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Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2021

The survey  is open to the public across England and Wales, regardless of whether they live in a Neighbourhood Watch area or not.

The results will enable the Neighbourhood Watch Network to better understand on a national and regional level crime, fear of crime and benchmark whether membership to a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area, has an impact on levels of crime, concern about crime, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together.

Last year the survey received over 3000 responses and they are aiming to receive a good balance of responses from Neighbourhood Watch members and non-members which will enable them to compare experiences between these two groups.

A good response in all regions will ensure they can publish a national report and provide individual regions with their own reports.

All data will be anonymised and aggregated and will be used by Neighbourhood Watch to ensure their work is effective, inclusive, and representative.

The survey closes on the 16th of November.

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