Councillor Lyn Fowler


I have lived in Newport for 29 years after moving here from Manchester. My husband is a Novaportian. My children all went to school in Newport and have settled in the town after initially travelling far and wide, and now all my grandchildren are  attending those same schools and the youngest attends a local nursery.

I work full time for British Gymnastics as their customer experience manager, usually based at Lilleshall but I have been working from home since March 2020 and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The deputy mayor this year is Ian Perry, and Ian and I will work in partnership to do our best for the town.

The town council was very concerned during lockdown that Newport High Street came out of the pandemic as healthy as it went into it, so we created the Choose Newport campaign which has been a great success.

We continue with our efforts to make Newport a destination of choice, encouraging people from far and wide to shop here.

Councillor Lyn Fowler Mayor

Festive message from the Mayor

This time of the year seems to have come around very quickly, and being at the end of 2021 has come as a surprise to me!

We are all dealing with a different way of living our lives and many are concerned not just with Covid and the issues that brings, but global warming , equality and diversity, storms battering the UK and many other issues which face us all today.

A number of the trials we face are out of our sphere of influence, which means that we must concentrate on what we can affect.

Newport Town Council are trying very hard to make the community one which we want to live in and be proud of.

We aim to focus on enhancing the towns amenities for us all to enjoy safely, during 2022.

Whether is on improvements on the canal, lighting in alleyways off the High Street, better CCTV coverage, speed indicator devices and more parking improvements, our aim is to concentrate all our efforts on areas we can have a positive influence on, for all the people who live in the town.

We are here to help and support our community so please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you feel we can help in any way.

All 12 Newport Town Councillors wish you all a contented and peaceful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Mayor’s engagements:

April 2022:

7th April 2022 – Card Competition winners’ presentation and Newport CE Junior School

6th April 2022 – Annual Town Meeting and worthy citizen award

2nd April 2022 – History Society talk: Newport in its landscape.

1st April 2022 – Newport & Gnosall Lions Prostate Event and grant cheque presentation

March 2022:

11th March 2022 – Rotary Cheque presentation at the Guildhall

February 2022:

12th February – Walk & Talk on the High Street with Sgt Jones West Mercia Police SNT

9th February – Tree Planting Ceremony for Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy at Newport Cemetery with Harper Adams University as the sponsor for a donated Lime Tree

7th February – New Defibrillator fitted at the Pheasant Public House

4th February – T&WC cheque presentation for Health Kick – a new High Street business

December 2021:

16th December 2021 – celebrations of the HUB’s 2nd anniversary

10th December – Opening of Parker & Penelope Shop in Salters Court.

November 2021:

 26th November – Newport Christmas Lights Switch On   

14th November – Remembrance Sunday Parade and Church Service      

11th November – Armistice  Service at Newport Cemetery

October 2021:

13th October – Presentation of Newport Calendar 2022 to prize winners – the Town Mayor Cllr Fowler and the town clerk Mrs Sheila Atkinson presenting the competition winners – Geoff Chalcroft & Les Colbert with copy of the Newport Calendar 2022.

16th October – Opening of ‘Daisy Chain’ on the High Street

September 2021:

25th September – Opening of ‘Food Frenzy’ High Street Event

19th September – Church Service for Royal British Legion Centenary

18th September – RBL Centenary Celebration Information and Promotional Stall

9th September – RAF Cosford Annual Reception attended with Deputy Mayor

August 2021:

26th August – ‘Pretty Puds Academy’ – with the Mayor of Telford & Wrekin to present a cheque from the Borough Council

July 2021:

10th July – High Street Celebrations Event

June 2021:

29th June – Opening of New Veterinary Education Centre in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal

09th June – Opening of Seniorita Sparkles

May 2021:

28th May – Opening of Society Public House.

28th May – Opening of Newport Business Hub