About Newport Town Council

Newport Town Council was originally established in 1894 and took its present form in 1972. The Town Council Office is based in The Guildhall in Newport High Street and is open to the public from 10am to 3pm during the week. There is an answering machine service should you wish to leave a message at other times.

The Town Council represents the first tier of local government and consists of 12 Councillors who between them represent the four Wards in the Town - North, South, East & West during their 4 year term in office. They have a wide age range, diverse backgrounds, experience and political persuasions bringing a variety of experiences and assorted views to the Council. You can find out who your Councillor is and read more information about them here if you click here. The Council selects a Mayor at its Annual Meeting in May to serve for the forthcoming year.

Full Council meetings take place in The Hub, High St, Newport on the second Wednesday of the month and start at 7pm. There is a public participation session at the beginning of the meeting if you wish to raise any issues directly with Councillors. The Town Council is based in the Guildhall which houses the Council Offices and the Guildhall Chamber which is available to hire for weddings, civil ceremonies and meetings. We also own and manage Newport Cemetery on Audley Avenue, the public conveniences on Stafford Street car park and the allotment sites at Boughey Road and Meadow View Road. The Town Council supports a wide range of community organisations and local events throughout the year aswell as organising the annual Christmas Lights switch on. Further details can be found in the Local Information pages on this website.
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Newport Town Council is made up of 12 councillors.

There are 4 wards in Newport Parish and each ward is represented by 3 councillors.

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